In hard economic times, all of us are scrimping and saving to meet our expenses needs. Even if the economy is booming, it helps to save some emergency money or retirement fund so that you can live a better life later on. Buying cheap glasses is not really that bad, and can work just as well as the more expensive ones.
I do have an exclusion clause here. I am not asking you to scrimp on the prescription lenses themselves. Don’t use your siblings’ or friends’ glasses just to save some money there. My first tip for you is to get the right prescription lenses, but get those plastic ones. The plastic lenses work almost as good as the glass ones, but are cheaper and can withstand impact and cracks much better.
Next, look at the frame of the spectacles. There are two specific areas that you should focus on. The first is the frame. You do not need to get expensive ones with brand names written on them, or those with fancy designs. An ordinary but cool looking frame will do fine. The next thing to save money is on the nose pads. For everyday use, the plastic type will suffice. The silicon nose pads will be more expensive, and are only necessary if you do sports very often.
The best advice is still to get rid of your cheap glasses, and seek to regain your natural perfect eye sight. I have thrown away my glasses several years back, and was thankful that I am saved from a lifetime of eye wear inconveniences and costs.