A few posts ago, I promised I'd post my results of ordering eyeglasses online.
I'll start with a bit of my vision history.
For the last ten years or so I've worn progressive lenses. If you don't know, these are like bifocals, but they have no line, and generally are more expensive than regular bifocals. I also have an astigmatism in one eye, so my prescription is completely different in both eyes.
The last eyeglasses I purchased from a US optometrist cost me over $400.
A couple of years ago, when we were camping at Rockhound State Park, I went down to Palomas Mexico and got a full eye exam and two pairs of glasses for just over $300, which I thought was a good deal.
Lately though, I've been noticing that my prescription seems to have changed, so I began researching my options.
And that lead me to the internet, where I found a lot of information. The first thing I knew was that I would need a current prescription, as well as a few measurements that are sometimes included in your prescription and sometimes not. The most important of these is your pupillary distance, the measurement from the center of one pupil to the center of the other, while you are looking straight ahead.
So I went to a licensed optometrist and got my prescription, which cost me $65.00. I had notes and made sure that I got all the measurements I would need.
Then I started looking for a supplier online. There are many, but I ended up at a site called Zenni Optical. If you need glasses, their site will give you all the information you need to order glasses online.
The downside to ordering prescription glasses online is that you can't try on the frames before you buy, but I have to say, for me, this is not such a huge deal. That's because, my eyes are so bad that when I try on frames at a Doctor's Office, I can't really tell what they look like anyway!
So I went with my gut and ordered a pair of rimless glasses with clear bendable plastic nose piece and earpieces. I also chose the shape and size of my lenses.
The lenses are a lightweight polycarbonate, and after I added a non glare coating, progressive lenses and clip on sunglasses my total was $56.00 delivered! So I pressed the "place my order" button.
The I sat back to wait. After approximately three weeks, they came in the mail and I have to tell you I am completely pleased!
The prescription is perfect, not always the case with progressives. I did have to do a bit of manipulation to get them to fit just right, but that was really no big deal.
I like them so much, I just ordered another pair. Since they're so reasonably priced, I decided to get myself a pair of purple sunglasses, which should arrive any day.
So that's my report for any of you that may need new glasses. These were reasonably priced and they work just fine, so I wanted to share with all my readers.
The next post will be more pictures of Bosque del Apache and the amazing Sandhill Cranes.
Life is Good!