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April 10, 2009 11:43 AM   Subscribe

Crystal Clear Eyeglass frames?

Hi folks. I'm looking for glasses like this. Sort of like Bono, but clear. I cannot find them for the life of me. Any suggestions?
posted by leotrotsky to Shopping (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
This?
posted by jerseygirl at 11:48 AM on April 10, 2009


Here are two pairs on zennioptical.com. Goggles4u has some clear pairs as well, but you need to search through th page manually to find them.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 11:54 AM on April 10, 2009


Thanks for the notes. I understand that Zenni is no longer returning calls, so that's out. Also, I'm just looking for men's frames.
posted by leotrotsky at 12:40 PM on April 10, 2009


Moscot has a bunch of "crystal" options including the Henry Kissinger style frames that are sort of hip now.
posted by cazoo at 12:51 PM on April 10, 2009


I'd take the negative reports from glassyeyes about zenni with a grain of salt--as the proprietor of the site was disavowing them, they not only sent me shipping confirmation and tracking, but sent me a follow-up email to check as to whether I was satisfied with my glasses. While there are some vocally unhappy customers on the online eyegass forums, there seem to be just as many completely satisfied (and puzzled by the complaints) customers there, too. I have ~12 pairs from there, and it never took more than 3 weeks for me to receive them.

Just a note that the pair in the link looks like a unisex frame. I'd go by lens shape and dimensions rather than what the glasses are labeled.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:52 PM on April 10, 2009


I've successfully purchased frames from Zenni and am probably going to purchase another pair in the next couple of days. It wasn't the most awesome CS experience I've ever had, and shipping was slow, but I got my glasses and they were fine.

Also seconding the advice to disregard the arbitrary gender classifications of frames.
posted by jennyb at 2:47 PM on April 10, 2009


Just for the record I've had nothing but great experiences with Zenni - I've bought from them twice now. And both times I made a mistake with my prescription, and both times they've caught it.
posted by CunningLinguist at 3:08 PM on April 10, 2009


Wow, people are bitching about Zenni? I bought glasses from them and was totally happy. My sister did, too.
posted by Maisie at 3:16 PM on April 10, 2009


There are a couple from Gotti on this site. My boyfriend got his (the Claus) from Zeitlin Optik in NYC, but I they're pretty widely available. Their website has a storefinder you can use.
posted by snickerdoodle at 4:45 PM on April 10, 2009


I've ordered from Zenni twice and had no problems. Perhaps if there had been a problem I would have experienced their reputedly lousy customer service.
posted by rdr at 5:38 PM on April 10, 2009


I haven't had a problem with Zenni, either. If you make sure you're ordering the right thing (get a proper prescription, including pupilary distance!) you should be good like wood.

I bought a $6 pair of sunglasses from a party supply store and got Global Eyeglasses to relens them (sadly, they're no longer relensing, which makes me sad, because they were the cheapest at $20 a pop). So, if you find a pair of non-prescription sunglasses that you love, relensing is an option as well.
posted by Juliet Banana at 7:03 AM on April 11, 2009


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