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Complete Eye Health Providers

We accept most insurance plans.
Be sure to verify coverage with your insurance company for the specific service you're seeking before your visit.

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Eye Care for Kids

We offer exams and stylish eyewear for kids of all ages.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams 

We use state-of-the-art equipment to evaluate your total eye health & vision.

What People Are Saying

This is a great eye care place. They were friendly, helpful, and were great about answering questions and providing information. Ordering glasses was easy, and the recommendations were spot-on.
I saw them treating all people, including children, with care and respect. My kids are asking when they can go and I think this will be the perfect place for them to get a good experience and develop positive feelings about health care.

Dustin H.

Absolutely loved my experience at Rivertown Eye Care! Dr. Eric Slapnicher took so much time and detailed care to dial in on my fairly complicated and changing prescription. We found both contacts and glasses options that work for my various needs (e.g. distance/driving, lots of computer time, everyday wear). The optical department staff have always been incredibly kind, accommodating, and educational about my various options, and they have the most gorgeous selection of frames. Fabulous decor, excellent music, and safe, considerate staffing will have me coming back for all my eye care needs for years to come. Can't recommend Rivertown highly enough!

Jackie W.

The clinic renovations are beautiful! The staff is warm and inviting right when you walk in. They seem to go above and beyond to ensure you get the best care possible. The opticians are very knowledgeable with the up to date trends and amazing frame selections. Their sun glasses selection is top notch! The doctors are very personable and take the time to address your concerns. I always have a great experience each time I enter the front doors!

Aaron C.

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Eye Exams

We never cut corners on the health of your eyes. Comprehensive exams using our state-of-the-art technology check your vision and other health-related issues that need addressing.

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Lenses & Frames

 We carry unique designs from independent brands. Our board-certified opticians are ready to help you select the perfect frames to match your style and personality, and to suit your lifestyle needs. 

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Eye Health

Preventative care with yearly exams is the best way to maintain your eye health. Our modern medical facility and equipment detect diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye syndrome.


Your Complete Eye Health Destination

Our team of knowledgeable, dedicated Eye Health professionals provides the caring support and focused attention our customers have come to know us for. Whether you have been coming to us since we opened in 1974 or are a new patient, we hope to be your provider for all of your eye health and vision needs!

Located in picturesque Hastings and just 22 miles from downtown Saint Paul, Rivertown Eye Care is your complete eye-health destination.

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Pediatric Eye Care

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Macular Degeneration

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Dry Eye Syndrome

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Injuries & Infection

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We can't wait to see you!

Quality Care

Rivertown Eye Care has provided the highest quality eye care in Hastings and the Twin Cities metro area for over 40 years.

Founded by Dr. Joseph Slapnicher in 1974, his son, Dr. Eric, now owns and operates our state-of-the-art eye care center. 

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Selecting the right eyewear can be an art and a challenge.

Our passionate, certified opticians are skillfully trained to help you select the ideal frames to fit your style and needs.

After all, eyewear isn't only about the gift of improved vision– your frames can become an extension of you!

Your Vision,  Our Passion.


Curated Selection

We take great care in selecting the best designs from the leading names in eyewear. We work closely with independent brands that focus on style, functionality, and comfort.

Optical Eyewear

If your eyes are the window to the soul, then you should have the right frames to bring out your personality!

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Experience the benefits of crystal clear vision, even when the sun is shining its brightest!

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