Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Zenni


Okay, so I ordered my new glasses online. Well, I ordered them back at the beginning of the month and it has taken this long to get them. Sixteen days isn’t really that long when you consider they have been manufactured in China and gone through two post offices, eleven time zones and Canadian customs.
 Zenni Optical Eyeglasses
I have been intending to order glasses from China for a couple of years now but have worried about quality and just the logistics of the purchase. My ophthalmologist told me that he orders his glasses online and he has never had a problem. I was worried that I would screw up some obscure measurement and end up with glasses that Bozo the Clown would be proud to own. It took two years to build up the courage, but I did it.
 ClearlyContacts.ca
Part of my problem was that I had trouble wrapping my head around the difference in pricing. The last pair of glasses I bought in a store cost about $750. I am very lucky in having a vision plan which covers $350 every four years and Louise also has a plan that covers most of the rest of the cost. The $750 was for a pair of glasses and a pair of sunglasses, kind of a buy one get one free. It seemed pretty steep at the time, but like I said it didn’t cost me much. This pair of glasses $82 US which worked out to $119 Canadian, a savings of $630. What???

My insurance company is going to love me. Now, I don’t know how long these glasses will last, but if I get a year out of them then I will be ahead of the game. They seem to be pretty light, but as long as I treat them with respect, they should respect me. Time will tell I suppose.

The pair of glasses I am wearing currently developed a tiny scratch which has been driving me crazy! Most of the time it just blends in with the dirty lens, but when I try to ignore it I get a head ache. I have been waiting over a month to order the glasses, so I am looking forward to a scratch free view of the world.

Now I have to figure out how to send my claim into the insurance company. I have to make sure I get the cost of the glasses and the US dollar exchange rate I have nothing but time.



I am going to recommend people use Zenni or the slightly more expensive (but better variety) Clearly Contacts, especially if they don’t have a vision plan with work. If you read a blog in the near future about what a piece of shit online glasses are, you will know something didn’t go exactly as planned.

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