Who says girls who wear glasses can’t be cute? I’ve worn glasses since I was 8. Mostly I wear contact lenses, but due to an eye irritation this summer, I started wearing my glasses almost full time. And I liked how I looked with my cute frames — but on my recent trip to Hershey Park with GM and Momtrends, I noticed that my glasses were seriously crooked. After almost 7 years with the same pair, I reached out to Sears Optical for help finding a great new pair. I went up to Sears in Hicksville. I hadn’t been to Sears in a while (though I am a Sears Auto Customer). I loved the hip clothes I saw for me and the cute kids’ outfits. The prices were great too (I’ll be going back soon). My mission was to find a pair of glasses and pick them up before my trip (and I only had 8 days until we left).
I knew I had a small window of time, because my toddler, Skylar usually naps at 10:30 ish. I braved it anyway because I wanted to take the glasses on vacation. Unfortunately, that was kind of a mistake, since Skylar was cranky and whiny. I put some Elmo videos on for him, which helped. Ralph Barocas, the Optician at Sears Optical was terrific to me. He understood that I had a upset child and needed to get a pair of glasses that day (so they’d be ready by the time I left on vacation).
He pulled out some pairs for me, called the optician I used to buy my contact lenses from to get my glasses prescription, and made the process totally painless. The prices were reasonable too – the pair I picked (with lenses, high index lenses, anti-scratch and the transitions coating) cost around $275, normally it would cost me around $400.
I still tried on several pairs, but ultimately picked the ones that Ralph picked out for me (still purple and cute).
During the week, I wondered if I made the right choice. I wish I had a little more time to peruse the solution and I was wondering if I made the right choice. The glasses typically take 7-10 business days to be ready, but I was hoping I’d be able to pick them up in time. I called the next Thursday and was delighted to find out they were ready. I went up to Sears the next day with my toddler and my 4 1/2 year old, this time armed with more Elmo videos and snacks.
Turns out I really liked what I picked so quickly! I spoke to Optician Ralph Barocas about this and he thought that my first instinct was right and I made the right choice in what I picked. Whew!
So what do you think? Cuteness or did I make the right choice?
Huge thank you to Sears Optical for giving me a gift certificate towards the selection of a new pair of glasses. As always, all opinions are my own.