I was having a casual conversation the other day with a work study student in the IUSM Office of Diversity who had recently ordered glasses on-line. When we were discussing cost, I was immediately floored by the small amount she paid. She actually was wearing the glasses that she had ordered on-line and they looked really good. I began thinking back on when I paid for my prescription glasses a couple of years ago at a total cost of $936. So, out of curosity, I asked her for the website, www.zennioptical.com.
I promptly went to my office and looked up the website. In order to price out a pair of glasses, I had to have my prescription. So, I called my eye care place and requested a copy of my prescription, which they promptly faxed to me. I went onto the website and located a pair of glasses that would suit me and I proceeded to enter all of my information. My jaw immediately hit the floor and my head exploded with a WOW! For the same prescription, I would pay $149.74 and with shipping not much more above that amount. Like anyone who just found the deal of the century, I started to look at other glasses and now I have over the past several days decided on what I want. I ordered them. I actually dropped the price by $50 by dropping the transitions in prescription.
So, here you have it folks, my eyes were open to a more economical way of getting my prescription glasses. if i would have known this 2 years ago, I would have been $800 richer today. So, for all of the glasses wearers out there, I am passing on to you a great way to get your glasses at a fraction of the cost. Hopefully, you will be able to see clearly as I have learned to see through those blinders at the eye care center.