Why do I blog so much about ZenniOptical?
Well, I believe it’s a great website and it was a lifesaver for me. ZenniOptical.com saved me a couple of thousand dollars after my retina detachment. (Yep, I am going to talk about my retina detachment again…sorry, but it was a defining moment in my life.) After my retina detached, I couldn’t see, of course.. However, once my vision started coming back, I needed glasses in the worst way because I couldn’t wear contact lenses–I didn’t have glasses with a current prescription because I always wore contacts.
My adorable and wonderful retina doctor, Dr. Hassan Rahman, the greatest retina doctor in Houston (or the world) as far as I am concerned, discouraged me from spending money on eye exams and glasses because my eyes would change so much over the next three months that it would cost a fortune to keep my eyeglasses prescription current. However, I was my sole mode of transportation and I had to be able to see as well as possible out of my left eye so that I could drive, so I had to figure something out.
Several years earlier, I had ordered from ZenniOptical.com for glasses for nearsightedness. I wondered if Zenni could do as great of a job on progressive bifocal lenses. I called and had my optometrist’s office fax over my latest eyeglasses prescription. Once I received it, I strapped on my pirate’s patch, sat down in front of my computer, and dialed up my old friend Zenni. Since my old prescription was in their database, I didn’t have to measure my PD (pupillary distance).
Peering through my one good eye into the screen, I filled in all the little boxes and without hesitation, I paid the upcharge to have a pair of glasses express-shipped to me. For less than $75 I had an adorable pair of blue glasses delivered to me within a few days. If I had bought my glasses in town, they would have cost around $300-$500 AND they would take about three weeks to arrive.
Disclosure: This blog has lots of referral links in it. I talked to ZenniOptical and told them I wanted to post referral links because in real life/word of mouth I have referred 20+ sales to their website in the last year. I have become part of their referral network.