What is Blepharitis?

Stanton Optical Blepharitis

  Greasy flakes around the eyelashes, eyelids stuck together, swollen eyelids...These are just some of the most common symptoms of the eye condition known as blepharitis. When the eye doctor makes a blepharitis diagnosis, she/he is referring to the eye health condition in the eyes that causes the eyelids to become inflamed. The part of the eyelid that usually becomes inflamed is the area around the eyelashes. The inflammation may cause the eyelashes to become ingrown or even fall out. Blepharitis is not a contagious condition and the causes of it include bacterial infection or excessive...

Reasons for Wearing Glasses

Stanton Optical Benefits of Wearing Glasses

  Thinking about getting glasses? Here are our Top 5 Reasons for choosing and wearing glasses! Top 5 Reasons for Wearing Glasses Fashion - With  numerous styles, colors, and shapes, eyeglasses are up to date on the latest fashion trends. They are a great accessory to make any outfit fashionable and enhance your facial features. Eye Protection - In today's digital world it is important to properly protect your eyesight in order to ensure that it lasts a lifetime. Glasses not only protect your vision from digital screens, but they also ...

May: Healthy Vision Month

Stanton Optical Healthy Vision Month

  Whenever your throat starts to hurt or your nose starts to run, you make an appointment with your primary care physicians and take care of the issue. But - what about when it comes to your eyes? In most cases, the eyes are overlooked when it comes to health because they do not show immediate signs or symptoms. In an effort to promote the importance of eye health and getting a yearly comprehensive eye exam, the National Eye Institute, designated May as the official Healthy Vision Month. In order to promote Eye Health, we've compiled a list of ways to protect your vision and ...

Top 5 Frames for Mother’s Day

Stanton Optical Mother's Day Frames

  Mothers are the glue that holds a family together. They make sure we remember our jackets and lunch as we head out the door, and most importantly, they surround us with endless love all of our lives. Give your mom something special this Mother's Day. Give your mom the gift of vision and fashionable eyewear!  To help you choose the best frame for your mom, we've compiled a list of our Top 5 Frames for Mother's Day! Frames for Mom ...

Women’s Eye Health Month

Stanton Optical - Women's Eye Health

  April is not only Sports Eye Injury Prevention Month, it is also Women's Eye Health Month. It is a known fact that women are more likely than men to develop an eye problem. It is estimated that 2/3 of visually impaired or blind people in the US are women. This fact is due to the fact that women tend to live longer than men and the hormonal fluctuations their bodies experience. That's why it's important to create awareness and stress the importance of good eye health for women. Causes for Eye Problems The most common eye problems women encounter are glaucoma, cataracts,...

Spring into New Eyewear!

Stanton Optical Spring Fashion Blog Post

  The snow is melting and the sun is starting to shine a bit brighter, which could only mean one thing...Spring has Sprung! With this change in season, comes a change in wardrobe and eyewear. Here at Stanton Optical, we've got you covered when it comes to the latest styles in Spring Eyewear. Here are our top 5 frames for this Spring. Women's Frames Christian of Paris (COP-1...

April – Sports Eye Safety Month

Stanton Optical April - Sports Eye Safety Month

  Flowers are blooming and it's time to dust of your sports gear....Spring is here! April does not only signify warmer weather, but it is also the designated Sports Eye Safety Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, there are more than 10,000 of sports and recreational related eye injuries each year. The good news is that 90% of these incidents and injuries can be prevented by purchasing and using protective eye gear. The chances of suffering from a sports-related eye injury depend heavily on the type of a...

Contact Lens Fitting vs. Eye Exam

Stanton Optical Contact Lens Fitting Exam

  Are you considering getting contact lenses? Did you know the difference between a contact lens fitting exam and a routine comprehensive eye exam? If you are considering trading your eyeglasses for contact lenses, it is important to notify your eye doctor when you schedule your next eye exam. This is important because they will need to schedule a contact lens fitting exam, in addition to the routine comprehensive eye exam. Contact Lens Fitting When it comes to a contact lens exam, the eye doctor will need to perform additional tests and procedures. They pe...

Top 5 Reasons to get an Eye Exam

Stanton Optical 5 Reasons to Get an Eye Exam

  Visual Acuity Just like other parts of your body start to change as you age, your eyes begin to deteriorate as well. Checking your vision on a regular basis ensures that your visual acuity is the best it can be. Comprehensive eye exams can help control the headaches and fatigue caused by having the wrong prescription, and can also help detect computer vision syndrome. Eye Diseases Many of the serious eye conditions that can cause blindness are known to not show any symptoms. Theses conditions are known to de...

Save Your Vision Month

Stanton Optical Save Your Vision Month

March is National Save Your Vision Month and we want to educate and inform our customers about the importance of getting a yearly comprehensive eye exam and protecting your vision. Just as you take care of your body by eating healthy and exercising regularly, you should also care for and upkeep your eye health. Having clear vision does not necessarily mean healthy vision. Getting a yearly comprehensive eye exam can prevent and detect serious eye issues such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. As we get older it is recommended that we get a yearly eye ex...