Monthly Archives: January 2016

Responsive Lenses

Responsive Lenses 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 step outside, the lens darkens when exposed to UV light. The brighter the UV light, the darker the lens becomes. Most lenses will block out 80% of harmful UV rays within the first 15 minutes of being exposed to UV rays. Responsive lenses minimize the cost of having to purchase two different pieces of eyewear since you get the benefit of eyeglasses and sunglasses in one. The lens tint is available in a variety of colors to match your personal style.

Pros of Responsive Lenses

– They are known to reduce eye strain and fatigue indoors, and squinting in the sunlight.

– The lenses help reduce glare by regulating the amount of natural light that your eyes are exposed to.

– Light sensitivity is reduced. Since the lens adjusts to the UV exposure, and can help reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related eye conditions.

– These lenses can be applied to a variety of lenses such as bifocals, single and progressive lenses.

– Getting responsive lenses help save money as you don’t need to purchase separate prescription sunglasses and eyeglasses.

– Your view will appear clearer, and crisper and colors will also appear more vivid in sunlight.

Cons Of Responsive Lenses

– Responsive lenses do not work well while inside a car because the windshield blocks UV rays that are necessary for the lens to respond and darken

– If you’re taking a picture outside, your eyes may not be visible in the picture since the lens will darken once outside.

– Responsive lenses are not the best option for someone who is highly sensitive to light.

– It can take the lenses longer to transition back to clear when you enter indoors once again, and they are no longer exposed to UV light.


If you’re looking to save some money on your eyewear, or if responsive lenses sound like the best option, stop by a Stanton Optical location near you and purchase your responsive lenses!


New Year, New View! Frames for the New Year

Stanton Optical 2016 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.


Women's Swiss Frames

These classic wayfarer style frames in tortoiseshell design are perfect for the gal on the go in 2016! Take any day look into a night look without having to lose your vision. These versatile frames are essential for the woman looking to make a serious and lasting impression this year.


Women's Swiss Frames

Block out not only the harmful UV rays, but also the negative vibes that may come your way this year with these teal Swiss women’s sunglasses. They have a blue tint, but trust us, they won’t ever have you feeling blue.


Swiss Women's Pink Frames

Be the “pretty in pink” gal with these retro, cat-eyed Swiss frames. Perfect for the woman looking to add a delicate pop of color to her style without losing sight of her goals and resolutions.



Men's Swiss Black and White Frames

These Men’s Carter frames are essential for the man seeking to keep a bit of a traditional style, but also add a touch of modern design to his style. These classic wayfarers are a great addition to your new year wardrobe.


Men's Impression Frames

The sun will be shinning bright for you this year! Make sure your eyes are protected from the harmful UV rays with these Men’s Carter tortoiseshell sunglasses. These frames will have you looking dapper going to work or enjoying a weekend of outdoor activities.


Men's Impression Frames

These Carter full frame glasses suit the man looking for the perfect frames to go from business man during the day to the life of the party at night. With these frames, your 2016 goals and resolutions will be achieved in no time!


If you’re in the market for new frames or need to get your yearly eye exam, make sure to stop by a Stanton Optical location near you and schedule your FREE eye exam!