Get a new pair of glasses for your home and work and be prepared to spend $800.00 or more, says one online shopper.
The Canadian Glass Association says it’s worth the $800 to get a good pair of eyeglasses that won’t last you a full day, and that a pair will last you at least 20 to 30 years.
That’s about the same life expectancy of a pair of binoculars, says the association’s president, Peter Maitland.
Maitland says the more expensive the glasses, the better, because the glasses tend to last longer.
The association says they’ll look better than the average pair of sunglasses, and you’ll be able to wear them more comfortably.
The association says you can also find good bargains online for glasses at many online retailers.
They range from $50 to $200, and they’ll fit most heads of hair, but they’ll also make a good gift for someone you don’t want to lose a piece of your face to a mugging.
You can find many more bargains at the Canadian Glass and Optical Association website.
The glasses also come in a range of colours, from blue to pink and black, which can make them more versatile than a regular pair of eyeshades.
They’re also more durable than the binocular glasses, Maitlands says.
“They’ll last for a very long time,” he says.