Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Visionworks and my thoughts and opinions are my own
Meet Katelyn, Katelyn is my Pastor’s wife’s daughter. Katelyn about a year ago started complaining about headaches every once in a while. After a couple of months it was every day. So her mom took her into the eye doctor and the examine showed she needed to wear glasses when doing school work, reading coloring etc. Some kids might frown at the fact that they have to wear glasses but not Katelyn. She used to wear fake ones because she’s always wanted glasses so she was actually really excited when she found out.
Kids can be really hard on glasses especially with their first pair as they learn to the steps to care of them. When I found out that Katelyn had lost her glasses, I wanted to see if I could help. Visonworks had contacted me about checking out their store because my husband wears glasses as well but I knew how much Katelyn really loved her glasses.
When we arrived Katelyn, was literally trying every pair on. That was Ellen the manager took over and asked Katelyn a few questions on what styles she liked and helped her with sizing. This was super helpful because we could have been there all day. Ellen helped make the decision quickly which was nice, because honestly Katelyn had no clue on where to start and neither did we?
After we chose a pair Ellen sat down with us and talked about the different lenses etc and gave Katelyn some tips on caring for her glasses.
What’s on Trend?
Fiery reds: A hue not for the shy, frames with pops of red are perfect for your fiery spirited child, who loves the spotlight and trying new things. Red says, “I’m a leader.”
Bold blues: For the confident, social butterfly, reach for a pair of blue toned frames, perfect for turning heads and meeting new friends on the first day of school. Blue says, “I’m social.”
Refreshing greens: Those with big imaginations who spend their afternoons playing in the backyard are just the type to rock this trend of pops of green. Green says, “I’m adventurous.”
Importance of Annual Eye Exams
As a parent, how can you be sure your kid’s vision isn’t keeping them from doing their best in school, enjoying life fully, and being successful? Here’s what you need to know.
How frequently should my child have a comprehensive eye exam?
Annually is recommended for school age children. An easy way to remember is to add “Annual Eye Exam” to your child’s Back-to- School checklist and they’ll start every school year with optimum visual performance to achieve both inside and outside of the classroom.
What is an eye exam?
A comprehensive eye exam can only be conducted by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Specialized equipment and procedures are used that allow the doctor to evaluate vision and eye health, make a definitive diagnosis and prescribe a prescription for vision correction if necessary.
Eye exams are non-invasive and typically take about 30 minutes.
Where do I go?
Click here and simply enter your zip code to find the Visionworks location nearest you.
Is an eye exam covered by my vision insurance?
Visionworks accepts hundreds of vision insurance plans. To find out if your vision insurance is accepted, click on the Visionworks store location nearest you and you’ll see the top five plans in that area. If you don’t see your vision plan listed, simply call the store directly to see if Visionworks is a provider.
What if I don’t have vision insurance?
Visionworks and Davis Vision are giving away 10,000 comprehensive eye exams and complete pairs of glasses to children in need through the Let’s Go See initiative. Our goal is single-focused: we want children to get annual eye exams. Every child. Every year.
If you don’t have vision insurance or Medicaid, aren’t signed up for ACA and can’t afford an eye exam and glasses, or if you know of a school or organization that has children who could benefit, apply for a free voucher, or nominate a child, school or organization at www.letsgosee.net. An eye exam may be the simplest test kids ever take. It’s certainly the most important for helping shape their future outlook.
What is Let’s Go See?
Let’s Go See is a national movement to raise awareness of the importance of annual eye exams for children as part of their yearly health routine.
How can I join the Let’s Go See national movement?
Help a child in need. Visionworks is giving out 10,000 vouchers good for a free eye exam and glasses. If a child doesn’t have vision insurance or Medicaid, aren’t signed up for ACA and can’t afford an eye exam and glasses, or if you know of a school or organization that has children who could benefit, nominate them for a free voucher at http://www.letsgosee.net/help/. Nominations can be made in English or Spanish.
OFFER: Right now you can save an addition $50 off their BOGO offer here.