Let’s talk about our most valuable resource as a mom: time. When you have kids, your priorities immediately change, and self-care sometimes falls to the back burner. You transition from a woman who never left the house with a hair out of place to a woman who rocks a messy bun because you can’t remember the last time you washed your hair.
As a mom who needs corrective eyewear, time management and self-care when it comes to my contact lenses has been a struggle for me. In my early twenties, I always wore contacts exclusively. I wasn’t a napper and had the time (and attention span) to take out my contacts at bedtime. I did this religiously. Now that I have Aiden, my 14-month-old whose erratic and unpredictable sleep schedule dictates mine, contact lenses aren’t working for me.
I had a broken-down pair of discount frames that I used to wear for emergency situations only, so I decided to wear them for a few days to see if the glasses life was for me. These spectacles quickly became my lifeline, but as my husband quickly pointed out, they were stuck in the mid-2000s style-wise. Honestly, they were just plain ugly. If I wanted to switch to being a glasses-wearing momma, I needed an upgrade.
About a month ago, my son dropped my iPhone in the toilet, requiring a trip to Saddle Creek and the Apple Store. While there, I perused a few shops and came across a newly opened store: SEE Eyewear. The eyewear selection in the store was exceptional, and I was able to have my eyes checked in-store by an optometrist. This was a game changer! I selected two custom frames within my budget, had my eyes checked and walked out the door in less than an hour.
After my purchase, I did some research on the brand and realized there really isn’t a better eyewear option for moms in our area. Here are a few reasons why:
They’re on-trend, unique and custom.
SEE partners with artisan craftsmen around the world to create one-of-a-kind frames that are in style. They release 15 new designs each month, and each store only gets two to three of each frame. This means that your friend who loves to copy your style to a T won’t be able to get your exact same glasses, even if she wanted to. This helped solve my “stuck in 2004” look I was rocking with my discount specs.
They’re priced affordably.
Their tagline is “hip without the rip” for a reason! Their core collection starts at just $169 with lenses. They accept insurance, so you can walk out with an awesome pair of frames at a great price. I was relieved that the prices were so affordable, because I could just see my son grabbing my glasses and immediately dropping them to the floor, wasting $400+ in one fell swoop. With SEE’s affordable prices, I wasn’t worried about Aiden pawing at them and could afford two pairs so I always had a backup.
You can get glasses for your whole family.
SEE doesn’t have a line specifically for kids, but they have frames that come in all shapes and sizes to accommodate heads of all sizes. There are frames that are perfect for preteens, elementary-schoolers and college students alike. The best part is that they’re stylish--you don’t have to worry about your son or daughter being called “four eyes” in glasses like these.
It’s a one-stop-shop.
Getting glasses before SEE was a hassle. I had to go to the doctor, get my prescription, then go to an eyewear retailer and select a pair. At SEE, I was able to see an optometrist on site and pick my frames all in one trip. I didn’t have to sit in a waiting room. In fact, I had to wait a few minutes while the doctor was getting ready, so I took that time to try on frames and decide upon the pairs that I wanted ahead of time. So, when my exam was over I was able to pay and walk out the door almost immediately after my vision screening. I had Aiden with me, so the time savings was definitely a blessing.
In the next few weeks, my in-laws, husband and a few friends will be wearing SEE glasses because of how much I rave about them. SEE saved me time, helped my wallet and elevated my look, which is something that very few brands can achieve for customers.