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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-15-2018, 11:48 AM
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I have Memory Tinanium frames on 4 pairs of eyeglasses.


Recently, I had a new prescription lenses installed into my old, but still looking just like new frames.... even at 12 years old, these frames are indestructable.


but, the local eye doc charged me $350 bux just to have the lenses installed in my frames.... I know that is totally out of line, highway robbery if we don't have an alternate place to buy.


did some searching on the Zenni optical website, and I found my frames....
Holy Smokes! I can get new glasses for a tenth of the price as what the local optician is charging.


https://www.zennioptical.com/p/benda...0?skuId=212021
I'm pretty lucky in that respect... My nephew down in Marietta, GA is my eye doctor and I never pay for glasses but I know what the markups are and they are pretty hefty...

I too am suffering from cataracts John and it won't be long before I'll need surgery... AAMOF, it's time for me to go down and see him again as my vision seems to be getting worse...

I have designer frames with ear pieces that swivel in 4 directions so they are pretty sturdy in that respect... I've been wearing glasses since I was a little boy so taking care of them is pretty much second nature to me...

I also just graduated into hearing aids so I can't think of much that is left for me to have

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a new lower end that still functions like a 16 year old?


doubt that ever happens....


my right eye got a bit fuzzy again after the new cataract lense.
Doc told me in advance, that some people have that problem at 3 to 6 months out from surgery.
a laser blast blows it all away, and my right eye is now better than my "good left eye".
hmmmm, guess it will need a laser tune up in the future.


the surgeon and my eye doc both said that the left eye has a bit of fuzz in it.
meaning that one day, it has to be laser tuned.... but have to wait until the fuzz is really bad, or it won't work

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I should hope they did them one at a time?


that is what my surgeon does, he won't do both at the same time.

Yes. Two months apart.
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Cool

Well,
saw my eye doctor today, and had him write me out a script for my BiFocals....

when I said that I can't afford to buy through him, he only said " Consider them Throw Away eyeglasses " and that was the end of his comments about Zenni Optical.

Ordered up Titanium Frames as I am a bit hard on my sunglasses, hard to keep them from getting sat on, or dropped, etc...

80% grey, hope that is not too much, but I want them for driving...
Thought about the Transitions but there was a warning that they will NOT darken when you sit inside a car..... ( something that I experienced 20 years ago or more when all I did on the job was drive 500 miles a day )

So, I was in a quandary, do I order 50% gray or 80% gray?

by the time the hard coating was applied, the order totalled out at $98.00

I looked at the order #, those folks sell a lot of eyeglass
Order #o1482213141

that is 1 billion, 482 thousand, plus eyeglasses sold!


here is how my Options List came out:


Frame Price $15.95

Lens 1.50 Polarized + Bifocal(with a line) - Gray -tint at 80% $57.99

AR Anti-Reflection Coating : Oleophobic (premium oil and fingerprint resistant) Anti-Reflective Coating $14.95


Priority Shipping was $8.95 for a tracking number
or, could have chosen $4.95 standard shipping
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Actually they're the same quality as what you pay top dollar for.
It's highway robbery what they charge for glasses, that's why I went with Zenni Optical and have been very pleased.
I buy the real cheap frames for $6.95 and get the free lenses and then add the coatings and tints.


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All of my expensive frames and Crizal lenses get dented and scratched immediately.

My cheapo Wal*Mart glasses last forever. They are nigh indestructible.

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This particular pair I ordered will be my most expensive pair.
For reading I will just get the cheap frames with the free single vision lenses.

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A friend dropped in and was showing me his new glasses. I put them on a fine scale and asked him what they cost. It calculated out to 90% of the price of gold.
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A friend dropped in and was showing me his new glasses. I put them on a fine scale and asked him what they cost. It calculated out to 90% of the price of gold.

I am quite sure, that my first pair of Medicare deductible eyeglasses will meet that qualification.


the horrible thing is, my right eye has changed, and that lens needs to be replaced.
so, I went back to the eye doc, and they quoted me $350 for one lense!!!


holy crap!
Zenni Opitical is making me a brand new BiFocal, Polarized with 80% grey tint, for $97 including Priority Shipping and new Titanium frame just like the one I paid horrendously for 10 years ago.

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$350.00? WOW.
With my exam, new lenses. (no line bifocals) anti glare (for computer work) self darkening, anti scratch, lightweight frames.......$620.00 I about fell over dead!

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