I was just talking to my little brother the other day about eye exams, as he complained to me over the phone about how annoying it is to have your eyes dilated. He’d forgotten about that little detail, as he hadn’t been to the eye doctor in years. Eye exams are painless, though. It’s probably my favorite check up, actually. Kind of fun, in a way (or is it just me?)
How often you should have your eyes checked depends on your age and existing health problems. Even if you don’t have any problems or think that you can see perfectly well, you should still get regular exams. My eyesight has “stabilized,” or so my doctor says, so I’m good with a check up every 2 years.
Ask your doctor questions! You only have one pair of eyes, so learning how to keep them healthy is so important. If you or one of your family members feels more comfortable speaking in Spanish (or another language), let your eye care professional know. They likely have a bilingual staff member, or brochures in various languages at the very least. Clear Vision Express, the place I went to to get my new glasses, is great. I highly recommend them if you live in the Northern Virginia area. My daughters went with me… and picking out frames, with their help, was tons of fun. Sense my sarcasm? 😉
“Get the pink ones! No, the sparkly purple ones!”
“Which are the most expensive ones? Get those!”
The cool thing about Transitions lenses is that they can be fitted into nearly every type of designer frame. So while I could have gotten the ‘sparkly purple ones’ I opted for these lovely Versace frames instead. They fit comfortably, and I had a feeling they’d also look good as sunglasses.
I picked up the finished product less than a week later, and after wearing the glasses a couple of weeks now, I have to say Transition lenses are just SO convenient! It’s nice to be able to transition from doing something indoors to hanging out at the bus stop or going for a walk with the girls, all without changing glasses or putting in my contacts. Those little clip things that hang over glasses just never worked for me, and having separate prescription sunglasses isn’t practical, so I often went without sunglasses altogether, which isn’t good for the eyes, I know.
Thankfully, Transitions lenses block 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays. The lenses are clear indoors and outside, and at night, continuously adapting with every variation of light. It’s super cool. I don’t even notice the change since it happens gradually. The lenses do get dark, as you can see from the photos above. My daughters notice and get so excited about my “magic” glasses! It’s really funny. They’ve seen it over and over, but the effect impresses them every time! For more information about the Transitions family of adaptive eyewear, visit www.transitions.com.
This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Transitions Optical. I was provided with a complimentary eye exam and pair of eyeglasses to test for the purpose of this campaign. However, all opinions expressed are my own.