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Cameron 23 Sep 2017, 15:21

Do you guys have any experience in ordering mid+ glasses in aviators frame from Zenni?

I've tried these ones

http://www.zennioptical.com/419011-metal-alloy-full-rim-frame-with-spring-hinges.html

and

http://www.zennioptical.com/buy/594615-stainless-steel-full-rim-frame-with-spring-hinges.html

with +4.5 SPH, and getting always

"SPH or CYL doesn't match selected frame shape"

Any ideas? Maybe some other online places?


 22 Aug 2017, 13:40

Re.: Soundmanpt 22 Aug 2017, 11:34

Lou

Many optical stores will refuse to swap out lenses (re glaze) unless the frame came from their store because if it is very old. more than 2 years old, there is a high risk that the frame will break when it is heated up to remove your old lenses or to replace the lenses with new ones. Even if you're willing to at the risk of your frame breaking. They would still be out the price of the new lenses which had to be made for your frame. And hardly any store keeps the same inventory more than 6 months. Styles change so they are always upgrading their frame selection as well. If you want to always be able to get your lenses changed into a certain frame I would suggest finding an all metal frame since there is very little risk of a metal frame breaking. Even having them adjust your glasses if they are old is risky and I have spoken with enough opticians that have had glasses break while adjusting them. They feel terrible and usually even replace the glasses as best as possible at no charge. Some stores even have signs indicating that if a frame breaks while adjusting them they aren't responsible.

Hi Soundmanpt

Thank you very much. I understand all this. The frames of which I had one lens reglazed, even though only 11 months old, were no longer current inventory, although the other style I chose at the time (I usually go for two pairs, one clear, one reactions) are still available today, owing simply to different ranges changing at different times. I suppose however since they were only 11 months old and in very good condition, they were happy to reglaze them, even though they were not current inventory. Possibly they would still have had this frame in a warehouse somewhere, if it did break.

Come to think of it, when I once had a 5 year old frame re-glazed, I believe that they did advise that they would not be responsible if it was to break. Since the frame was useless to me with an outdated prescription, I took the risk and it turned out fine.

I think that I will have a word with Specsavers about this, and see what they say. It is not the cost which has made me look online, rather that my favourite frame is available online in 7 different colour combinations, whereas Specsavers stock only one, the dark tortoishell and pink, which I currently wear, and I fancied a pair of the lighter tortoishell ones as alternative.

i.e. http://jpopticians.com/glasses/Superdry+SDO+ASHLEIGH?Colour=102+gloss+dark+tort+%2F+pink&Size=35407

Thanks very much again

Lou


Lou 22 Aug 2017, 13:17

Re.: NNVisitor 21 Aug 2017, 15:14

Lou

Getting any optical place to update your lenses into frames which you bought elsewhere can be difficult. Once I needed only a small change in one lense. The did do it but I waited five weeks before the glasses were ready.

Hi NNVisitor

Thank you very much. I did the same, and found Specsavers very good in this regard. When I had my eyes tested last time, like you mention above, there was only a small change to one eye. I decided to get new glasses from the Specsavers branch where I had my test, as I wanted to get a new pair of glasses with reaction lenses. I took advantage of their two for one offer, and chose two new frames, one with reactions, the other with clear lenses, and anti-reflection coating on each.

A couple of weeks later I had the idea of changing just the left lens in my previous glasses, to keep as a spare pair, and my local specsavers branch (different branch to wear I have my eyes tested) did this for me for half of the price of a reglaze + half of the price of anti-reflection coating, which I considered to be very reasonable, and took only around a week.

All the best

Lou


Lou 22 Aug 2017, 13:06

Re.:

NNVisitor 21 Aug 2017, 15:10

Lou

I have an idea. Try going to an optical shop that is not a chain store when there are no other customers around. Many are owner operated and glad to welcome new customer. Their frames may be expensive but sales are important to them. Try on some frames and mention which one(s) you like. Then say that you will be visiting your eye care provider and will come back with your updated prescription. At that point you can ask if they could adjust your current glasses.

Hi NNVisitor

Thank you very much, but I wouldn't feel comfortable suggesting that I am planning to buy frames from an optical shop, so that would be prepared to adjust glasses I'd bought online. Thank you very much however for suggesting this.

Best wishes

Lou


Soundmanpt 22 Aug 2017, 11:34

Lou

Many optical stores will refuse to swap out lenses (re glaze) unless the frame came from their store because if it is very old. more than 2 years old, there is a high risk that the frame will break when it is heated up to remove your old lenses or to replace the lenses with new ones. Even if you're willing to at the risk of your frame breaking. They would still be out the price of the new lenses which had to be made for your frame. And hardly any store keeps the same inventory more than 6 months. Styles change so they are always upgrading their frame selection as well. If you want to always be able to get your lenses changed into a certain frame I would suggest finding an all metal frame since there is very little risk of a metal frame breaking. Even having them adjust your glasses if they are old is risky and I have spoken with enough opticians that have had glasses break while adjusting them. They feel terrible and usually even replace the glasses as best as possible at no charge. Some stores even have signs indicating that if a frame breaks while adjusting them they aren't responsible.


NNVisitor 21 Aug 2017, 15:14

Lou

Getting any optical place to update your lenses into frames which you bought elsewhere can be difficult. Once I needed only a small change in one lense. The did do it but I waited five weeks before the glasses were ready.


