I have been wearing my glasses full time for the first time in my life this past year. I have been wearing contacts since the sixth grade, but I have never had to wear my glasses full time until now. It's not really a fashion choice. It's more of a I'm-too-broke-to-blow-$50-on-contacts choice.
I'm learning new things as I go along, like have a cleaning cloth on hand when it rains and dog saliva smears like crazy. I learned a new lesson last week--sunny days aren't fun. Sure, I could start a fire with my glasses on sunny days, but if I'm driving somewhere and the sun is in my eyes, I can no longer reach over and grab my sunglasses. I have to squint. Squinting isn't fun. Just ask the wrinkles around my eyes.
I need prescription sunglasses. I want prescription sunglasses. After reading this article about Zenni Optical on WZZM 13's website, Super Saver: Buying Glasses Online, and watching the video included with the article, I think I might be able to get some, as soon as I have a few dollars to spend on something other than bills and food. Zenni Optical offers prescription glasses at low prices, starting at $6.95 including lenses. Do you want to know what I paid for my glasses and lenses together? Oh, around $200.
This pair isn't too far removed from my current sunglasses, the ones collecting dust in the bottom of my purse.
My current ones don't have flowers on the side, but for $9.95 I can live with that. Zenni Optical is your smart choice for prescription sunglasses because they only charge $4.95 to tint the glasses and another $4.95 for shipping. So basically for what I'd pay for a regular pair of sunglasses at Target or Marshall's, I can get a set I can actually see clearly out of on a sunny day. Plus, at $20, as opposed to the $200 I paid for my normal glasses, I won't feel so bad if I sit on them, drop them, lose them at the beach, etc. I'm clumsy, and I lose everything I touch so those things could very well happen.
Some other added benefits of ordering prescription glasses from Zenni Optical are all the freebies you get--an antiscratch coating on your lenses, a glass case, a lens cloth, UV protection, and regular 1.57 index lenses. Special lenses like bifocals cost extra, but luckily I'm not that blind yet...yet. You can also try the glasses on virtually using Zenni Optical's Zenni Frame Fit. Just upload your picture, choose your glasses, and Frame Fit will show you how you should look. I say should because I have one ear higher than the other so I would still have to go somewhere to get mine fitted to match the virtual me, but for the price I'm okay with that.
Now that I have found the glasses and the site, I just need one more thing--the $20 to buy them. Cross your fingers for me that I'll have that soon because the cost of Botox for all the lines I'm going to get from squinting is going to be so much more.
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