We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Glasses are a construct of the white male patriarchy.
Honking horns aside, no longer needed them after getting cataract removed.
Herr Doctor said I was too young for such things but did let it get Gigantor before removing.
One pair of prescription eyeglasses at the "poor people" hospital that is renamed often? $340.
I could get about six pairs at the local vision world for that price.
Colonel Kilgore Trout
Americanreadingglasses.com has an excellent selection of quality glasses at excellent prices.
Zenni Optical dot com. $6.95 for Clark Kent frames & basic prescription lenses. It takes a couple of weeks for shipping (my guess is from India; the website says Northern California) but my nephew is tough on glasses and they work for him. I pay I think $60 for flex titanium frames with progressive bifocal lenses.
I have often wondered why the look of glasses determines the price. I have encountered that sales pressure and had to tell the associate numerous times that I don't care what they look like and in fact found none of them to look "good". Just give me the cheapest pair. I refused to even look at what was offered; just give me the cheapest pair.