Thursday, July 11, 2013

Funky Eyewear - Nerd Style Eyeglasses

Classic black frames are sometimes associated as being nerdy.

Not too long ago, eyeglass wearers were throwing away their bigger frames and trading them for smaller, less noticeable eyewear. Today, however, the big-rimmed, larger lens frames are making a come-back into the fashion world. Continue reading to learn more about this increasingly popular style.

Yes, They're Back in Style

The name "nerd glasses" gives these frames the impression that they're not in style, but that name is quite misleading. In fact, the eyeglasses that many people would call "nerd" frames are becoming increasingly popular. In 2012, the thick-rimmed frames took the stage on catwalks across the country, and countless celebrities have been seen wearing them, including Kim Kardashian, Hilary Duff, Justin Bieber and Johnny Depp among countless others.

History of Nerd Eyewear

Ever wonder where nerd frames originated from? The first time that these frames became popular was back in the 1950's when Buddy Holly wore his glasses on stage. At the time, he became the first young performer to wear his frames while performing.

After that, more and more people started showing off the style. While the design become less popular as the years went on, people have recently brought it back. Just a few years ago, NBA players started wearing the frames, and Russell Westbrook says he started the retro eyewear trend.

Where to Get Them

Since funky nerd frames are back in style and becoming an important fashion accessory, many people choose to wear them without prescription lenses when they don't even need vision correction. If you're one of these people who would like to enjoy the fashion trend but don't need it, there are many retailers online and locally that sell frames without the prescription. Simply stop at your local mall and you're sure to find a great pair.

If you are one of the people who needs prescription eyeglasses, then make an appointment with your local eye care provider, such as Stanton Optical, to get an up-to-date prescription. Once you finish your exam, choose from the range of frames at the clinic; with this popular style, you're sure to find some excellent choices to satisfy this accessory trend.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Women's Fashion Glasses from Guess Eyewear

Selecting a pair of women’s fashion glasses doesn’t have to be a chore. With the proper research, you can decide what type of glasses will flatter you before you start spending hours trying on dozens of frames.

Know Your Face Shape

The first tip to picking out designer eyeglasses is to know what type best fits your face shape. If your face is square, avoid frames that have hard lines, and select a frame that’s wider than the widest part of your face. For a heart-shaped face, choose frames that are wider at the bottom. Oval faces look best in square, rectangular, or up swept glasses to balance your face. 

For a long face that sees more length than width, larger frames will help break up the length of your face. If your face is round, you’ll want to select glasses with angles and are structured and slim, with lenses that are wider than they are deep. Dark frames can also define round faces. If you’re not sure about your face shape, do a bit of research to determine which styles of glasses look best.

Know Your Colors 

The shape of your glasses is only the first step in knowing which frames to pick out. You also need to know what color your designer glasses should be. The easiest way to select the proper color is through color analysis, which matches your skin tone to one of four categories named after the seasons. 

Winter and Summer, the cool seasons, look best in colors with a blue undertone, while Autumn and Spring, the warm seasons, look best with a yellow undertone. To determine whether you’re warm or cool, drape yourself with yellow and blue fabrics to see which one looks best on you. Then, select frames with colors from your range of the color wheel. 

Don’t Forget the Sun

Now that you know how to select the proper women’s eyeglasses, don’t forget to add sun protection. Select a separate pair of fashion sunglasses, ask for transition lenses, or use a fashionable pair of clip-on sunglasses. Ask your Stanton Optical provider about your choices in women's fashion eyeglasses.


Friday, June 28, 2013

Fashionable Armani Eyewear for Men

Fashionable men's frames by Giorgio Armani.
If you've ever searched for a fashionable pair of glasses, then you've probably heard the name Giorgio Armani. But why is Armani so great, and how do you find them?

What Makes Them So Good?

Armani was born from fashion, specializing in all areas, including clothes and accessories. When it comes to fashion, they understand how to bring every piece together, including your eyeglasses. Not only are they stylish and among one of the top eyewear brands, but they give you exactly what you pay for. Instead of paying for fashion alone, you'll also find a durable and long-lasting quality in each pair of glasses, making them well-worth the price.

