February 5, 2015
Post #3918 – 20150205
In 2008, I was cooking dinner in my apartment in Tokyo when I heard you on NPR explaining cheap online eyeglasses.
I have since ordered more than fifty pairs for family and friends from Zenni, particularly for those without eyeglass coverage. Thank you! This has saved them more than $10,000.
I recently read about organizations giving prescription glasses to children in Africa for $1, and it made me tear right up. I thought about your story, and I think about it every time I order glasses for my aunts and uncles. "…for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts…" and your effects are incalculably diffusive, Mr. Pinkwater.
Thanks for the obscure quote. Yes, I said that about cheap online eyeglasses. Some optometrists and opticians took violent exception, claiming that I was dismissing their important professional services...which I was not. I was dismissing punishing markups at big chain optical shops in malls, whose product is no better than Zenni's. It's nice when technology brings about actual improvements in people's lives.