As a medical transcriptionist working more than 8 hours a day infront of the computer, my eyes are always subject to strain and fatigue. Sometimes it's very easy to take for granted that our eyes also need their rest throughout the day aside from getting a good night sleep. It is not even helpful to know for a fact that an eye exam, even you're young and healthy, is a must at least every 5 to 10 years, but with the high cost of commodities, many are delaying eye exams until they already have symptoms of vision problems.
For those who are already on prescription glasses or contact lenses, added cost can be accumulated with frequent eye visits and buying frames and extra eyeglasses. This should not be the case if you know where to find cheap but quality frames and glasses. If you have been reading the New York Times, there was an article that mentioned Zenni Optical where one can buy frames including lenses with antiscratch coating for as little as $8, and that is a good bargain if you're already keeping an eye on the cost of prescription glasses.
At Zenni Optical, there are so many eyeglasses to choose from, and this one if my favorite so far. This only costs $8, and that already comes with a lens. I like its medium narrow size full-rim frame with a relief pattern on the temple. The incised pattern on the temple makes it look sophisticated and very feminine.
Expensive is not necessarily always better and since we all can't afford to waste money these days, it is still good to know that we have cheaper but reliable options when it comes to our eye care.