I still remember my first pair of glasses. It was 1980- something and my mom just picked something durable. They weren’t cute, they weren’t fun. I remember understanding that they had to be sturdy, but I also wanted a little flair. My daughter started wearing glasses right before she turned 5, so I try to time her eye exam and picking out new glasses to right BEFORE back to school, so she can start off her year right and be on-trend with her glasses. So, what is hot for back to school in eyewear? We partnered with Visionworks to get the scoop on the Back-to-School eyewear trends and to discuss how Visionworks is involved in Let’s Go See Initiative – national movement to raise awareness of the importance of annual eye exams for children as part of their yearly health routine. Read on!
Visionworks said that bold, bright colors have set the tone for the 2016 back-to-school season. There are tons of patterned backpacks to colorful wardrobes, so take a look at the trends Visionworks has for your little one:
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.”
Find out how to find the perfect pop of color to accessorize this back-to-school season here: https://www.visionworks.com/popsofcolor
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.
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.
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.