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Did You Know I Wear Glasses & $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

 

 

I have been blogging for just about two and a half years now and I am pretty sure that I have yet to really mention that I wear prescription eyeglasses.

 

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Aside from posting a few pictures of myself in sunglasses, which are prescription, not once did I post a picture wearing my regular glasses – glasses which I have basically needed full-time since the age of seven.

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.

 

Pearle Vision      

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.

 

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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!  

 Pearle Vision  

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!

Pearle Vision 

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.

 

Pearle Vision 

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.

Pearle Vision 

 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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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine July 7, 2015, 5:29 am

    I started wearing glasses in 8th grade, and shortly after I switched to contacts. I wish I was more comfortable wearing my glasses during the day, but Im just not used to it. And I need to wear sunglasses when I drive, which would mean I would need to get a pair of prescription sunglasses.
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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine July 7, 2015, 5:30 am
  • Lisa Brown July 7, 2015, 5:40 am

    I do wear glasses right now; i do not find them comfortable so don’t wear them unless driving.

  • Lisa Brown July 7, 2015, 5:40 am
  • Susie @ SuzLyfe July 7, 2015, 7:08 am

    I got my glass in high school (for astigmatism) from Pearle! And can I just say that I always see Pearleoo because of their logo?
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  • Melissa Mazzur July 7, 2015, 7:12 am

    My sunglasses are prescription but I never wear them inside.

  • Heidi Embrey July 7, 2015, 7:21 am

    I do not wear prescription glasses but my son does and my daughter has to wear reading glasses. Thanks 🙂

  • Jamie July 7, 2015, 7:31 am

    I’ve worn glasses since I was in kindergarten! I have absolutely HORRIBLE vision, so glasses or contacts are a must : ) I do not have prescription sunglasses, but have thought about getting a pair!
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  • Natalie July 7, 2015, 7:56 am

    I personally do not wear prescription glasses but both my mom and brother do. They have worn them their whole life!

  • Natalie July 7, 2015, 7:57 am
  • Vangie K. July 7, 2015, 8:12 am

    I used to wear prescription glasses until a few months ago, when I switched to contacts.

  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma July 7, 2015, 8:13 am

    My daughter Diana has the same exact thing you did! Left eye is much weaker than the right. She wears glasses and just got weaned off patching. Adam is the one with vision issues, luckily I haven’t experienced anything in that dept yet!
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  • rachel cartucci July 7, 2015, 8:18 am

    No,I do not wear glasses although my vision is starting to fail and I am certain if I went to get my eyes checked I would get glasses.

  • rachel cartucci July 7, 2015, 8:19 am
  • Stephanie July 7, 2015, 8:33 am

    Yes.. For the safety of all mankind I wear prescription glasses! I have been wearing them since high school and I’m now 41.. But here’s the strange thing they told me over the last couple of visits that my eye sight had improved?!?! Now how does that happen to one who’s over 40….. But hey I’ll take it! Thanks Meredith for all of your inspiration I push myself and my running capabilities every. Single. Day! Oh and p.s. you make me almost tinkle when I read your blog entries for the day.

  • Morgan S July 7, 2015, 8:59 am

    I was blessed with my father’s eyes and do not have proscription glasses

  • Jen July 7, 2015, 9:16 am

    I have superscription glasses and sunglasses!

  • Kelly D July 7, 2015, 9:27 am

    Yes I wear prescription lenses and contacts at various times throughout the day.

  • Kelly D July 7, 2015, 9:29 am
  • Suzy July 7, 2015, 9:53 am

    I wear contact lenses, those daily ones that I throw out at the end of each day. They are SO EXPENSIVE but they’re the only ones I can wear without my eyes drying out. I’d love a pair of glasses. Mine are from a zillion years ago. I love those aviators on you!
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  • Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl July 7, 2015, 9:55 am

    I wear prescription glasses! I used to wear contacts all the time, but I rarely do because my eyes get too dry. So it is mostly glasses for me. I need to look into getting a pair of prescription sunglasses next!

  • Julie Wood July 7, 2015, 9:56 am

    I wear prescription glasses and need to get a new pair this year. My eyesight has changed!

  • Julie Wood July 7, 2015, 9:56 am

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  • Sarah @pickyrunner July 7, 2015, 10:25 am

    I’ve actually never had my eyes checked, shockingly. I really need to though because I’m pretty sure they’re getting worse the longer I work at my job!
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  • maleficent m July 7, 2015, 10:34 am

    I wear glasses but don’t have any sunglasses.

