189 Harbison Blvd, Suite A
Columbia, SC 29212



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.

A Comprehensive 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 pairs 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 and submit to the network. Out-of-network benefits and/or discounts will be applied towards total purchase.

Don't see your insurance listed? Call this store at 877.518.5788 to check for additional accepted plans.

What Our Customers Are Saying
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
The entire staff was friendly and made the whole process effortless. Only took about an hour from the moment I stepped in the door, got my eyes examined and picked out frames and lenses options. Cory spent time helping me decide what would work best for my situation and never made me feel rushed to make my decision. Kristi even found some frames and took the lenses from my broken glasses and reshaped them to fit so I could have a pair while mine were being ordered. They were amazing! Will not go anywhere else again.
Brandon Horton
Brandon Horton
03:22 08 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
Entire staff was very friendly and helpful. All my questions were answered. Overall a great experience with my eye exam including ordering my glasses and contacts. Very reasonable prices.
Sherry OQuinn
Sherry OQuinn
22:20 19 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
Overall not impressed with pricing and the amount of time to get 1 of 2 pairs of glasses. The 2 for $69 deal is not really applicable to most shoppers. I still ultimately spent $250 (that's even after my great insurance coverage) Canceled the order on the 2nd pair due to uncertainty of arrival. 1st pair came in on promise date, barely. I had to call them to find out they had made it to the store that day. I feel the cost of contacts was 30-40% higher than other reputable places and I was not allowed to get a refund/cancel that order. I should have trusted the other reviewers. The only positive and reason I rated 2 stars is because the staff is pleasant and I didn't have to wait in store for services. I'll try somewhere different next year, this process is very expensive and stressful each year. There's always sticker shock and buyer's remorse. The experience at Stanton was no different.
Erik Hopper
Erik Hopper
21:50 25 Nov 17
Updated to a final 2 stars. Customer service gave me $100 credit they said could be used on anything in the store. Once I got in, fitted and ready to check out they told me that the credit doesn't work with in store promotions or my insurance. So basically pointless. I ended up paying about $80 including my exam and glasses (which is more than their 2 for $69 + free exam deal). Wrote to customer service and told them all this and they never got back to me. I'm over it at this point. They were friendly the second time in but just as big disappointment from the first time I stepped in. Won't be back. I will be going to America's Best down the street from now on..*Update 8/15/17* Customer service reached out to me and was very friendly. They offered to reschedule my appointment for a convenient time as well as give me a store credit for my bad experience, which is way more then I expected. I will update again and re-rate after my appointment depending on how the store employees are. So far customer service at least gets 5*****8/13/17Currently sitting outside this location. I was literally only 5 minutes late because of traffic and my 19 month old son. They told me they couldn't fit me in for my appointment at all. I drove all the way from Chapin. I will NEVER come back.
Kaleigh Galat
Kaleigh Galat
22:55 01 Sep 17

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