Since Finding Out I Needed Glasses

Carousel MOM LIFESTYLE STYLE & BEAUTY
Since Finding Out I Need Glasses | Blue Light Lenses, Contact Lenses and Transition Lenses
Comments Off on Since Finding Out I Needed Glasses

Six months pregnant with Sophie and I started to realize that I could no longer read the TV guide as clearly as I once used to. Not admitting to myself that I might have vision difficulties I assumed our TV was just getting older and the screen was harder to read. Welp, it continued to get harder to read and easier for me to realized that my eyesight was changing.

It wasn’t until going into see an eye specialist that I discovered how common it is for pregnant woman to loose their eyesight quickly throughout pregnancy. Just another one of “the joys of pregnancy” right there, ha!

I was surprised, but not all that bothered. For the first couple years I wore the same style of glasses that I got the day I found out I needed them. I didn’t do much to discover what was best for my lifestyle and nor was I explained at the time the differences in styles, frames, lenses, etc and how different ones would benefit the lifestyle that I lead.

Since Finding Out I Need Glasses | Blue Light Lenses, Contact Lenses and Transition Lenses

Photos by Julie Christine Photography | This post is sponsored by IRIS. All views and opinions are my own.

Let’s fast forward to now. Over five years later and I have a collection of glasses, all for multiple different uses that align with different aspects of my lifestyle and hobbies. I’ve built a relationship with the staff at IRIS in Abbotsford and each time I go in I know that I can trust their suggestions and recommendations. I’m about five pairs in (all still in great condition) plus been fitted for daily contacts as well.

With this experience and my range of hobbies and interests I wanted to share about some of the styles I have more recently tried and how they may be something you might be interested in learning more about too.

Since Finding Out I Need Glasses | Blue Light Lenses, Contact Lenses and Transition Lenses

Blue Light Lenses: The second pair of glasses that I purchased from IRIS were blue light protected. After discussing how much time I spend working from home on my computer with blog and graphic design work and filling out my IRIS profile it was very clear that these would be important to have. I don’t wear these frames all the time, but I do wear them when working, especially later at night.

Daily Contact Lenses: After starting to play sports again I knew I needed something. I played for half a season without my glasses and let’s just say it added a new level of difficulty. Daily contacts were the right choice for me as I prefer wearing frames throughout the day and then contacts during game days. If I decided to start wearing my contact lenses more then I would look into getting contacts that would last a longer duration as they would be much more cost effective for that lifestyle.

Transition Lenses: My most recent purchase from IRIS Abbotsford are my Tiffany & Co. transition lenses. I’m not going to lie, they have taken some getting used to and I wasn’t too sure how much I liked them at first, the whole concept is just a little mind blowing to me. Lenses that are clear but also sunglasses, within a few minutes.

I took some time and consideration on these as they are a larger price point but what it came down to was ultimately my uber busy lifestyle. What I needed for everyday. As we are stepping into summer and I have all the kids at home it was just one less thing I needed to think about, with these frames and transition lenses I don’t need to carry around two sets of frames. We can be out all day, go from outside to inside, back outside and I don’t need to think twice about what sunglasses I’m wearing and juggling my kids in my hands to get the right glasses on my face.

Since Finding Out I Need Glasses | Blue Light Lenses, Contact Lenses and Transition Lenses

It’s amazing what options are out there for frames and lenses. I’m so glad that I’ve been able to build a trusting relationship with the staff at IRIS, knowing that each time I go in with questions and share bits about my lifestyle they can share products that are perfect for me. I’d say I’ve come a long way since finding out I first needed glasses.

«

»

Instagram

  • That feeling you get when you remembered your husband has the day off tomorrow.
.
.
(AD) // Shirt and pants are recent finds from @metropolisatmet last weekend. I used my VIP visitor card (which anyone living outside the greater Vancouver area can get at guest services) and got 15% off from both @dynamiteclothing & @frankandoak — on top of that, if you spend more than $350 (which we def did last week) you can go back to guest services for a special gift. Say what!
.
PS the GIVE AWAY FOR $250 shopping credit is still open, head back two posts to enter.
.
.
.
Photo @fourthwestphotography 
#metropolis #metrotown #dailyhivestyle #frankandoak #dynamiteclothing #ootd
  • When you literally feel like a boss babe.
.
.
.
Tap for outfit details // photo @lovinglittlesblog
  • 💫 $250 Shopping Spree Contest 💫  yahoo!! .
.
ad // I got a head start on my Christmas shopping yesterday and want to give one of you a chance to win some $$ to get going on yours at @metropolisatmet !! As I shopped yesterday I walked around with their out-of-town (outside Greater Vancouver region) visitors card and received discounts and free gifts with purchase at a number of different stores. It’s something I never knew about in the past but will always be heading to show my out-of-town address at guest services now to make sure to pick up their VIP visitor shopping experience package.

Help me share the savings by entering to win $250 below. Here’s what to do:

1️⃣ F O L L O W @creativewifeandjoyfulworker & @metropolisatmet

2️⃣ L I K E this photo

3️⃣ C O M M E N T below and tell me if you have started your Christmas shopping yet.

4️⃣ S H A R E with your friends — tag five friends in one comment. Each group of 5 is 1+ entry.

5️⃣ M E G A B O N U S add this post to your stories (once in your story make sure to tap on the photo so people can read the start of the caption) & tag me. Comment on this post “DONE” when complete.

Goodluck!! Contest closes November 12th at 12PM — winner must be able to pick up gift card from @metropolisatmet in person. Not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram Inc.
  • 💃🏼💃🏼 Join us in loving the skin we’re in.
*
Me and @heydylopez_ and @katusha_co have teamed up with one of our favourite brands to GIVE AWAY a $100 @knixwear credit to one of our lucky followers!! .
.

All you have to do is:
STEP 1: LIKE this image 
STEP 2: FOLLOW @katusha_co @creativewifeandjoyfulworker @heydylopez_  and @knixwear
STEP 3: TAG a friend (tag as many as you want, 1 tag per comment) *
That's it!!!
*
BONUS: SHARE this post to your page or stories and TAG MY ACCOUNT and comment DONE below.
*
Open to Canada and US.
.
Giveaway closes on November 5th at 11:59 PST . Winner will be announced within 48 hours of contest closing and will have 24 hours to claim. This is not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram. Good luck! Photo @fourthwestphotography
  • If you think your family photo sessions are chaotic you should come to one of ours. 😂😂😂 Thanks for this candid capture @fourthwestphotography
  • One, two, three badass black kitties.
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons