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Columbia

189 Harbison Blvd
Columbia, SC 29212

Phone

(803) 474-8378

Store Hours

Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Your Optical Store in Columbia

Stanton Optical has a large selection of glasses and sunglasses for men, women, and children, at prices that can’t be beat. Conveniently located at the NW Corner of Harbison Blvd and Bower Parkway, next to Sleep Number, our store is easy to find and there’s ample parking. Schedule an appointment online or visit us at the store, and our helpful and friendly staff will help you select the right frame for you.

Free Eye Exam Available!

One of the benefits of visiting Stanton Optical is that most purchases qualify for a free eye exam, so make an appointment with one of our independent optometrists today. Using the latest techniques and equipment, the eye doctor will check your eye health and determine your eyeglass or contact lens prescription.

About Your Eye Examination

Our independent doctor of optometry in Columbia will use the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment in order to determine your eyeglass or contact lens prescription. Our eye exams include the following tests:

  • Autorefraction
  • Refractive analysis
  • Visual acuity
  • Tonometry
  • Autokeratometry
  • Evaluation for amblyopia
  • Slit lamp examination of anterior segment health
  • Ophthalmoscopy for evaluation of fundus health
Large Selection of Discount Glasses in Columbia

With over 3,000 frames to choose from, our helpful and friendly staff will assist you in selecting a frame that looks great on you. Plus, our 2 pair for $59.95 + a free eye exam offer allows you to get two different styles at one low price. And, with our NOW Service, you can get single vision glasses in as fast as 15 minutes. And, with our NOW Service, you can get single vision glasses in as fast as 15 minutes. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with any of our products, bring them back within 30 days to exchange for a completely new pair.

Affordable Contact Lenses in Columbia

For contact lenses wearers, we carry daily, weekly, and monthly disposable contacts in addition to soft and hard lenses. With boxes of disposable contact lenses starting as low as $15.49 with purchase of annual supply, our prices won’t be beat. We also have a Contact Lens Value Pack that contains everything you need to get started with contacts, for just $129. Contact us or visit our store for more information!

Accepted Insurance

°We accept "out-of-network" benefits for VSP members, which we apply towards your total purchase and submit a claim on your behalf to VSP for payment.

Don't see your insurance listed? Call this store at (877) 518-5788 to check for additional accepted plans.


