My Pearle Vision Experience & $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Recently I shared with you my experience at the newly renovated Pearl Vision EyeCare Center in Roslyn, New York. 


You can read all about my exam HERE. After my eye exam, I went over to the eye wear selection in an attempt to pick out a new pair of sunglasses.

I can’t get over how tolerant the Pearle Vision staff was of my sunglasses-selecting behavior because I know I was being a tad bit picky and difficult.

Finding the right pair sunglasses isn’t easy! It’s a big decision to make, especially when you are getting prescription shades, and I wanted to love the pair that would be on my face every single day.

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The Pearle Vision staff helped me narrow down my choices from their extensive eye wear selection and explained to me which frames would work better with my prescription since the lens for my left eye is rather thick.

They also sat down to explain to me why I would want polarized lenses, which was not something I knew about before going to Pearle Vision.

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The polarized lenses were a little bit more money than your basic lenses but would make seeing while I was driving easier and much more relaxed for my eyes so I went with it.

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I was able to pick my new sunglasses up the day after my eye exam. Can you believe it?! Usually when I pick out new frames, it takes several days before the store would have them ready with my prescription.

I was in shock when I received a phone call from Pearle Vision saying that they had my sunglasses ready for me the day after I selected them!

The process of picking them up was super quick too. Even though the EyeCare Center was busy, I didn’t wait more than a minute before someone was bringing me my sunglasses and adjusting them so that they fit me perfectly.

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Since it was a new prescription, they told me it may take a few days for my eyes to adjust. My eyes felt a little bit weird at first, nothing terrible, and within two days, I felt completely normal.

I also noticed the polarized lenses immediately. Everything outside just appears so much crisper and when I drive, there is little to no sun glare. I didn’t even realize how much sun glare there was until now. The road is much clearer and easier to see in a really relaxed way for my eyes which is a big deal when you are driving.

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I really love the frames I selected too. I know I made the Pearle Vision employees crazy (they didn’t say so but I just know I took a long time making my decision) but in the end, I know I made the right decision.

If you recall from my previous Pearle Vision post, the sunglasses have a slightly different prescription from my regular glasses. I have yet to notice a difference in the prescriptions which is great because all day long I am switching between my glasses when I go from inside to outside and back to inside.

Should I find that I need to change the lenses in my regular glasses, you can bet I will be returning to this Pearle Vision EyeCare Center.

You can find out more about Pearle Vision and eye care on Facebook and YouTube. And if you visit your local Pearle Vision EyeCare Center, don’t forget to leave a review on Yelp!

Do you wear prescription sunglasses? When was the last time you had an eye exam? Do you wear glasses while you drive?

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  1. Lisa Brown says

    Yes, I wear prescription glasses; My last exam was 7 years ago; I always wear them when I drive.

  2. Natalie says

    My last eye exam was 5 years ago and I used to wear prescription glasses but now I wear contacts. I wear contacts for driving.

  3. Whitney H says

    I had lasik by I need sunglasses with a bit of a prescription–the surgery is wearing off I guess!

  4. Julie Wood says

    I do not have prescription sunglasses, but I put clip ons over my eyeglasses. I wear glasses and it is time for me to get a eye exam and new glasses!

  5. Kristin G says

    I do not have prescription sunglasses, but I really want some. I actually have an eye appointment tomorrow! I usually switch between glasses and contacts depending on my activity level during the day.

  6. Danielle says

    I have only ever worn reading glasses and I’m having to wear them more often these days as I’m always reading at the computer for work.

  7. Vangie K. says

    I don’t have prescription sunglasses, but I wear my contacts all the time except when I’m sleeping. I think my last eye exam was in April.

  8. says

    Okay, so I am SUPPOSED to wear glasses yet I dont because I just dont like the way they look on my face! I actually had my last eye appointment last week and got a new set of glasses, which my doctor recommend I wear while driving. Although I already passed my driving vision test without them… 😉 Better be safe than sorry I suppose. If I got the gift card I would actually spend it on my mom so she can get new sunglasses. She had this awesome pair for seven years but they recently got lost and I really dont want her to suffer from sun migraines when she’s driving, so this would definitely help! Thank you for hosting!
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  9. Mami2jcn says

    I had prescription sunglasses but I lost them. I haven’t had an eye exam in a couple of years.

  10. Morgan S says

    I’ve been really lucky with my eyes – no prescription sunglasses needed at the moment!

  11. paige c says

    I had my last eye exam in January, I get one every year and yes I wear prescriptive sunglasses! I do most of my reading outside so they help.

  12. heather says

    I do not wear prescription sunglasses. I can’t remember last time I had an eye exam. I sure need one though. I do not wear glasses when I drive not yet anyway.

  13. Jessica To says

    I don’t wear glasses but I get an eye exam every year. My last check-up was in December.

  14. Kelly D says

    I don’t wear prescription sunglasses. I usually wear contacts and use regular sunglasses. I had my eyes checked about 3 weeks ago. I either wear contacts or glasses when I drive since I need them to see- my eyes are pretty bad.

  15. says

    I know Canadians aren’t able to win but hey. We have ketchup chips. Ha ha! Andrew recently bought Ray Bans with polarized lenses and when I tried them on I could NOT BELIEVE how amazing everything looks! Totally the way to go.
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  16. Melissa says

    Yes, I have to wear my glasses at all times, including when driving. My last appointment with the optometrist was a little over a year ago.

