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Lou 20 Aug 2017, 12:58


I'm wondering how people go about having glasses adjusted which they bought online. My usual glasses are Superdry Ashleigh, which I got from Specsavers. They only do the one colour at Specsavers, dark tortoiseshell with a pink inside, but online retailers offer different colour options, such as a lighter tortoiseshell.

However when I get new glasses, this pair included, they are adjusted at the time of collection,to fit well behind the ears. I can't see how this can be done when purchasing glasses online.

Many thanks


Blurry Boy 19 Aug 2017, 02:57

OPTICLE4LESS, Yes I tried them once, similar experience as the last post. If you hunt around online you can find a history of their extremely poor quality and service record. Zenni you cannot beat. I used to use Directsight in the UK, until they started putting thin lenses in my frames as a "favour", very kind of them but I like to have my high prescription made up in basic lenses so I cant look a complete spectacle, LOL!

thebrit 16 Aug 2017, 00:23

I have over recent months ordered glasses from the big on line suppliers who manufacture in the Far East. I have to say that I have found Zenni, & Firmoo excellent on service & quality.

Recently, I ordered from OPTICAL4LESS & its been a complete disaster. The glasses were supplied with the wrong prescription, & this was reported to them. the glasses were returned to them as requested. Now nearly 3 months later the problem is NOT solved, & none of my mails are answered.

My experience with this company is not good. Does anyone else have comments on OPTICALS4LESS?

aviator -oo- 07 Aug 2017, 11:06

Am I only only person to be somewhat frustrated that most of the Firmoo customers do their Youtube reviews before their 'on approval' frames have been fitted with rx lenses.

PhillinEngland 04 Aug 2017, 15:22

Hi, I today received two pairs of glasses I bought from (.com for those of you stateside).

I got a pair of gunmetal coloured rectangular semi-rimless ones with metal fronts and plastic arms, single vision with anti-reflective coating. The second pair were metal wire frames, maroon and brown coloured, the lenses quite round in shape, again single vision with a dark brown tint and with anti-reflective coating.

The glasses both came packaged in a hard plastic case with a large cloth and a pair of spare nose pads.

The prescription seemed perfect and the frame quality very good for the total price of £30 including shipping (at specsavers their anti-reflective coating is available as an option for "from £30 for one pair").

The glasses took exactly 14 days from order to delivery. I'm pleased with my purchase and will definitely use them again!

smudge smudge 20 Jun 2017, 13:50

Has anyone used

They seem to be a pretty good price. A youtube user from the UK reviews them here - she got 5 pairs for about $100

Mike 20 Jun 2017, 07:14

I wanted to follow up with my experience with I did get my order, it took 5 weeks total but the quality of the frames and prescription were perfect. So if you looking to get a great deal on designer frames they were the cheapest I could find, but they take a while to get. I just worried they were a scam as I read reviews that said they never go their order or money back.

NNVisitor 10 Jun 2017, 14:44

Has anyone here heard or read about the merger between Luxottica and Essilor? Together a $50 billion optical giant controlling many popular brands but lenses as well now. Plus retail outlets including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and several others. Plus online sites such as EyeBuyDirect, FramesDirect, and Luxottica alone was a huge giant in the industry but with Essilor the combined corporation will have a huge impact on the prices we pay for glasses and contact lenses.

Mike 30 May 2017, 06:23

Anyone have any experience with , they seem to have a great selection of designer frames, but reviews are not to good. I have been waiting a month, and unfortunately I didn't read reviews until today. If any one has any good experiences with them please share. Thanks.

HighMyopic 22 May 2017, 16:06

Can I see pics of David's myodisc glasses? The one that are near the top of the lens power chart by epiclabs?

David 22 May 2017, 13:33

lenses from Epic Labs, my optican uses them to fill my extreme presription with double myodiscs near the top end of their range. They are expensive but the quallity is excellent.

Soundmanpt 22 May 2017, 07:58


I have used Eye Buy Direct in the past but not recently. I didn't find any fault with their glasses and the quality was fine as well as the prescriptions. Their prices are also quite good. The reason I stopped using them was because at the time they didn't fit my needs. I am with a non profit vision group an we order a good number of "sample glasses" to show people we work with various frames they can choose from for their glasses. The problem was we would order several from Eye Buy and then within a a month or so the ones we ordered as samples were no longer available so our samples were now useless to us. Also we often ordered several pairs at one time for various people and they charged a full shipping charge for each pair even though they all arrived in one package. For anyone only ordering for themself and only getting one pair they would perfectly fine. I now only order from Zenni ( because they do keep many of their frames on line for a good bit longer and they only charge a one time delivery charge no matter if you order one pair or 20 pairs at a a time.

