When Is The Last Time You Had Your Eyes Checked? #TransitionsLens @Transitions #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Transitions Optical. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


    My father has been a diabetic for over twenty years.  I remember when he found out that he had Diabetes and how upset he and my mother were at the diagnosis.  Over time, he learned that he had to watch his diet and take special care of his feet and his eyes.  While anyone can have problems with their vision, Latinos are more likely to suffer from health conditions like Diabetes that can have adverse effects on their eyes and their life.

    Unfortunately, Diabetes is hereditary and, since I had gestational Diabetes when I was pregnant with my younger son, I had a greater chance of having it come back after giving birth.  Last year, my doctor alerted me to the fact that the Diabetes had returned and she put me on a medication regimen to control it.  I am always worried about my vision and I make sure that I go for my yearly appointment to the Opthamologist to have my eyes checked.

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    Transitions Optical has various web platforms and programs that are geared towards educating and motivating people to make regular visits to their eye doctor to help with the early detection of vision conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy.  Transitions lenses block 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays thereby helping to protect the health and wellness of your eyes.  The result is that you can see better for many days to come.  Their lenses enhance your vision by providing more clarity and better contrast, and reducing glare, eye fatigue and strain which allows you to see more effortlessly.

    As a mom, I always worry about my boys and their vision.  It’s important that kids get a yearly screening as well because they rely on their eyes to see the board and learn while they are in the classroom.  I am especially concerned since we already have Diabetes in our family and I know this increases their chances of getting it in the future.  November is Diabetes Awareness Month so I urge you to have your entire family’s vision checked before the year ends in a couple of months!

It’s important for kids to have a yearly eye exam too! #TransitionsLens @Transitions #Ad @latinamomblogs

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Let’s Discuss:  How has Diabetes affected you and your family?  When is the last time you had your eyes checked?

Disclosure:  This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Transitions Optical. 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.”

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  1. My mother and brother are both diabetics and frankly, neither of them take care of themselves. It makes me so angry. Oh, I haven’t had my eyes checked in years and I totally need a new prescription. I have to get back there to get them checked one of these days.

  2. I know I need a new prescription. It’s been years since I have had mine checked. I was just telling my mother today that I needed to do it.

  3. My 5-yr-old niece has Diabetes-I did not realize vision was one of the myriad of things that will be affected. I have a young nephew that wears Transitions lenses and they have been a blessing to him every day since he got them! He never has to hesitate as he runs in and out in an out playing all day long.

  4. TouristMeetsTraveler says

    Always important to go to an eye doctor, you never know what could be wrong; better safe than sorry!

  5. Lois Alter Mark says

    I’m thinking this post is here now to remind me it’s time to make an appointment with the eye doctor. Thank you, I think!

  6. Thrill of the Chases says

    We make regular eye appointments annually. We are diligent to wear our contacts or glasses and have had very positive results. Out of the 6 ppl in our immediate family, 5 of us required a prescription.

  7. My eyes are 20/12 (which is better than 20/20, so I haven’t had them checked in quite some time). But my husband has regular appointments and changes out glasses and contacts regularly, too!

  8. I am very bad when it comes to the eyes. We get the girls examined but not such much myself.

  9. I get mine checked every year due to wearing contacts, but I finally got new glasses this year after 15+ years of wearing the same pair!

  10. I have an eye exam yearly. I’m actually scheduled for my next exam next week!

  11. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    My eyes are pretty bad. I always make sure to schedule an appointment for my eyes.

  12. I just got glasses with transitions earlier this year because I tend to have eye problems and cannot always wear contacts. I feel somewhat like an old lady wearing them but they are convenient.

  13. Chrystal M. says

    Everyone’s glasses look great. I am way overdue for a eye exam. I know I need new glasses.

  14. I have diabetes brought on by a shock to my body. I have it under control thankfully. Although my eyes were not affected by diabetes it turned out that I have what is called Drusen in my eyes. I now go to get my eyes checked every 6 months! It is so important!

  15. I don’t believe any of us in our family have diabetes but a few of us have glasses and our eyes checked often. I have glasses for reading and long hauls on the computer!

  16. Carmen Nimo Perez says

    I’ve been wearing contacts since I was 26, and my daughter has had glasses since 3rd grade! It seems to be getting worse nowadays for kids. No one in my family or my husband’s has had diabetes though.

  17. I get my eyes checked once a year. I don’t have any serious risks for any type of horrible eye disease, but you never know.

  18. Being military I get my eyes checked yearly but I’m more vigilant with my diet because my maternal side of the family is diabetic. My mom has had diabetes for over 30 years and it sure has affected her eyes so I know exactly what you mean.

  19. Ann Bacciaglia says

    My Dad has diabetes. I got my eyes checked a year ago and found out i needed glasses.

  20. I have had horrible eyes since I was little. Been wearing glasses since 2nd grade. So very important to check them consistently. Amber N

  21. I just had my eyes checked. Thankfully, no change since the last time. Diabetes runs strong in my hubby’s family, so we are always on top of him getting his checkups. Eyes and body health!

  22. No diabetes here but we do have eye problems in my family. I have been the only one without any major issues. I get my eyes checked every couple years.

  23. My mother is diabetic and in doing research for her I have learned a lot about this. It seems all of us need to be aware of the inflammatory effects of high blood sugar and pay attention so we can catch problems early. Thanks for raising awareness.

  24. I have to get my eyes checked quite often because I have a major eye condition.

  25. We get our eyes checked regularly. It’s pretty important since my hubby wears glasses.

  26. Meagan Bailiff says

    i am due to have my eyes checked actually. no one in my family currently has diabetes, but my grandma had it before she died.

  27. I’m overdue to get my eyes checked. This is a good reminder.

  28. Onica {MommyFactor} says

    Diabetes has affected my family but a few people removed. I’m about due to an eye exam so I’ll check in about this.

  29. Seriously you have the most beautiful family. You are so stunning! I love you with these glasses, I will order a pair if you I can look as good as you. I really love the frames. EVERYONE has the perfect glasses. I love it oh and we always get checked due to diabetes running in our family.

  30. It’s sad that most people only have their eyes check when there is already a problem. These are great btw – I might have want to check on mine.

  31. I had no idea that Latinos actually struggled more with eye conditions. That’s interesting. It’s important to get them checked regularly regardess of age or gender or nationality.

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