How Are Your Eyes? Join Us For The #TransitionsLens Twitter Party! @Transitions #Ad


    The fall brings on many delicious opportunities to enjoy some of our favorite foods. But many of those favorites are also loaded in sugar and calories. Fast approaching is November which is Diabetes Awareness Month.  My father is diabetic and I have become diabetic since having suffered from gestational diabetes with my younger son.

    Diabetes is a silent enemy and over 90 percent of severe vision loss and blindness are caused by a serious vision condition called diabetic retinopathy. This can be identified and addressed early on based on the changes that occur in the eye that are visible during a comprehensive eye exam from an eye doctor.

    Join Transitions Optical and Latina Mom Bloggers on October 22nd for an important chat, “How are your EYES?” Annual Vision Screening Twitter Party. With the year-end fast approaching, it is time to have your eyes examined if you haven’t already done so.


    We’ll be chatting about the causes of Diabetes which can include family heritage, age, ethnicity, obesity, habits and lifestyles. We also have great prizes including a set of prescription glasses fitted with Transitions Lenses valued up to $500!

    Transitions® lenses are the #1 recommended adaptive lenses worldwide and are an ideal choice for healthy sight. Transitions lenses block 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays – helping to protect the health and wellness of your eyes – so you can see better.

    Transitions Optical understands that vision problems can affect anyone, but certain ethnics groups are more likely to develop eye- and overall-health issues that can take a serious toll on their vision and quality of life. Through its various web platforms and programs, Transitions Optical is helping to educate and motivate consumers nationwide, particularly in ethnics groups such as Hispanics, African American and Asian American, to visit an eye doctor regularly for comprehensive eye exams, helping with the early detection of vision conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy.

Party Details: What: “How are your EYES?” Vision Screening Twitter Party

When: Wednesday, October 22nd 9 – 10 PM EST

Where: Twitter

Brand: @Transitions

Hashtag: #TransitionsLens

Who to Follow: 

Panelists: @7onashoestring @toughcookiemom @clubdelasdiosas @smashbravoteam @athriftydiva @UrbanJibaro

Moderators: @latinamomblogs @latinomarketing @JollyMom

Prizes: One $100 Visa Gift Card One Food Network Star Robert Irvine package including Robert Irvine cookbook, Robert Irvine signed apron and more + $100 Visa Card Two (2) pairs of Transitions Eyewear (frame and lenses valued up to $500 each)

*TWO RANDOM WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN TO WIN (2) ONE-DAY TICKETS TO WALT DISNEY WORLD VALUED AT $200+ (Transitions is a sponsor of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival that runs through November 10th!)

Rules: For the official rules, please click HERE

RSVP: To be eligible to win prizes, you must RSVP at Latina Mom Bloggers. Click HERE to RSVP.

Let’s discuss:  How are your eyes and what do you do to take care of them?

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with TransitionsLens and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

© 2014, Tough Cookie Mommy. All rights reserved.


  1. Oh this article is dead on. It is so important to have an eye exam thank you for writing

  2. Terry My Journey With Candida says

    I have worn glasses for many, many years. The last time I got glasses, I actually thought of getting transition lens.
    My Dad was a diabetic, so…. I have a huge possibility of getting it myself.
    This twitter party sounds GREAT!!

  3. I take care of my eyes by practicing the 2, 2, rule, which is refocusing your eyes by looking at something 2 feet away for 2 minutes every time your eyes feel tired or strained. My daughter’s eye Dr. taught us that when she was a pre-school and got her first set of glasses.

  4. I actually need to go back for a follow-up appointment soon to my Doctor. After having my last child, I think I have developed an astigmatism.

  5. My eyes suck. I’ve worn contacts since 9th grade and glasses even longer. Now I have to wear both to read fine print!

  6. I have diabetes but have it totally under control at least for now-luckily my eyes were not affected. However I have a condition called Drusin. There is nothing they can do for this but I have to be checked every 6 months or so-I have already lost some of my peripheral vision. They treat it with Glaucoma drops (because the Drusin cause pressure in your eyes.) PLEASE go get your eyes checked every year!!!!!

  7. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says

    have horrible vision, pretty close to legally blind. I need corrective lenses at all times.

  8. Katherine Bartlett says

    I missed this and needed to come! I wear contacts!

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