Stingray 22 May 2017, 07:22

Has anyone ordered from Eye Buy Direct? How is the optical quality of their glasses? Are they spot on with the prescriptions; even progressives. Any input would be appreciated.

Owlish 21 May 2017, 20:40

You might try Epic Labs:

undoubtedly pricey though!

HighMyopic 21 May 2017, 18:06

Is there anywhere I can get glasses that are over +48 diopters? I already have a pair of the +48 glasses but I want to get a stronger pair.

Here is me with my +48 diopter glasses.

Here is a pic of the glasses.

TH 21 May 2017, 18:01

This one seems cool!

Trent 13 May 2017, 20:20

Found this on the net for anyone interested.

Japanese meganekko pictures and videos for sale some free stuff.

Stingray 08 May 2017, 10:23

Soundmanpt: Thanks for your input. I probably will not order from them although I cannot find the frame elsewhere. I have also found Firmoo and Glasses Shop to be fine online retailers. Firmoo gives you the buy one get one on the first order and you get a neat hard metal case, cleaning cloth and screwdriver that they give you. It was a 2 week turnaround from order to getting the glasses at Firmoo.

Soundmanpt 08 May 2017, 10:19


I just went into and did a price check on a metal frame, in fact I tried several, and your right they in some cases don't even show an option for 1.50 lenses. The closest I could get was a 1.59 option but it was $18.95 extra. Zenni has a 1.57 lens that is free. I have often recommended eyebuydirect to people after seeing that I don't think I will anymore. Zenni is a much better option.

Soundmanpt 08 May 2017, 10:07


I have used in the past without any problem. But I usually order from Zenni. So I took your wife's prescription information and just tried to see what Zenni would say about the lenses you wanted to get in the metal frame. So here is what I did, I picked a rather nice metal frame #595021 and using your wife's prescription numbers (I used -1.75 for the CYL in both eyes) Of course I made up axis numbers and Zennu I chose the same 1.50 lenses you opted for but Zenni did recommend the 1.67 lenses But I simply clicked on the 1.50 free option and it accepted it. The glasses were $23.95 and I even included the AR coating and there was no additional charge. The total price of the glasses was $28.90. Are you sure that eyebuy didn't have the same thing where you could over ride their recommendation for lenses?

Stingray 08 May 2017, 09:49

Has anyone ever dealt with Eye Buy Direct? I tried to order glasses for my wife with single vision lenses in 1.5 index. But they say my wife's prescription is too strong for those frames which are metal full frames. She is -3.00/-3.25 with under a -2.00 cylinder correction. Not strong as far as I'm concerned. The 1.5 lenses are included in the price of the frame, but they want me to go to 1.7 index lenses for an upcharge of $16.95. I think it's the old "bait and switch" scam. I probably will not do business with them, because they are quite adamant about not giving me the free 1.5 index lenses. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

HighMyopic 21 Feb 2017, 20:11

What glasses website can you buy + 15 diopter or more glasses?

Zenni only goes up to +12 diopters. Eyeglassesfactoryoutlet costs over hundred dollars for very strong lenses even though they do not say so. Opticals4less is like about 400 dollars, I think for -40 diopter glasses. Ebay is a total gamble for very strong plus glasses both price wise and availability wise.

Mevis 09 Jan 2017, 18:18

fyi: optical4less 20% off coupon: ROADTO2017 expire in few days. link:

Diego 09 Jan 2017, 12:36

Wanted to follow up about finding an online retailer for contacts who doesn't require a RX for GOC use? Wanting to try some new glasses but can't find a way to get matching contacts.

 21 Nov 2016, 12:10

I'm looking for a company online who sell a wide variety of contact lenses, and don't require any prescription or Doctor's information. I use CooperVision/Preference and am having trouble finding that brand with a company who don't require Doctor authorization. Thanks in advance!

Mevis 14 Nov 2016, 22:46

Just ordered a pair of progressives glasses from the lenses are perfectly spot on. Will definitely go back next time.

Query 12 Sep 2016, 12:58

Did you get caught for custom duty and a Post office handling charge as it was imported from USA. That has always been my experience and you have to go to the Post Office to pick them up and pay the charges which are hefty.

John London 12 Sep 2016, 12:03

Sorry, i meant that I ordered them from

John London 12 Sep 2016, 12:00

Ordered two pairs of glasses on 26th August; arrived in London on 9th December. Exactly two weeks. Incredible considering that my prescription is -16 and -18 with -3.5 cyls.

Likelenses 29 Aug 2016, 22:08

Firmoo is an online optical.

If you sign into their website,they will on occasion send you a free eyeglasses offer.The last pair I got were FREE, $ 33.00 frames with single vision minus 18 lenses,and the cost was $ 11.90 for shipping,and handling to the U.S.Arrived in less than two weeks.