Where to Find Them

If you're searching for a fashionable pair of Armani mens frames, then start at a local retailer that carries the brand, such as Stanton Optical. Here you can try on different prescription and sunglass frame styles to decide which of the latest frames you want. Once you decide, you can buy your eyeglasses right at the store or you can check out Armani's website.

How to Get Them

Before you purchase your Armani eyewear for men, it's important that you schedule an appointment with a qualified eye doctor for an updated prescription. Without an up-to-date prescription, you can't order corrective lenses at a local retailer or online. Check out one of our Stanton Optical locations for a quality eye exam and over 3,000 frames to choose from, including mens eyeglasses from Armani.

What Types of Frames Do They Offer?

Armani designs a range of frames, from women's frames to men's. While the company is popular for their sunglass styles, men can also find a range of stylish prescription eyeglass frames. You can then choose between metal or plastic frames for your favorite style. When searching for sunglasses, you can even order a pair of stylish prescription sunglasses to get the best of their designs with the corrective lenses that you need. No matter what you're looking for in Armani glasses, from style to practicality, these glasses deliver it all.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wear Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes Against UV Rays

Just like sunscreen can protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays, sunglasses can do the same for your eyes. Consider these important benefits of wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun.

Importance of Sunglasses

Sunglasses aren't all about comfort and style; they are also a crucial part of maintaining healthy eyes. If you don't wear sunglasses often, the UV rays can damage portions of your eye, leading to cataracts, pterygium, macular degeneration or skin cancer near the eyes. These harsh UV-A ans UV-B sunrays can even sunburn your cornea.

When you think about these risks, it makes you want to do something as a precaution, right? Since you can't put sunscreen on your eyes to protect against the sun's damaging properties, you'll want to wear a protective pair of sunglasses instead. Sunglasses help block out harmful sunlight while dimming the light a bit to help prevent eye damage. 

Stormi Daze private label sunglasses from Stanton Optical

Which Sunglasses are the Best?

What many people may not understand is that not all sunglasses come with the same protection. The sunglasses that will offer the most protection from the sun come labeled as 100 percent UV protection from both UVA and UVB rays. If you're looking for even more protection, try choosing a larger pair of glasses to help cover the sensitive tissue around your eyes.

But What if I Already Wear Glasses?

If you wear prescription glasses, you don't have to settle with harmful rays and bright days; instead, look into getting a pair of prescription lenses sunglasses. With many fashionable styles, you can still see clearly in your men's prescription sunglasses while also protecting your eyes, or you can slip on your pair of stunning women's prescription sunglasses for style and comfort. 

Visit an eye doctor for your eyeglass prescription, and order your RX glasses from any retailer such as Stanton Optical.
The truth of the matter is that while the sun is good in many ways, it is also quite dangerous, and you need to take precautions to stay healthy by covering up both your skin and your eyes.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Get Fitted for Contact Lenses at Local Eyeglass Store

Visit an eyeglass store to get fitted for contact lenses. 

Choosing to get fitted for contacts at a local optical store, such as Stanton Optical, has its advantages. You can expect to be treated with individualized customer service and really get to know your ophthalmologist and eye care professionals. Many optical retailers also offer special discounts rarely found in private practices or large eye care facilities, so you can enjoy competitive pricing that keeps you under budget.

Benefits of Contact Lenses

Contacts offer wearers a more natural vision experience since they’re worn directly on the eye. This may take some getting used to for first-time contact users, but they quickly become a feature few can live without. You also get an entire field of vision that includes the peripheral, or side vision, which is something glasses simply cannot provide. There are no visual obstructions, no annoying reflections, no chance they will fog up, and no discomfort. You can also choose colored contact lenses as a fun way to express yourself.

