Those of you who know me “in real life” or who have been following my blog for some time would know that I like to use my glasses as an accessory. Before I got my most recent multifocal prescription, I had multiple pairs of single vision glasses that I could alternate depending on my outfit and my whim. For the past year I’ve only had one pair. They’re a terrific pair of glasses, multifocals with transition lenses. but I really wanted a few more pairs of multifocals that I could swap them around with. These arrived from Zenni Optical on Friday.
So, what do you think? I’m very pleased with all of them, actually! There are subtle (and not-so-subtle) differences between all of them in colour and shape, These are all acetate/plastic frames, although there are metal frames available, but I find acetate/plastic more comfortable. I spent a lot of time comparing the measurements of the frames that were on offer with my current optometrist pair, and made sure that the bridge distance and the temple lengths were very similar. The problem with buying glasses online is that you can’t try them on – so you do need to pay a lot of attention to the detailed descriptions. These are assembled in China, and altogether the four pairs – with multifocal, anti-scratch and anti-reflective coatings, but no transition lenses (although these are also available) – cost me about one fifth of the price of my one current optometrist pair. No, they’re not the same quality as my optometrist pair, but they’re still extremely good and excellent value for the price. Just what I was after for spare pairs.
And no disclaimer needed – I’m just a happy customer who wanted to share the details with my other glasses-wearing friends!