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  • #1566893

    slominer
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    Are glasses from Zenni of decent or comparable quality to other places? Are there prices lower than everyone else?

    #1566926

    assurnet
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    I’ve ordered multiple pairs of glasses from therm and they are just as good quality as any store bought pair I’ve owned. Just make sure you are putting an accurate prescription in. The only problem is since you can’t try the frames on beforehand they may not always look as nice on you as you would have thought, however the price is so cheap that you can afford to be hit or miss to a certain extent. When my boss finds a pair from them he likes he orders about 10 and keeps them in a bowl in his house in case he loses a pair he’ll have lots of backups.

    #1567058

    Just ordered, I’m waiting for mine. I’ve only heard good things…

    #1567069

    Joseph
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    Shopping: They ship to Israel?

    #1567091

    They ship internationally. Many sites ship to Israel these days…if not most.
    9.95 flat rate shipping. Many people here order glasses from there.

    #1567116

    Haimy
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    I get headaches from zenni as well as other online glasses stores. The local Jewish stores have a better quality lense.

    #1567204

    ๐Ÿ‘‘RebYidd23
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    Lens upgrades are available.

    #1567245

    CTRebbe
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    They are amazing. People are finally realizing that the mark up on glasses are insane. There is no reason why the same pair of frames sell in the dollar store without a prescription are sold for $100 and up in a glasses store just bec. you want prescription lenses. I have gotten several pairs for myself and my family and they are just as good as you will find anywhere else

    #1567267

    slominer
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    How are they able to afford to sell a full frame and lens together for only $6.95?

    And how can anyone else compete with such rock bottom pricing?

    #1567299

    slominer, do you know it costs HALF of what Zenni charges to MAKE glasses?

    80 percent of the glasses companies in the USA are owned by one company, Luxottica (do a google on them). They also own most of the biggest chain glasses stores and the glasses insurance. In short they have a monopoly on glasses, and even if a new company wants to sell cheaper prices, they also own the stores so they won’t allow them in their stores and the new company won’t make money. Then they buy them out.

    In Israel they are cheaper than the USA, but again, I can tell my local glasses shop has the same frames as Zenni, stuff from ebay that costs 5-20 dollars a frame. But they charge 200-800 shekels. Why? Because they know they can.

    Do you know how much it costs to make an iphone? 50 dollars? Maybe? They sell at 600 though.

    #1567359

    Meno
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    I get headaches from zenni as well as other online glasses stores. The local Jewish stores have a better quality lense.

    Most likely has to do with the prescription rather than the quality of the lens. I’ve gotten glasses from several online companies and my vision was crystal clear with no issues.

    The quality of the frames is inferior to name brands, but for the price it’s definitely worth it.

    I have always wondered how they are able to do it at such a low cost. I understand that they can get a frame for pennies, but what about the lenses? Those can’t be mass-produced.

    #1567375

    Even the lenses. Both that and the frames only cost 3-15 dollars to make.
    The mark- up in insane.

    #1567383

    Meno
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    Even the lenses. Both that and the frames only cost 3-15 dollars to make.
    The mark- up in insane.

    I know that must be true, because they have to make money. I just don’t understand how they could do it. You can’t mass produce prescription lenses cut for specific frames. They must use either some kind of very sophisticated machinery, or very cheap labor, which is not so easy because cutting lenses takes some degree of skill.

    Also I don’t get why you think that’s insane. At the end of the day everyone is happy. Do you expect them to sell you glasses at cost?

    #1567392

    at a 300-1000 dollar markup it IS insane. Glasses were cheaper when your parents needed them!
    How sad…a medical necessity for many is so expensive.

    #1567395

    Meno
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    Are we talking about the same thing? I thought this thread was about Zenni.

    #1567441

    crum is thoughtful
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    Another issue with zenni is that if you have a high prescription above – 600 it automatically jumps up the pricing like 50$ bc they need to do more work with the lense. It’s still cheaper than other glasses

    #1567458

    Joseph
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    How does Zenni compare to other online prescription glasses stores?

    #1567472

    jdb
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    Not all frames and glasses are the same. But they are close.

    If your optomotrist is very specific and thorough, Zenni should be fine for most people. Most lenses come in universal, large shapes and are then trimmed to fit the glasses. All lenses are mass produced. If you can automate more of the process, the savings are real.

    #1567483

    adocs
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    Even if you have a slightly more difficult prescription (for which Zenni may add a surcharge), and you canโ€™t get the cheap glasses for $15, Zenni will still be way cheaper than you would pay in a regular store. And just as good.

    #1567530

    CTRebbe
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    I believe that they are made in China so yes the labor is cheap and automated. The materials (wire and plastic) are also cheap. Many people will continue to get ripped off in regular glasses stores paying 15-20 times the price and saying ” the quality is just better”

    #1567565

    Joseph
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    “If your optomotrist is very specific and thorough”

    What does that mean? Which optomotrists aren’t specific on a prescription?

    #1567869

    Meno
    Participant

    Which optomotrists arenโ€™t specific on a prescription?

    Sometimes when I take my kids to the doctor, the doctor asks which band-aid they want.

    Some optometrists do the same thing with prescriptions.

    #1568177

    MasmidInTraining
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    Zenni is amazing- that’s the only place I’ve ever ordered glasses from! I’ve had my current pair fro quite a few months already! Highly recommended!

    #1569482

    Just received my glasses yesterday. I’m in shock, they are better quality than the store on my block who checked my eyes out. The ones in the local stores are much more flimsy.

    My eyes are still adjusting as I haven’t worn glasses in a while and my prescription changed, but they look like really good quality glasses. Would highly recommend them. Also it only took 2 weeks to get here.

    #1569845

    ๐Ÿ‘‘RebYidd23
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    How do the different online eyeglass stores compare?

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