Cherishing the Sights of Life

Without healthy vision, the most beautiful and amazing sights of life are foggy at best. In our sweet home Chicago, there are so many wonderful sights to cherish, and maintaining healthy vision allows us to see them vividly, in all their splendor.

My daughter is only two, but I'm pretty sure her most cherished Chicago sight is the wide expanse  of blue that is Lake Michigan.
When I asked my 11-year-old son what his most cherished Chicago sight is, he immediately answered: Museum of Science and Industry. Indeed there is so much to see in this fun and educational museum, my son's favorite city destination. You'll find everything from an entire German submarine to a tornado (!) in this hands-on, landmark museum. My son recently failed a vision test at school. An appointment with an opthamologist determined that while he doesn't yet need glasses, we will need to keep a close watch on his vision with annual screenings.

The Museum of Science and Industry

I cherish riding my bike through the city's streets and parks, even better with my daughter riding in her bicycle seat and my son trailing behind on his own bike. I think the best way to experience the sights of Chicago is by bike! Thankfully, I have 20/20 vision. That said, I think some Chicago car drivers could use a good vision screening.

Pedaling the streets of Chicago with my daughter in tow

 Our top seven family sights in Chicago in Chicago are...
1. Lake Michigan - take a boat ride or enjoy the beach!2. Willis Tower - the view from the Skydeck is amazing! 3. Millenium Park - the "Bean" and splashing in the fountains4. The El: we love seeing our city from the elevated tracks!5. The Art Institute of Chicago6. Lincoln Park Zoo7. Our Ethnic Neighborhoods: you can travel the world right here in Chicago!

This summer, Transitions Optical has set its sights on Chicago! Transitions Optical, in partnership with Vision Works, will be in Chicago at the Taste of Chicago Festival on July 11-15, 2012. Attendees can come by their booth for the Ultimate Sightseeing Experience including free vision screenings for the whole family and the opportunity to get your photo taken in front of a scenic backdrop! Learn more here.

Taste of Chicago FestivalLocation: Grant Park, Chicago, ILDates and Times: July 11-15, 2012. 11am-9pm Admission and events are free, but you have to pay for food and drinks. Purchases are made by ticket only. Tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8. Large items are generally 9-10 tickets, side portions 6-7 tickets, soft drinks 4 tickets. All daily restaurants offer a small "Taste" portion for 2-3 tickets -- a great way to sample a large variety of all the food available. Tickets are available for purchase on the day of the event.Food and beverage tickets can be purchased in advance of the Taste of Chicago at all Dominick's stores in Illinois with a Fresh Values Card from July 5-10 for $7 a strip (12 tickets to a strip), limit 4 strips per person . Tickets can be purchased after July 10th at all Dominick's stores for $8 a strip, until supplies last.

For more information on on Transitions Optical, visit or Follow @transitions on Twitter Want to win the Ultimate Sightseeing Dream Vacation? Capturing everyday moments through photography gives you the opportunity to cherish memories for a lifetime. Enter the Official Sponsor of Sightseeing™ Sight of the Day Photo Contest for your chance to win the Ultimate Sightseeing Dream Vacation! Learn more here.

Disclosure: I received compensation to participate in a SocialMoms and Transitions Optical blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.

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