Pearle Vision with my Tween

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I have one kiddo in glasses (as well as myself). We both need vision correction all day and therefore need yearly checkups. It was time for my 12-year-old to have his annual exam so we decided to try somewhere new. We’d driven by Pearle Vision Desert Ridge Marketplace quite a few times and finally decided to give it a shot!

We made a morning appointment and headed out together.

My son has no issues going to the optometrist but I can be a little picky on quality care. Once we started talking to Dr. Paul and learned how long he’d been in the valley (including a fun story about his first glasses) we were both very comfortable with his knowledge and service!

Pearle Vision with All for the Boys

He did such a great job engaging Parker, talking him through what he was doing and explaining a new part of his prescription (a slight astigmatism). He did very thorough testing and was always good at making sure Parker understood each portion including some cool ways to see inside his eye!

We reviewed how lenses and glasses worked and left with no questions at all.

Pearle Vision with All for the Boys

I’ve learned to make sure that where we buy glasses has a wide selection of frames and Pearle Vision had the most frames that Parker liked in one place we have been to yet! There were LOTS of styles and brands he liked and I was thankful for Scott who was up-to-date on the trendy styles and knew which ones to grab for Parker to try out.

We had a great all around experience. Everyone was so nice and happy to be working to help make our experience fun and comfortable. The office had some recent renovations and looked great! We actually liked the experience and frame selection so much, I ended up ordering a pair of prescription sunglasses (finally) for myself.

Pearle Vision also accepts most vision plans if you have one, including EyeMed and VSP. We’ll be heading back when it’s time for our checkup and I may be back sooner for new glasses because there were several frames I was eyeing myself! You can keep in touch with Pearle Vision on their Facebook and even their YouTube channel! They are all over the country, so check their site to find one in your area (or come to ours).

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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. I have visited a local Pearle Vision EyeCare Cente. I take care of my eyes by getting regular eye exams and not sleeping in my contacts.

  2. I have never been to Pearl Vision. I have always used the eye doctor that my mother started me at when I was born! I was born with a lazy eye so have had glasses since I was six weeks old!

  3. I’ve never been to Pearle Vision.I get my eyes checked once a year.

  4. I’ve never been to a Pearle Vision – but I take care of my eyes by switching out my contacts regularly!

  5. I have never vsiited one but I do care of my eyes with annual exams.

  6. Sheila Vives Reply

    It has been a long time since I have been to Pearl Vision, though I remember they had a nice selection of frames and were polite when I visited. Time to go back there !

  7. I have to get into a Pearle Vision soon. It’s been so long and my eyes are getting worse and worse the longer I work in front of a laptop. Anyone else suffering digital eyestrain?

  8. We’ve never done Pearl Vision because my eyes require a pretty advanced ophthalmologist screening. But my kids might be good for a Pearl Vision exam. Have to see what’s in our area!

  9. I have not yet visited Pearle Vision – but I think I will for my next eye exam! I take care of my eyes by getting annual eye exams.

  10. I have been to Pearle. I have four pairs of glasses and I got two of them there. I need two different types of glasses. I go every year for a check-up.

  11. i have not visited a pearl vision since there isn’t one near me. i do go somewhere else to get my eyes checked regularly

  12. I think I have been to Pearle Vision before. But I had lasik surgery about 12 years ago so I no longer need to wear glasses.

  13. I haven’t ever been to a Pearle Vision. I take care of my eyes by trying to get regular checkups.

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  15. I’ve never been to Pearl Vision. I see my eye doctor every two years for a check up and new glasses.

  16. I think there is a Pearle Vision in my area but I have not visited. I get a yearly exam from my opthalmologist.

  17. I have not visited my local pearle vision. I take care of my eyes by getting regular eye exams.

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  18. Rebecca Graham Reply

    I haven’t been to the Pearl Vision Eyecare Center yet. I get regular eye appts at a local eyedoctors office.

  19. Yes, I went to Pearle Vision for my last appointment. I will go back for my next exam, they were great!

  20. i have never been to Pearle Vision before – unfortunately there are none near where i live

  21. Aurelie Red Reply

    No, I have never been to a Pearle vision location, but I do wear glasses and I go to see the eye doctor once a year, it is very important for me. Thanks so much !

  22. amanda sakovitz Reply

    I go yearly for exam and have gone to pearle vision before.

  23. Thomas Murphy Reply

    I have not visited my local Pearle Vision EyeCare Center. I don’t really do anything to take care of my eyes.

  24. I haven’t been to a Pearle Vision office, but I do try to get my eyes checked every 5 years. Seems sufficient to me since I don’t wear glasses.

  25. I don’t go to a Pearle Vision EyeCare Center, but I do get a regular eye exam.

  26. I haven’t visited Pearle Vision, but I wouldn’t mind going in for a check-up. I’m always on the computer for work, and am concerned about my eye health.

  27. Ellie Wright Reply

    I have not visited Pearle Vision, but I am overdo for an eye exam and I know I need glasses.

  28. I have not been to Pearl Vision. I get my eyes checked once a year though.

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    I do wear eyeglasses all the time (or contact lenses) and I have always been vigilant about caring for my eyes by regularly scheduled exams & visits but I have never been to a Pearle Vision Center


  30. Wanda McHenry Reply

    No, I have not visited my local Pearle Vision EyeCare Center. I take care of my eyes by going to the eye doctor yearly.

  31. Tabathia B Reply

    I have never visited Pearle Vision before and I go to the optometrist if I am having problems with my eyes

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