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...

March: Workplace Eye Protection Month

Stanton Optical Workplace Eye Protection

  In the eye health world, the month of March is known as Workplace Eye Protection month. In an effort to promote optimal eye health and  eye protection in the workplace, we've created this blog post that discusses how to properly protect your eyes at work. In today's workplace, protecting your eyes goes further than just using protective goggles when working with heavy machinery or tools. Nowadays, you have to also protect our eyes from the damage caused by computer screens and prolonged amounts of time staring at screens. Digital Eye Strain is becoming more of an issue n...

Age Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Stanton Optical Age-Related Macular Degeneration

February is not only the month of love, but it is also Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month. It is estimated that over 1.64 Americans have Age-Related Macular Degeneration, also known as AMD. In an effort to increase awareness and knowledge regarding AMD, we've created a blog post which outlines what Age-Related Macular Degeneration is and how it affects your vision. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is known for causing loss of central vision in both eyes, and it is also known as the leading cause of vision loss in people 65 years of age and older. AMD is known to prog...

Caring for Your Contact Lenses Properly

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  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...