If you have glasses do you remember the moment when you found out you needed them? Do you remember slipping your new glasses on and looking about the room as if you have been time-warped into a heavenly place of crisp colors and clear distinct faces? Maybe seeing what your boyfriend really looks like wasn’t that exciting for you, but for the rest oft us American’s with vision impairment it was pure bliss.
My poor daughter was 6 years old when we found out she needed glasses. I’m not sure how long her eye sight had been blurry but as the optometrist said “younger children do not know any different, they think that’s the way it’s suppose to look”. Ugh. Sad. Super Sad. I felt like a bad mother. I should have known earlier. Do I not pay enough attention to her? A million questions and guilty tendencies paraded me and only “letting it go” helped. Now she can see, that’s all that matters. I did have a harder time adjusting to her glasses than she did. I missed seeing her without her glasses. I eventually got over it and a few months ago her 2nd grade teacher approached me at school. She said “Isabelle is looking to the side when she looks at the board”. So, she turns her head and looks out of the side of her glasses. Naturally I was frantic and I ran to the conference room to phone the eye doctor. My aunt and my best friend work at the eye doctor office so they are used to my panic moments. I’m so that mom. Come to find out her vision had gotten worse, a lot worse. Again, back to feeling guilty not noticing it and the teacher did but still very thankful for her letting me know about the problem.
There are so many beautiful things to see in this country and seeing them in hi-def..aka clearly..is the only way. That’s why Transitions Glasses is offering free eye exams at the Taste of Chicago Festival in July 11-15th., because wasting anymore time in the blur in Chicago is no way to live! I have big plans for my daughter, like going to the American Girl shop in Chicago, and I want her to see every little bit of it. Visiting the Windy City and all it has to offer from the zoo, to the museums, to shopping you don’t want to strain your eyes. Discover how Chicago is really suppose to look this next week at the Taste of Chicago Festival, Transitions Optical Booth.
So you say your not seeing Chris Pine as clearly as you should (*uh cough* he’s pretty) or your child is missing the big picture at the Drive-Inn Theater (we love going) ..or sitting too close to the board in school then it might be time for a check-up. If your already going to the Taste of Chicago Festive next week then stop by Transitions Optical and get a free exam. I am!! I have been struggling to see the Netflix screen on my t.v. for months now and by GEORGE it’s time to find out if I need some super chic geek glasses. Ahhh-some.
Event: Taste of Chicago Festival
FREE EYE EXAM: Transitional Optical booth
Dates: July 11-15, 2012
Cost: Admission is FREE but to eat is NOT. Purchases are made by ticket only. Tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8. Large items are generally 9-10 tickets, side portions 6-7 tickets, soft drinks 4 tickets. All daily restaurants offer a small “Taste” portion for 2-3 tickets — a great way to sample a large variety of all the food available. Tickets are available for purchase on the day of the event. You can purchase tickets in advance for all you foodies and organize junkies at Dominick’s stores on July 10th or available on the day of the event.
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