If there is one universal truth about reading glasses, it is that your first pair will not be your last. Over the course of a lifetime, we lose, break, loan, or otherwise forfeit pair after pair. With a price range of from $2 to $20, it’s important to get your money’s worth in each pair. Look for spring-hinged frames made of a semi-flexible polycarbonate or nylon material that won’t snap every time they get sat on or abused. Design is a matter of individual taste, with a kaleidoscope of choices that range from military-style “birth control” black to full-on Elton John floral prints. Just because your vision suffers, your personal style doesn’t have to.