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Contact Lenses

Are Contacts Right for You?

Contact lenses are an excellent option for many of our patients. As the industry evolves, so do we. We stay current with the best practices and products available to support the health of your eyes.

When you purchase contact lenses at Rivertown Eye Care, you're also getting the expertise of our talented doctors. We are committed to working closely with you to find the contact lens best suits your visual and lifestyle needs.

Whether you are trying contacts for the first time, moving into multifocal contacts, or are looking for a competitive advantage with your active lifestyle, we are here to make this the best possible experience for you. 

You Can Expect

Our doctors and technicians will review how to keep your eyes healthy when using contact lenses. Each patient will be taught proper care and treatment and a class on inserting and removing contact lenses from their eyes. We are here to guide you through the process with the utmost care.

Our doctors and technicians will explain how to keep your eyes healthy when using contact lenses. Including:

  • Proper care

  • Cleaning and treatment

  • How to insert and remove contact lenses from your eyes


Care & Convenience

We offer additional services for our customers, such as:

  • Shipping your year's supply of contacts directly to your home or work

  • Supplying additional lenses free of charge when accidents happen (for example: lost/damaged contacts)

  • Complimentary exchange of lenses if your prescription changes*

  • Competitive prices for premium services and products offered in our office

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Benefits of Purchasing an Annual Supply

When you purchase a year's supply of contacts, we will give you $100 off a pair of single-vision lenses or $150 off a pair of progressive lenses. This applies to a complete pair of glasses that includes both lenses and frames.

Lens Types

The Different Types of Contact Lenses:

Contact lenses come in either soft, hard, or combination material and are designed to correct for:

  • Distance

  • Near

  • Astigmatism

  • Keratoconus

  • Presbyopia

We offer our client’s favorite brands, including:

Disposable (daily, weekly, and monthly), Gas permeable (durable with superior vision), Bifocal (distance and near vision), Toric (to correct astigmatism), Silicone Hydrogel (maximum oxygen for maximum comfort), Duette HD (clearer and sharper vision), Colored (change or enhance eye color), CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy).


  • Never rinse your lenses or your case with tap water

  • Never put your lenses in your mouth or spit on them

  • Never take a shower, swim, or get into a hot tub while wearing your contact lenses

  • Never wear your lenses if your eyes are red or irritated

  • Never wear your lenses longer than your doctor has recommended

  • Never use eye drops unless approved by your doctor

  • Never use any contact lens solution past its expiration date

  • Never share your contact lenses with others

  • Never sleep with your contacts in, unless approved by your doctor


  • Wash your hands before inserting, removing, or handling your contacts

  • Keep your fingernails short, smooth, and clean

  • Inspect your lenses for damage before inserting

  • Insert your contacts before putting on makeup & remove contacts before taking off makeup

  • Gently rub your lenses to clean them every day after wearing (biweekly & monthly contacts)

  • Change the solution in your case every day (biweekly & monthly contacts)

  • Use only the solution that the doctor has recommended

  • Follow your lens replacement schedule (daily, biweekly, monthly)

  • Keep a backup pair of glasses in your current prescription

  • Call our clinic if you have any prolonged pain, redness, or irritation

Contact Lens Hygiene

How to Use

Inserting Your Soft Contact Lenses:

  1. Wash your hands before handling your lenses

  2. Place the RIGHT lens on the tip of your index finger

  3. With the opposite hand, reach around and from overhead to hold the upper eyelid AND lashes firmly up against your brow

  4. Keep both eyes open and watch in the mirror

  5. Gently place the contact directly in the center of the eye and hold in place for a few seconds

  6. Slowly release the eyelids and blink a few times

Removing Your Soft Contact Lenses:

  1. Wash your hands before handling your lenses

  2. With your non-dominant hand, reach around and from overhead to hold the upper eyelid and lashes firmly up against your brow

  3. With your dominant hand again, gently pinch the lens between your index finger and thumb to remove the lens

  4. Clean lens by rubbing with fresh solution in the palm of your hand

  5. Place lens in a clean case with fresh solution

Cleaning & Care


  1. Remove your right contact lens

  2. Place the lens in the palm of your hand and add a few drops of solution

  3. Rub the lens gently in the palm of your hand for at least 10 seconds on each side

  4. Rinse thoroughly with solution

  5. Place the right lens in a clean case with fresh solution

  6. Repeat this process with your left lens

  7. Allow your lenses to soak for at least 6 hours for disinfecting, cleaning, and protein removal

  8. Caring for your lens case:

  9. Dump out the solution from the previous day; rinse out the case with fresh solution

  10. Let the case air dry; place the lids on top of the case, but don't screw them on tightly

  11. NEVER use tap water or saliva on your case or on your contact lenses. Doing so can lead to severe infections!

  12. Replace your lens case every 1-3 months 


Properly cleaning and disinfecting your lenses and case every day is the best way to minimize your risk for eye infections and the severe side effects associated with improper contact lens use.


Many lens wearers consider their contacts beauty products or fashion accessories. 


However, it is essential to understand that contact lenses are medical products, and their use must be taken seriously.

Learning to Wear & Care For Your Contacts

Because it is important to learn how to wear and maintain contact lenses safely, we require patients that are new to contacts to take a one-hour class. You will receive one-on-one instruction to learn how to insert and remove contacts, the best hygiene practices to ensure the health of your eyes, and how to care for your lenses. 

Click the button below to view, download, or print the Patient Contact Lens Agreement. 

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