Prescription sunglasses for $20

I don’t do “sponsored” posts, but this will probably look like one so I feel I must say it: This is NOT a paid post.

It’s a brave new world, and you are invited

I have been wearing glasses for over fifteen years. Every time my prescription goes up (about every other year or so) I must shell out $500 or more for new lenses and new prescription sunglasses. No more.

The folks at made me these wonderful new prescription sunglasses for a fraction of what I would have paid at the mall store. You order online, you choose from thousands of stylish frames, you upload your prescription info, you choose the type of lens. They mail you brand new glasses (frames, lenses), case, and a cleaning cloth in about a week.

My new prescription sunglasses from Zenni Optical
My new prescription sunglasses from Zenni Optical

PS I opted for the higher-end polarized lenses, so these glasses cost more than $20. But I could have had the same frames with prescription tinted lenses for about $20.


  1. Tony Allen-Mills

    Thanks for the tip, A – I’m giving them a try. A simple pair of backup specs first, and if they work I’m going for shades too. Well discovered !