With fully half or our family in some kind of prescription eyewear — and one more, who shall remain nameless who should be in prescription eyewear because she is blind beyond belief — we are fully entrenched in the eyewear game. Such conditions can be a financial drain.

Enter Zenni Optical and it's fabulous line of discount eyeglasses. They offer great quality, affordable eyeglasses. They have frames as low as $6.95 — and that is not a typo.

Here's the deal. Zenni doesn't offer every brand on the planet, and they absolutely do not offer designer brands. If you want Kim Kardashian's Spectacles to Go, you'll have “to go” elsewhere. Zenni has a simple formula. They make their own glasses and then sell them to you. Manufacturer to consumer. This makes for great glasses at a great price.

Did I mention style? These aren't your grandmother's glasses. Actually, they are. There is a wide range of styles. They also have your glasses and your teens and young children's glasses, too. They manufacture single vision, bifocals, and progressive lenses. They have full-rim, half-rim, and rimless frames. They offer sunshades and sports goggles. They even have memory titanium and holiday themed frames.

Don't take my word for it. An independent review in the Brooklyn Liberal Examiner is just another example of a satisfied Zenni customer.

Next time you're looking for eyeglasses, compare Zenni to the other glasses you're looking at. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.