  • maleficent m July 7, 2015, 10:36 am
  • Alexis July 7, 2015, 10:48 am

    I do wear sunglasses, but I lose them very easily! For some reason sunglasses are very hard for me to keep track of! But I Am miserable outside without them!

  • Molly July 7, 2015, 11:23 am

    I’ve been wearing them since 7th grade!

  • Angie Jerde July 7, 2015, 11:38 am

    I actually just got my first pair of real glasses last week! I have been struggling with seeing distance for some time now and knew it was time to get another eye check. I ended up needing just a minor prescription for the nearsidedness and one eye had a stigmatism. I picked out a cute pair of glasses (surprisingly with dilated eyes) and only need to wear them as needed but boy do they help!

  • Annie Mishler July 7, 2015, 11:56 am

    I do wear glasses–well, I have them. I’m pretty sure I’ve worn them twice. I refuse to believe I need them!

  • Summ July 7, 2015, 12:30 pm

    I do wear prescription glasses.

  • Danielle July 7, 2015, 1:03 pm

    I wear glasses for reading so, now that I’m at my computer 6+ hours per day, I am wearing them a lot.

  • paige c July 7, 2015, 1:39 pm

    I wear glasses when I am reading or on the computer for hours on end.

  • Mami2jcn July 7, 2015, 1:43 pm

    Yes, I’ve been wearing prescription glasses for watching TV and driving since I was 15.

  • Mami2jcn July 7, 2015, 1:47 pm

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/618476430247206912

  • Shannon July 7, 2015, 2:37 pm

    I don’t wear glasses, but my parents do, so I probably will have to as well in the future.
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  • Cherie montorio July 7, 2015, 3:37 pm

    I started wearing glasses when i was about 7 years old. I hated it and got made fun of. At 13 years old I was allowed to get contacts and was so happy. Now I switch between glasses and contacts. As I got older I learned to like glasses again.

  • livivua July 7, 2015, 4:24 pm

    yes i have been wearing prescription glasses for 13 years now.

  • livivua July 7, 2015, 4:27 pm
  • carol clark July 7, 2015, 4:30 pm

    yes mam i do wear eyeglasses

  • Jessica To July 7, 2015, 4:49 pm

    I don’t wear glasses but I do get my eyes checked every year.

  • Lisa July 7, 2015, 7:11 pm

    I do wear prescription glasses! I usually wear my contacts but wear my glasses at night

  • Deborah July 7, 2015, 8:05 pm

    I wear prescription glasses, but only at home. When I go out, I always put in my contacts!

  • iamalighthouse July 7, 2015, 9:26 pm

    Yep! I do wear prescriptions!

  • CJ July 7, 2015, 9:51 pm

    I wear glasses and my favorite pair are my prism lenses that I use while paper crafting. I love them because my eyes don’t get as tired as they used to before I got the prescription. I also see my eye care professional annually. She is AWESOME!!

  • GiGi Eats July 7, 2015, 10:14 pm

    My eyesight is the worst- but do I wear my glasses or contacts? NOPE. I don’t wanna stick my fingers in my eyes and I only wear my glasses when I have big bags under my eyes (lol) and I wanna hide them 😉
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  • nik July 8, 2015, 12:23 am

    I have never worn glasses

  • Melissa July 8, 2015, 1:15 am

    I wear my scripts about 90% of the time, unless I’m sleeping or showering.

  • Tracy July 8, 2015, 12:34 pm

    No glasses for me but my husband is practically blind without his – seriously. He just went to a check up at Pearle Vision and his vision is deteriorating. He needed new glasses and new contacts!

  • Erika July 8, 2015, 10:56 pm

    Yes, I’ve worn them since junior high. I’m blind without my glasses!

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  • Jennifer H. July 10, 2015, 4:22 pm

    I don’t wear prescription glasses, but honestly, I am long overdue for a vision check up.

  • Elena July 10, 2015, 6:29 pm

    I don’t wear prescription glasses

  • Elena July 10, 2015, 6:31 pm
  • Ashley C July 10, 2015, 9:05 pm

    I do wear prescription glasses!

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  • Jessie C. July 10, 2015, 10:33 pm

    Yes, I wear prescription glasses.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • Jessie C. July 10, 2015, 10:34 pm

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  • Ali Celestino July 11, 2015, 1:13 am

    I use to wear glasses I had Astigmatism, but it was corrected. I remember I had a gold and red glasses, at one point I chose these very colorful mix of colors.

  • Sara July 11, 2015, 1:25 am

    I also wear glasses, but only when driving!
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  • Amanda Whitley July 11, 2015, 12:34 pm

    i do not wear them although i know i need them. i am really bad about procrastinating making the eye apointment

  • Sarah Hall July 11, 2015, 4:48 pm

    I do wear glasses and have since I was a teenager. I need to get a new pair now as my eyes are changing with age.

