Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




2352 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 123


Topic # 96876 6-Feb-2012 01:34 Send private message

I'm looking for some new glasses, because I feel like a change.
Spec Savers are great, I got my last set from them and they've held well, even repaired them for nothing when they snapped in half.

But I've seen some really decent deals online at a few websites, and was wondering if any of you on here have had any success stories with these online sites?

Or would you recommend any stores with a retail presence that aren't too expensive?

-Sam 





2013 MacBook Air (4GB/1.3GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 5 (16GB/White/Telecom NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/Purple/Telecom NZ)

Sam, Auckland 
Skype: tardtasticx

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
3084 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 33

Trusted

  Reply # 577706 6-Feb-2012 01:41 Send private message

These guys have a huge range and great prices:

http://www.zennioptical.com/

I have ordered several pairs of prescription glasses from them and each time they arrived within about 2 weeks, exactly as I ordered,  Make sure you get copies of your prescription from an optician first, then you can enter those numbers into the online order form, and save heaps of $$$.





1162 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 204

Subscriber

  Reply # 577723 6-Feb-2012 07:20 Send private message

I've used Clearly Contacts without problems.

176 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 577730 6-Feb-2012 07:48 Send private message

I have had a great experience with clearly contacts

www.clearlycontacts.co.nz

HUGE range, awesome prices, you just need your prescription and you are away.

4795 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Trusted

  Reply # 577733 6-Feb-2012 07:52 Send private message

Another for Clearly Contacts. Very cheap for first pair at least, so not much to lose there. Think a full set of glasses (frames and lenses) for $37 delivered...

BDFL
50184 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4743

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 577741 6-Feb-2012 08:41 Send private message

I've seen Clearly Contacts before, never used until today - decided to get some contact replacement from them to test how fast it is...





808 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 78


  Reply # 577754 6-Feb-2012 09:16 Send private message

Another thumbs up for ClearlyContacts.

When buying glasses I proabaly wouldn't use them for my main pair becuase obviously you can't try them on to see what they look like. The have the 'tool' to upload a photo and overlay a pair but the result is soso. Landed a pair of prescription sunglasses (non-polarized, just shaded lenses) for $110 and a pair of glasses that I use when playing squash for $55. They're normally here within a week or so.

If you use them also do a google search for "coupon clearlycontacts" and you can normally score another 5 or 10% discount.





426 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted

  Reply # 577756 6-Feb-2012 09:16 Send private message

Anything to do with health I would be wary of doing online. You may save a few dollars, but you've only got one pair of eyes.
 
http://www.dailyrx.com/news-article/half-prescription-glasses-ordered-through-internet-found-be-incorrect-15384.html






BDFL
50184 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4743

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 577757 6-Feb-2012 09:17 Send private message

I'm not sure I'd order glasses, but wouldn't worry about contacts...





74 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 12

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 577761 6-Feb-2012 09:24 Send private message

Been using www.39dollarglasses.com for years and never had a problem.

426 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted

  Reply # 577764 6-Feb-2012 09:30 Send private message

It's important that contact lenses are correctly stored and shipped. Often the online ones are not handled correctly and can lead to serious eye conditions.

Apart from that it's important, if you are wearing contacts, to get your eyes regularly checked. At least once a year.   

http://www.mivision.com.au/clearly-contacts-told-to-cease-cl-supply/

I've worn glasses since I was four and can't believe how blase people are about their eyes.
 
Disclosure: My wife is a Dispensing Optician.   
     






292 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 577767 6-Feb-2012 09:46 Send private message

I got my glasses from http://www.zennioptical.com/ over a year ago after getting my prescription from Spec Savers when they had a 'half price prescription month'.
Will gladly order my next ones from there again.

1176 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 36


  Reply # 577770 6-Feb-2012 09:48 Send private message

I have used Zennioptical, and they have been great. Been wearing a pair from there for over a year now and no problems whatsoever 




Apple: Have it their way
Android: Have it your way

BDFL
50184 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4743

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 577776 6-Feb-2012 10:08 Send private message

rhysb: Apart from that it's important, if you are wearing contacts, to get your eyes regularly checked. At least once a year.   

I've worn glasses since I was four and can't believe how blase people are about their eyes.


Yep, before buying glasses get a prescription and check them after.

I have my eyes checked frequently because of previous surgical interventions...

 




4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 577777 6-Feb-2012 10:13 Send private message

I used www.smartbutglasses.co.nz a couple of months ago to purchase a pair of perscription sunnies, although not actually based in NZ the shipping was still pretty quick (16days from order to delivery) and the customer service was excellent. They even have a 3d try on using your webcam a bit gimmicky but gives an idea of the style that will work for you.

I think the biggest issue and I assume it is the same with all online sites is you cannot get a full refund if you don't like the style (think they offer a refund on the frame but not the lenses). So that could be an issue seeing as you can't actually try them on like you would in a shop.

1162 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 204

Subscriber

  Reply # 577787 6-Feb-2012 10:39 Send private message


http://www.mivision.com.au/clearly-contacts-told-to-cease-cl-supply/

 
     


I've got to say that article sounds rather like sour grapes over parallel importing more than anything else.

 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Netflix officialy launching in NZ in March
Created by jarj, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Nov-2014 19:08 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Current Netflix payment method as of Nov 14 - Cant pay
Created by andynz, last reply by Killerkiwi2005 on 24-Nov-2014 15:19 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Click Monday Deals
Created by mrtoken, last reply by networkn on 24-Nov-2014 13:58 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Gull Employment Dispute.
Created by networkn, last reply by richms on 24-Nov-2014 14:08 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


SEO spammers
Created by freitasm, last reply by freitasm on 24-Nov-2014 15:24 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Free 1gb data with $19 combo until end of Jan 2015 (1.5gb total)
Created by eXDee, last reply by un1qo on 24-Nov-2014 14:51 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


SSD hard drive in aging HTPC disappointingly slow
Created by watman, last reply by joker97 on 23-Nov-2014 22:02 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


To use online streaming do I need to be a geek with unlimited fibre broadband?
Created by Beecee, last reply by littleheaven on 21-Nov-2014 16:12 (21 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.