I am pretty sure we will always be a glasses family. Andrew and I have both worn glasses since we were young. Yes - back when they were the big, awkward frames of the 1990s. Our kids don't have a prayer. As far as I see it, it's just a matter of time before we get to take Lincoln and Addie to pick out their very first (hopefully more stylish) glasses. Then it will be just a few short years before they are begging us for the responsibility of contact lenses.
|Me and my "Molly" glasses|
My husband's employer does not offer a substantial vision benefit program at this time, so it's up to us to figure out how we will afford glasses for our kids in the future. Having vision insurance from a company like VSP Vision Care will definitely make families like ours more likely to keep up with eye doctor appointments and ensure everyone's eyes are healthy. Saving money is a big deal around here, so the average savings of $320/year is not something I take lightly.
|The height of mid-90s fashion here.|
Do you remember the days when you would have to take off your glasses - or even better, remove the lenses - when it came time for family photos? Discounts are provided on special lens options like progressive lenses, photochromic lenses, anti-reflective coating, scratch-resistant coating and UV protection. So now? If you wear glasses, you don't have to do anything differently for your family photo shoot. Plus, a frame allowance is included - as well as full coverage of basic lenses.
I'm glad that glasses have progressed a lot in fashion in the last fifteen years. I am probably about due for updated frames. Since Lincoln has already destroyed one pair of glasses in our home, there is no telling when I may be given a reason to replace my glasses immediately.
For now, I'm enjoying the knowledge that my kids can see just fine without vision correction. But when the time comes for glasses, at least they have parents who have been down that road, too. And I am guessing they will look mighty cute in their tiny little fashionable frames!
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