My eyes have never been good. And now it's time to transition to whatever it is they call bifocals. Progressive lenses, I think. (I'll resist the urge for a political joke.) So, the hit: $1,136 for new specs. Even with eye insurance, it was still $806 out of pocket. Man, what a racket. I value seeing quite a lot, so I'm willing to pay. But ... sheesh, it's a lot of money for glasses.