Having poor eyesight sucks at any age. There’s no denying it. The squinting, or having to sit in the front of the class to properly see the blackboard, ugh. Then there’s deciphering the rigmarole that is vision care on your health plan is no picnic.
So the whole ‘glasses thing’ can be a little annoying, for so many reasons. For Ben, though, his oversized spectacles are everything — even though they might seem like they’re driving him up a wall.
If you needed an excuse to cry that doesn’t involve chopping onions, Pearle Vision’s latest ad is here for you. Because Ben will shatter your heart into little, itty-bitty pieces.
First off, Ben and his giant glasses are adorable, but his struggles with them that will make you wonder what exactly is going on. The glasses don’t seem to be helping, more like hindering: they cause him to trip, they fall off his tiny face, make his eyes look huge, make the simplest tasks a struggle, and they’re likely giving him a headache.
But there’s a reason that he keeps wearing them, and in Ben’s case it’s not about the vision; it’s about what the glasses mean to him. By the minute mark, you’ll find out just why Ben refuses to stop wearing them and if you’re not in tears at that point, you’re dead inside. Consider yourselves warned.