Eyeglass Factory Outlet review by jps
submitted on April 9, 2006
Monday March 13, 2006: I ordered frame “West
9709 Blue Eyeglasses”, adding dark grey tint and UV protection.
Total price with shipping: $49.50. These will be used as sunglasses
for car washing, lawn mowing, snow shoveling, etc. where I don’t
want to risk damage to my “primary” sunglasses (an expensive
As I went from page to page through the order process, I noted
that the prescription numbers became “jumbled”. I assume (hope!)
it’s just the way they’re being displayed on-screen and that the
lenses will be manufactured properly.
Immediately after ordering, I received a confirmation email.
A few hours later, another email arrived stating the order
status had been updated to “processing”.
Thursday March 16, 2006: Checked credit card
activity – EyeGlassFactoryOutlet has charged my card.
Tuesday March 28, 2006: I received an email
that afternoon stating the glasses had been shipped on Friday,
March 24. I went home and found the glasses in my mailbox.
Shipped in a stiff cardboard box, it would take a lot of weight to
crush them. Inside, the glasses were wrapped in styrofoam and
placed in a soft case.
My fears about the “jumbled” numbers were unfounded.
No marks of any kind, cut to fit frame exactly.
It’s an inexpensive frame, but that’s not why I give it such a low
grade. There is a LOT of play in the right-side hinge. When folded,
the arm can move up-and-down almost a full inch (observed at the
ear end of the arm). When wearing them, the “grip” on my left side
is noticably stronger than on my right. The hinge doesn’t need
tightening; I did check that and the screw is as tight as it’s
going to get.
These would be a Grade A pair of backup sunglasses if it weren’t
for the hinge issue.
I’ve decided to keep them rather than return for repair. It
looks like the manufacturing tolerances are poor, not that the
person who put them together didn’t do their job properly. They’re
comfortable enough to wear, and since they will rarely leave my
home property, I can store them in the “open” position to avoid
putting stress on the bad hinge. I don’t expect that they’ll
Would I buy from EyeglassFactoryOutlet again? To put lenses in
my own frame, definitely. Using their frame, it would have to be a
frame I really, really wanted.