A family cross country skis in a Michigan forest.

Michigan Winter Family Fun

If you follow us on social, you know we encourage our followers to explore our beautiful state using the hashtag, #sightseeingsaturday. While the warmer summer months make it easier to go outside, we here at Rx Optical absolutely love winter. The snowy season is a great time for family bonding activities.

So, strap on your boots, grab your scarf and pull out your mittens. We’re about to talk about all things winter, family and, as always, fun.

Take a Hike

We say it a lot, and we’ll say it again! Get outside and enjoy the breathtaking views of our amazing state. We love hiking, no matter the season.

There is nothing like a fresh coat of snow on the winding paths of some of our favorite Michigan hikes. If there is too much snow to take a leisurely walk in your winter boots, grab a pair of snowshoes! In the winter, snowshoeing is a great family activity that gives you the opportunity to get outside even on the snowiest of days.

Just remember to dress for the occasion and pack your sunglasses for your outdoor adventure. It’s important to protect your eyes from UV rays, even in the winter!

Hit the Slopes

What better way is there to spend your wintery days than strapped to a pair of skis?

While Michigan might not be the most mountainous state, it does have a great variety of beginner-friendly, downhill skiing options. If downhill isn’t your thing, there are also plenty of cross country paths throughout the state.

Take your family out on an adventure and tackle the slopes. Don’t forget your protective eye wear! Wearing goggles while skiing can do more than benefit your vision; it can also protect your eyes from harsh winds and the sun reflecting off of the snow.

Spread Some Cheer

The holidays are a great time to get involved in your community, since many cities have holiday markets, parades and other events.

We love family and community bonding opportunities, which is why we suggest taking a look at your local community website to find any upcoming winter events near you!

Maybe you live in Grand Rapids and are excited for the holiday market, or perhaps you’re a Detroit native looking forward to skating at Campus Martius. If you’re in Lansing, make sure to check out the Holiday Lights Stadium Style, and if you’re in Kalamazoo, be sure to check out the dazzling zoo lights.

Regardless of the event you find, be a part of your community this winter. It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy a little quality time with your family!

Want to hear more from us about our favorite winter activities? Schedule an eye exam with us. We would love to chat with you while we examine your eyes!

Rx Optical opens office in The Village at Knapp’s Crossing

Rx Optical opened its 49th Michigan location today in Grand Rapids at 2000 East Beltline NE. The new office is located in The Village at Knapp’s Crossing, in front of D&W Fresh Market. This location features an extensive line of name brand frames including: Oakley, OGI, Paul Smith, Chloé, Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Alain Mikli, Columbia Sun, Nike, Ray Ban, Coach, DKNY, Prada, Ralph, Polo, Tiffany and more.

All glasses are manufactured at Rx Optical’s surfacing and finishing laboratory in Kalamazoo. Eyeglasses and contact lenses are delivered to all 52 Rx Optical locations each night by their own couriers. Rx Optical employs a team of insurance specialists that work with virtually all vision insurance providers. Eye exams are available with Doctors of Optometry and eyewear is designed and dispensed by Certified Opticians.

Rx Optical takes great pride in creating Michigan jobs and supporting Michigan’s economy. The Knapp’s Crossing office is furnished with Herman Miller office solutions, a Zeeland, MI based furniture company, along with custom made fixtures and frame boards from Kalamazoo Custom Woodwork. Rx Optical purchases their office supplies for all 52 of their locations and corporate office from Meijer and use only Ford and GM vehicles for their fleet.

Rx Optical’s headquarters remain in Kalamazoo where they began in 1947. Incorporated in May of 1966, Rx Optical is one of the oldest optical companies in Michigan. They rank #30 in the United States and are one of the largest privately held optical retailers in the country with 52 locations in Michigan and Indiana.

Knapps Crossing Location