Zenni Optical's History
In the early 2000s, two scientists, Tibor Láczay and Julia Zhen, were convinced that everyone deserves to look her best while wearing an affordable pair of glasses. However, they soon realized how difficult it was to find the right eyewear for the right person at the right price, and decided to fix that problem. In 2003, the two scientists founded an eyewear manufacturing factory in the San Francisco Bay Area, and launched 19dollareyeglasses.com. The original idea behind 19dollareyeglasses.com was to produce glasses that are elegant-looking yet affordable. The company did quite well in bringing that idea to life. In 2006, they lowered the minimum price range for their glasses to less than $8, and renamed the company as Zenni Optical. Over the next two years, the company saw exceptional growth, and was selling more than 7,000 pairs of glasses per week in 2008. The company took off from there and went on to become an iconic manufacturer and retailer of eyeglasses and sunglasses.
Zenni Optical's Values
Zenni Optical has always been guided by the core values set by its founders. Since its inception, the company adheres to mainly four values or principles. Firstly, Zenni Optical strives to provide “the most affordable eyeglasses to people all over the world.” The company is also committed to offer best-in-class optical lenses to its customers, and they constantly work towards making it easier to order eyeglasses online. Zenni Optical also places a lot of importance of providing exceptional customer support services, and maintains a commitment to give back to the community in many ways. The company makes donations to charitable organizations dedicated to support people who need but cannot afford to buy glasses of their choice. In 2012, Zenni Optical donated $170,000 worth of eyeglasses to Lions Clubs International. The company also supports a number of welfare organizations, such as, New Eyes for the Needy, One Sight, and Vision Aid Overseas.
What makes Zenni Optical's unique?
Zenni Optical has helped made high-quality and elegant-looking eyeglasses fit into almost every budget. Using premium quality optical materials and advanced tools and technologies, the company creates highly fashionable and custom made glasses, and offers those directly to the customers, with no middleman involved in the entire process. This enables the company to offer unmatched quality at a fraction of the cost. Zenni Optical has a stringent quality control process in place at almost every stage of the manufacturing. They offer a wide variety of prescription and non-prescription glasses, including a wide variety of full-rim, half-rim, rimless, retro, sports, wayfarer, and aviator glasses.