Sunday, January 30, 2011

Frugalicious Prescription Glasses

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I would  love  to share my frugalicious find,

  on prescription glasses                  

What do you need ?

  • moola , aka a debit or credit card.
  • chocolate – for patience, as it will take about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks to receive
  • a current prescription
  • a ruler with c/m measurements -
  • Disneyland 2010 460

My hints – to be used if you are a fraddy cat ~

  • use the c/m part of the ruler to measure glasses that you currently own or ones that you like
  • if you are going out on a ledge and trying something new, go try some on a a local place for a “test drive”
  • download a picture of you to the website, so that you can virtually try glasses on

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  • I have ordered about 7 pairs of glasses in the last year for me and my daughter
  • I claim not to be a millionaire and I am not being paid by this company for any type of advertisement
  • I like to coordinate my glasses with my outfit – pure Vanity
  • My glasses range in price from eight bucks up to about twenty bucks !! Pure insanity..

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Wishes  Why I am thankful

  • I wish I didn’t have to wear glasses,  I am very thankful that glasses protect my eyes.
  • I wish I could wear contacts, I am thankful that more then one honest eye doctor has told me that if I wore contacts and I got an infection, I could lose all of my sight. Very important fact when you only have one eyeball that is working.
  • I wish I could see out of two eyes, I am so overjoyed that I can see out of one eye – thank you Lord ! (I do sometimes wonder what it would be like to see out of them 3-D glasses, sigh..)


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How to

  • go the the website
  • look and shop for glasses
  • compare measurements to glasses you currently own (this helped me out a ton !)
  • double click on pictures to get all the details – like the size
  • then fill out the form, it will ask you the type – I ordered single vision
  • PD-Pupillary Distance – this is the distance between your pupils. You can ask your eye doctor for the measurement or measure yourself. To do this, use the ruler on the c/m side and look in a mirror. Next, take the ruler and find the middle of one of your pupils and measure to the middle of the left over eyeball. Make sure to measure 3 times and cut once..hee hee. I also marked with my finger where(on my current glasses) my pupil was and took my glasses off and measured again. If I have you completely and utterly confused , there is a great question mark with a professional description/tutorial.
  • Choose your lens – I just got the free no upgrade one. There is many to choose from and I even ordered the darkening type for my last vacation.
  • Anti reflect coating is $4.95 – I would definitely recommend.
  • Lens color – if you want rose colored glasses, blue, yellow – I ordered nada color , as I just am plain Jane and I don’t need to tint my world.
  • Next fill in your prescription for your left and right eye. Remember to triple check your entries….
  • Then add it to your shopping cart
  • The whole order has one shipping price, so go ahead and order a couple of different pairs. If you order something you don’t love – you can always wear them around the house.
  • Sit back and wait – this is where the chocolate comes in handy. It takes about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks, but worth the wait. They come shipped in a hard case in a plastic bubble wrapped envelope.  Mine came out of California but, were made somewhere like Japan, China  - somewhere exotic !


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Hugs and Have Fun ~ Kammy



Tiffany said...

We are stationed overseas right now, and Zenni is the only affordable way to get glasses here. I was very worried at first, because I tend to try on about 700 frames before purchasing. Then I thought, well, instead of spending $300 (sometimes I've spent more), I'm only spending $ if they don't work out quite how I'd hoped, I am still way way under budget and can order another pair. We have been pleased so far though.

Loui♥ said...

Hi Kammy..
Great post!!
I wasted no time in forwarding this info to my eyeglass wearing friends!!
will probably order from them also!!
warmest hugs!
ps.. I'm in far away are you? are you ready for the weather heading our way?

Kathy said...

Great post Kammy...
I would love to have multi pairs of glasses.
I'll check it out,
xoxoKathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I need to get my prescription checked and plan to do so this Spring. I have a pricey prescription. :( I would like to get some the of the narrow frames, but I am in tri-focals, and the last time was told they would not work.
Hsve a great week.

Honey at 2805 said...

I am certainly going to look into this and appreciate the infor and the post.

I have just become a follower since I don't want to miss out on any of your tips!

Anonymous said...

Kammy a friend a few years ago told me of a place to order glasses cheaply on line but I had totally forgotten till your post! This sounds like a great tool and for the price I am going to have to try it.

I am wondering about bifocals- yours don't look like they are (the size of frames)- know there is something precise about where the 2 different lenses meet

Thanks for this post= in ministy we have many that cannot afford glasses and this is a wonderful option for them!

bee blessed

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I will be checking into this for sure!