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Old 11-28-21, 05:38 PM
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Anyone order prescription eyeglasses online?

I got my first prescription for eyeglasses earlier this year and my insurance only covers one pair, either bifocal, distance or reading. I made the mistake of getting bifocals and I hate them- I find them useless for pretty much everything, I canít really drive with them or watch TV and Iím still using the $1 readers for pretty much everything. So now I need to buy separate pairs of readers and distance glasses. I figure Iíll buy a pair of distance first and continue using the readers I have until I decide to invest in a decent pair.

Need some help on what is the best/affordable website and how to enter the prescription. There are two entries on the script, one for distance and reading so when I check out the various websites Iím a little confused. Do people think I would do better online or through a place like BJís Warehouse optical dept?
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Re: Anyone order prescription eyeglasses online?

I used Zenni Optical with good results. I got my prescription from the optometrist and entered the info into the website. It was all pretty straightforward.
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Re: Anyone order prescription eyeglasses online?

Same here and with Zenni. Easy and quick, and I dig the fit of them.
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I've used Zenni the last few years and love it. I can tell you more in a PM, if you like.
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I've thought about it but wearing progressive lenses and not being able to obtain a precise PD I suspect it would be disaster. Even visiting a local Optometrist, I've had issues with lenses so ordering sight unseen (oops!) concerns me.
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My first pair of bifocals were worthless too, I complained and they were able to make me a new pair that worked better. I ended up changing eye doctors and the next pair that was made for me was spot-on perfect. It may be worth talking to the eye place about the pair you have not working for you. I think Pearl Vision the very first place that made a bad pair offered to take back the bifocal lenses and make a pair for distance instead if I was not happy with the second pair so try reaching out to the vendor.
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I wear progressive lenses and I have been ordering from Clearly.ca for years. Never had any issues.
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I also use Zinni and have never had an issue.
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Re: Anyone order prescription eyeglasses online?

So do people advise I try just a pair of distance glasses? My insurance didn’t cover progressives so as I said I was stuck with either bifocals, distance or readers. I don’t want to waste money on progressives and find out I dislike them too.

I don’t think the bifocals are a bad script, it’s just that I don’t find tilting my head up and down to change views very useful for every day situations.
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Re: Anyone order prescription eyeglasses online?

I did WarbyParker once. I liked the frames but the glasses were waaaaay over strength.

But yeah I'd go with distance. But how much does your vision insurance cover?
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Re: Anyone order prescription eyeglasses online?

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
I did WarbyParker once. I liked the frames but the glasses were waaaaay over strength.

But yeah I'd go with distance. But how much does your vision insurance cover?
Just the bifocals, now I have to pay.

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