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July 18th, 2011

I never wore glasses growing up, but a few years ago, I noticed that I was having a lot of trouble seeing things far away.  (I blame too many long days of staring at a computer screen…) And when I decided to get my eyes checked for the first time since grade school, I made an appointment at Lenscrafters

But Chad intervened — he told me that if I was getting my eyes checked, I had to have them dilated, and get checked for glaucoma, all the steps.  And because I didn’t know any better and assumed he was right, I cancelled the appointment and went to a separate eye doctor instead. 

So when I was invited last week to Lenscrafters’ Semi Annual Sale, I figured I’d finally get to see the difference between their eye test and what the doctor had done. 

And the difference?  Not much.  Lenscrafters had state-of-the-art equipment that tested my vision perfectly without dilating my eyes, which was the biggest difference and a huge improvement.  And yes, they check you for cataracts and glaucoma and all the other steps. 

And with that taken care of, I moved on to the fun part: each of us got to take home an amazing pair of prescription sunglasses.  I picked these Chanel stunners and am seriously in love.  Does it get any cuter?

And as an added bonus, now I can read street signs that are more than a block away!  It’s pretty much the best thing that’s happened to me since iPhone GPS.  Between those two, I’m never getting lost again.

(Or if I do, at least it’ll be in style!)

Tags: style

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sarah H // Jul 18, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Oooo gorgeous Chanel sunglasses!

    LensCrafters is awesome. I have an amazing pair of Tory Burch glasses from LensCrafters that I absolutely love. They’re actually the first pair of prescription glasses that I’ve ever been excited to wear in public. (I’m legally blind but I’ve been wearing contacts since I was 9 so you’d never know it.)

    Glad they were able to change your mind about the store! They’re really, really great!


  • 2 Diane // Jul 18, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Lucky girl!  Those are just beautiful.  You will have them forever!  (And I saw on Twitter, all the better to go with your new purse!)

  • 3 Mrs C // Jul 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Ok love the glasses! Super cute! But your top us fabulous,…envy! Ok so what’s your fav thing you can’t live without in the kitchen? See mine!
    Recipes Fashion Marriage

  • 4 katy // Jul 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Ooooh, so many answers!  Ingredient: Sea salt and fresh grated pepper!  If you mean appliances, I think probably our toaster oven — especially in the summer when it’s too hot to turn on the regular oven!

  • 5 Glamamom // Jul 18, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I almost got that pair! They look fab on you.  Instead, I got prescription glasses, which I really need.  So practical I’ve become 😉

  • 6 Carly // Jul 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    My hubs does everything at Lenscrafters and has for years..they have everything an eyedoctor has- as far as technology etc and on the way out you can buy some killer designer eyewear…win win in my book.

  • 7 Susanna // Jul 20, 2011 at 3:24 am

    It may seem like a hassle getting your pupils dilated for an eye exam, but dilation actually allows the optometrist or ophthalmologist to better visualize the retina, the head of the optic nerve, and the blood vessels in the back of your eye. Many eye conditions can be detected this way, including glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, as well as the sequelae of systemic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

    The fact that your appointment at Lenscrafters did not include pupil dilation is not really an “improvement”. The technique they use is not as effective as visualization under dilation and is more expensive for the patient as well.

    I mean this as politely as possible, but perhaps you should stick to critiquing fashion and food instead of making claims about things you don’t fully understand. There is plenty of misinformation about medical topics floating around out there; please don’t add to it.

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