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Our Great State Fair

POSTED ON August 11, 2011

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I had the pleasure of visiting the Indiana State Fair this week.  Like most visitors, I make it a point to eat more than my fair share of fair food as well as to visit the various animal barns and the Pioneer building. These trips are a summer staple for my family and me, as we have visited the fair together every year since I was born.  Fortunately for us, the weather yesterday was gorgeous and the adventure couldn’t have been better. Being in the optical business, I ...

I had the pleasure of visiting the Indiana State Fair this week.  Like most visitors, I make it a point to eat more than my fair share of fair food as well as to visit the various animal barns and the Pioneer building.

These trips are a summer staple for my family and me, as we have visited the fair together every year since I was born.  Fortunately for us, the weather yesterday was gorgeous and the adventure couldn’t have been better.

Being in the optical business, I noticed a couple of things during my fair adventure.  First and foremost, my mom was the most prepared member of our family when it came to seeing the sites of the fair.  She was wearing her Laguiolle drill mount frames, with Transitions and anti-reflective on her progressive bifocals.  Her glasses properly adjusted their color when we would move from the bright sunlight indoors or even into the shade.  She didn’t have to squint to see the signs in the sunlight because of the anti-reflective coating—the sun wasn’t going to ruin her fair experience.

My sister, Doni was also well prepared.  She had on her aviator sunglasses, complete with purifier lenses to keep the sun from getting in her eyes as well.  While both Doni and I battled with having to take our sunglasses on and off when going from the sunlight to indoors, our fair food fury continued uninterrupted.  We definitely would have been squinting, struggling to read signs and see the sites had it not been for our sunglasses.

Fortunately, my dad and I were also prepared with our every day glasses.  While we both would have benefited from transitions, we were glad to have worn our stylish glasses, complete with Kodak Clean-n-Clear anti-reflective, so that we could take in the fair fun as well.

I don’t recommend going to the fair without some sort of anti-reflective and protective sun coating for your eyes.  I know that we would not have been able to enjoy the fair if we had spent our entire seven hour adventure squinting into the sun, or even avoiding the outdoors all together.

I hope you can visit the fair and be prepared too! Once you’ve visited, tell me about your favorite part of the fair—I’d love any recommendations you can make.

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