Shopping for Glasses: Is Frugal a Possibility?

Yesterday, my glasses broke. Not the I’m-just-going-to go-get-them-adjusted, broke, but the essentially-very-expensive-trash, broke. 

My glasses barely holding together with tape, I am searching online for a cheap sources for a replacement. I’ve found one website, ClearlyContacts who offers stylish glasses at a fraction of the price you’d find in store. The price may in this case, at least for me, not outweigh the fact that I cannot try them on before getting them shipped.

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They do offer free “trials” for certain pairs, but the prospect of having to ship them back and reverting to my scratched up, broken glasses and wait for another shipment of glasses is off-putting, to say the least.  

Out of frustration, I’ve spent the last hour researching laser eye surgery. 

If anyone is out there, where do you go for your glasses?