NNVisitor 21 Aug 2017, 15:10

Lou

I have an idea. Try going to an optical shop that is not a chain store when there are no other customers around. Many are owner operated and glad to welcome new customer. Their frames may be expensive but sales are important to them. Try on some frames and mention which one(s) you like. Then say that you will be visiting your eye care provider and will come back with your updated prescription. At that point you can ask if they could adjust your current glasses.


Lou 21 Aug 2017, 11:58

Hi Soundmanpt

Thank you very much. Are you based in the US, UK or elsewhere? I'm based in the UK, and have my eyes tested by Specsavers. Rather than my local branch, I travel to the branch where I lived previously (less than 20 miles away), and ask to see a particular optician who I consider to be particularly good, not only in the thoroughness of her eye test, but in how she understands that I am very visually sensitive, and what this means for me.

Anyway, I previously asked if they would re-glaze a frame which I particularly liked, which I had originally bought from Vision Express. They said that they were unable to, in case the frame became damaged or broken during the re-glazing process, as they would be unable to provide replacement parts, or provide the same frame in replacement.

I'm not entirely sure about this, as they will re-glaze a non current frame which they originally supplied, even though it is probably unlikely that they would be able to replace a five year old frame with one that is identical or even remotely similar, or have replacements sides etc. for an old style frame.

Maybe this doesn't pertain to fitting, as frames are far less likely to break when being adjusted, but I have a feeling that popping in anytime for free adjustments and minor repairs is a service offered to customers who bought their glasses from Specsavers.

Another thing which bothers me is that Specsavers would probably recognise their own frames, and would probably know that they had only ever stocked the Superdry style I like in the one colour.

Maybe an independent optician who rather than have their own range, supplies a lot of different brands, may be less likely to notice.

Maybe I'm being too cautious. If fitting glasses bought elsewhere was a service offered for a small charge, I'd feel a lot more comfortable asking.

What please are your thoughts on this.

Many thanks

Best wishes

Lou


Soundmanpt 21 Aug 2017, 09:45

Lou

Not a problem at all. Take your on line glasses to any optical store and ask them to adjust your glasses. They don't care where your glasses came from. I have spent many hours visiting with many of the young female opticians during my days of working with a non profit vision group. I picked up the donated glasses from a number of optical stores and that allowed me to become friend with these young ladies. So I watched as quite few peoples would come in for adjustments. You would be surprise at how many even came in just to get their glasses cleaned. Not once did any of the opticians complain or ask where their glasses came from. Now of course it is best to go when they aren't busy with other customers.


Lou 20 Aug 2017, 12:58

Hi

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

Lou


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 Goggles4u.co.uk (.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 glasseslit.com?

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZzwYce5C6M


Mike 20 Jun 2017, 07:14

I wanted to follow up with my experience with ezcontacts.com 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, Coastal.com and Clearly.ca. 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 ezcontacts.com , 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

Stingray

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 (zennioptical.com) 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:

http://epiclabsinc.com/specialty-lenses/

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.

http://i.imgur.com/TGmy4Lu.jpg

Here is a pic of the glasses.

http://i.imgur.com/r7AA87R.jpg


TH 21 May 2017, 18:01

This one seems cool!

http://www.optical4less.com/plastic-eyeglasses/P182/


Trent 13 May 2017, 20:20

Found this on the net for anyone interested.

http://binzokomeganekko.web.fc2.com/

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

Stingray

I just went into eyebuydirect.com 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

Stingray

I have used eyebuydirect.com 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: http://www.optical4less.com/?coupon=ROADTO2017


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 http://www.optical4less.com 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 www.firmoo.com


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

Sam

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

- BASEOD: Out

- SPHOS: +30.00

- CYLOS: +8.00

- ADDOS: +3.50

- PRISMOS: +10.00

- BASEOS: Out

- 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 greateyeglasses.com but they won't do anything over minus ten now.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.


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 https://contactsprice.com 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:

http://www.polette.com/eu/ for Europe, or

http://www.polette.com/en/ for the US,

http://www.lusinealunettes.com/fr/ 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

Likelenses

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


Likelenses 05 Apr 2016, 21:37

Lance

Perhaps this explains it better.

http://blog.rx-safety.com/correct-markings-for-safety-glasses/


Likelenses 05 Apr 2016, 20:32

Lance

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

SECTION 5 – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

New!

Ignition

testing on all externally expo

sed materials is now required but ignition tests of textiles or

elastic bands are

not

required.

New!

Formerly,

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”.

New!

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

d

apply to both lenses and frames.

Lens

markings for Rx:

o

All lenses will have the manufacturer’s logo

o

Coverage for small heads will have: “H

” (this pertains to rimless designs)

o

Impact rated will have a “+”

o

Specific lens types will need to be marked as noted:

ƒ

Clear: no mark

ƒ

Welding: “W” shade number

ƒ

UV Filters: “U” scale number

ƒ

Visible light filter: “L” number

ƒ

IR Filter: “R” scale number

ƒ

Variable tints: “V”

ƒ

Special purpose: “S”

Frames and shield

markings for Rx:

o

All frames will have the manufacturer’s logo.

o

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.

o

New!

Impact rated frames will be marked “Z

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

o

New!

Small head tested frames will

be marked with the letter “H”.

o

New!

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

New!

Sequence of markings:

o

Frames

for Rx spectacles that are impact rated will

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

mark (“Z87-2”) and impact mark (“+”).

o

Lenses

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.

New!

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.


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