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Going Back To School? Get An Eye Exam

POSTED ON July 14, 2010

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End of July, beginning of August… it’s definitely school supply or dorm room shopping season. For those recent high school graduates, not only are many of you shopping for your first year of college, you’re shopping for a new home away from home. I learned this last year as I moved into dorms at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) to begin my freshman year.  While I really wanted my dorm to look cool ...

End of July, beginning of August… it’s definitely school supply or dorm room shopping season. For those recent high school graduates, not only are many of you shopping for your first year of college, you’re shopping for a new home away from home. I learned this last year as I moved into dorms at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) to begin my freshman year.  While I really wanted my dorm to look cool and fashionable, I learned quickly that you also want it to be practical.  After all, you will be doing a lot of your “living” in your dorm room like waking up for 8 am classes, hanging laundry, watching movies, eating snacks, studying late at night for midterms and writing ten-page papers for hours in a pretty compact space.  You want to make the most of it and fill your room with practical things.An Example of a IUB Dorm Room, Photo Courtesy of: http://www.rps.indiana.edu/migyourroom.cfml

So as important as it is to get plastic drawers, note cards, pens, a shower caddy along with towels, pillow shams and comforter, one of the most important pieces of advice I can offer an incoming student would be to get your eyes checked before school starts to help you see your awesome dorm room and of course all of your text books clearly. At IUB (and many other universities) the library is open practically 24/7, with few exceptions. I cannot count the number of nights I have spent sitting on the quiet study floor for hours staring at my computer screen and reading. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything I wanted accomplished and many hours of sleep were sacrificed for good grades. However the greatest time investment I made last summer was getting an eye examination by a Dr. Tavel optometrist. From getting a back-to-school eye examination, I was prescribed for glasses to help my eyes stay focused when they are tired to help avoid headaches when I’m studying late hours.  One of the best school supplies I bought were some fun glasses to fit my style. So while getting to your closest office supply store first for the best deals on pens, folders and planners before they run out is definitely a top priority with back to school shopping, be sure to stop in to Dr. Tavel and visit an eye doctor so you too can pick out the best looking eyeglasses and premium contact lenses before you go back to school.

Starting today at all Dr. Tavel locations you can get two pairs of glasses and an eye exam for $99.98-one of the best Back-To-School deals in Indiana! Get ready for a great year!

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