glasses

Started by John Larkin March 11, 2018
The Zenni web site is a nightmare. Does anyone recommend some other
site to order prescription glasses?


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John Larkin         Highland Technology, Inc

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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 16:21:44 -0700, John Larkin
<jjlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> wrote:

> >The Zenni web site is a nightmare. Does anyone recommend some other >site to order prescription glasses?
I've never had trouble ordering from them but there's also EyeBuy and GlassesUSA. I've never used either but GlassesUSA seems expensive, compared to Zenni.
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 16:21:44 -0700, John Larkin
<jjlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> wrote:

>The Zenni web site is a nightmare. Does anyone recommend some other >site to order prescription glasses?
All I ever use is ZenniOptical.com. I've shopped around for a better and/or cheaper source, but haven't found one. I suggest you stay with Zenni. The Javascript encrusted site is a bit of an obstacle course instead of a useful tool, but it's not impossible to navigate. What saves me lots of time is having multiple prescription variations saved (reading, driving, bifocal, etc). If I had something to complain about, it would be the lack of industrial type prescription glasses, such as safety and brazing glasses. They also have a free support phone number if you're stuck: (800)211-2105 5:00AM - 9:00PM PST every day There's also a chat feature, which is what I prefer. In the distant past, I had to chat with them to obtain replacement frames without lenses, which can now be ordered normally. -- Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com 150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558
John Larkin wrote...
> > The Zenni web site is a nightmare. Does anyone recommend > some other site to order prescription glasses?
I prefer to go to a professional, but not the chain-store rip-offs. The seller at BJs is inexpensive and very good. -- Thanks, - Win
On 11 Mar 2018 19:01:21 -0700, Winfield Hill
<hill@rowland.harvard.edu> wrote:

>John Larkin wrote... >> >> The Zenni web site is a nightmare. Does anyone recommend >> some other site to order prescription glasses? > > I prefer to go to a professional, but not the chain-store > rip-offs. The seller at BJs is inexpensive and very good.
Of course one goes to a professional for the tests but lenses are pretty much all the same. There are expensive lenses that are marginally better than what's available at the online sellers but for the most part, they're all the same. I've found Zenni's frames to be pretty cheesy, though.
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:11:18 -0700, Jeff Liebermann <jeffl@cruzio.com>
wrote:

>On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 16:21:44 -0700, John Larkin ><jjlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> wrote: > >>The Zenni web site is a nightmare. Does anyone recommend some other >>site to order prescription glasses? > >All I ever use is ZenniOptical.com. I've shopped around for a better >and/or cheaper source, but haven't found one. I suggest you stay with >Zenni. > >The Javascript encrusted site is a bit of an obstacle course instead >of a useful tool, but it's not impossible to navigate. What saves me >lots of time is having multiple prescription variations saved >(reading, driving, bifocal, etc). If I had something to complain >about, it would be the lack of industrial type prescription glasses, >such as safety and brazing glasses. > >They also have a free support phone number if you're stuck: > (800)211-2105 5:00AM - 9:00PM PST every day >There's also a chat feature, which is what I prefer.
I couldn't find a path to checkout. It kept asking for the same data. The chat lady said to run another browser. The site is a mess. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc lunatic fringe electronics
On 11 Mar 2018 19:01:21 -0700, Winfield Hill
<hill@rowland.harvard.edu> wrote:

>John Larkin wrote... >> >> The Zenni web site is a nightmare. Does anyone recommend >> some other site to order prescription glasses? > > I prefer to go to a professional, but not the chain-store > rip-offs. The seller at BJs is inexpensive and very good.
I got a trial lens set and make my own prescriptions. It's better than anything any optometrist has ever done. They like to optimize each eye individually, looking straight ahead, and don't seem to understand that most people use two eyes and move around. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc lunatic fringe electronics
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 20:51:14 -0700, John Larkin
<jjlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> wrote:

>I couldn't find a path to checkout. It kept asking for the same data. >The chat lady said to run another browser.
Try flushing the cache on whatever browser you're using. Make sure you clear the entire cache, not just the recent stuff.
>The site is a mess.
Maybe. I've seen worse. I ordered a pair of their cheapest to test my latest prescription tweaks about 3 months ago. I didn't have any problem with their web pile. Incidentally, one of the main reasons I use Zenni is that they don't insist on a copy of the original prescription, proclaim that it has expired, or insist that the prescription be exactly what's inscribed by the optometrist. <http://codes.findlaw.com/ca/business-and-professions-code/bpc-sect-2541-1.html> -- Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com 150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:55:00 PM UTC+11, John Larkin wrote:
> On 11 Mar 2018 19:01:21 -0700, Winfield Hill > <hill@rowland.harvard.edu> wrote: > > >John Larkin wrote... > >> > >> The Zenni web site is a nightmare. Does anyone recommend > >> some other site to order prescription glasses? > > > > I prefer to go to a professional, but not the chain-store > > rip-offs. The seller at BJs is inexpensive and very good. > > I got a trial lens set and make my own prescriptions. It's better than > anything any optometrist has ever done. They like to optimize each eye > individually, looking straight ahead, and don't seem to understand > that most people use two eyes and move around.
Curious logic. I do think that optometrists are aware that people have two eyes, and that each eye rotates in it's socket - I've got continuous grid multifocal lenses in my spectacles, which depend on the idea that I'll tilt my gaze up look through the bit of the lens that will focus each eye at infinity, and tilt it down to look through the bit of the lens that will focus the eye on a book in my hand. Each eye has its own lens, projecting onto the back of a different eye-ball, so it strikes me as sensible to chose different corrective lenses for each eye to get the sharpest image on the back of each of the two different eye-sockets. In my case, one eye is short-sighted and the other astigmatic, so each requires rather different correction. As a kid - before I got glasses - I used one eye or the other, but I can still do binocular fusion and see the "depth" in those pairs of checker board patterns designed to test for it, so presumably the brain can cope with differing images. John Larkin seems to be venting one of his implausible and poorly articulated theories here. Maybe he just doesn't like optometrists. -- Bill Sloman, Sydney
On 12/03/18 04:54, John Larkin wrote:
> On 11 Mar 2018 19:01:21 -0700, Winfield Hill > <hill@rowland.harvard.edu> wrote: > >> John Larkin wrote... >>> >>> The Zenni web site is a nightmare. Does anyone recommend >>> some other site to order prescription glasses? >> >> I prefer to go to a professional, but not the chain-store >> rip-offs. The seller at BJs is inexpensive and very good. > > I got a trial lens set and make my own prescriptions. It's better than > anything any optometrist has ever done. They like to optimize each eye > individually, looking straight ahead, and don't seem to understand > that most people use two eyes and move around. >
Do you pull your own teeth too?