I have taken advantage of this twice now,and can tell you that the quality of the frames,and lenses is outstanding as is the shipping time.

They offer up to minus 18 lenses.

Soundmanpt 21 Jul 2016, 09:16


What your asking won't work. A good example of this is people that want to wear contacts and they have a small astigmatism and their CYL is -.50. The doctor will often times add an extra -.25 to the SPH and ignore the CYL completely. The idea is to try and compensate for the lack of CYL by increasing the SPH. But even with just such a small difference the person doesn't see quite as well as they do with their glasses which has the real full prescription in them. So if it doesn't work very well for even a small change from CYL to SPH it certainly won't work for what you want.

Your much better off paying the extra $9.00 so your able to see properly. Remember even with the added $9.00 your glasses are still much cheaper than buying them at your local optical store.

Sam 21 Jul 2016, 08:52

Just want to bring this thread up, so hopefully someone can help me out with my wuestion in the previous post.

Sam 16 Jul 2016, 10:31

I was trying to order glasses fron Zenni, becauze theh are so cheap, but sadly my prescription is "high," so they are charging me 9 extra dollars. My question is kind of weird, but I know that spehere and cylinder numbers are addative, so I was wondering if there is any way to minipulate my prescription to be heavier on cylinder and bring down the sephere to a low number? Also, would doing something like this harm my vision?

I know it is just 9 dollars, but I feel like it is a bit unfair to ask someone to pay extra because their vision is worse.

HighMyopic 10 Jul 2016, 18:59

I want to get this pair with this rx from eyeglassesfactoryoutlet.

Chief - Black

- Choose your frame size: 56-20-145-44-145

- Lens Type: Single Vision Readin..

- Will these glasses be used for safety glasses or by a child under the age of 18: No

- SPHOD: +30.00

- CYLOD: +8.00

- ADDOD: +3.50

- PRISMOD: +10.00


- SPHOS: +30.00

- CYLOS: +8.00

- ADDOS: +3.50

- PRISMOS: +10.00


- Right PD: Right PD

- Left PD: Left PD

- Far: 63.0

- Lens Thickness Material: Standard Plastic CR ..

- U.V. Protection: No

How would the +30 diopter lenses with 10 base out prism each look? Like halves of balls?

Glasses Lover 07 Jun 2016, 02:55

Can anyone please recommend an online retailer where I can order a pair of thick glasses in a large frame, say minus 15 or higher?

I've tried Zenni but they never listen to their customers' requests. If you ask them to make the lenses thick they shave them down or give you something that looks like a myodisc. If you ask them not to polish the lens edges they'll do it anyway. I used to buy from but they won't do anything over minus ten now.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Karot 29 May 2016, 11:33

I do not like glasses from Zenni. I go to Walmart for eye exam and then buy from http://coastal - cheap and quality + 1 day shipping.

If I need contacts I just compare prices from all stores with to find where is the best price at the moment cos no difference in quality as its one brand.

Maxim 30 Apr 2016, 11:37

Glasses from 6.99 Euros, postage limited to 5.99 Euros, a total of approx. 13,00 Euros, that looks good!

Try this - more or less for weak prescriptions: for Europe, or for the US, for French-speaking people,

I'll try it soon, only have to wait for a new refraction (eye test).

Lance 06 Apr 2016, 06:11


Thanks for the info. We are sending the glasses back so we'll see what they say.

Likelenses 05 Apr 2016, 21:37


Perhaps this explains it better.

Likelenses 05 Apr 2016, 20:32


I believe that Zenni used lense blanks that are used in safety glasses.

Here is some info that I copied from a web site talking about required marking for safety equipment.Lenses that comply with the impact testing of safety glasses ,must be marked with a cross ,and a manufacturers mark,which is most likely the Z.

Page 2




testing on all externally expo

sed materials is now required but ignition tests of textiles or

elastic bands are





there was no specification for the soft tissue

area around the eye that was to be protected

by safety glasses. It was assumed that the position of

the test “shots” would define this issue. This was

found to be inadequate. Therefore, the new standard now has a

minimum coverage

area defined by a

space of 40mm in width by 33mm in height in an ellip

tical shape centered over each eye and centered on

the geometrical center of the lens

. For smaller heads, this dimension changes to 34mm by 28mm and

testing for the smaller size must be performed on th

e 54mm PD headform. Frames tested to the smaller

size will require a special mark of the letter “H”.


