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Monday, February 25, 2013

I spy with my little eye.....glasses in my future!


For as long as I can remember I’ve had perfect vision. As a matter of fact, in both of my eyes I had 20/40 vision meaning I can see at 40 feet what the average person can see from 20 feet. But recently, I have been having trouble with reading things on my iPhone and in particular medicine bottles. I know that as we get older that our eyesight starts to decline as well but for a long time I was in denial. A good friend of mine pulled out a pair of glasses when we were on a road trip to run a half-marathon and I asked her why she had them because I’ve never known her to wear glasses. She explained that they were non-prescription reading glasses and they helped her see things like her iPhone. I tried them. And voila, just like that things became a lot clearer.

Over Christmas I purchased my own pair of magnifying glasses but decided it was high time for me to get my vision checked to ensure I wasn’t missing anything. I made an appointment at my local Walmart and had an exam. The exam went off without a hitch but for some reason whenever I have my eyes examined I get nervous. I think the whole “perfect vision” thing has stuck around with me since I had my exam for my Airforce scholarship and absolutely needed perfect vision for that!



Anyhow, after the exam it was revealed that I have 20/40 in one eye and 20/30 in the other. I also need reading glasses, have a slight astigmatism and a little trouble with distance vision. However, for the distance I’ve never personally noticed any problems and honestly think my self-imposed pressure caused me to have a little trouble during the exam.

Nevertheless, after the exam it was clear that glasses are indeed in my future. Bifocals to be exact! I won’t wear them all the time but it will be helpful for when I am in front of my computer and want to look up at the tv! I was able to choose my frames at Walmart and have my lenses made there too. I was actually impressed with the price, for my exam, frames and lenses my total bill was $236.00 and I love my glasses. I’ll have to wait a few days for them to be ready but I think you’ll agree they are a good look on me!




Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received the eye exam, glasses and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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