Optometry and Cheap Glasses

My 2 oldest boys, Harry and Jax wear glasses.

They are both HARD on their glasses.Scratched 'anti-scratch coated' glasses

Harry tends to scratch his glasses pretty badly within a week of getting a new pair.  Not kidding, we got him a new pair in March.  The very first week he scratched them with a coat hanger.  Don’t ask.

Jax breaks the nose pieces off.  (4 pairs and counting)

$100 a pair

The first pairs of glasses I bought were from the Optometrist in our Ophthalmologists office.  At over $100 a pair.

$6.95 a pair

Then I discovered Zenni Optical (there are other similar sites online – take your pick) Where I can get glasses for about $7 a pair, which includes the prescription lenses.  Now, I do have to buy the photocromatic lenses for Jax, because he gets headaches from the sun, so that ups the price by about $20.  But let me tell you, when I am going through 2 or 3 glasses per kid per year, I would rather get cheap glasses.


Harry and Jax are both wanting contacts now.  I am making them work for them.  Proving they can have good hygiene for a month on their own.  I also am going to use it as motivation for Harry to “choose” to get braces.  I’ll let you know how that goes down.


3 responses to this post.

  1. I think that I need to check out that Zenni Optical. I’ve read about it in a few places. I need glasses for when my eyes get “tired” and I need to take my contacts out.


  2. My wife recently paid @$1500 for 3 pairs of glasses. Don’t ask and I’m not sure I need to know. It’s her money.

    Tossing It Out


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