A bit of a backstory - I had both my cataracts fixed end of last year/beginning of this, very successful but not quite 100% vision restoration so still need glasses but just single focus, two sets, one for close work, one for distance.
Delights of getting old. :)
Having moved house I went to a different optician, the one whose initial are SS.
Biggest surprise I've had in several years of eye treatments now. They did a very thorough eye test, agreed I didn't need much and multi-focals would be a waste of money, just new frames and new lenses.
Then came the biggest surprise - I'm used to paying silly amounts for frames that never last but after picking them out and passing over my Healthcare card the total bill came to $39...
Picking them up on the 30th - can't wait, struggling with generics at the moment and not driving until I get them, sort of doctor's orders. That's ok, sharing with a couple of guys one of whom is happy to run small errands in his car.
Now I have to go back once I get them and get a flight med update for re-certification, but pretty sure that will be fine, a lot of older pilots wear glasses and the distance pair are perfectly ok for the job in the types I typically fly - far enough from the instruments to be able to read them fine.
I think I've being going to the wrong opticians for years... Will certainly be going back to these guys :)