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The Rivertown Eye Care Team

Quality People, Quality Care.

Dr. Joe Slapnicher opened the original eye care clinic in January of 1974. The practice evolved into a full-scope eye care facility over the years as Dr. Joe developed a rapport with his patients and the Hastings community.

Now in its second generation, Rivertown Eye Care is today owned by his son, Dr. Eric Slapnicher. We continue to provide the latest in expert and comprehensive eye care and eye-health technology.

Our friends, family, and neighbors are also our patients. We look forward to growing our Rivertown family and continuing to provide exceptional care to everyone who walks through our doors.

Joseph Slapnicher, OD

Dr. Joseph Slapnicher


A Legacy of Quality Care.

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

Eric Slapnicher, OD

Dr. Eric Slapnicher


Our Mission

The eye care industry, like many others, has gone through many changes in the past few years. Unfortunately, the trends are moving in a direction that prioritizes volume over care and cost over quality.

At Rivertown Eye Care, we are dedicated to keeping our customer's best interest and care at the forefront at all times. Every decision is made with our patients in mind– from how we operate our business to the frames we select by hand. It is a curated process focused on creating a pain-free (even enjoyable!) experience for each person we have the pleasure of caring for.

We strive every day to deliver our values of integrity, kindness, compassion, and excellence to the people of our community.

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