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Worst ever. Did not deliver even after a month and a half
Delivery not carried out and told me that it's with Hong Kong post or Australia post. Such a waste of my time
Hit and Miss
I've bought 7 pairs of glasses from Zenni. Two were great, five were terrible. The problem is you can't try them on. The last pair I just had to throw out. Even after two goes at trying to get it right with customer service.
Zenni is good for single vision glasses. They are not good with Multifocal. They just can't seem to get the lenses right. Customer service is good and they have a decent return policy. I recommend Zenni only for simple vision prescriptions. Go to your local Optometrist for anything more advanced.
Don't use Zenni
Filled in the form on the internet and ordered 3 sets of glasses. They arrived in good time, but were completely wrong. It took 3 emails and 2 phone calls to USA from Australia before I was told that the data I inserted was incorrect even though it matched my prescription.
The worst quality I have experienced
First set broke six weeks they then sent a replacement frame only to experience same thing typical made in China rubbish will buy local and pay a higher price would not recommend this company or buy from them ever again.
I used to love Zenni but the last two pairs of glasses have not been right and they are so difficult to get an exchange.
I have used Zenni for over five years and in the past the products were great, I have had a few wrong things but it was always my fault. however the last two pairs of glasses have been totally the wrong prescription. I was very disappointed and for the first time expected them to exchange them for correct
ones, it was hopeless they always try to say it was my fault and I will have to send them back at my expense then they will inspect them to see if it was my fault. never again Zenni.
KEEP AN EYE OUT OF THE EXCHANGE RATE
I was excited to purchase a few pairs of zenni opticals today but now I'm devasted at the surprise I got when I paid for them. Just to make it clear zenni opticals should advertise that there will be an exchange rate of American dollars at check out. I paid $122.00 for two pairs of glasses off zenni opticals and it exchanged to $180. I'm not going to dispute this because it is still a good price for a pair of prescribed glasses, otherwise, I am disappointed that I should have been notified at the beginning of the purchase, not the end.
I give this rating a 1 star.
They got the lenses on the wrong sides and for years I thought my eyes were the problem...
I sent my prescription in and got the glasses back ok. Tried them and gave up really quick. I thought it may take some time but I didn't see immediate improvement as others talked about with their first pair. I tried three wore times over three years and same, they did nothing. My right eye needs no correction but the left does - a lot. I thought the optometrist got it all wrong so I went back after 3 yrs for a re-test and my eyes weren't too much different. I went home and the wife pulled out the old glasses and said ' try turning them upside ...down and whalla!! success. Thye had mixed up the lenses and put them on the wrong side!. So tonight I tried to contact them and was on a chat with a condescending Joseph who stated they were past warranty - really thanks Joseph and also told I should have noticed this immediately and let them know - thanks to Joseph for your advice!. So this guy suggested the issue wasn't with them and needed to see the original prescription - somewhere deep in the pile of stuff - no chance.. Well just warning you all to be careful as this is a rookie mistake to get the lenses wrong. Never again. We have bought four paris for the family and can't risk this rigamarole. I have bought directly from a retailer (Specsavers) yes for extra $$ but they will gladly fix any problem without being condescending.
Photochromic lens is misrepresented
Store was easy to navigate. Easy to enter prescription and you can save it easily for next time. Frames seem to be well described. However, I was burnt on the photochromic lenses. They advertise that it goes from clear to dark grey like sunglasses. Instead it goes from a constant yellow tint (something to do with the Blockz lens) to a grey shade that is possibly 5% darker. There is no way that this is anywhere near sunglass levels of tint.
Postage tracking wasn't great but acceptable given price, but the misrepresentation of the lens has...ruined the experience. I was offered a "one-time only" store credit OR 50% refund. They said that a 100% refund is not an option which leaves a sour taste when they now misrepresent our rights as Australian consumers. To be honest, I would attempt to buy basic single vision lenses again but wouldn't trust darkness of sunglasses so they'd be only those without tint. It's unfortunate that they don't show real pictures of their lenses and represent shades accurately. I'm sure they could do better than my example attached.
I wish I could review the glasses - regrettably I cannot because I did not receive anything. A month ago I got notification that they had been shipped via Landmark Global. Clicking on their tracking number led me to a NZ Post tracking number giving their location as Mt Wellington, Auckland as of 22nd August. Inquiries with NZ Post revealed that they do not have a depot in Mt Wellington and had no record of the shipment entering their system. They suggested I contact Zenni. I did and they said WAIT. Disappointed.
If I could rate less than a star I would
The glasses they sent were useless. They sent me frames with flat lenses with no prescription in them. Literally made no difference, their website screwed up twice once on the prescription and once on the postage I selected. The arms of the glasses touch the pathetic excuse for lenses and they do not transition in the sun as I ordered. And let me just say they did not end up any cheaper from zenni than they would have been from any walk in store in Australia.
Don't bothered ordering from them
Zenni is based off Hong Kong even though it is suggested in the USA. The package was sent from Hong Kong, which I never received after waiting for many weeks. This is a waste of time, without knowing the quality of their products.
If you have a script for multifocals or progressive glasses then go somewhere else. Zenni will get your script wrong. They simply do not know what to do. Huge disappointment Zenni Optical.
Not value for money
I have purchased four pairs from Zenni optical. Including graduated lenses long and short distance. On my second order i wrongly ordered long distance instead of reading glasses. My fault for misreading the prescription not realising i was ordering long distance glasses although if had I ordered locally this would not have been a problem. I then ordered a second pair. Found that the price in U.S. dollars made them around the same price as buying locally. however I would not have ordered the wrong ones as the local optician would've known, so e...nded up paying double. But not really Zenni's fault. Both the new long distance and short distance glasses arrived OK but on both sets, the lenses smudge very easily and are extremely difficult to get clean to the point of annoyance, even though I ordered oil and fingerprint resistant lenses on the long distance. I have since bought another pair whilst overseas which were much cheaper and with lenses that smudge much less and are easily cleaned as i have stopped using the Zenni glasses. In the end I have spent a lot more money than If I had purchased locally. I was going to put this on Zenni's website but their terms say they can alter or edit the review. March 8th 2018 Update: Poor warranty Had an arm fall off of my glasses while I was holding them in my hand. Zenni only give a 30 day warranty and my glasses where 10 months old.I have had to pay for new rims plus postage AND repair them myself when they arrive.The rims were cheap but poor quality so in the end the glasses were no cheaper especially as everything is priced in U.S.dollars, which is a trap. Also the "finger resistant" lenses which is an extra cost, smear as badly as any normal lenses and I find they scratch easily.
They have a crap refund policy, and refuses to equitably share the responsibility for the postage associated with an on line business.
Stupid to go anywhere near Zenni Optical
Ordered Zenni Glasses in September 2015. Returned twice because they are WRONG - still no glasses. Customer Support NIL. Just don't bother. It's not worth wasting time, and money posting things back again and again and them still being wrong. Save yourself a lot of grief, and sanity by just going to your local optom. Shouldn't mislead consumers by even PRETENDING you can do multifocal lenses.
Questions & Answers
Does anyone recommend the use? of these as i have 2 teenagers and 1 10yr old all with secial needs who all need to wear glasses fulltime
and im tired of paying over $300+ per pair
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