Since this was my first experiment with ordering glasses online, I ordered a simple pair. I ordered the glasses from 39DollarGlasses last Saturday. Monday morning I received an email indicating they had started processing my glasses and they should be ready in 2-4 days. Late Monday afternoon I received a second email saying my glasses had shipped. Even though I have a very simple prescription, I was still amazed by this. The glasses showed up in my mailbox on Wednesday.
Now I'm dealing with the last step and strongest argument for the local optician: adjusting the glasses. I've worn them comfortably for the last couple of days, but they need some adjustment. I may call customer support for advice, or try to adjust it myself, but for now I'm very happy with them. If I figure out this step I couldn't imagine going back to buying from the local optometrist for glasses.