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Preparing Your Kid for College

POSTED ON August 8, 2011

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As the oldest daughter of four in my family, I can tell you that moving back to college in the fall is always a big ordeal.  With a house full of girls, everything my sisters and I take with us must match everything else- heaven forbid we have a piece of clothing or furniture that doesn’t come with a matching counterpart. The matching items I can’t live without are my glasses and my cleaning cloths.  I have developed an obsession and now own a pair ...

As the oldest daughter of four in my family, I can tell you that moving back to college in the fall is always a big ordeal.  With a house full of girls, everything my sisters and I take with us must match everything else- heaven forbid we have a piece of clothing or furniture that doesn’t come with a matching counterpart.

The matching items I can’t live without are my glasses and my cleaning cloths.  I have developed an obsession and now own a pair of glasses for every ocassion.  Every color, every shape, every size. I just can’t get enough.  I worry that, when I go back to school each semester, one of my favorite pairs might break.  Then what would I do?  You have to have a backup plan and a backup pair.

Having multiple pairs of glasses ensures that I can always see the board, drive myself around and not fall off the sidewalk on my way to class.  Because I’m blind as a bat, if you will, I struggle to walk around my apartment without glasses.  Imagine a full day without vision—what a nightmare!  The purchase of a second pair of glasses from Dr. Tavel was the best decision I’ve made.

Additionally, I strive to take good care of my glasses.  I love them a lot, if you can’t tell, so treating my lenses and frames correctly is key to making a pair of glasses last longer and look nicer.  I clean my lenses every day with Dr. Tavel Lens Cleaning solution, a spray bottle that can be purchased at any Tavel retail location. The cleaning solution works a lot better than regular soap and water, easily removing the leftover hairspray residue and mascara from my lenses.  I recommend soap and warm water as a solid back up plan.

Most importantly, when cleaning off my lenses I always make sure to use a microfiber cloth.  Specifically, I adore my Indiana University microber cleaning cloth.  I sport my school colors and logo in class, in the car, in my purse, at the bars and wherever I go.  These cloths are wonderful because they wipe away any smudges or dirt from my glasses, fold up neatly, and can be thrown in the washing machine when dirty.  Don’t put it in the dryer though!

Make sure that your son or daughter is prepared for school this year.  Send him/her to college with a back up pair of glasses and a microfiber cleaning cloth.  This way, you ensure that your child can see the board or projector with clean lenses, even in the event of a glasses catastrophe.

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