This a direct result of the Net breaking local monopolies on selling glasses. Did you know that prices for bridesmaids gowns for wedding have come down. One can comparison shop on the Net. Wedding stores can still fleece brides because they insist on making the dress exquisitely to fit and women fall for this. Some prices have not fallen because the people are selling goods not as fungible as glasses and the sellers do all they can to use non-fungibility as a weapon.
No more phony intimidation, no pretenses.
I can now read in my car as I sit next to the Admiral and see from far at the same time. I'm 65. What a gyp is the world's marketplace, everywhere you look a monopoly. No more though ... you can reach outside beyond the local area.