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On a previous episode:
https://www.contractortalk.com/f22/eye-glasses-contractors-139708/

http://www.zennioptical.com/

http://www.39dollarglasses.com/

Short version:
needed new glasses

After days of searching paperwork, found the last place I got them.
They said yup, still had my info.

Flexon titanium frames, polycarbonate lenses. No problem, come on in, get an exam - we'll fix you right up.

I said " how much please?"

They said $560.

When I was able to breathe again, I asked "would you repeat that?"

They said " $560 and there's no sales tax on prescription glasses in Michigan."

Oh that's so much better.

So I checked around. All the other outfits were within 20 bucks.

So I used "The Google" and checked pricing on the Flexon 610 frame.

Around $85-95 for the frames, 50 bucks more for polycarbonate lenses.

My little brother said "Go to Costco man, and you'll be smart like me."

So I went to Costco.

Eye exam Thursday morning 11 AM, picked them up Today - Sunday 11 AM.

2 pair - $250 bucks or so.
Life is good again.
 

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On a previous episode:

https://www.contractortalk.com/f22/eye-glasses-contractors-139708/



http://www.zennioptical.com/



http://www.39dollarglasses.com/



Short version:

needed new glasses



After days of searching paperwork, found the last place I got them.

They said yup, still had my info.



Flexon titanium frames, polycarbonate lenses. No problem, come on in, get an exam - we'll fix you right up.



I said " how much please?"



They said $560.



When I was able to breathe again, I asked "would you repeat that?"



They said " $560 and there's no sales tax on prescription glasses in Michigan."



Oh that's so much better.



So I checked around. All the other outfits were within 20 bucks.



So I used "The Google" and checked pricing on the Flexon 610 frame.



Around $85-95 for the frames, 50 bucks more for polycarbonate lenses.



My little brother said "Go to Costco man, and you'll be smart like me."



So I went to Costco.



Eye exam Thursday morning 11 AM, picked them up Today - Sunday 11 AM.



2 pair - $250 bucks or so.

Life is good again.
Single vision lens? I need trifocals

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Single vision lens? I need trifocals

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Yup. Single vision. 1.74 High index, polished edges, anti-glare coating, scratch coating.

The clarity on these lenses is incredible.


Call them. 248-648-0001
 
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I have been buying online glasses for about 5 years now. Last few from Zenni. I wear progressives, poly-carbonate with full metal rim. $67 each.
And a couple pair of the same, sun glasses, one for each vehicle. Perfect, as far as I can see.

Used to be a Lenscrafters person $400...the Vision Works...$240...no more.
 

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My one regret is that in retrospect, I should have gotten the glasses BEFORE I bought this teacup Yorkie off of Craigslist.

Looking to re-home a Yorkie, btw. Paid 500, best offer.
 

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My “good” glasses that i dont wear during construction cost 800....my out of pocket was only $410

Fortunately my primary employer gives me 2 pair of prescription safety glasses (good ones) for free every year which is nice


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I just bought new specs today. Bulova brand frames, glass lenses with bifocal prescription, $351.00

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I have to go for exam and get a pair of bifocal sunglasses.

www.visionworks.com

Buy one get one which would be about $500 for two pair.

These BOGO places usually sell last years styles, but I could care less.
I accidentally sat on my pair and mangled them up. Had to get the needle nose to bend them back in shape so I could see clearly out them.
 

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I just bought new specs today. Bulova brand frames, glass lenses with bifocal prescription, $351.00

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And the glass lenses were because...?
 

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Plastic scans scratches too quick.
Guess they do still scratch easier.:thumbsup:
 

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Plastic is so much lighter then glass...........
So much lighter and thinner.

And polycarbonate is 100% UV blocking.
 

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Had to chime in. Once, a long time ago, I worked at Lens Crafters. I started at the bottom, making eyeglasses. All of the glasses we sent out, were very good quality. High priced, maybe, but good quality.

Now, I have ordered a few pair from Zenni. Good quality. No problems. One advantage I have is being an Optician. Makes measuring alot easier, for me. I've had to do measurements on several family members.
My step daughter got a couple pair from American (something) The glasses were fine, but the fitting was ridiculous. The lady had a nametag that said "Optician" but her license wasn't on the wall.

Bottom line, I'm not afraid of ordering them. Not a problem with quality, but the measuring and fitting can be tough for some.
 

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Had to chime in. Once, a long time ago, I worked at Lens Crafters. I started at the bottom, making eyeglasses. All of the glasses we sent out, were very good quality. High priced, maybe, but good quality.

Now, I have ordered a few pair from Zenni. Good quality. No problems. One advantage I have is being an Optician. Makes measuring alot easier, for me. I've had to do measurements on several family members.
My step daughter got a couple pair from American (something) The glasses were fine, but the fitting was ridiculous. The lady had a nametag that said "Optician" but her license wasn't on the wall.

Bottom line, I'm not afraid of ordering them. Not a problem with quality, but the measuring and fitting can be tough for some.


Interesting you bring that up.
My wife got new glasses about a month ago. When she came home she said the rx didn't seem right and they were kind of blurry. She thought they put the wrong rx in the frame.
Took them back and a different person saw her and pointed out they weren't fitted to her face properly.

They re fit them and she could see clearly out of them after that.
 

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I think I saw something on tv not so long ago that the eye glass industry mainly the lens manufacturer was the same one for al, l and the same company owns most all company's that sell glasses and sunglasses.

Let me Google.

LUXOTTICA does a little over 9 billion euro a year.
 
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