I have wasted countless hours this week at GlassesUSA. Their glasses cost a tiny fraction of what they do at an optical shop. The most fun part is that you can upload photos of your face, and then see all the frames on you and not some random model. Once you order, they have an option where you can try them on at home for two weeks and they don't charge you anything unless you decide to keep them. You can use your prescription, or just get fashion frames, make them sunglasses, whatever you want.
I already have a classic warm tortoise shell frame with Transitions lenses. I wanted a modern semi-rimless frame with clear lenses, something that made the glasses a little less obvious. I'm going to try these.
I also got really lucky at Amazon and found a pair of multi-focus sun readers for $20! I didn't know you could even buy such a thing. They're very close to my fancy progressive lens prescription, no lines. They're darker than the Transitions, don't make me dizzy walking the dog, and I can read my phone and see small things clearly. Winning!
I've really become a glasses convert. I swore I would never wear them, but multifocal contacts just suck. Everything is in focus with glasses, no eye strain. I've decided they're acceptable and fun.
Anybody else have any glasses thoughts or resources?
Oh, added thought. I also drove myself crazy this week trying to determine my skin undertone. You know that thing where you look at your wrist veins? If they're green you're warm. If they're blue you're cool. Mine are no-joke blue-green. I may be neutral. Though my hair and eyes point toward warm overall. As a result of all this, I went with a rose gold frame, not blue or purple. Let's hope that works out.