Zenni Optical Introduces Oleophobic Lenses

Say what?? Oleophobic lenses is a fancy name for lenses that resist, well… just about everything. You can just call it Fingerprint Resistant Anti-Reflective Coating. Yes, that is a mouth full. Oleophobic lenses repel water, oil, dust, and fingerprints. And they even reduce reflections which can sometimes hinder vision.

This sounds awesome to me. I am constantly having to remove my glasses and clean them because I got a smudge, a finger print, or some dust on my lenses. It’s the worst when this happens while driving. And it’s a dangerous time to clean glasses!

Also, it is noted that these lenses make your glasses less noticeable in photographs. That is awesome. As a photographer I have often asked subjects to remove their glasses so they don’t just look like they have two light bulbs for eyes. 🙂

This also sounds perfect for kids. Both of my girls wear glasses and sometimes I wonder how they see out of them since they don’t clean them often. LOL!

I’ll certainly be checking out these lenses when it is time to reorder glasses. As you know, I am a Zenni fan. Their glasses are low cost and well made. I just get a copy of my prescription from my eye doctor, submit it on Zenni’s site and wait for my glasses to ship. It could not be any easier.

    • Roland

      For me it almost tripled the cost (glasses cost 6.99 without it), and I believe it’s totally worth it – the glasses just stay clean all the time.

  • TJ

    The question is, if you have tried this coating yourself or this is a sponsored post? There are many such posts but the point is, if you have not tested the coating yet, is there any point in making a post, sort of half-baked stuff?
    I would love to know if you have tried the coating.

  • I love Zenni. The first time we shopped at Zenni, my husband and I purchased 3 pairs of prescription glasses for under $100. Two of them were for me (coke-bottle glasses anyone?) That was a few years ago, and I’ve still not worn out my first pair. My second pair is still sitting on the shelf. My husband is a little rougher on his glasses (works with chemicals and sparkly things). We’ve purchased a few pairs from Zenni for him since he tends to ruin the lenses. Still, you can’t be the price.

    The year before we tried Zenni, I paid over $200 for a pair of glasses at a retail store which had visible signs of wear after a few months. Before the year was out, the frame had fallen apart to the point my husband ended up taping it back together. Can we say Nerd City?

    I am so thankful we tried Zenni. I’ve yet to find better prices, and my frames are as sturdy as when I first purchased them. A++