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.


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.


   Pearle Vision  

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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  1. says

    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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  2. Lisa Brown says

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

  3. Heidi Embrey says

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

  4. Natalie says

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

  5. Vangie K. says

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

  6. rachel cartucci says

    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.

  7. Stephanie says

    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.

  8. Kelly D says

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

  9. says

    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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  10. says

    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!

  11. Julie Wood says

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

  12. Alexis says

    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!

  13. Angie Jerde says

    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!

  14. Danielle says

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

  15. Mami2jcn says

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

  16. Cherie montorio says

    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.

  17. Lisa says

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

  18. Deborah says

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

  19. CJ says

    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!!

  20. Tracy says

    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!

  21. says

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

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  22. Jennifer H. says

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

  23. says

    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.

  24. Amanda Whitley says

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

  25. Sarah Hall says

    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.

  26. Brenda Haines says

    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!

  27. Rhonda Grisham says

    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

  28. Madeline says

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

  29. rachel says

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

  30. Elle says

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

  31. Jennifer Odom says

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

  32. Tara O. says

    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!

  33. amy guillaume linderman says

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

  34. Margot C says

    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.

  35. Gina M says

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

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  36. Aurelie Red says

    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 !

  37. Ellie Wright says

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