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# 259722 17-Oct-2019 12:10
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I have just had my cataracts done and need new glasses  can't afford speck-savers after spending nearly 8k.
So was thinking of using https://www.eyexpress.co.nz/reglaze in Hamilton has any body used them recommend either way.  I have recently used optically nz for a pair and they were OK.
But I need a pair to include transition lens as well,  hence my enquiry about eyexpress and the price is reasonable.


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  # 2339702 17-Oct-2019 12:21
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I used Zenni Optical in the US.

I have progressive/transition lenses and super impressed with the service. Just on $200 NZD for one pair of glasses.

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  # 2339713 17-Oct-2019 12:44
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Just to note that, while the company may be US-based, Zenni glasses are manufactured in China.

 

It's good to see some companies still offering re-glazing, and to hear that it's not too badly priced - out of interest, what have you been quoted from the Hamilton firm (and how does this compare to using one of the o/s based companies)?

 

(If you're looking at o/s firms (but I assume this means no re-glazing), I've used at least three I can think of and all offered better value than NZ-based firms - Clearly, Zenni, and Select Specs; all three were fine, really; amazing service from Clearly, but their selection is somewhat crud; Zenni glasses were ok but not the quality I'd hoped; from Select Specs (UK-based, I think) I was able to get the same Superdry frames that I'd tried on in Specsavers here for a much-reduced price.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2339736 17-Oct-2019 12:53
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Another option is www.ezyglasses.co.nz

 

I purchased from them in 2015 when they were reselling Zenni frames. The glasses arrived with the wrong prescription and they sorted it out without any hassle. I also purchased a pair of sunglasses directly from Zenni as EzyGlasses didn't offer the lenses I wanted.

 

My most recent purchase (a few months ago) was through Zenni. EzyGlasses had changed their frame supplier by then and I wanted something else, although I did contact EzyGlasses before doing so, hoping they still offered the old frames.

 

I recommend both.


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  # 2339753 17-Oct-2019 13:32
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https://mrfoureyes.co.nz/ is my recommendation. Great fast service and well priced. And NZ based even.

 

Had a reglaze done and very happy with the results.




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  # 2339758 17-Oct-2019 13:35
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(out of interest, what have you been quoted from the Hamilton firm (and how does this compare to using one of the o/s based companies)?

 

They have quoted $250 which I thought was pretty so probably send them to them,  then I can arrange to pick up and try them as Hamilton is not to far from Tauranga at least if some thing is not quite right should be able to sort it 


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  # 2339767 17-Oct-2019 13:56
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I've tried half a dozen online glasses companies. My eyes are sensitive to the lens prescription not being right, and not one of them could create glasses that my eyes could tolerate, even after some tried a few times. My local optometrist even put some of them through their testing machine, some were way off, some were pretty close but even the ones that got the prescription right my eyes didn't like.

 

I go to my local optometrist, the glasses he makes always work. New lenses from my optometrist cost about $280 without transitions, plus the eye test fee. If your eyes are less sensitive maybe you'll be ok with lenses ordered online.

 

I got lenses from Mr Four Eyes a while back, they were good too.


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  # 2339834 17-Oct-2019 15:03
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i have low strength bog standard glassess and used Zenni Optical, they are good for me. cheap as chips. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2339893 17-Oct-2019 17:42
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🤓 Thanks all for your responses. 😎 I too will have to go & make a choice. 🧐





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  # 2339906 17-Oct-2019 19:05
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If I may, I am also interested in this. I have had cataract surgery on one eye and am waiting on the other. I will then need glasses for reading and intermediate distance. I haven't researched this yet and I don't know what the terms 'transition lens' and 'glazing' refer to. Would someone like to explain?

 

 





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  # 2339910 17-Oct-2019 19:33
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Rikkitic:

 

If I may, I am also interested in this. I have had cataract surgery on one eye and am waiting on the other. I will then need glasses for reading and intermediate distance. I haven't researched this yet and I don't know what the terms 'transition lens' and 'glazing' refer to. Would someone like to explain?

 

 

Transitions is just a brand name of photochromic lenses, the ones that darken in sunlight.

 

Reglazing is just replacing the lenses in your existing frames.


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