  17. rachel cartucci says

    I do not wear glasses but I am aware that I need them now and should get my eyes checked.

  18. Carla S says

    No, I don’t wear prescription sunglasses. I had an eye exam last August. I have to wear glasses when I drive.

  19. Tracy says

    No prescription sunglasses for me but my husband seriously needs to look into getting a pair!

  20. Erin Ellis says

    I do not wear them, but I should. I have not had my eyes checked in 5 years, and I really need to make an appointment. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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  21. Jessie C. says

    I wear prescription sunglasses and wear glasses while I drive. I think the last time I had an eye exam was two years ago.
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  22. Alyssa F says

    i do not wear prescription sunglasses. i got an eye exam about 7 months ago and i wear glasses while i drive at night! (:

  23. Sarah Hall says

    I don’t wear prescription sunglasses but I do wear my regular glasses when I drive. My last check-up was last September.

  24. LaTanya says

    I do not have prescription sunglasses, but I do wear regular glasses all the time. I had my eyes checked about two years ago.

  25. Wehaf says

    I wear prescription glasses – I get an exam every year, but my prescription hasn’t changed much recently.

  26. Amy M. says

    I do have pretty bad vision, and I used to wear glasses/contacts every day. After losing my glasses a few years ago and getting fed up with contacts, I stopped wearing anything to improve my vision. I’m definitely due for an eye exam and new pair of glasses!

  27. Darah says

    Do you wear prescription sunglasses? Yes I do on days when I am not wearing my contacts! When was the last time you had an eye exam? 18 months ago Do you wear glasses while you drive? on days when I don’t wear my contacts!

  28. Margaret Smith says

    Yes, I wear prescription driving glasses and also sunglasses.
    I make sure to have my eyes checked yearly.
    Thanks so much.

  29. Amanda Whitley says

    i dont wear glasses but i know i need them. i havent had an exam in over 10 years

  30. shelly peterson says

    I do not wear prescription sunglasses. It has been about 2 years since my last eye exam.
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  31. says

    I actually wear glasses ALL of the time! Nope, I’m not a nerdy schoolgirl or God Squad member, I just keep it damn stylish. I’ve always thought about prescription sunglasses, but it’s a lot of $$$ and having had glasses for 13 years has forced me to get used to the glaring sun!

  32. Michelle C says

    I wear glasses all the time. I do have prescription sunglasses and have always found them to be a good investment. I had an eye exam last summer and typically go every 2 years, as my vision doesn’t change much.

  33. amy tolley says

    they have a great selection of glasses i have been thinking about getting a pair of glasses with the sun shade lens

  34. Kim Henrichs says

    I’ve worn them most of my life and just had an exam last year after letting it lapse way too long.

  35. Robin says

    I do not wear any type of prescriptive glasses; however, I do need to have an eye exam – so that will probably change!

  36. Dawn Monroe says

    I don’t need glasses luckily but my husband does. We have three girls and three boys and all the boys have bad vision and one is legally blind.

  37. Henria O. says

    I wear prescription glasses with transitional lenses that act as sunglasses. My last eye exam was this month and I always drive with my glasses on.
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  38. Kerry says

    I don’t need glasses since I had lasik surgery about 12 years ago. I do wear regular sunglasses when I drive though. I go to the eye dr about every 2 years to get an exam.

  39. Gina M says

    I don’t have prescription sunglasses, but I do wear sunglasses when I drive.

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  40. Cynthia C says

    I have glasses but don’t wear them nearly as much as I should. I keep a spare pair in the car in case I feel like I need them for driving.

  41. Stephanie Phelps says

    No, I have never worn prescription sunglasses and we just had our eyes checked in May and I have never been to Pearle Vision!

  42. Rebecca Graham says

    I don’t have prescription sunglasses. I had my last eye exam about a yr ago. I do wear glasses when I drive.

  43. Debbie B says

    i don’t wear any type of prescription glasses – but i do need to go and have my eyes checked

  44. 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 !

  45. ELIZABETH P says

    I have visited Pearl Vision before – great store and eyeglasses. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

  46. Denise L says

    I don’t wear prescription glasses at all, but I haven’t had my eyes examined in 7 years.

  47. Ellie Wright says

    I don’t wear prescription glasses or sunglasses. I don’t need glasses to drive, but I do need glasses to read.

  48. WHITNEY says

    I have been fortunate enough to not need glasses. My fiance needs them dearly though. I always wear sunglasses when I drive in the mornings!

  49. Kathryn C says

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    I have poor eyesight so I have to wear glasses all the time (I prefer contact lenses!)
    I do wear them when I drive but no, I do not have prescription sunglasses


  50. Wanda McHenry says

    No, I do not wear prescription eyeglasses. I just had an eye exam last month and since have had cataract surgery so I no longer need glasses to drive.

  51. Tabathia B says

    I wear glasses when driving. I have never had or worn prescription eyeglasses. I haven’t had an eye exam in the past 4 years

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  52. Kristin G says

    I don’t wear prescription sunglasses, but I wish I had some. I went to an eye exam last year and got more contacts. I need to get more contacts as well as more glasses. I really don’t like to drive unless I have my glasses on.