There are close to 13 million people in the U.S. that need vision correction, but have not seen an optometrist. Either they are too busy, do not want to spend the money on contact lenses or eyeglasses, or just don’t like doctors. Regardless, most people live in denial about their eye health for about a year before giving in to vision correction options because the blurry vision just got too bad. You know who they are, they enlarge their font size until it can’t get any bigger, or keep moving their menu a little closer to the candle, insisting they don't need to wear glasses just yet. 


If this is you, it has to stop. In the last month alone we have had no less than six friends tell us they did not need glasses and that they had no vision problems at all, only to put some prescription eyewear on or even just reading glasses, and have an epiphany - “oh my God I can see!” And if you think wearing corrective lenses is embarrassing, just ask someone to take a picture of you the next time you are at a restaurant using the flashlight on your phone to read the menu with some hardcore eye strain. Now, that is embarrassing.


LOOK, you don’t need to be embarrassed or spend a lot of money to get your perfect vision back. And if you are reading this post, you probably already know it is time to get some help. First, do yourself a favor and see an eye care professional. It is important to have regular eye exams--they can give you important info about general eye care, potential nearsightedness or farsightedness, eye conditions like astigmatism or presbyopia (we're looking at you, grandma), and a whole lot more, even lasik eye surgery if you're up for it.  


Just make to ask if readers are enough to give you clear vision before spending money on expensive prescription lenses. And if they say no, don’t be afraid to ask why--there's nothing wrong with wanting to know more about vision, especially if you're farsighted and near vision could be resolved without pricey prescription lenses. Remember, most eye doctors make more money selling products than on the examinations themselves, so it's worth it to be just a little extra careful when it comes to your own vision loss and as the actual wearer of your future glasses (or if you want to wear contacts, that, too). 


Finally, now that we’re friends, if you are considering your first pair of readers, or want to help another friend in need, just enter the code: VIRGIN at checkout and receive a 25% discount. It is the least we can do to help you get started on the long journey of always looking for your glasses, though you'll probably be a lot less likely to loose them with the always-cool prescription sunglasses we have in stock. 

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