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Monday, 21 March 2016

Four Eyes Chic

Breakast in bed
Above details: Michael Kors tortoise shell reading glasses c/o Pearle Vision, Joe Fresh t-shirt, sweats & socks c/o, Vintage vase,  Target tray, Anthropologie monogram mug, Kate Spade NY bow earrings
Tea time

I'm embarrassed to admit this but I haven't had my eyes checked in over 10 years, okay actually longer than that. Over the last little while, I've been getting pretty bad migraines. It mostly seemed to happen when I was reading or working on the computer. The thought popped into my head that maybe I needed glasses. After all it had been so long since I had gotten my eyes checked and my Mom's vision is pretty poor. One of the main reasons I hadn't gone was because I thought it would be such a pain to find a doctor and it would take some time to get in for an appointment. Thankfully that wasn't the case.
Pearle Vision at my local mall (Sherwood Park Mall) was an easy, quick and a thorough visit.


I booked my appointment online, which let's be honest as a Mom it's a lot easier to make an appointment online then on the phone with a toddler screaming in the background. I booked my appointment two days beforehand which was great.

Cute reading glasses

Cute reading glasses

My first impression when I walked into the location was that everyone was super friendly. That is always a good sign to me. The receptionist was super helpful and made filling out all the paperwork a breeze. Pearle Vision also does direct billing to your insurance company which is awesome, it's one less thing I have to worry about.
The physician's assistant took me in for a few preliminary tests before seeing the doctor. Maybe I'm a total geek but she took an Optomap of my retinas, which I thought was kinda cool. It's basically a close up photo of your retina which can help detect early signs of diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma and more. This photo is sent to the doctor to have a closer look at and see if anything is wrong.

Cute glasses for reading

After these preliminary tests, I met with the doctor for some further tests. Dr. Jones was super friendly right off the bat. She asked me lots of questions, got to know me, my eyes and my lifestyle better. I let her know about the headaches I had been experiencing. She did a series of different tests to get a better understanding of my eyes and eyesight. Dr. Jones performed an eye cover test, a visual acuity test (reading letters on an eye chart, this helps to test how sharp your eyes are), and she also used an opthalmascope. The opthalmascope is another great way to have a look at the overall health of your eyes. It can detect things such as cataracts or hypertension. Thankfully my eye health is great! After Dr. Jones finished all the tests, she went over the results with me. Basically, I still have pretty good vision and didn't really need to get glasses. We talked a bit more about my headaches and she thought that reading glasses might help, especially since I spend a lot of my day reading and on the computer. She showed me what my vision looked like with and without the reading glasses. Even though the prescription was small, I could still tell the difference between the two.

Working from home


Working from home

Details below: Pura Botanicals Perfume, YSL Gloss Volupte & Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick, Old Kate Spade NY wallet, Versace Sunglasses c/o Pearle Vision, Berg+Betts watch, Anthropologie Notebook, Poppin pen

Whats in my purse flat lay

Now came the fun part, picking out glasses. The ladies in the store who were part of Pearle Vision were so friendly and super knowledgeable, which was great, since when it comes to glasses I am totally clueless. There were lots of options, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that they carry lots of fashionable brands including Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Tory Burch, Versace and more.


I just went with my gut instinct and picked out a pair of fun Michael Kors tortoise shell frames. When I use to think of reading glasses, cute was not a word that came to mind.  I am glad to have learned that cute reading glasses do exist. Of course I got super distracted by all the beautiful sunglasses they have as well. Turns out they were having a buy 1 pair of glasses, get the 2nd pair free. Which included prescription sunglasses! I picked out a pair of very cool Versace sunnies. Luckily for you they are still running this promotion, it's honestly such a good deal!
So there you have it folks, my experience at Pearle Vision Sherwood Park Mall was informative, dare I say fun and I got to pick up some new stylish accessories. I also learned that my next eye test should be in the next 1-2 years, not 10+, haha.



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51 comments

  1. I got my eyes tested this past November.

    brendapenton(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Just a few months ago! I try to go once a year or so.