Contact Lens Fitting

Once you have your regular eye exam, a contact lens fitting is performed. This is a separate fitting that will come with extra charges beyond the eye exam fee, so be aware of that when scheduling your appointment and emphasize that you want to include a contact lens fitting. Getting fit for corrective contacts consists of lens measurements, which takes your cornea measurement to make sure the lens fits properly. Some eye care specialists encourage trial lenses to see if they work for you over the course of a week or two, giving you the option to try a different brand or type until you find one that suits you.

Deals on Prescription Lenses

Many people choose to buy at least one pair of glasses along with contacts. This is a smart move since contacts should be taken out at night, and wearing glasses before bed and upon waking gives your eyes a rest and provides them with much-needed oxygen. Buying corrective lenses during special offers, such as a free exam deal, will help save money.
Stanton Optical offers a full range of services including eye examinations, contact fittings, designer eye glasses, prescription sunglasses and eyewear accessories.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Eye Doctors at Stanton Optical

If you’re getting ready for a yearly eye exam, it’s important to find an eye doctor you can trust. The optometrists at Stanton Optical offer you honesty, integrity and many years of experience to diagnose any problems with your eyes.

Doctor of Optometry

Optometrists have gone through the extensive schooling and training necessary to become doctors of optometry. With their educational background, they are able to identify and diagnose a variety of vision problems during the course of eye exams. On top of that, they can prescribe glasses, contacts, and more. At Stanton Optical, we only employ board-certified Optometrists. 

Point You in the Right Direction
No matter what prescription you get, the helpful staff at Stanton Optical can help point you in the right direction. When you are looking for the perfect eyeglass frames, we will help you find exactly what you need. If there is a special feature you need, our helpful staff can help you find it.

If you need further eye care, we can help with that, as well. Our eye doctors understand how the eye works and will be able to work with you on a variety of problems. If it turns out you need surgery, your optometrist will work with the surgeon and you both before and after the operation.

Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Make sure to keep up on your yearly checkups. If you are concerned about problems with your eyes, check in with your eye doctor. Your eye health is as important as any other aspect of your health. Your doctor of optometry can help you understand ways to keep your eyes healthy. Whether there are specific things you should be doing or if you simply need to wear glasses more often, you can find this out during your eye exams.

One of the great things about our eye doctors is that they are friendly. No matter what questions you have, they will be able and willing to help you understand. They make your eye health a top priority.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Eye Exams Should be Part of Your Regular Health Regime

Annual eye exams are nothing to sneeze at. In fact, making a comprehensive eye exam part of your yearly health regimen could end up saving your life. 

Eyes Are the Windows to Our Health

It’s been proven that eye exams can spot dozens of diseases that could have potentially life-altering consequences. Many diseases never manifest symptoms in early stages, or they go undetected because any symptoms mimic other problems. Certain eye diseases can show early signs that only a highly trained eye doctor can see during an annual eye examination. Health issues like spondyloarthritis, diabetes, high cholesterol, sickle-cell anemia and even certain cancers are just a few of the diseases and concerns that have been spotted during an exam, giving the patient a better idea of how to pursue treatment with a medical doctor.

Improving Childhood Concerns

School-age children are seeing an increase in learning disabilities, poor grades, and bad behavior, but this can often be prevented with annual eye exams. Pediatricians and school nurses often screen for potential vision problems, but a screening is no substitute for an exam performed by a qualified eye doctor such as an optometrist. A comprehensive eye exam is your best bet for ensuring your child’s eyes are in perfect health, and it means your doctor can outline a course of treatment in no time. Annual exams for children are especially important if you have a family history of eye problems that began in childhood, even if it’s something as basic as nearsightedness.

There is no Substitute

Vision screenings cannot serve as a replacement for comprehensive eye examinations, and this is true whether the patient is a child or an adult. The elderly begin developing their own health concerns, including cataracts and glaucoma, making an exam even more important as we age. Another benefit of having an annual eye exam is becoming established with a trained optometrist or ophthalmologist who can keep records and images of your eyes from year to year, which makes it easier to note changes. A practice like Stanton Optical makes it easy to schedule your yearly exams and buy glasses and contacts when necessary, keeping your eyes in good health.