This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pearle Vision. All opinions are 100% mine.
My kids are always up for an adventure, even when said adventure is Mom announcing on a Saturday morning that we are off to get Mom and Dad’s eyes checked. It might not sound exciting to you, but my kids were all about it. (I love their willing spirits!) They had a million questions on the way there, and about a million more for the Pearle Vision staff when we arrived. Two exams* and one pair of glasses later, thanks to the Pearle Vision experts, my kids were still happy with their adventure.
At 40+ weeks pregnant, I decided there was just enough time to squeeze in a trip to the eye doctor before baby’s arrival. And good timing too, since baby arrived the very next day. Although I didn’t think either my husband or I needed glasses, it had been quite some time since either of us had visited the eye doctor, and we were past due for a checkup.
Our local Pearle Vision is brand spanking new. It opened only three weeks before our visit, and the staff could not have been nicer. Nothing makes a mom happier then when someone goes out of their way to be nice to her kids, and there were so many little moments during our visit when the staff paid extra attention to my kids.
As I mentioned, my girls were curious about everything, especially the large machines Mom and Dad were asked to look into. The Pearle Vision staff noticed their curiosity, explained what they were doing and then showed them how they could see our eyes. Happy kids = happy mom.
To my surprise and my husband’s disappointment, he needs glasses. Although not a large prescription, years of computer work and age have caused him to become a bit farsighted.
While he tried on nearly every pair of glasses in the office, Pearle Vision staff patiently helped the selection and helped keep our kids entertained. A double feat of accomplishment. In fact, when we got home, Sissy announced that she wanted to go back to visit Megan at Pearle Vision again soon.
After much debate, my husband selected a pair of glasses that suit him perfectly. And even though he still isn’t wild about the idea of needing glasses, I think he looks handsome in his new specs. Plus, he only needs to wear them when he is working at the computer, so it is a nice transition into glasses.
I still don’t need glasses, but since I also spend a lot of time at the computer, I asked the doctor if he had any tips to maintain my eyes. He said the best thing someone can do for their eyes when they work at the computer all day is to look away. Even if it is only for a couple of minutes, he said it is important to look away from the computer every half hour. Luckily, since I work from home, there is always a reason to look away from the computer.
It may not have been the most adventuresome Saturday morning activity, but thanks to the staff at Pearle Vision, our daughters thought it was a fun outing, and everyone left happy.
It is important to get your eyes checked on an annual basis — even if you don’t need glasses. When was the last time you had your eyes checked? Schedule an eye exam* at your local Pearle Vision.
*Eye exams available by independent doctors of optometry at or next to Pearle Vision in most states. Doctors in some states are employed by Pearle Vision.