Member Spotlight - Carla and Imogen

THE EYE CARE EDITION

Member Spotlight

National Pharmacies members, mother daughter duo Carla and Imogen, share their eye health journeys and why it is so important to care for your eyes.

Imogen and Carla

Membership status: National Pharmacies Family Membership for 25+ years

Local Optical store: Modbury

What do you love most about being a National Pharmacies member?
The in-store service and knowledge of the staff, you can’t forget the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant, an amazing event!

Imogen, when did you first notice you needed glasses?
I was only 3 years old when Mum and Dad saw that I had a lazy eye and that is what got me into wearing glasses.

How do you find adjusting between contact lenses and glasses?
I started wearing contact lenses when I was 9 years old. At first they felt a little bit uncomfortable but over time I got used to wearing them. I find it easy to adjust between glasses and contact lenses because it is something that you eventually get used to. Contact lenses have been great for the days I play sport or surf; I don’t have the fear of breaking my glasses.

How did you select you frames?
The way that I select my frames is by trying on different types of frames and seeing how they look on me and I have to try a few on to decide the frames that I like the most.

What’s your favourite thing about wearing glasses?
I think that the best part of wearing glasses is that I get to choose the type of frame that I like the most, and the ones that I think suit me the best.

What advice would you give to other kids your age who might need an eye test?
The advice that I would give to other kids would have to be to not hesitate and get your eyes tested, it’s for the better in the long run.