We interrupt this quiet, but usually family and adoption centered blog for a word from me about a company that made me happy. (I did not/am not receiving any money for this post.)
The back story: Although we had eye insurance this spring, no one within 25 miles of our house actually took said insurance. This was a problem, because Cassie’s Mother’s Day gift to me was helping me break my glasses in two. Literally. I remembered my friend Karyn had said something about ordering glasses on the Internet, and I know I bookmarked the place from Jenna’s old post about the same thing… when I told our baby-sitter, who is Karyn’s sister, she said, “Zenni Optical!”
So, I looked at my bookmarks, and indeed, it was Zenni Optical that I had bookmarked, so presumably Jenna recommended them too. I got an eye exam at Costco and I ordered a lovely new pair of glasses from Zenni Optical for $19.95. That included shipping. I got them the day before the County Fair started, which was at the tail end of their standard delivery time frame.
I knew I would eventually need new sunglasses too, but was hesitant to spend more money. They were lopsided from Cassie playing with them, bending them like a pretzel. I had bent them back into shape, more or less. Then, one weekend, she played with them and I sat on them afterward, and the lopsidedness was unavoidable.
I looked at Zenni’s shipping policy. The fastest shipping they offered, for $18.95, would get the glasses to me in 6-8 business days. We were going on a road trip to my cousin’s wedding in 6 days. Another site would get the glasses to me in 3 days, but I didn’t care for any of their frames. Plus, I had experience with Zenni.
This is what Zenni says about their shipping:
Most orders will be delivered in about two weeks. Orders that require extra or custom lab work like progressives, bi-focals, custom suntint, or extra strength prescriptions can take three to six days extra.
I took a leap of faith and ordered the glasses. There was a place for comments. I typed, “If there’s any way you can get these glasses to me by August 11, I will shout your praises on social media!”
My glasses shipped the very next day.
I received them on Thursday, August 8.
I wanted to make sure to fulfill my promise of shouting out to the Internet world: Zenni Optical Rocks!
I highly recommend them for your eyeglass needs.
Pictured below are my pretty purple sunglasses and my practical silver spectacles.