I don’t currently have insurance to pay for my glasses or contacts. I didn’t have insurance several years ago either when I first heard about a company called Zenni Optical. Back then Zenni Optical offered glasses for $4, which I happily purchased several pairs of. With inflation, the company now charges $6 for its cheapest pair of glasses. That is still a huge savings, since I was paying almost $200 for my glasses from the Dr.’s office.
You don’t need to get your doctor’s permission to use this website, unlike contact vendors, but you do need to know your prescription information. I just asked my doctor for it and he wrote the information down on paper for me. Each of the glasses that are offered on the site come with a free anti-scratch coating, protective sleeve, and built in UV protection (which was not offered year ago when I first ordered from this company).
Zenni Optical provides you with several ways to search for glasses. You can search by gender, style, type, shape, size, and even color. Once you find the glasses you like, you can add them to your cart. The website will then ask for your specifics, such as your prescription and whether you need bifocal’s etc.
Of course, Zenni Optical will offer you extras for an additional price, but you do not have to accept them. I got very few extras when I ordered my glasses and loved them just as much as the ones I paid top dollar for at the doctor’s office. In fact, I still have a pair that I keep in the car in case I ever break a pair of glasses while I’m away from home, or lose a pair of contacts.