Contact Lenses & Solutions

Contact lenses, when used properly, are very convenient, and with the latest advancements in technology, they are extremely comfortable. Most of the time, you will hardly know you are wearing them, though you will certainly notice how clear and accurate your vision is. Contact lenses are small lenses worn on the surface of the eye to correct vision.

We are happy to discuss contact lens options to best fit your lifestyle. Many patients choose contact lenses for their primary vision correction and use glasses for back-up only. Others prefer their glasses for the majority of their day, and use contact lenses for special events and activities.

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Acuvue

  • Introducing 1•DAY ACUVUE® TruEye™ Brand – an innovative contact lens designed to help maintain the natural state of the eye. It's the first and only daily disposable lens made with a super-breathable silicone hydrogel material.
  • Help keep your eyes as healthy and comfortable as nature intended with 1•DAY ACUVUE® TruEyeTM Brand.
  • Enjoy brighter, whiter eyes because 1•DAY ACUVUE® TruEyeTM Brand allows your eyes to breathe almost as if you were not wearing lenses at all.
  • Enjoy exceptional comfort with 1•DAY ACUVUE® TruEyeTM Brand because unique HYDRACLEAR® 1 Technology provides an ultra-smooth and wettable contact lens.
  • Enjoy the convenience and hygiene of wearing a fresh, new lens every day.
  • Enjoy the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) protection available in a daily disposable contact lens.

ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses with HYDRACLEAR® Plus

  • ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand delivers exceptional comfort that lasts throughout the day, and feels almost like wearing no lens at all.
  • ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand provides an ultra-smooth, soft surface, and helps your eyes retain their natural moisture.
  • ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand delivers crisp, clear vision all day long. 
  • These lenses are visibility tinted and have an inside-out mark for easy handling. 
  • Offers the highest UV-A and UV-B protection available in a contact lens.

ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM 

  • Experience crisp, clear vision all day long with ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand for ASTIGMATISM.
  • ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand for ASTIGMATISM has a breakthrough Accelerated Stabilization Design that harnesses the power of every blink to help keep vision consistent and clear.
  • ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand for ASTIGMATISM leverages the exclusive HYDRACLEAR®PLUSTechnology – the next generation of HYDRACLEAR® with even more smoothness and breathability.
  • Enjoy all the benefits of ACUVUE® OASYS®, also available for astigmatism.
  • Offers the highest UV-A and UV-B protection available in a contact lens.

ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses for PRESBYOPIA 

  • ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand for PRESBYOPIAis a next generation multifocal contact lens designed to deliver clear, balanced vision near, intermediate, and far. 
  • Now with ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand for PRESBYOPIA with Stereo Precision TechnologyTM you may be able to stay in lenses longer, without compromising vision or comfort. 
  • ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand for PRESBYOPIAwith HYDRACLEAR® PLUS delivers exceptional comfort that lasts throughout the day, and feels almost like wearing no lens at all. 
  • Offers the highest UV-A and UV-B protection available in a contact lens.

Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are available by prescription only for vision correction.  An eye care professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your doctor. Do not wear lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems.  If one of these conditions occurs, contact your eye doctor immediately.  For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional and ask for Patient Instruction Guide, call 1-800-843-2020 or visit acuvue.com. 

‡ Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. WARNING: UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV absorbing eyewear as directed. NOTE: Long-term exposure to UV radiation is one of the risk factors associated with cataracts. Exposure is based on a number of factors such as environmental conditions (altitude, geography, cloud cover) and personal factors (extent and nature of outdoor activities). UV-blocking contact lenses help provide protection against harmful UV radiation. However, clinical studies have not been done to demonstrate that wearing UV-blocking contact lenses reduces the risk of developing cataracts or other eye disorders. Consult your eye care practitioner for more information.

 ACUVUE®, ACUVUE® OASYS®, ACUVUE® ADVANCE®, 1•DAY ACUVUE®, 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST®, 1•DAY ACUVUE® TruEyeTM,HYDRACLEAR®, LACREON®, ACUVUE®2, andACUVUE® 2COLOURS™ are trademarks of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Contact Lens Types

The types of contact lenses available have increased significantly over the past few years. There are contact lenses available for almost everyone. Many or our patients were told in the past that they couldn't wear contacts, or unsuccessfully tried contact lenses. You owe it to yourself to see what's new. We carry many options, and promise to do our best in selecting contact lenses that you'll love wearing. Choose from the following list for a brief look at some of the options available.

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Conventional Soft Lenses

Soft lenses are very comfortable and come in a variety of types, depending on the wearer's needs. Conventional soft lenses are worn during the day, and cleaned and stored at night. Usually once a week the lenses must be cleaned using an enzymatic cleaner, which removes protein deposits. These lenses can last for a year or more if your prescription stays the same and you take good care of them.

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Disposable Soft Lenses

Disposable soft lenses are much more popular than conventional soft lenses. These lenses are worn for a period of time then, of course, thrown away. The most well-known disposables last for two weeks. There are also one-week and one-day disposables. These are perfect for many patients who were told they couldn't wear contact lenses because of allergies or mild dry eye conditions. They have a low cost per lens and are also popular for athletes and hobbyists who don't necessarily want to wear contact lenses every day.

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Colored Soft Lenses

Next, you have tinted soft lenses, available in conventional, disposable, or frequent replacement types. With tinted soft lenses, you can change or enhance your eye color. Even if you do not need corrective lenses, you can use “plano” colored contacts to change your eye color. It is important to be fitted by an eye doctor for colored contact lenses even if you do not need a prescription; wearing the wrong style can damage your eyes.

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Bifocal Soft Lenses

Recent technology has greatly improved bifocal soft lenses. Many patients past their 40s who need bifocals can now enjoy the comfort and benefits of soft contact lenses.  These lenses work well and many times allow freedom from bifocals and reading glasses.

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Toric Soft Lenses

Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is a vision condition where an irregularly shaped cornea affects the vision. In the past if you had astigmatism, you may have been told that glasses or hard gas permeable contact lenses were your only choices.  That is, however, not the case and there are several types of toric lenses to choose from.

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Extended Wear Soft Lenses

Extended wear lenses are the result of new technology in lens materials and transmit more oxygen to the cornea of the eye. Some of these lens materials can be worn up to 30 days, day and night, without removal. Extended wear lenses can last one week, two weeks, or one month, depending upon the lens material and your doctor’s recommendations.

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Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses

As the name implies, these lenses are hard and gas permeable. If you've been told you can't wear soft lenses, RGP lenses are often a great alternative. RGP lenses are available in specialized designs to correct just about any vision disorder.

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Solutions

There are a variety of solutions available from many different manufacturers. The important thing to remember is that not every solution is right for every type of contact lens. Some contact lenses require the use of multipurpose solutions, while others require separate solutions for the four steps in contact lens care: disinfecting, cleaning, rinsing, and enzyming. Use only the lens solutions that are recommended by your eye doctor. If you wish to change brands, check with our office first.

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Office Location

7301 W. Deschutes Ave.
Suite B
Kennewick, WA 99336
Ph: (509) 735-2020

Office Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 to 5:00
  • Tuesday: 9:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday: 9:00 to 5:00
  • Thursday: 8:00 to 5:00
  • Friday: 8:00 to 4:00
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed

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