Caring for Your Contact Lenses Properly

Stanton Optical Contact Lens Blog

  In today's society, it is estimated that more than 220 million Americans wear some sort of corrective lens. Out of those 220 million Americans, over 37 million choose to wear contact lenses. With this astonishing number, we thought it would be beneficial to inform our customers how to properly care for and maintain contact lenses. Learning to properly care for your contacts is beneficial in a variety of ways. One of the ways in which it is beneficial is that properly caring for your contact lenses can help prevent eye infections, which may cause blindness if not treated prop...

Responsive Lenses

Stanton Optical Responsive Lens Blog Post

  Have you ever noticed someone's glasses going dark as soon they step outside? One minute they are wearing glasses and the next their glasses seem to be transforming into sunglasses! Don't worry you aren't losing your mind, they are just wearing what are known as responsive lenses. Responsive Lenses are made to darken as soon as they are exposed to any sort of UV light, and become crystal clear when indoors, or aren't exposed to UV light. What are Responsive Lenses? Responsive lenses are lenses that react to UV light. When the lenses are worn inside, they are crystal clear - as soon as you s...

New Year, New View! Frames for the New Year

Stanton Optical Women's Frames

The beginning of a new year symbolizes a fresh start, a new opportunity to start from zero and make it the best year yet. In an effort to help you stay on task with your resolutions, we've compiled a list of some of new style frames that will not only give you a boost of confidence, but will also help you achieve your goals with clear vision. Hers These classic wayfarer style frames in tortois...

Understanding Color Blindness

Stanton Optical Color Blindness Test

Most people are under the misconception that being color blind means only seeing in black and white, but the reality is that there are different types of color blindness that can affect someone. In most cases, color blindness affects men more than women. People who are affected by color blindness have a difficult time being able to differentiate between colors that are obvious to the rest of us. People Affected by Color Blindness Color blindness can be inherited, meaning that people can be born color blind. It can also be caused by physical or chemical damage to the eye, the optic ne...

Preventing Eye Injury from Holiday Toys

Stanton Optical Preventing Eye Injury

  “You’ll shoot your eye out!” We've all heard the famous words from the classic Christmas movie, "A Christmas Story," and from some of our parents when we asked for a specific Christmas toy as a child. But did you know that every year, thousands of kids under the age of 14 suffer from serious eye injuries caused by Holiday toys? The good news is that most of these eye injuries can be prevented and avoided, by simply considering the type of toy being purchased and the child it is meant for.  That's why we've compiled a list of tips on how to select toys that ar...

Polarized Lenses

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  When enjoying the outdoors, it's important to protect the eyes from the harmful UV rays. Sunglasses are a great start to protecting your eyes, but a better alternative is getting polarized lenses on your sunglass lenses. Polarized lenses are made to not only reduce the glare from sunlight, but they also provide an additional layer of protection from the harmful UV rays. Understanding How Polarized Lenses Work Polarized lenses are made to reduce glare caused by sunlight. The lenses are coated with a special chemical that helps reduce the glare caused by lig...

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic Retinopathy Stanton Optical

  Diabetes is a serious disease that affects many parts of the body including your eyes. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to Diabetic Retinopathy, which is known to cause vision loss and blindness. The month of November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Month, and it was only appropriate for us to educate our customers on this disease and the effects it could have on their vision. What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Known as one of the leading causes of blindness, Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication associated with diabetes that causes progressive dam...

Let your Frames Reflect your Style Every Season

Top 5 frames for the Season

  A change in season gives you the opportunity to update and revive your style and wardrobe. Most of the time we focus on updating our clothes, shoes and sweaters...but, what about your eyewear? Your eyewear  deserves to be updated so that you stay true to your style throughout every season.  Here at Stanton Optical we believe that you shouldn’t limit yourself to just one or two pairs of eyeglasses or sunglasses for the whole year. Eyewear is a reflection of your style and personality, and it should reflect who you are every season.  We’ve compiled a list of 5 frames for him...

Anti-Reflective Lenses

Stanton Optical Anti-Reflective Lenses

What is Anti-Reflective Coating? Anti-Reflective Coating, also known as AR Coating and anti-glare coating, is used to improve your vision through the lenses and to also improve the appearance of your glasses. AR lenses improve the vision through your lens due to it’s ability to eliminate reflections of light from the front and back of your lenses. By eliminating the reflections, AR coating allows 99.5% of  light to enter through the lens to the eye causing the lenses to look clearer, more attractive, and allowing the light to enter your eyes. It is recommended that ...

Making the Most of Your Vision Insurance Before the Year Ends

Vision Insurance

  The end of the year is quickly approaching and with that the end of most of your insurance plan benefits. In most cases, unused insurance benefits from this year will not be carried over to the new year. So this means, use it or lose it! At Stanton Optical, we’ve taken the time to remind our valued customers of their vision insurance/benefits and provide you with tips on how to use those benefits before year end. Stanton Optical accepts a variety of vision insurance plans. Our vision specialists ar...