Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Zenni Optical: Seeing straight on a budget

I’m ready to update my look. No, I’m not talking about buying a new dress or adding to my shoe collection. I need to buy a new pair of eyeglasses.

I want my eyewear to make a fashion statement. And in these economic times, I want to make that fashion statement on a budget.

I was pleasantly surprised to find a helpful New York Times story that offers some great advice on choosing prescription glasses. As I scanned the article, my eyes stopped when I got to the part about comparison-shopping. For me, the tip of the day came when I clicked on the link that displayed eyeglasses on the Zenni Optical website. What a find!

There are so many great styles to choose from that won’t break my pocketbook. I really don’t follow fashion trends. I just pick what’s right for me. It didn't take long for my eyes to lock on the ones. They're stainless steel, just what I need. I didn’t even have to deliberate about the color. I love purple, and these frames come in a purple/silver color. The cost – under $30. Perfect!

Check out Zenni Optical. The company sells its own manufactured frames directly to the customer, so there’s no markup. The pricing and broad range of styles will surprise you.


Ian Lidster said...

Since I only need mine for reading I can pick them up at the drugstore for $20 or less. Consequently I have about 375 pairs kicking around the house and in my car. So, I want to see you in your new glasses. I think women look well in specs.

Deb S. said...

Ian: A lot of people don't realize that I wear glasses because I don't wear them all the time. I'm not sure if you'll ever see me in specs, but it's nice to know that you think women look good in them. :-)