  • Brenda Haines July 11, 2015, 8:49 pm

    I sure do! I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 7 years old and couldn’t see much at all without them. Thanks for the chance!

  • Brenda Haines July 11, 2015, 8:51 pm
  • Barbara M July 12, 2015, 3:03 am

    Yes I wear prescription bifocals and reading glasses.
    thank you

  • Barbara M July 12, 2015, 3:04 am
  • Mary Jenkins July 12, 2015, 12:02 pm

    I have prescription glasses, bu I only wear them in the car where I am legally obliged to wear them!
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  • shaunie July 12, 2015, 6:10 pm

    Yes, I do. I use them everyday.

  • shaunie July 12, 2015, 6:13 pm
  • Karrie July 12, 2015, 8:15 pm

    Not yet because of money. but i really need them

  • Rhonda Grisham July 13, 2015, 9:00 am

    I do wear prescription glasses and have for 15+ years. I didn’t realize how bad my sight was until I got them. The world looked so vibrant and colorful..lol

  • CR Williams July 13, 2015, 3:02 pm

    I don’t wear prescription glasses

  • CR Williams July 13, 2015, 3:03 pm
  • Madeline July 14, 2015, 6:21 am

    I had Lasik done so I don’t wear glasses but both my hubby and daughter wear them.

  • Madeline July 14, 2015, 6:24 am
  • CR Williams July 14, 2015, 11:12 pm

    I don’t wear any kind of prescription.

  • jeccica simpson July 14, 2015, 11:32 pm

    I don’t wear glasses, my hubby does though.
    thanks for a chance!

  • jeccica simpson July 14, 2015, 11:33 pm
  • Cindy July 17, 2015, 9:14 pm

    I wear contacts. I make my appontment in my birthday month.

  • Cindy July 17, 2015, 9:17 pm
  • maria cantu July 19, 2015, 3:37 pm

    I have worn eyeglasses for almost forty years.

  • OFG July 20, 2015, 3:48 pm

    I wore them for a short time while I was getting daily headaches. Somehow I don’t need them anymore.
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  • OFG July 20, 2015, 3:48 pm
  • Kristen July 23, 2015, 1:06 pm

    Yes, I do wear prescription glasses.

  • Kristen July 23, 2015, 1:06 pm
  • Danielle Meek July 24, 2015, 8:02 pm

    I don’t wear glasses but they have some really cool ones out these days 🙂
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  • LaTanya July 25, 2015, 8:26 am

    Yes, I wear prescription glasses

  • LaTanya July 25, 2015, 8:26 am
  • Rebecca July 25, 2015, 9:46 pm

    I wear glasses but mostly contact lenses.

  • Margaret Smith July 30, 2015, 9:32 pm

    Yes, I wear prescription glasses.
    Thanks so much.

  • Margaret Smith July 30, 2015, 9:33 pm
  • Shannon F. August 4, 2015, 9:07 pm

    I don’t have to thankfully!

  • rachel August 10, 2015, 3:09 pm

    I sure do! And have since I was six years old! Hopefully my daughter isn’t doomed as well! hahaha

  • Shayna August 12, 2015, 12:50 pm

    I WEAR PRESCRIPTION GLASSES TO SEE FAR AWAY 🙂

  • Robin August 13, 2015, 11:46 am

    I do not wear prescription glasses; but I probably need to!

  • Elle August 19, 2015, 2:05 pm

    I wear prescription glasses (sunglasses too) but I only really use them for driving or reading.

  • Elle August 19, 2015, 2:07 pm
  • Henria O. August 21, 2015, 4:16 pm

    I’ve worn prescription glasses for at least 35 years.
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  • Tina M August 23, 2015, 10:52 pm

    Yes, I wear prescription glasses

  • Tina m August 23, 2015, 10:53 pm
  • D Schmidt August 28, 2015, 1:11 pm

    I wear prescription glasses to drive!

  • Katherine September 3, 2015, 1:12 pm

    I wear prescription glasses all the time

  • Katherine September 3, 2015, 1:16 pm
  • Michelle C September 3, 2015, 6:17 pm

    Yes, I’ve had prescription glasses since middle school.

  • carol clark September 3, 2015, 6:46 pm

    yes mam i do were prescription glases

  • Jennifer Odom September 3, 2015, 7:09 pm

    I started wearing prescription glasses in third grade. Now I switch between glasses and contacts.

  • Jennifer Odom September 3, 2015, 7:12 pm
  • Stephanie Mago-Eagle September 5, 2015, 1:24 pm

    I wear prescription glasses since I was 6 years old.

