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Contact Lenses & Contact Lens Fitting in Tucson

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Do your glasses get fogged up and splattered in the rain?

Are your eyeglasses getting in the way of playing sports?

Want to reinvent your look?

If you’ve been diagnosed with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or even astigmatism, contact lenses are a great choice to help you see clearly. Contacts offer a full field of focused vision wherever you look. Because they move with your eyes, they allow you track moving objects with sharp and clear and peripheral vision.

Alvernon Optical - Tanque Verde will help you find the perfect contact lenses for your needs and lifestyle.

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See the World in a Whole New Way With Contact Lenses!

Contact Lenses in Tucson

Our optometry practice in Tucson

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • Avesis
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

How Contacts Can Help You See & Look Your Best

  • They’re great for sports and the outdoors

    Contacts offer a clear, wide field of vision, so that you can keep your eye on the ball, no matter where it is.

  • They provide visual comfort like never before

    Today’s contact lenses are made from a wide range of comfortable, breathable materials, ensuring a great wearing experience.

  • You can choose from a range of options

    From monthly-wear contacts, daily disposables and multifocal/bifocal to colored lenses and toric lenses, contacts can fit every need and lifestyle!

  • They’re perfect for every situation

    Contact lenses won’t get wet in the rain or fog up when you wear a mask. Enjoy the freedom, comfort and convenience of contacts on a night out, when exercising, or just an ordinary day at the office.

No matter the kind of contact lenses you’re seeking, whether monthly, weekly and daily lenses for single vision, astigmatism and multifocal correction—we've got you covered! 

So, what are you waiting for?

Experience the freedom of contact lenses!


What to Expect at Your Contact Lens Exam & Fitting in Tucson

  • Eye doctor consultation

    During your contact lens exam, your eye doctor will ask you about your medical history and discuss any lifestyle or health considerations you may have. Do you have astigmatism or dry eye syndrome? Seeking colored contact lenses? Are you over 40 and struggling to read small print in books and menus? No matter the issue, we'll make sure you get the perfect contacts for your needs.

  • Get your contact lenses fitted

    Poorly fitted contacts can cause blurry vision, discomfort and may even damage the cornea. To ensure you have the most comfortable fit possible, your eye doctor will take measurements and run tests to find the right contact lens for you.

  • Receive your trial pair of contact lenses

    Once your eye doctor has determined the optimal lenses for your needs and eyes, they will often offer you a trial pair. Once you’re satisfied with the comfort and clarity of vision these contacts provide, you can buy as many contact lenses as you need for ultimate comfort and clear vision.

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Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 13, 2023
Great doctor and friendly staff. Great prices even without insurance.
- Nov. 12, 2023
This review is long overdue, but I must praise Nadia and Myranda for their excellent, above and beyo... nd, assistance in finding me affordable and gorgeous glasses. Amazing service! Highly, highly recommend! Thanks ladies!
- Oct. 28, 2023
For starters, the store was very clean and well organized. I don’t know if I can point out just o... ne employee to give credit to because everyone was so helpful and took the time to explain my lenses to me and help me pick out the best pair for my job (I work in Construction). I will, definitely be coming back for all my future needs. Highly recommend!!!
- Sep. 14, 2023
Always accommodating.
- May. 31, 2023
Dr. Peterson is amazing. She goes above and beyond to explain your vision and any issues she sees. I... have tried 3 places in town, this by far and above is the best on the Eastside! Best customer service and easy to schedule!
- May. 29, 2023
Alvernon Optical goes above and beyond for their customers! Staff are super helpful and actually car... e!
- Apr. 20, 2023
Friendly staff, promptly fixed an issue with my glasses.
- Mar. 27, 2023
Always helpful, plenty of styles to choose from
- Mar. 24, 2023
Got glasses that make me see better, that's what I went there for.
- Mar. 16, 2023
Alvernon Optical on Tanque Verde has friendly and knowledgeable staff and doctor.
- Jan. 22, 2023
Friendliness and knowledge of staff. Large amounts of frames to pick from.
- Nov. 15, 2022
Friendly staff, great customer experience, and high quality products!!! Service with a smile! Highly... recommend
- Sep. 19, 2022
Very good experience, all staff are polite, cheerful and engaging. The doctor performed all tests ne... eded to complete my eye exam and recommendations for reading glasses. I was given help and assistance choosing my frame and lens. All together a good experience
- Sep. 13, 2022
Great happy people thank you Great doctor and staff
- Aug. 08, 2022
I CAN SEE! 🥸 And the folks at Alvernon Optical are to thanks! I went in nervous hoping that it wo... uldn't be too overwhelming and they all made the entire process super relaxed and easy. I got my specs in less than a week and they feel and look great. From start to finish, it was a 10 out of 10!
- Aug. 04, 2022
Great, helpful and friendly staff. Their Optometrist is top-notch.
- Aug. 04, 2022
Normally getting new glasses is an awkward and difficult process as my prescription is fairly advanc... ed. Nadia took the time to get me the lenses that fit my needs and had such patience and skill adjusting the frames. She even caught a minor flaw and had it taken care of. Her attitude is fantastic. I will definitely be coming back for my next pair. Thank you, Nadia!
- Jun. 30, 2022
Could not have been more helpful.
- Jun. 18, 2022
Dr. Peterson was absolutely fantastic--professional, patient and personable--and answered all my que... stions. I'd highly recommend her!!! Alexis did my intake and retinal imaging and was very good.
- Jun. 07, 2022
I have been coming to this location for years, and the staff is excellent! I always leave satisfied.... I have worn glasses my whole life, and wanted to try contacts for the first time. I was very nervous going into my appointment but with the compassion and patience of the staff I was able to get through my exam and put it my order for contacts. 10/10 recommended this location for stress free eye appointments. Prices are very reasonable.

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Contact Lens FAQs

Can children wear contact lenses?

Yes. Contact lenses can be an excellent vision correction option for children. There’s no specific age recommendation for children to start wearing contacts. Rather, parents should assess when their child is mature enough to properly care for them. Proper storage, cleaning and hygiene when inserting and taking out contact lenses are all essential for successful contact lens wear.

Can I wear contact lenses if I have astigmatism?

Yes. Toric lenses are a specific type of contact lens specially designed to address issues connected to astigmatism. In most cases, those with astigmatism can wear their choice of soft contact lenses, including monthly and daily disposables.

Are contact lenses comfortable?

Yes. Original hard contact lenses used to be quite difficult to adapt to. However, thanks to technological advancement, today's contacts are more breathable and comfortable than ever before. In most cases, soft contact lenses are easy to adapt to, even from the very start.

Why might daily disposable lenses be right for me?

Daily disposable lenses are a good choice for those who enjoy the convenience of throwing out used contacts each night, and inserting a new pair in the morning. This saves money, since there is no need for contact lens solution or a case to keep the lenses in. It also ensures that no debris has accumulated on the lenses overtime, since you insert a new one every day.

Why might monthly-wear contact lenses be right for me?

Monthly-wear lenses are great for those responsible enough to take good care of their lenses according to their eye doctor’s instructions. They tend to be made of sturdier material than daily-wear lenses, meaning they don’t tear as easily. The material also lets in more oxygen to the eye, preventing serious complications that can harm your long-term eye health. They are also more eco-friendly (think one lens per month vs. thirty) and are less expensive up-front.


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