I love to support my local eye doctor, but the prices of eye glasses are outrageous.
Check out http://zennioptical.com/
They offer eyeglasses from 8.00 and all they charge for shipping is 4.95. Even their more expensive stuff is only like 25.00. I ordered two pairs of glasses in the fall and was really impressed. The only bad part is that you have to know what style looks good on you before hand, and check the size to make sure they will fit. I have a big head, so the width was important to me. The other bad part is that they take about 2-3 weeks to come in. But they are super cheap and really nice quality, so who can complain.
I had a good experience, I got a pair of regular glasses and a pair of prescription sunglasses for like 25% of what one pair would have cost me at the eye doctor. Go here: Zenni Optical