I normally wear contact lenses, but because I have a stigmatism, I have to use reading glasses to see close up while wearing the contacts. I purchased my first pair of reading glasses from my eye doctor. I paid over $80 for a pair of wire rimmed glasses that broke after only a year of use. I decided to try the reading glasses I saw on display at the Dollar General store for $5.
After trying a few on to get the right strength, I couldn't tell the difference between them and the glasses I had purchased from my eye doctor. They have also lasted longer than the ones I paid $80 for! There were many different styles to choose from, so I didn't have any trouble picking a pair I liked.
Do yourself a favor and don't ever buy reading glasses from an eye doctor. I know I never will again, they are a waste of money!