It's been a year since "the incident" that sent me careening into this world of "alt-eyeglasses". I figured apart from the much needed updating of the look and feel around here, I'd add a few new wrinkles and tools aimed at making all of this less confusing and more inviting.
New Feature Roundup
There are a number of new features I tossed in in hopes that you'd find them as useful as I have.
I haven't done a very good job at aggregating the various "how-to" and definition postings into anything that a person could take a quick look at and move forward on. For people with more simple prescriptions and a broken pair of glasses on their desk, I think this will help get the ball rolling a bit more quickly.
The forums and retailer reviews have been around since day one, but the links were a bit difficult to find. No longer.
This is an exciting one for me. I've lost my prescription a few times over the years and frankly, don't really see a need to carry it around in my wallet any longer. I built a simple little application that will allow you to keep your prescription handy wherever and whenever you feel the itch to order a pair. This one will show some additional features and improvements over the next few weeks.
Another new feature, this one is pretty simple. Send out the word to all of your farsighted and nearsighted friends. Let them know that you know the score and that they can too. This has been a highly requested feature and only takes a moment.
We've got the forums and the reviews, and we've even got the Flickr Group. But I thought it would be great to have a place for people to show off their new specs with a quick picture and a paragraph (try to keep it close to 500 characters) describing something interesting, fun or surprising about the experience of buying glasses online. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prizes will be awarded to get the ball rolling.
The remaining buttons couldn't be more obvious and I'm sure there are only a few of you who managed to claw your way all the way through this.
Anyway, I'm excited for the changes and hope that you continue to find this the go-to spot on the web for information regarding affordable eyeglasses online.
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- At December 31, 2011 at 1:36 AM willyboy said...
I found your site today and its great! I have used zenni optical for several years and have ordered around 8 prs of glasses and 1 pair of their safety goggles. The scripts have always always been spot on! My only complaints about them are: the shipping time usually 3 wks! and a pair of shades I ordered with a tortise color was just some cheap decal material that is coming of the frames! Plus zenni wont give and discount unless you are a volume buyer! Whatever that means. Thats what they told me when I contacted them recently. I plan on trying another online vendor very soon!