I think the last time I purchased eyeglasses as a kit and kaboodle eight years ago (don't worry, I've had the lenses replaced since then) they cost me over $300. It was something like $200+ for the frames and over $100 for the lenses.
I knew I'd be going to Costco this time around and I budgeted $200 for a new pair of eyeglasses...and I came in under budget! w00t!
My lenses were about $75-ish since I got the hi-index hoobidy-joo instead of the $50 poly-whatsis. Given my prescription, this meant my lenses would be significantly lighter and I wear them all the time, so it felt worth the extra cash. The anti-glare coating was another $30. I am always on the fence about buying the coating because it scratches so easily and then it looks like crapola, but I haven't tried it in a while...I thought I'd give it another shot.
And the frames were about $55! And I promise they are styleesh. Some of the "fancier" brand name frames were about $100 but even that is a great price for frames that easily pass $200 at regular retail stores.
My grand total: $159.97
$40 under budget! And boy will I need that $40 cuz here come the spendy months...