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It’s almost back to school time. You’ve got the new school clothes, the new shoes, and the backpack, but what about some new glasses? Today I’m sharing some tips for how to make back to school glasses shopping fun for you and your child.
My son wears glasses in class when he needs to read the whiteboard. We first found out he needed glasses for occasional use a few months ago. We got him glasses, but he never wore them because they kept sliding down his nose and falling off.
My eyes had been bothering me a bit when I was on the computer for long periods of time, so I recently had my eyes checked. The optometrist said that I had 20/20 vision in both eyes, but that I could benefit from glasses when I was working at the computer and noticed eye strain or headaches.
Since we both needed new glasses, I thought it would be fun to make an afternoon of back to school glasses shopping.
Picking Our Frames
With our prescriptions in hand, my son and I walked into the JCPenney Optical Department at our local store. Amanda greeted us and was soooo sweet!
She led us to the kids glasses and my son was immediately drawn to a pair of glasses that was black, but had green on the inside of the frame. As soon as we put them on we knew these were the ones!
The frame fit his face perfectly, and my son loved the two colors of the glasses. In less than 5 minutes, he had picked his perfect glasses.
Now it was my turn. I knew that I wanted a pair of tortoise shell glasses that weren’t square or cat eye. There were lots of different options to choose from. I tried on a pair that Amanda showed me and it was love at first sight! The colors in the frame and the shape of the glasses were just perfect for my face and coloring.
Amanda brought me over a few more pairs that were similar, just so I could see if there was anything I liked better. We both agreed that the toroise shell pair I fell in love with was the best!
She explained to use about the different coatings and lens types that we could choose from. My son ended up going with the HDV Lenses by Carl Zeiss Vision. They are High Definition lenses that use technology to give you high clarity and the widest fields of vision compared to standard lenses.
Because I needed my glasses for working on the computer, I chose to get the Clear Blue Filter Lenses, which protects my eyes from the harmful effects of ultraviolet and high-energy blue light from my computer and electronic devices.
Pick Up Time
A few days later, it was time to pick up our glasses. My son and I were both SO excited to try them out! We each had a turn to try them on and make sure they fit perfectly. My son’s fit perfectly, and after a tiny adjustment on mine, they fit perfectly too.
She explained how to properly clean our glasses and how often to clean them, which was great for me since this is my first time having prescription glasses.
After picking up our glasses, I took my son out to get some lunch. It helped make back to school glasses shopping more of a special event, and gave my son something fun to look forward to.
He loved his glasses so much that he wanted to wear them out of the store. 🙂
Score a GREAT Deal!
Right now, JCPenney Optical is offering $39.99 Back to School Glasses for Kids. The sale includes a large selection of frames, impact-resistant lenses, AND an eye wear protection plan! This is the best deal I’ve seen, and I’m thinking I might go back to school glasses shopping again and get my son another pair in a different color because of the great price.
They also have lots of designer brands and styles of glasses for everyone in the family, including mom and dad. I saw glasses by Ray Ban, Armani Exchange, DKNY, Liz Claiborne, Converse, and more.
I’m so happy with my glasses and am not going to lie, I’m a bit excited to be part of the glasses club!
So tell me, are you a member of the glasses club too?
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