Marking requirements

have changed significantly: issues su

ch as what marking is required, where

the marking should be located and how it should

be sequence


apply to both lenses and frames.


markings for Rx:


All lenses will have the manufacturer’s logo


Coverage for small heads will have: “H

” (this pertains to rimless designs)


Impact rated will have a “+”


Specific lens types will need to be marked as noted:


Clear: no mark


Welding: “W” shade number


UV Filters: “U” scale number


Visible light filter: “L” number


IR Filter: “R” scale number


Variable tints: “V”


Special purpose: “S”

Frames and shield

markings for Rx:


All frames will have the manufacturer’s logo.


Size markings will be in a

ccordance with ANSI Z80.5 –

2004 and will include the “A”

dimension, DBL on the fronts with temple length on the temples.



Impact rated frames will be marked “Z

87-2+” on the front and on one temple.



Small head tested frames will

be marked with the letter “H”.



All detachable sideshields are to be marked “Z87 +” if impact rated.


Sequence of markings:



for Rx spectacles that are impact rated will

be: manufacturer’s logo (“ABC”), Standard

mark (“Z87-2”) and impact mark (“+”).



for Rx that are impact rated will be: Manu

facturer’s logo (“ABC”), impact mark (“+”)

and other special marks as in

dicated by lens type.


Aftermarket components

not sold with the original device must

be tested on the device for which it

is intended.

For example, sideshields must be tested with test

documentation made availa

ble upon request. The

entity making the claim for the aftermarket device

is responsible for the testing and documentation.

Soundmanpt 05 Apr 2016, 10:09


Like you I have placed orders for several hundred pairs of glasses over the past 11 years. I have only had a couple minor problems in all that time and Zenni was great about taking care of very quickly as well. Things like opening a package and having the temple unattached Oddly the screw was even in the package and nothing as broke so I just replaced the screw myself. Now i assume the glasses your wife found the registration marks on were her newer ones. Of course her feeling like they constantly needed cleaning was her seeing those marks. Like you say someone goofed and either they didn't remove the marks or they were as you say a test pair of lenses. I'm sure once they see them your wife will have a new pair of glasses coming her way. you or your wife don't seem to terribly upset about this so i assume you will still be ordering glasses from Zenni in the future?

Lance 05 Apr 2016, 09:37

About a month ago my wife ordered a new pair of progressives from Zenni (this is her 3rd pair from them). She has been working a lot on the computer and had noticed that the mid range on the lens was giving her problems so she switched back to her old pair (same prescription just +.25 less in the add). She also was constantly trying to clean them.

On Saturday we were out at a basketball game and she went to clean her glasses. She held them up to the light and noticed a set of 2 registration marks on each lens. It was a cross with a Z underneath it. The marks were etched on the lens. I recognized them as registration marks from my years as a graphic designer.

She contacted Zenni and they are having her send them back so they can inspect them. Between the 2 of us we have had at least a dozen or more glasses from Zenni and have never seen this marks on the lenses before. And to be honest this is the first problems we've had with their products.

My guess is that this was a test and they just left the wrong lenses in.

Anyone ever come across something like this?

Likelenses 26 Feb 2016, 00:09

Interesting new concept for those in New York,and according to them,soon to expand elsewhere.

PlusWearer 20 Feb 2016, 07:29

I just realized that Zenni does not offer progressives with prism correction. Does anyone have suggestions for online shops that offer this combination at similar price levels?


Cactus Jack 26 Jan 2016, 11:06


No. You can convert between + cylinder and - cylinder (or vice versa) using a simple procedure. Lens makers covert + cylinder to - cylinder and make the glasses. The results are optically identical.

We could tell you that messing with cylinder correction is not a good idea, unless you have lots of headache medicine handy. There are some ways that you can compensate for refractive errors, but cylinder is not one of them.

That said, I know that you must experience the effects of incorrect Cylinder and Axis for yourself. However, you can get an idea of the kinds of effects cylinder lenses have, in the extreme. by filling a clear glass of water and observing various objects through it. The glass is a cylinder and it and the water make a very high PLUS cylinder lens.


Weirdeyes 25 Jan 2016, 23:48

Some online retailers like to charge extra for prescriptions over +3.75. Will I still get charged extra if I write my prescription in plus cylinder?

Weirdeyes 22 Jan 2016, 01:16

Guess I'll get them adjusted tomorrow. I have some real rayban glasses, so I won't seem too cheap.

Likelenses 21 Jan 2016, 22:18


Don't worry,any chain optical shop will do it for you,no questions asked.

Weirdeyes 21 Jan 2016, 12:36

How do I get over my anxiety about getting my online glasses adjusted? I bought some glasses online. They fit pretty well, but they keep sliding down. I once got my vision tested and they were checking my online glasses. I swear I heard them say online glasses. I also bought some glasses at Costco. I'm thinking of getting my online and Costco glasses adjusted at Costco.

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