Last year, I made one of the scariest purchases of my life…reading glasses! And what was even scarier was that after my eye exam I concluded that I needed them. Being officially diagnosed as farsighted forced me to get another exam this year to ensure my prescription was still correct. Which lead me to this silver lining…
LensCrafters just launched Clarifye, an exclusive eye exam that gives patients the most detailed picture of their eye health. I had an opportunity to get this exam at the new LensCrafters store in Chicago’s South Loop at The Shops at Roosevelt Collection. The machine scans the inside and outside structures of the eye to measure and create a digital “fingerprint” of the eye. No more reading letters and second guessing if that “E” was an “I” or squinting extra hard to determine if that really was a “D” (turns out it was an “O” for me, hence the glasses).
Clarifye’s precise measurements also deliver a recommended prescription in about 60 seconds! And with a toddler running circles around the store, 1 minute is all I can spare these days!
Not only is this a great exam for adults, it’s also perfect for children since it no longer relies on them answering questions. Imagine how much pressure that is for a kid when even grown adults get nervous looking at letters. Also, for little ones who can’t read yet, this new exam gives parents peace of mind that their prescription is accurate. Lastly, doctors can show parents a side-by-side comparison of how their child sees the world without glasses, and believe me we do everything we can to make sure they are always looking through rose colored glasses!
For more information about children’s vision health, visit Eye On Kids Health.
Photo Credit: Hallie Duesenberg