What Our Customers Are Saying
Doctor and assistants were GREAT! Very nice and informative, now I know why they dilate your eyes! Prices are affordable even without insurance!
Katie Moore
Katie Moore
16:23 21 Sep 19
I was skeptical about going there after the terrible experience I had at America's best, HOWEVER, Stanton Optical exceeded my expectations!!! Very friendly staff and fast service! Picked my new glasses up today and they're perfect! No complaints from me! I'll definitely continue to do business with them!
Katie Olin
Katie Olin
17:46 18 Sep 19
Great customer service! Explained everything thoroughly and detailed. Very busy but didn’t have to wait very long to be waited on. I recommend this place for glasses in the future!
Laurie Lominack
Laurie Lominack
22:09 10 Sep 19
Thanks to April Hall for her great costumer service. Very pleasant gave me plenty options. She went over and above to make sure I was satisfied. Thanks Annette
Annette  Mcgraw
Annette Mcgraw
20:47 07 Sep 19
This was the best and most professional optical location I’ve ever been too. The service was amazing. I’d like to give a huge shoutout to April who took care of me very well assisting me with huge savings on two pairs of eyeglasses and a box of contacts. She saved me over $400 and i couldn’t be more happier. Can’t wait to pick up my frames this week. Keep up the wonderful work Stanton. You have a lifelong customer in me!!!!
Marlon Clemons
Marlon Clemons
14:07 26 Aug 19
April at the Harbison location was awesome! She made sure I got the best rate for my glasses and lenses. Dr. Z was good too.
Dachaundra Mosley
Dachaundra Mosley
15:46 23 Aug 19
Great costumer service! It was my son’s first eye exam. Everyone made him feel super comfortable. Very cute glasses for youth.
Brianna Smith
Brianna Smith
20:23 21 Aug 19
I was very nicely welcomed and taken care of. They gave me plenty of help without being overbearing and were able to take care of what I needed very quickly. Within 15 minutes, I had done my eye exam and gotten my prescription. The only time consuming part was trying to decide which of their large selection of frames I wanted to get, especially with the great deal they were running!
John McArthur
John McArthur
20:57 20 Aug 19
Stanton is great! They’re fast and efficient and everyone is always so nice! I’ve never had any problems with Stanton customer service!
Heenali Fozdar
Heenali Fozdar
16:25 12 Aug 19
From the time I stepped in the door I was greeted with a smile and immediate service. Everyone was very friendly and professional. Dr Zeplin was very knowledgeable. Robert was great with assisting me and my son in selecting our frames. He was patient and very professional! His customer service was awesome!
LaShonda Collins
LaShonda Collins
20:44 03 Aug 19
I had Robert assist me with my glasses selection. After visiting several other area shops I am glad that I visited Stanton. Excellent service and price. I am more than pleased
Greg Cantrell
Greg Cantrell
20:10 30 Jul 19
I went here good service made an appt. Took an hour longer to actually go in but otherwise a good experience. Robert helped me choose a pair of glasses he was really good. He helped me find a pair that looked really good on me.
Meaghan Vanderhoff
Meaghan Vanderhoff
16:04 30 Jul 19
Had a great experience! Saved some money! Robert was extremely helpful. We will definitely be back.
Rob Chavious
Rob Chavious
20:26 21 Jul 19
My husband and I had our first visit here today. Fantastic customer service! Everyone was patient and attentive. I appreciated having time to make my frame selections without being rushed. We will be back!
Tracy Wielkie
Tracy Wielkie
20:21 21 Jul 19
I've come here for my eye exam the past 5 years and I'm always astounded by the great care the staff assist me in finding the right pair of glasses. I'm very indecisive but with their help I'm always pleased by the end of my visit. Some of the best customer service I've experienced. If you need glasses I can't recommend Stanton Optical on Harbison more.
Casey
Casey
17:52 28 Jun 19
Great experience both times. I got my contacts here and my mother ordered her glasses here. Staff is knowledgeable and Angela is great! She was quick, kind and took the time to answer our questions.
Murna Gado
Murna Gado
19:42 27 Jun 19
Myself and my daughters received eye exams here. The technician was super pleasant and even took the time to explain to my daughters what each test did. The doctor was also extremely friendly and was patient enough to explain things in child friendly terms. She was efficient, yet we didn't feel worried at all. I have zero negative things to say about this practice. Every person we interacted with was respectful and kind. I highly recommend this facility for the entire family.
Robin Ashcraft
Robin Ashcraft
22:59 20 Jun 19
Tisha was amazing!! I wasn’t able to run my insurance and she was able to get me a great deal that saved me money with a FREE eye exam and TWO pairs of glasses for the price of one! AWESOME!
Zaria Warren-Levine
Zaria Warren-Levine
19:40 07 Jun 19
Stanton is amazing. My appt was at 12. I came in and went straight back. Didn’t have to wait long. Angela is wonderful. She help me pick out some pretty frames. I will most definitely come back.
Danielle Curry
Danielle Curry
16:35 02 Jun 19
Amazing experience! My appointment was at 4:30. Its currently 4:45 and I'm already at checkout. I am speechless. Not only was the service quick and friendly, a wonderful and helpful representative, Tisha, helped me pick out frames in less than 5 minutes (I cannot emphasize enough how terrible I am at making decisions- I wouldve been here for hours!!). Phenomenal experience! I will definitely be back. Bye bye Americas Best!
Alexis Hoffman
Alexis Hoffman
20:47 24 May 19
They were very pleasant and courteous. The doctor made my eye exam easy n comfortable. Pleasant and friendly staff. I recommend them to everyone who need to get an eye exam
Lamont Ferguson
Lamont Ferguson
15:21 08 May 19
Busy but took care of us in a timely manner. Super friendly staff. Great selection of frames. Overall a good place to go.
Kylara Taylor
Kylara Taylor
21:33 25 Apr 19
The prices are affordable and the selection is wide from designer to just every day. The staff is very respectful and responsive. The store is clean and bathrooms nice. Only thing to note is when coming in around lunch a doctor will not be there to do exam.
Michaela Mazerolle
Michaela Mazerolle
18:05 19 Apr 19
Troy and Liza were absolutely amazing. Very kind and helpful with helping me get my new glasses. No high pressure selling on things I didn’t need nor want. Quick turn around time. Thanks again!
