My vision history:
In second grade, my mom noticed that my left eye was crossing into the corner. It was not a true lazy looking eye but noticeable enough that I went to the eye doctor. Turns out that I needed glasses! My right eye is much stronger than my left which explains why I really didn’t feel as though I couldn’t see because my right eye was doing all of the work for the left eye until I got tired.
When I was tired as a kid, I thought it was normal to see double at night when I would watch television (that was my eye crossing but I didn’t know!), so I never really said anything. Sounds so funny to me though when I say it now, but back then it was just normal and I didn’t know better.
Recently I had the opportunity to receive an eye exam at the newly redesigned Pearle Vision EyeCare Center in Roslyn, New York.
A little background on Pearle Vision — Genuine EyeCare from your Neighborhood Doctor.
Pearle Vision was founded in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, who began the concept of one-stop total eye care with the opening of the Pearle Vision Center in Savannah, Ga.
Pearle combined complete eye exams with an extensive selection of eyewear.
Today, with close to 600 EyeCare Centers located throughout the United States, Pearle Vision is built around a doctor-centered business model with a primary focus to deliver genuine eye care to patients and become a trusted source for all their eye care needs.
The new Pearle Vision EyeCare Center is gorgeous!
I was so pleasantly surprised by the open, airy feeling of the EyeCare Center, and the best part? The actual exam room was light-colored and bright!
My experience has always been that eye exams take place in a dark and gloomy office. I was so happy to receive this exam in a bright space. It made the appointment so much better and I didn’t feel like I was enclosed in a dimly lit, small room.
I arrived a few minutes early for my appointment but was quickly given short paperwork to complete before being taken for my exam.
The doctor was super polite and explained every test to me which is not something doctors do for adults who have been wearing glasses basically their entire lives.
Glaucoma runs in my family so it’s extra important that I take the “puff” test which checks the pressure in your eye. I hate this test because I hate waiting for the puff of air to touch my eye but I know it’s critical to have done, especially because, as the doctor explained to me, glaucoma generally has no symptoms.
Thankfully my eye pressure is just fine but after being examined, it was evident to the doctor that I did need a minor tweak to my prescription which I will be trying out in a new pair of sunglasses.
Since I was given a new prescription, I wondered if I would need to change the lenses in my regular glasses as well. The doctor assured me that I wouldn’t need to unless I decided that I wanted to do so since the prescription change was slight enough to not cause issue when switching between my pairs of glasses.
After my exam, I began the hunt for the right pair of shades.
It was not an easy decision to make and I am pretty sure I tested the patience of the kind Pearle Vision staff but eventually, I found my pair!
Stayed tuned for part two of my Pearle Vision experience to see which frames I selected and how I am liking the new prescription. Visit the Pearle Vision website and also follow along on Facebook and their YouTube channel.
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