At my next six month check-up all was well. At the following check-up (which was last month) it was a different story. When I covered my left eye and was asked to read the smallest line on the chart I replied, “E”. Could I read anything smaller? No! Apparently my eye right heard that I was now retired and it quit working, too.
As one living on a retiree budget I was NOT looking forward to paying $300 for another pair of glasses. An alternative would be to replace only the right lens for $120.
I had heard about Zenni Optical an online glasses business and decided to try them.
I purchased one pair of glasses for when I want to see things that are far away, a pair of sunglasses with that same correction lenses and a pair of reading glasses (I need a special correction and cannot wear the ones at the Dollar Store) all for $88.76 including postage.
I was excited about how quickly they arrived (the same two week period that I would have had to wait had I gotten them from a local vendor) and how they fit perfectly immediately.
The frames feel a little flimsy compared with the ones that you buy from an optometrist. However, I’ve already dropped a pair – they bounced and survived just fine.
I order frames that have a spring hinge because my glasses spend as much time on top of my head as they do on my face. The spring hinge-type hugs my head and is less likely to slip and fall off.
If you are as cheap as I am and need glasses, you might want to take a look at this option.