Tuesday, August 26, 2008

ZENNI OPTICAL! - Updated!

There's a list of rotating topics, one of which I usually manage to slip into every conversation. They're things like rib-eye steak, Anthropologie, Craigslist, Kierkegaard and ZENNI OPTICAL. But every once in a while I still have a conversation with someone who, upon hearing me mention it, asks 'What is ZENNI OPTICAL?' I always feel so bad and guilty that I didn't happen to mention it sooner and that this person is still living in darkness (literally) because ZENNI OPTICAL changes lives. So, once and for all, here's the scoop. And if you're still in the dark after this then you can't blame me and my exuberant caps lock. $8 glasses, folks. And I am not even lying. It works. In fact, I've been wearing mine for over a year now and I think they're actually HEALING MY EYES! But that part just might be my imagination.

The details: Frames range from $8-$30 including a fill with your own prescription lens. I usually throw in the premium anti-reflective coating for an extra $4.95. Shipping is another $4.95 no matter how many pairs you order. Just casually ask your eye doctor if you can keep 'for your files' an extra copy of your prescription and plug it into the website! If you're confused about any of the little numbers there's a helpful little help button that will explain everything. The only drawback - you can't try them on. So you gotta know beforehand whether you're a Sophia Loren cat's eyes or Woody Allen type. But they provide you the detailed dimensions of each frame so you can measure your old ones, or the nice Dolce&Gabbana ones at the store that you like, and compare. Thirteen bucks for new glasses? You can get one to go with every outfit! Which is exactly what I'm shooting for. As soon as I'm allowed off my ZENNI OPTICAL moratorium. Which is after I'm allowed off my Anthropologie and Craigslist moratoriums...
Update: Are you still doubting the legitimacy of this whole thing? Here's an article in Slate, found right after I posted this, about this very topic...Slate never lies.

6 comments:

Marianne Elixir said...

How have I never known! Andrew has needed new glasses for over a year now! I am SO excited to have an affordable option for him.

Thank you, cap locks and all.

Zebulin said...

and your book buying moratorium... and your blogcritics moratorium...
and your chandelier moratorium...

Melanie said...

I was going to say ... is that all the moratoriums???

Dad said...

I laughed out loud. And what, no moratoriums on burritos and boy movies? So that door only swings one way?

meg said...

I'm almost sad I had laser surgery to cure all need for glasses.

wait. what am I thinking? No I'm not!

Maybe I could get some with just clear glass and sport the smart look again cause yours are all so adorable

Anonymous said...

Persobnally, I would VERY highly recommend GlassesShop, GlassesShop.com sells only their own manufactured frames direct to the customer, with no middlemen and virtually no advertising budget. Trust me you can't get deals like they have at your local chain or mall vision store.