With glasses frames I've been using The Optometrist Attic - good service, nice bloke and great classic frames. http://optometristattic.com/ I get the lenses and adjustment and fittings done here. But if you know all your measurements theres no reason not to get the lenses done in USA too. Your optometrist should give you the script - but often they "accidentally" leave out the vital measurements. I also have some good cheap and cheerful nice looking frames I've got here in Melb. Ms fxh gets a couple of pairs of plastic latest Japanese/ Korean/ Taiwan fashion glasses, frames and prescription lenses, when we are in Taiwan, for about aud$70 for two all up. I can't get them as plastic frames sit too high for my nose. We're off to Taiwan on Thursday. I'll pick up some nice cheap ($5) watches at the night markets as usual.