I bought new glasses this week for the first time in about 10 years. My private health insurance paid about a third of the cost.
My last eye check was about 18 months ago, and at the time I thought I might need bifocals in the future because of growing shortsightedness.
However, I’ve decided to stick with the mono lens for now. I’ve retained the old frame and will consider getting special lenses for them in the future if my shortsightedness gets worse.
At the moment I can read fine close up without any glasses at all.