Stay in fashion and in focus with glasses from Stepensky's Opticians

Published on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 12:51
Written by Charles Paullin


NEW BRITAIN - The business has been providing quality, personal eyewear care to customers for nearly 100 years.

Stepensky’s Opticians, now located at 513 South Main St., is managed by John Stepensky Jr., a third generation family member, along with his father, to run the business after it was opened by his grandfather in downtown New Britain in 1929.

“We take care of our customers,” said Stepensky, a licensed optician.

An eye exam from anywhere can be taken to the mom and pop store where they can quickly make their own lenses to go with the wide variety of frames they sell.

“Step one, we see what your needs are,” said Stepensky on the process, before finding the right frames for the right prescriptions of people. “Some prescriptions are very strong, we would choose the correct frame for each individual’s need,” he added.

The optician has all brands of lenses as well as advanced lens technology through Varilux brand progressive lenses, Crizal anti-glare lenses and Transitions light adjusting lenses.

The major brands of eyeglass frames of Maui Jim, Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses are available, as well as, glasses by Prada, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Polo. Boutique eyewear from Lafont, Fysh and MODO are among the high fashion frames available. Budget frames are also available among the 1,600 frames Stepensky’s has at all times.

All brands of contact lenses are available including bifocal lenses, lenses that correct for astigmatism and gas permeable lenses. All brands from Bausch & Lomb, Vistakon, Ciba and Coopervision are carried.

“We constantly are expanding our inventory for new trends,” said Stepensky on his products’ flexibility and ability to stay with the latest trends and technology. “As the fashions change, we constantly bring new styles in on a monthly basis.”

Stepensky’s will go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction.

“We fit eyewear, we don’t sell it,” Stepensky said. “No patient walks out of that door unhappy. We wouldn’t let it happen,” he added.

As a way to keep costs down, Stepensky’s relies on word of mouth referrals to advertise. He also doesn’t have additional staff beyond himself, his father, who also a licensed optician that will still come in and help, and a contact lens specialist to fit specialty contacts.

“I can offer quality, name brand eyewear for reasonable prices and with unmatched customer service,” said Stepensky.

For more information on Stepensky’s Opticians, call 860-223-3973 or visit

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, , on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 12:51. Updated: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 12:54.