I Paid $8 For My Son’s New Eyeglasses! Thank Goodness, I Found This Site!

@kelly60 (4550)
United States
May 15, 2007 2:57pm CST
I have two sons who are very hard on their glasses. Our insurance only covers one pair every two years. We did manage to get them to cover one replacement pair for them over the past year, but they still are not due for another pair yet, and both of them have broken their glasses beyond repair. Now I have two teenage sons who can barely see, both going to school and struggling to do their work while barely being able even to read it, and no help in getting new glasses for them. If I bought a new pair of frames for their glasses from the optometrist, it would have cost at least $65 each for the cheapest ones. They would have to wait at least a week for them to be ordered and delivered to their office, where I could drive the 70 mile round trip to pick them up. Thank goodness, I had heard about Zenni Optical. I had heard before about this site where you could get glasses for 19 dollars, and since my boys need their glasses as soon as possible, I went to see visit the site and see what they had available. When I got to the site, I found a link for $8 glasses. I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered both boys a pair of glasses, and paid only $20.95 including shipping for both pairs! You can also get more options there, like bifocals, sturdier frames, anti-glare, and more for an added cost, but their prices are great. http://www.19dollareyeglasses.com/ I think that it is great that I can get an entire pair of glasses for eight dollars. I could buy eight pairs of these for less than the cost of a pair of frames from the optometrist!
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
16 May 07
Thank you thank you thank you - I need new glasses horribly and don't have insurance at all. Am saving this link for future use.. True story - my frames broke a couple years ago and there just never seems to be money to spend on myself. I went to the dollar store with one of my lenses in hand and found a pair of sunglasses for $2 that my lenses were fairly close to the same size - little super glue and that's what I'm wearing now. I only wear my glasses when I drive and 40 some years of wearing glasses my prescription has never changed.
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@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
17 May 07
I had the same prescription for over 30 years before having to change mine, and I have shopped dollar stores with my lenses, or my son's lenses in hand more times than I could tell you. It got to the point where they new me and just shook their heads when they saw me coming. They new what I was doing when they saw the lens come out of my pocket. LOL.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
17 May 07
Gee, I thought I had a unique idea, LOL amazing what we will do to save money and survive... Hey have you checked our little ring of cheaters lately? Seems only one left that has any responses or discussions left - rest of them are cleaned out :)
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@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
17 May 07
I've been doing it for years, LOL I've been checking in on them and glad to see that we are making progress. Make sure you check in and keep an eye on the new ones that are added to the page though. I have a lot more to add, and working on getting them added.
• Singapore
16 May 07
Wow this is AWESOME! I just checked it out and there is no mention of international shipping. Guess this is another of the 9999999999999999^99999999999999999 sites that only ship to USA? Or charge a hefty fee otherwise? And they sure ask for lotsa info that I have no idea of. I thought just telling them how many degrees would be enough. Have you compared the quality, etc to "real" specs you get from brick and mortar shops? It sounds too incredible an offer (I know you got the specs already but but but :P).
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@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
17 May 07
Sorry, but it looks like you may be right, I see no mention of international shipping either... I haven't gotten the glasses yet. The website said to allow two weeks for delivery, so they should be here sometime within the next week or so. I am anxious to see what kind of quality they are.
• Singapore
17 May 07
I would be keen to know. Just for curiosity's sake. ;-)
• United States
15 May 07
Wow, great site! I found my exact frames on the page, and now I know where I can go to get new frames if I need them! For $8 you can't go wrong. And the add-ons/treatments are so cheap! Did you know that my local eye store asked $65 for anti-glare, $40 for anti-scratch, and $100 for UV coating? I was appalled!!!! Great, great site. Thank you for posting it! :)
@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
15 May 07
You are welcome. I know that when I saw the prices there, I was amazed. I have to wait until I get my next eye exam before I buy mine from this site, but I plan to buy all of the extras that I could not afford to get before!
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@Gumball (793)
• United States
15 May 07
Thanks! I need to get my eyes tested soon anyway. I saved the site to look at later. I've been putting it off because I'll need bifocals. :(
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@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
17 May 07
My eye exam is scheduled for a couple of weeks from now so I won't be getting my glasses until then, but I will be getting the extras on mine then. Whatever the quality is, it has to be worth the price.
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
16 May 07
I just went and checked this out it is amazing. I'm going to do this for my son. He is struggling with bills and student loans right now. He needs new glasses badly. Thank-you so much for this link.
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@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
18 May 07
You definitely can't beat the price. I'm glad that I could help.
• United States
16 May 07
Thats wonderful, My fiance wears glasses and brakes them at times. This website will help out a lot, thanks.
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• United States
29 Jun 07
Wowser. This is great. I have to get a new pair of glasses. Without having insurance to cover them it is hard to find an economical pair.
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
18 May 07
Now this sure is a site worth saving. I do not wear glasses myself but so many that I know do wear them and I will be sharing this link with the.
@anup12 (4182)
• India
17 May 07
That's great news.I think that is one cool site I must watch for it.It's great news really.
@Eudiso (30)
• United States
16 May 07
Wow nice find! I don't use glasses anymore, but I may know a few friends or people that would find this site very handy. Thanks again!
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
16 May 07
Great work :) What a great resource, thank you for your work in finding this! :) You will help a great deal of people with this link, and they should all be proud to have you here at MyLot! Way to go, Kelly60! :)
• United States
16 May 07
This is great! My children wear glasses and we are always having to pay extra if they break the frame. Besides my son wants to have sunglasses that don't look stupid but I can't afford them. Well now I can! Since we go for an eye appointment in 2 weeks I will make sure to get the measurements and order them from here for him. Thanks so much!
• United States
16 May 07
I can't tell you how I hope this is good. I have my daughters prescription for glasses. They are $99.00 and I could really use a break in this cost. Buying contacts is enough for me. How did you luck up on this blessing? Thanks for sending us this link.
@freak369 (4702)
• United States
16 May 07
OMG! I am all over this! I have been needing new glasses for a long time but always put it off. THANKS for posting this!!!