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Back to school means new supplies, new clothes, physicals and should include an eye exam! I have worn glasses since I was in 3rd grade and one of my kids followed in my footsteps. They both go in for yearly exams though because there’s so much more to an eye exam than just the prescription. Back to School with Pearle Vision Vlog + a giveaway!

We started visiting our local Pearle Vision at Desert Ridge Marketplace and absolutely love the atmosphere, the staff, Dr. Paul and their awesome selection of glasses. They have THE best selection of new frames that we’ve ever gone through and Parker has never had a hard time finding frames that fit his personality that he loves. He is constantly getting compliments on his glasses and we always tell people to check out their neighborhood Pearle Vision. Back to School with Pearle Vision Vlog + a giveaway!

We thought we’d take you along on our yearly visit so you could see what it’s like.

The exams are so comprehensive. Parker likes seeing the pictures of the inside of his eyes. Dr. Paul always has some cool story about how eye exams and equipment compare to “back in the day”. They also make the visits so quick and easy. Even with a couple of other families there, we all were taken care of and everyone was happy to be there getting their exams. Back to School with Pearle Vision Vlog + a giveaway!Back to School with Pearle Vision Vlog + a giveaway! Back to School with Pearle Vision Vlog + a giveaway!

One thing I love is that they always do a great job explaining things to my kids. Not just doing the exam and signing off a piece of paper. They explain all the tests, what they do, how they work and how their eyes did. This makes the visit fun for them and not a chore at all to do! They do things like: pupil dilation, a visual acuity test (sharpness of vision), colorblind test (Parker is actually slightly colorblind), eye cover test, a glaucoma test and more. Back to School with Pearle Vision Vlog + a giveaway! Back to School with Pearle Vision Vlog + a giveaway! Back to School with Pearle Vision Vlog + a giveaway! Back to School with Pearle Vision Vlog + a giveaway! Back to School with Pearle Vision Vlog + a giveaway!

Parker’s favorite part of visiting our local Pearle Vision though, is picking out new glasses. We really love their selection and I can’t help but looking for new ones for myself while picking up some for him as well! He found an awesome pair this year that are handmade and super cool. Plus, they were ready fast and he’s already wearing them! MY favorite part was learning that Parker’s prescription changed and knowing that he would now be prepared to fully learn in school. 80% of what children learn is through their eyes! The importance of healthy eyes cannot be stressed enough, and with his new specs, Parker won’t miss a beat. He will be able to participate to his fullest ability in all his favorite activities AND all his favorite (and least favorite) classes. 

Back to School with Pearle Vision Vlog + a giveaway! Back to School with Pearle Vision Vlog + a giveaway!

Right in time for back to school, check out your neighborhood Pearle Vision to get the limited time offer of free lenses for kids 18 and under! Could you use an extra $100 for back to school? Just tell me in the comments below about your child’s vision needs!

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. Lisa Brown Reply

    My child gets his eyes checked and, as yet, does not need glasses of any kind, good vision.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  3. Jessica To Reply

    I had my son’s eyes checked last year when he was having headaches. Thankfully, his eyesight was good

  4. Gretchen in HB Reply

    Similar to Jessica, we had our 5 year old son’s eyes checked last year due to headaches. Thankfully, we had a great doctor & a clean bill of health!

  5. We’ve had eye checks, but so far all is good and no need for glasses!

  6. Our little one gets examined yearly and we are on alert to see how things are developing.

  7. Tammi Secrist Reply

    When my son was 4 – he kept complaining about headaches – kinda funny for someone who is 4 – we were scheduled to get an MRI and before that happened our Dr. recommended a detailed eye exam – thank goodness -we found out that he was extremely nearsighted and needed glasses. It changed his world and now age 10 – his glasses are just part of who he is – a funny, spunky, lovable kid!!! He says transitions are the way to go – so he doesn’t need two pair of glasses – lol 🙂

  8. Julie Wood Reply

    My child had his check up last October and he has great eyes. Does not need glasses at this time.

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  10. Gail Parker Reply

    My little man is 6, and so far, so good on his vision. He had an initial test at his school, and I also took him to an optometrist just to be sure!

  11. I have one child needing a check up next month. My other child had his vision checked and new glasses back in November but I think it has already gotten worse. The one thing I liked about the new set of glasses is they can now put on a new film to filter out blue light.

  12. Erin Ellis Reply

    My kids get yearly eye exams. It’s so important! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  13. My kids haven’t had eye exams yet at an eye doctor’s office, but I imagine they’ll need to within the next couple of years.

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  15. I don’t have any kids but some of the children in our extended family wear glasses and have regular eye exams it is so important to stay one it.

  16. Rosa Osorio Reply

    I remember when my son was 6 years old, he used to complain about not able to see the board at school, and when took him to the doctor he prescribed glasses because he was suffering myopia.

  17. My daughter doesn’t need glasses yet, but my son will need them soon.

  18. My Granddaughter recently had a vision check, so far so good. No need for correction yet.

  19. I don’t have a child yet, but my nephew and niece have had checkups and so far, so good. I’m sure they could use this money for back to school!

  20. Tiffany Banks Reply

    All 3 of my children have recently had a vision check & my oldest daughter had to get glasses!! She looks so cute in them though 🙂

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  23. My kids have their vision checked regularly, they are good so far.
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  25. Jennifer Rote Reply

    My son has had had eye checks, but so far all is good and well. No glasses needed.

  26. An extra $100 would go a long way for school this year. The requirements of supplies and pay to play sports has been increasing just about every year!

  27. Keri Justice Reply

    My kids both are due for eye exams before school starts mid August! I need to schedule appointments soon! It’s been a few years since they had their eyes tested.

  28. Margaret Smith Reply

    Only our youngest wears glasses. However, we make sure to have all our kids eyes examined yearly.

  29. Susan Smith Reply

    My daughters teacher noticed she was having trouble reading the board so we took her to the eye Dr and she needed glasses. She has yearly vision check ups.

  30. My niece wears glasses and gets her eyes checked every 1-2 years. She mainly needs them for reading and seeing the white board at school.

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