Glasses are on of the only things i don't pay huge money for I'll probably just put a prescription on some wayfarers. I break them fairly frequently anyway. I used to think like this, too. I used to wear contacts all the time but I switch to glasses recently because cutting a bunch of chili daily and taking/putting in contacts turns into torture. Glasses are actually much more convenient for me now, especially during the summer where I go backpacking and camping a lot. If you wear glasses, I feel like it's one of the things that should have a lot of money spent on, seeing as how it's almost always the one thing people will notice first (since it's on your face). Just like other stuff though, the more money you spend on it the better you'll take care of them. By the way, I have a list of stores that still stock the NDG x OP if you're still interested in those.