AJ’s and my glasses finally arrived from Zenni Optical. AJ’s glasses look nearly identical to the ones he got from Costco and the prescripton is perfect.
I wear progressives, but I ordered single vision because I wanted to see how Zenni did with a simple pair of glasses before trying something which I assume to be more complicated, like progressives. The Zenni frames aren’t quite what I expected from the pictures they show on their site, but they will work out perfectly fine to wear once in a while if I feel like color coordinating my clothing with my glasses. The prescription seems to be right on and if anything happens to my main pair, they will work out great.
Even though there was a glitch with Zenni (they shipped the wrong order), I had a great experience with their customer service and they eventually got the right glasses to us. It took less than a month from ordering to receiving, even with the mixup.
I would definitely use Zenni Optical again, and am planning to order another pair with sunglass tint (only an additional $4.95)!
I am glad I got my Costco glasses first, because my new prescription was a little different than my last, so by the time the Zenni glasses arrived my eyes were used to the new prescription. So going from my Costco new glasses, to my Zenni’s there was no adjustment.
If it’s been more than two years since your last examination, I’d encourage you to get a new prescription. It’s just a good idea to have your eyes examined every two years. My maternal grandmother had glaucoma and because she got regular exams and the doctor found the problem early on, there was a laser procedure that could be done to relieve the pressure so that she didn’t lose her vision. Glaucoma is a silent and invisible illness that can lead to blindness, but can be treated if you catch it early.
While getting a pair of glasses using your old prescription will work, you do want to have a current prescription since you will be able to see more clearly with the right strength in your lenses. My prescription changed in the reading portion of my progressives and it is so nice to be able to just read without having to squint or take my glasses off to be able to see more clearly.
So my final recommendation is to try Zenni. I think you’ll be pleased with their product.