  • Raine September 5, 2015, 8:20 pm
  • Raine September 5, 2015, 8:22 pm

    I do wear prescription glasses, I began wearing them when I was 13 years old.

  • Tara O. September 7, 2015, 10:35 pm

    I don’t currently wear prescription eyeglasses but I am pretty sure it’s only a matter of time until I do. In the meantime I get yearly eye exams!

  • amy guillaume linderman September 8, 2015, 9:48 am

    i wear prescription glasses to see distances, to drive. i could really use a pair of prescription sunglasses

  • amy guillaume linderman September 8, 2015, 9:52 am
  • Margot C September 12, 2015, 11:19 pm

    I do wear prescription glasses. I have two types, computer use and real world! I have four pairs of glasses and I got two of them there. I go annually for a check-up.

  • Margot C September 12, 2015, 11:23 pm
  • kjasus September 13, 2015, 8:02 am

    i do wear prescription glasses

  • kjasus September 13, 2015, 8:04 am
  • Teylah September 17, 2015, 4:56 am

    Yes, I have prescription glasses but need to get the prescription changed soon

  • Kerry September 22, 2015, 6:46 pm

    I did for several years until I had lasik surgery about 12 years ago – best thing ever!

  • Kerry September 22, 2015, 7:20 pm
  • Kimberly M. September 23, 2015, 2:22 am

    I do wear prescription glasses. I’ve worn glasses since 7th grade.

  • Kimberly M. September 23, 2015, 2:27 am
  • Henria O. September 24, 2015, 3:49 pm

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  • angie September 25, 2015, 1:04 pm

    yes! I have worn them since I was 16. 😀

  • angie September 25, 2015, 1:07 pm
  • Gina M September 25, 2015, 1:13 pm

    I don’t wear them yet, but I am quite overdue for a checkup.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  • Cynthia C September 26, 2015, 1:46 pm

    I have prescription glasses but don’t wear them as much as I probably should.

  • Susan Smith September 27, 2015, 8:18 pm

    I do wear glasses so I go have yearly eye checkups.

  • Susan Smith September 27, 2015, 8:23 pm
  • Kathleen September 28, 2015, 5:47 pm

    I do wear glasses.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  • Rebecca Graham October 1, 2015, 3:00 am

    I have been wearing prescription glasses since the 8th grade, many decades ago.

  • Rebecca Graham October 1, 2015, 3:03 am
  • Debbie B October 1, 2015, 8:56 pm

    i don’t wear prescription glasses but i probably need to get my eyes checked!

  • Debbie B October 1, 2015, 9:02 pm
  • Aurelie Red October 2, 2015, 5:05 am

    Yes I do wear glasses and I go to see the eye doctor once a year, it is very important for me. Thanks so much !

  • amanda sakovitz October 2, 2015, 5:30 am

    I do wear prescription glasses.

  • tammy shelton October 2, 2015, 2:28 pm

    I have worn glasses since third grade. I also started wearing contacts when was 16.

  • tammy shelton October 2, 2015, 2:30 pm
  • Thomas Murphy October 2, 2015, 2:57 pm

    I do not wear prescription glasses.

  • Thomas Murphy October 2, 2015, 2:58 pm
  • Emily N. October 2, 2015, 10:20 pm

    I do not wear prescription glasses.

  • Emily N. October 2, 2015, 10:30 pm
  • Tamara October 3, 2015, 11:44 am

    I have never worn prescription glasses before, but in the last year or so I’ve found words to be harder to read. I wouldn’t mind going in for an eye check-up.
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  • Tamara October 3, 2015, 11:45 am
  • Ellie Wright October 3, 2015, 1:54 pm

    I don’t wear prescription glasses but i do have to use reading glasses for reading now.

  • Ellie Wright October 3, 2015, 1:55 pm
  • WHITNEY October 3, 2015, 2:47 pm

    I do not wear glasses but I get my eyes checked once a year just in case.

  • Kathryn C October 3, 2015, 4:12 pm

    my #SweepstakesEntry – comment

    Yes I have poor eyesight and need to wear glasses (or contact lenses) all the time

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  • Wanda McHenry October 3, 2015, 4:39 pm

    I no longer wear glasses since my cataract surgery and I love it!

  • Wanda McHenry October 3, 2015, 4:39 pm
  • Tabathia B October 3, 2015, 5:53 pm

    Yes I do wear prescription glasses

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Tabathia B October 3, 2015, 5:56 pm
  • Donna October 3, 2015, 9:00 pm

    I am near sighted so I need glasses to drive.