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I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Alcon. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
As a parent do you ever wish you could have a do-over when it comes to something you did (or didn’t do) with your kids?  I know my mom does.  The school used to do eye checkups free of charge with the school nurse and they sent a letter home when I was 6 or 7 letting my parents know that I should have my eyes checked by an optometrist.  My mom had been through that before with my sister and it ended up she could see just fine, so my mom kind of ignored the note.  Finally when I was 12 my mom took me in when she noticed I was squinting pretty badly.  When the doctor showed her what I was seeing (or wasn’t seeing as it may be), she felt SO bad.  I remember getting my first pair of glasses and being in the car and saying to my mom “hey, look that says Stop,” when coming up to the intersection.  My mom nearly burst into tears.

That being said it was a great reminder to me when I became a mom to make sure we diligently had our daughter’s eyes checked every year.  With both my husband and I needing corrective lenses it wasn’t a big shock when at 7 our daughter needed glasses as well.  So you can see (pun intended!) that eye health is a big deal to us in our family since all three of us suffer from bad eyesight.  I’m just so thankful that we have excellent eye care insurance through my husband’s employer, because the costs of eye exams, corrective lenses and frames can really add up.

Get Involved in the #EyeSawGood Campaign

We all have good things in our lives, so share about those things with a photo uploaded to Twitter.  Whether it’s the sunshine filtered through the branches, the fresh snow dusted across your driveway, or the chocolate frosted donut you indulged in on your coffee break 🙂  Include #EyeSawGood in the tweet with your photo, because with every picture shared using the hashtag, Alcon will donate $1.00 (up to $50,000) to help get more than 1,000 eye exams and glasses for children in need.  You can learn more about this great cause and how Alcon is helping over at www.eyesawgood.com and/or www.theeyesolution.com

Here’s the photo I tweeted as part of the #EyeSawGood initiative.  This was taken on December 2 at the Arboretum in Dallas.  It was such a gorgeous day and this just one of a hundred pictures I took!  #EyeSawGood that day, that’s for sure!

28 thoughts on “#EyeSawGood

  1. Sometimes it is a little difficult to see that your child is in need of glasses because as a child they kind of put on not being able to see well because they think wearing glasses is cool. But don't guess at it and don't take chances with your child's eyesight. Let your eye doctor be the judge not you.

  2. It's awesome that they are donating up to $50,000. That really says a lot about Alcon. I had one of those moments your mom had. My son got glasses about a year ago when he was 7 and I can't believe how much he wasn't seeing.

  3. My daughter's preschool had eye checks for kids as young as 2, she started wearing glasses when she was 3. Trust me I have many other do over wishes with my daughter who is 20 now.

  4. I think it's great that schools offer a free eye exam and recommendations to parents when they should make appoints with optometrists for their kids.

  5. Oh my, I feel sad for you too that it was put off for so long. My first pair of glasses was overdue, but definitely not that bad. I just remember thinking wow, look at all the details on leaves as we drove home.

  6. That sounds like a fantastic campaign! Thankfully my parents were very attentive to my healthy as a child because I have been wearing glasses since I was 5!

  7. That's a great program. I found out I needed glasses when I was in the sixth grade and I tried on a friend's glasses just for fun. Then I realized how much clearer everything was.

  8. That's a beautiful picture! I am lucky in that I am the only one in my family who doesn't wear glasses, but because of that I plan to be very vigilant with my son's eyes!

  9. Such a great campaign! I know I have been doing my best to make sure i take care of my eyes – and we get my sons eyes check regularly… his daddy wore glasses all his life – so just want to make sure to catch anything before it starts

  10. 2 of my kids need glasses. I actually have to take the oldest to get new ones tomorrow because he just broke his and he can not see well without them.

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