At his annual physical last year, C’s pediatrician suggested having his vision checked with the optometrist. He ended up with mild astigmatism and far sightedness. Thus began our journey (ahem, struggle) with eyeglasses. We ordered a fashionable and basic pair of frames with “kid-friendly” lenses through our doctor’s office because it wasn’t “girly” (C’s word!) like the only other child’s frames the office had. After a week, I called to find out if they had been delivered yet. They hadn’t, so the receptionist said she would call when the order came in that week. It took three weeks for C to get his glasses. Once you find out that your kid needs something to help him medically or at school–or in our case, both—you want it, like, NOW. Waiting that long was a pain.
The frames we ordered up ended up being rigid and didn’t have a nose piece. C had to constantly push them up his nose. And they were always dirty, I mean, ALWAYS. Our doctor had given him a little case and cloth, so when he wasn’t wearing them, they were safe. But the lenses seemed smeared or spotty no matter how often he used his cleaning cloth.
C started “forgetting” his glasses almost daily. They aren’t full-time wear, so he would forget them at home, at school, at the tennis court…He kept saying he didn’t need them anyway. I wasn’t in a position to buy new pairs if they ended up lost or to try something more comfortable. His yearly exam was coming up, and I was dreading going through finding a pair of glasses he would fight me about.
To our good fortune, Picklez by AC Lens contacted Be Your Best Mom to tell us about their new kids’ glasses line. I was cautiously optimistic and decided to let C pick his frames in hopes that it would be easier to get him to wear them. We got to view an online catalog of a TON of frames available. Here were plenty in designs that either boys or girls would like. C actually had fun looking over all the styles, and he decided on a nice pair in his favorite color with a nose piece.
I sent C’s updated prescription into AC Lens, and the glasses were delivered to our house in less than a week! They came with a case, specialty cleaning cloth, and cleaning spray. They fit great right out of the box. It was really funny and relieving because he immediately started talking about how comfortable and clearer his Picklez glasses were. That was about a month ago, and I have not had to remind more than once or twice to grab his glasses. He NEVER complains about them. He only has to clean them at the end of the day when he puts them away; they stay clear all day. The lenses in the Picklez line are made of lightweight polycarbonate with anti-reflective, scratch resistant and UV protected coating.
The glasses look great on, and it’s comforting to know C is getting the help with his vision that he needs. It’s also very comforting to know that if something happens to this pair or if he wants to try a new style or color, Picklez glasses are just $49 including prescription lenses, shipping, and a 365 day return policy—a year, people! It’s the longest return time frame in the industry. I have a feeling we’ll be getting some in school colors soon. We’re so happy with his new glasses and have left the struggle behind. I definitely recommend them for anyone’s child who is need of some cool specs!
Disclosure: Picklez glasses were provided to the reviewer free of charge. All thoughts belong to the writer and have not been influenced.
About Marcia Kellogg:
I am a mama living in the Hudson Valley of New York with my wonderful husband, two gorgeous children, and furry and finned pets. Aside from my family, my life revolves around FOOD–creating it, reading about it, sharing it, and eating it!! After getting a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts at The Culinary Institute of America, I realized cooking is really the area I love more, so I have taking part-time jobs as personal chef and culinary skills instructor. But even more than food, I love spending time with my family, whether it’s on the football field, baking cookies at home or going to mommy and me class. We adore traveling to see our relatives around the country, especially in Montana and Hawaii. I will make it to Europe one of these days, and I consider my only regret in life that I don’t have more stamps in my passport~