Glasses are the perfect accessory. They are functional yet fashionable, but they can also be fickle things, especially while traveling. Ideally, you want a pair that goes with everything in your suitcase, that isn’t so costly you’re worried about losing it abroad, and on top of that looks good on your face shape. It’s a big ask, but that’s where Zenni Optical comes in.
After 20 years in the eyewear biz, Zenni has sold more than 50 million frames and they are only continuing to level up. Even Keke Palmer trusts Zenni with her eyewear and recently became Zenni’s new brand ambassador already having released two collaborations with more to come!
Zenni believes in making eyewear for everyone. They believe everyone should have access to durable and affordable glasses. That’s precisely why their frames start at just $6.95. (That’s less than my Starbucks order!)
You might be wondering how Zenni frames can be so affordable.
It’s simple, really. Zenni makes each frame themselves and they have a factory in Ohio that offers quick-ship on many of their frames. They keep it in-house so you can keep it in your budget. Plus, Zenni ships worldwide and offers 14-day free returns, so you can try their frames, worry-free.
Not only is Zenni affordable, but it’s also innovative. Zenni’s revolutionary technology makes it easier than ever to find your perfect pair. The visual search tool helps you reverse search for a match on their website instead of sifting through thousands of listings. For example, if you have a screenshot saved of a chic pair of frames, you can upload the image into the tool and find similar pairs on Zenni in seconds.
Zenni offers a wide variety of frame shapes and types of eyewear, ranging from tactical glasses for mountain bikers to reading glasses for those who prefer to stay home and cuddle up with a book. No matter what your travel style is, Zenni has the perfect pair of frames waiting for you.
These are the best glasses for every kind of traveler:
For the digital nomad: Blue light glasses
Staring at a screen all day can really take it out of you, especially when it’s for work and not for binging 8 hours of TV. Blue light glasses help relieve eyestrain and make the work day more bearable, whether that’s your actual home or a hotel in Italy.
And, in an increasingly digital world, it’s important to take care of your eyes. Blokz® blue light lenses can help defend your eyes against things like screens and artificial light. Just like sunscreen protects your skin from sun damage, blue light lenses protect your eyes, promote better sleep, and help you work as a digital nomad with less eye strain.
For literal sightseeing: Prescription glasses
For those of you who need a prescription to see near or far, don’t worry, Zenni offers everything from progressives to bifocals and reading glasses. All you have to do is pick your ideal frames and then choose which lenses you want. It’s that easy.
With thousands of frames on Zenni, there is no shortage of options. You can shop by frame shape, face shape, or color and find the perfect pair of glasses for your next trip.
Some of the most popular styles include these square frames with gold accents and this tortoiseshell pair. So whether you need help seeing the Eiffel Tower in the distance or the Mona Lisa up close, you can do it in style.
For the beach bum: The perfect pair of sunglasses
A good pair of sunglasses is a travel essential and, luckily, Zenni offers an unbelievably long list of quality sunglasses that can protect you from harmful rays while keeping you looking beach-ready.
Plus, you can choose from classic sunglass lenses, polarized ones to reduce light glares, tinted Transitions® lenses that adapt with the light, or Blokz® lenses to filter out more blue light. And, if that isn’t enough, you can add your prescription to the lenses to make them perfectly customized to your eyes.
For the outdoor adventurer: Active eyewear
Whether you like to explore new places by running or you travel specifically to do high-intensity cycling paths, Zenni has the ideal active eyewear for you. They have options like athleisure, performance, and protective glasses, fit for outdoor adventures of all intensities.
The athleisure glasses are made from lightweight, flexible materials and are slip-resistant, making them perfect for light exercise, hiking, yoga, or just looking stylishly sporty.
The sports performance glasses have the same lightweight features but come with rubberized temple tips and bridges to make sure they don’t slip off during more intensive activities like cycling, golfing, or strength training. They also have a high-wrap frame to protect you from the sun and other elements.
If you need another added layer of protection, Zenni also makes protective sports goggles. The goggles have impact-resistant frames and lenses, all the non-slip cushioning, plus removable and adjustable straps and storage cases are included. They are great for basketball, soccer, badminton, and more and they meet the eye protection requirements for many sports. And, best of all, you can add your prescription in so you can see clearly on the court.
For those that struggle with migraines: Migraine & light sensitivity glasses
You should never have your day ruined by light-induced pain and strain, especially while you’re traveling. From dingy indoor museum lights to intense sunlight, migraine glasses can help you reclaim your day.
With Zenni, you can choose from three different tint levels (25%, 50%, or 80%) so you can get customized comfort. 25% is a great choice for indoors, 80% provides maximum comfort outdoors, and 50% provides versatile comfort and can take you from inside to outside with ease.
Plus, their migraine glasses are scratch-resistant, water-repellent, have 100% UV protection, and anti-reflective coating that reduces glare. The lenses target the light wavelengths that can be most bothersome to our eyes so that you don’t have to worry about migraines on your next vacation.
For the fashionistas: Trendy collabs
If you’re the type of person who meticulously plans out your outfit for each day of your trip, then you certainly can’t skimp on matching the perfect pair of glasses to each ensemble.
Take a peek at their new fall collaboration with Cynthia Rowley and get a gorgeous pair of brown-hued Dahlia frames to match the fall foliage. Or, go all out with a bold shape like the Magnolia frames.
For the little ones: Kids’ frames
From toddlers to tweens, Zenni makes kids’ frames that fit kids both size and style-wise.
With Zenni, you can shop by age range including toddlers (age 0-3), little kids (4-7), pre-teens (8-12), and teens (13+). No matter what your kid’s needs are, you’re sure to find them the perfect pair.
Zenni even offers flexible frames with no metal parts and adjustable and detachable parts so that your kiddo can have maximum comfort.