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  3. It's been a while. Probably 3 years ago.
    nicolthepickle(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. Tweeted as well https://twitter.com/Nicolthepickle/status/712636198741606400
    nicolthepickle(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. I got my eyes tested in January but it had been 7 years. (jlcmrc@gmail.com)

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  6. Tweeted https://twitter.com/JudyCowan/status/712638038011158529 (jlcmrc@gmail.com)

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  7. This is embarrassing but it's been 15 years since I had my eyes tested! I wear readers now and do need to go see a professional.

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  8. https://twitter.com/vintagebased/status/712682018325327872

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  9. I just receievd a card and have an appointment the end of April for an exam,its been 3 years

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  10. https://twitter.com/DowneyK65/status/712685055370534912

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  11. I think I've been almost as long as you since I got my eyes checked! Apparently it's time to change that.

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  12. The last time I had my eyes tested was about 5 years ago! I should probably have them tested as I am near sighted.

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  13. Six years ago! Terrible, I know! It's just that it's pricey when you have no coverage, so I don't go often. I stepped on my last pair of glasses, too, so I've been wearing those ones from the drugstore. Yikes! Time for a checkup and new glasses....

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    1. Oh and suddenly I just realized that I don't know if you can contact me unless I leave me email....Juniperequinox@yahoo.ca

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  14. I got my eyes tested a few months ago :) I have to have glasses/contats because I'm almost BLIND without them! email: CaitsCozyCorner@gmail.com

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  15. I last went 5 months ago. Before that,it was 9 years ago!

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  16. It's been almost a year ago.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I don`t wear glasses,,but my hubby do, He had a checkup last year. I must admit,,I cannot remember every having an eye checkup,,wow,,thats bad eh!

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  18. I actually got mine checked a few months ago :) I am legally blind and also have diabetes, so eye exams are a bit of a must. Plus, my eye doctor is super nice, which make it even better to go in :)
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  19. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/714673536678379520
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  20. I actually had them recently tested when I went to the eye doctor for a problem and while there, he tested my eyes.
    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  21. I got my eyes checked 2 months ago.
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  22. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/715234703729627136
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  23. To be honest I have never gotten my eyes tested before.

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  24. https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/715304980249321472

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  25. Oh boy... it has been too long! You make it seem so easy so I am not sure why I haven't. Great post, loving your style.

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  26. I wear contact lenses and eye glasses all the time. So, I'm pretty good at my regular eye check up since I need to order lenses on a regular basis. My last eye check was just a few months back. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  27. tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/715805220291416064

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  28. My last time was about two years ago. I found they changed while pregnant and then went back.
    nicolthepickle(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. Tweeted too https://twitter.com/Nicolthepickle/status/717048123391025153

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  30. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/717346049787080706
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  31. I'm afraid to say its been years! I actually cannot remember the last time, so that's probably not good.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  32. I take excellent care of my children's eyes, one has had corrective surgery & the other just got glasses; I take them for eye exams every year. But mommy? Nope, I have not gone in over a decade & really I should be a good role model for my kids regarding my own vision health! km0453 AT telus DOT net

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  33. Tweeted, thank you! https://twitter.com/MillerKrazy/status/717448890094477312

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  34. I do wear glasses and I love to get a new pair. thanks. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/718528794361880576 truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. It's been about 2 years since my last exam.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  37. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/718868468330799105
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  38. I haven't been to the eye doctor in over two years.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  39. It was about a year and a half ago....okay, maybe almost two years, so yes, I'm due!

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  40. It was about a year and a half ago....okay, maybe almost two years, so yes, I'm due!

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  41. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/720471769635758081

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  42. Its definitely time for an eye exam for myself & special needs son. We go together and he keeps reminding me its time. Think it has been over 1 1/2 years since our last exam. Since we have macular degeneration in the family its important for me to get yearly eye exams. ♥♥♥

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  43. Oh my god its been years... afjackly@oakland.edu

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  44. https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/721173257055916032 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  45. I got my eyes tested about two years ago.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  46. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/721574463603650560

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  47. It's been almost three years since I had my eyes tested

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  48. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/721734493313306625

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  49. The last time was a year in January. I'm very due!

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