I really can’t recommend Zenni Optical.
Okay, I knew it wasn’t going to take any 1-2 weeks to get them, because I ordered just before the holidays. A solid month was a little overboard, though.
I wasn’t expecting frames forged from solid unobtainium by Tibetan master craftsmen. I was hoping for something that didn’t remind me of the toy aisle at Dollar General. I didn’t expect lenses to be lying loose in the case because they’d popped out of the frame during shipping.
All of that I can forgive, though. What I definitely wanted was lenses that had actually been ground. Maybe not to the actual prescription, but at least – you know – exposed to a grinder across their entire width. I am very myopic: I was that little kid you picked on in elementary school, the one with the coke-bottle glasses*. Even in polycarbonate, lens blanks for my prescription start out thick. So it really shows when only a part of the blank is ground into an actual lens. Even that wouldn’t be so bad if they’d done the same thing to both lenses, but when only one is left that way, it’s immediately evident to all onlookers. I’ve never seen such comically bad glasses.
In their defense, the reading lenses on the bifocals are a big improvement from my old 15-year old specs. So apparently Zenni did get the prescription right on those portions of the lenses they actually bothered to grind.
*by the way, I want my lunch money back.