Yikes. I am officially old. I have to wear bi-focals. I just about fainted when I went to Costco and got my prescription filed and i was quoted almost 600.– to get progressive lens eyeglasses. I buy my glasses at Costco because about 2 years ago I read in Consumer Reports that the Costco had excellent glasses and was a Bestbuy. That was when i was paying two hundred plus dollars. I needed to shop around.
I belong to an online deal forum and they constantly have threads for cheap contact lenses and glasses, The mention Zenni’s in the States as a good cheap place to buy glasses. Anti Glare/anti-scratch coating progressive lenses in a titanium frame cam to just over 80.00 with shipping. I got the glasses in a nice case and cleaning cloth. I took then to my eye doctor and he pronounce them “pretty good” The thing you need to have before you order is your PD or pupillary distance. This never changes0 it is the distance between your two pupils.
After receiving he bifocals I ordered some plain reading glasses and a “back-up” pair of long distance glasses. The total for two pair of glasses came to 40.00.
I have the type of face that can wear almost any shape and they have pretty generic styles- i wouldn’t try anything to new or different, I basically got a pair that looked most like the glasses I have now.
I would absolutely recommend . If you are nervous try a pair of reading glasses fist. The Pd on reading glasses make huge difference compared to buying from drugstore.