TM B.
TM B.
16:59 18 Apr 19
I am a very satisfied client. They always treat us very nicely! We always come back to have our glasses renewed. Five stars!
JC Shopping USA
JC Shopping USA
15:47 16 Apr 19
Always get great service at this location. Very fair prices. About half the doctor office price. In house lab so you don't leave your glasses
Patty Hill
Patty Hill
17:07 13 Apr 19
The people here are very helpful, honest and friendly. They answered my questions and were knowledgeable about their products. Their prices are reasonable.
Leslie Lybrand
Leslie Lybrand
17:34 08 Apr 19
I had a very good experience here! Natisha was very nice and made sure me and my mother were satisfied with our frames. She also worked with us to find the best deal on our glasses and my contacts. I experienced amazing service from her and will continue to come back in the future
Haley Short
Haley Short
14:27 06 Apr 19
excellent service!! Dr. Zeplin was very informative and took the time to make sure I had all my questions answered. Troy helped me purchase glasses and was so helping with picking out a pair that fit my face well! I will definitely be back!!
Crystal Vickers
Crystal Vickers
21:15 04 Apr 19
We had a great experience here! Had to get glasses for my 6 year old. This was her first time seeing an eye doctor and they were very patient with her and did an amazing job. The selection was huge. And the lady helping us with her glasses was wonderful. I will definitely be back when it’s my turn!
Stephanie Castillo
Stephanie Castillo
19:06 27 Mar 19
The service at this store was exceptional! They were more than patient as I spent a great deal of time choosing my frames and worked with me to get the best options available. Great customer service!
Taylor Martin
Taylor Martin
13:20 23 Mar 19
Was in here for a very long time because I was picking out frames and going over the prices. They were very patient and kind. Offered opinions on the frames and I really appreciated that. Christina made sure to explain over where the prices come from and was able to answer any questions. Enjoyed my experience!
Kimberly Cao
Kimberly Cao
19:55 17 Mar 19
Arrived 30 minutes early on purpose but I still had to wait for my assigned appt which was fine. Eye exam was pretty quick. Picked out my frames while waiting. Checkout was the longest wait but everyone was very helpful. Would definitely be back.
Kristin Allen
Kristin Allen
17:40 28 Feb 19
Absolutely wonderful experience. I scheduled the appointment and they got me in same day. Very friendly, helpful staff. Timely and efficient service. Would recommend to everyone!
Nikki Dease
Nikki Dease
20:56 27 Feb 19
I had a great experience at Stanton. It was late on a Saturday and I had lost my glasses. Brianna greeted me cordially and bright me straight back for an eye exam as a walk-in. Dr. Zeplin was warm and attentive and answered all my questions. Then, the hard part: picking out frames. Christina Perry came to my rescue and helped me find two pairs that worked well for my head shape and complexion, including a pair I never would have picked myself but turned out to be my favorite. All around good experience and I'll recommend Stanton to anyone.
Jim Coursey
Jim Coursey
22:40 16 Feb 19
I am AMAZED best service today! Tamyko welcomed me in got me started and made mefeel at ease. Christina went through so many hoops with insurance and helping me be sure to get the right frames, headed over to Two Notch to get my frames set! Thank you guys!
Carly Allen
Carly Allen
19:22 12 Feb 19
So I went in today just helping my mother pick out a pair of glasses. I’ve been in contacts for a very long time and just had some questions while I was there. My vision is terrible so my lenses are very thick, I wanted to check and see what type of frame was suggested. So after Christina was done helping my mother, she answered my questions, I had a couple pairs I had looked at just to get an idea of what I wanted so she helped me decide on what was best. Now keep in mind I was not there to purchase glasses today. But she was so helpful, gave me and estimate of my cost and I was thrown back! I was expecting to have to pay around $3-400.00! Nope! With everything I was gonna pay $140! It was cheaper to take their in store promotion instead of using my insurance! So in 7-10 days I’ll have a new pair of glasses! It’s been about 10 years maybe longer since I’ve gotten a pair. I’m excited! Highly recommend Christina she was very patient, kind, and helpful and most of all she was honest. I loved that she was honest with my mother on which frames looked best on her she patiently waited while my mother tried on 100 pairs of glasses. She spent a lot of time making sure the perfect pair looked good on my mom and also since my mother had a bad experience somewhere else she just doubled checked with the eye doctor to make sure everything was perfect for my mom. We definitely will go back!
Larissa Brooks
Larissa Brooks
03:09 23 Dec 18
Great selection of frames. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The doctor on staff took a lot of time to answer all of my questions. Will definitely be back.
P C
P C
16:06 13 Oct 18
Went in a little early before my appointment and was seen almost immediately. Very quick, very professional and very nice employees. The location seemed busy but everyone was being helped by someone. Will definitely come back.
Jennifer Jennison
Jennifer Jennison
20:24 29 Sep 18
From the moment we walked through the door, my kids and I were treated with care and kindness! We all needed glasses and the staff was so patient with us. Everyone we met did everything to make sure we were happy and confident with our frames. My son is especially hard on his glasses and they've always been happy to repair/replace the damage. We will definitely be loyal customers, and I encourage anyone to give them a chance. They will still be taking care of you long after you receive your glasses 😉
Jennifer Lombardi
Jennifer Lombardi
12:58 26 Aug 18
I knew I couldn't get glasses for $69 I wear bifocals so I knew it would be more I ended up spending right at 5:00 to get all the extra thing gondet I like my Choice. But they were very professional and I had a very enjoyable experience at their office and store. Bethany was very helpful.
D Enders
D Enders
01:54 26 Aug 18
Thier service was phenominal From the moment I called to schedule an appt. To the time I got a receipt and left. I look forward to coming back in the future. Most friendly staff I've seen in a business in a long time
Bernie garrett
Bernie garrett
16:42 12 Dec 17

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