Having to wear reading glasses was a traumatic experience. I always thought I looked horrible in glasses and now if I wanted to read anything, they were a must. Two years ago I discovered I Heart Eyewear and suddenly my world opened back up. These readers are highly durable, with a high impact resistance but low scratch resistance. They also have a anti-reflective coating (also called AR coating) which when applied to the surface of lenses which reduces reflection and glare which allowed me to see Broadway shows and not want to fall asleep due to the glare. I Heart Eyewear have Aspheric lenses which provide a slimmer profile and minimize eye distortion giving a higher image quality (more consistent magnification throughout the lens), which again allows for you to not strain your eyes. They also have spring hinges and come with a matching case, making them comfortable and easy to find.
My favorites are the Lavender Addison also available in pink $30.00 for evenings out.
Moraga Neck-Hanging readers $20.00. These are great because they sit comfortable behind the ears and when not wearing easily hangs around your neck. Considering I was constantly trying to figure out where I left my glasses this was a major plus. Now I never lose my glasses.