Pearle Vision Helped My Son Get Ready For Back To School


It’s been a few weeks since Liam has been rocking his new glasses from Pearle Vision and we couldn’t be happier. We mentioned in our last post that we opted for transition lenses because my son has always wanted sunglasses. Unfortunately, due to his high prescription level, he was never able to wear them on sunny days. Well, this year has been an entirely different story and I have one happy little boy because of it! In just one visit, we were able to not only get through our entire appointment – including a very thorough eye exam – but we were also able to choose the frames that we liked and place our custom order too.


And boy did we have a great selection of frames to choose from! I just loved that there was a special kids’ frame section marked off for children. Pearle Vision truly made eyeglass shopping a breeze for my family.

Pearle Vision was founded in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, who began the concept of one-stop, total eye care with the opening of the Pearle Vision Center in Savannah, Ga. Today, with close to 600 eye care centers located throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, Pearle Vision is built around a doctor-centered business model with a primary focus on delivering genuine eye care to patients and become a trusted source for all their eye health needs.

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You can book your appointment online which was absolutely a BREEZE! I actually found a Pearle Vision location less than 2 miles from my house. Routine eye exams are so important for children.  

Did you know that:

  • 90% of children under the age of 6 who should be wearing prescription glasses are not
  • 80% of what children learn is through their eyes
  • 1 out of 20 children has a problem that could result in permanent vision loss if left unattended
  • 10% of preschoolers and 25% of kids in K-6th grade have vision deficiencies
  • 75% of children haven’t had an eye exam by age 5 even though they should have their first at age 3
  • The AOA estimates that 80% of preschoolers do not receive vision screenings
  • 40% of teenagers need vision correction – and several of them go untreated


What can you expect during your child’s exam? Your doctor will check:

  • Overall vision health
  • Color vision
  • Depth perception
  • General eye health 


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Whether Liam is riding his bike around the block, trying to catch a fly ball at Citifield or reading a chapter of social studies for school, I know that he can see clearly thanks to Pearle Vision. 

To book an eye appointment for you or for any member of your family, click here.

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  1. I definitely would. I feel it is important to get your eyes checked on a regular basis.

  2. I took my son and daughter to get their eyes examined last month in July. I always do it before school starts.

  3. I would take my kids for an eye exam. My whole family has eye exam appointment every year.
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  4. I took my son to the eye doctor when he was having headaches. They said he had good vision.

  5. We got lucky when a doc noticed the eye problems our son had pretty early on, I know I struggled a lot for the first few years of school until I finally got glasses. It matters, a lot.

  6. This would be a great post with us especially for the first time mom I think my son need to have an eye check up

  7. What a great selection of glasses they have! I have 5 kids and they all wear glasses. Finding a good pair is not easy!

  8. I took my daughter to have an eye exam over the summer because I thought she was having vision problems. Turns out she just needed some allergy drops!

  9. I need to take my son to an eye exam. He has been complaining about his eyesight lately.

  10. Yes I take my daughter every year for eye exams because she uses glasses.

  11. Yes, I’d definitely take my child for an eye exam. She needs another one soon.

  12. Yes, actually I just took my daughter because she has been complaining of her eyes hurting her

  13. Yes! My son started wearing glasses in 2nd grade. I have always wonderd whether he should have had an exam even earlier!

  14. I do not have any children currently. I do believe eye exams are very important for school age children.

  15. I needed my first pair of glasses when I was in 5th grade and I’m so grateful my mom took me to a good optometrist from the start so I was fitted with the right prescription and a nice pair. I’d definitely take my son to Pearle if he starts showing signs of needing help.

  16. We found out at birth about my youngest sons vision needs but I did take my other children if it was doctor recommended or I noticed a change.

  17. Yes , of course I would take my children for eye exams. Routine yearly exams are vital to prevent possible problems.

  18. Yes, I would take the kids for an eye exam. It is so important to take care of your eyes early.

  19. Yes Id take my child there. Eye care is so important. Thank you for the chance 🙂

  20. I would you take my nephew for an eye exam because I already need to do so every year.

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