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Contacts Lenses vs Traditional Glasses

Contacts Lenses vs Traditional Glasses

When you need vision correction, you may have to decide between contact lenses and eyeglasses. Both have their own pros and cons, and both can provide excellent vision correction. If you live in or around Mesa or Scottsdale and are looking for glasses or contacts, our optometrists at Riviera Opticare are here to help.

Contact Lenses

Some people don't like the idea of contact lenses because they don't want to have to touch their eyes. However, many of our patients get used to it quickly and don't have a problem handling the contacts once we show them how to insert and remove the lenses. Contacts are a great vision solution for those with an active lifestyle. If you work out often or play sports, contact lenses will not get fogged up or fall off. They also give excellent peripheral vision.

Contact lenses stay in place well even when you are moving around a lot whether it is running for exercise or running errands. Contacts are also easy to ignore throughout the day because of the new materials makes them very comfortable. They don't need the frequent cleaning that glasses often do. This makes them very convenient for many patients.


Like contact lenses, eyeglasses have their own advantages and disadvantages. Many people like wearing them because they enjoy the way the glasses look. Many great styles and colors bring out the best facial features when they are worn. Our team can help you find the perfect pair to improve your look!

As we have mentioned, some people appreciate that they don't have to touch their eyes or use contact lens solutions and can instead simply take them off whenever they choose. Our Optometrists can help you get the perfect prescription for your vision demands for both glasses and contacts. We look forward to helping you!

Contact Riviera Opticare for Glasses and Contact Lenses

If you need contact lenses or eyeglasses, our team at Riviera Opticare is here to help you every step of the way. We will perform the appropriate eye tests needed to provide the vision correction that you need. Call our Scottsdale office today at (480) 991-6432 or our Mesa office at (480) 827-9184. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


See what our clients have to say about us

  • My Internal Medicine Doctor recommended Dr. Susan Reckell for my eye care. After a very extensive first eye exam with the doctor, I spent time with the eye care specialist who did not rush me and helped me choose a great pair of glasses within my budget. Highly recommend.

    - Hughes, S. / Scottsdale, AZ
  • Love love love Riviera!!!!! I had the most fun experience ever for an eye exam and contact lens fitting....who knew? Been a customer for a few years and not going anywhere else!!!!!

    - Monahan, C. / Scottsdale, AZ
  • I've been going to Riviera for 15 years and wouldn't consider anywhere else. Great doctors, beautiful eyewear and knowledgeable opticians.

    - Dolinky, A. / Scottsdale, AZ
  • Dr. Reckell is amazing, the staff is amazing and the place is very up to date and wonderful! They have the latest and greatest technology. I am always impressed when I go in. :)

    - Colquhoun, A. / Gilbert, AZ
  • I have been going to Riviera Optic for my eye care and glasses needs for the last 15 years. There commitment towards client satisfaction has consistently exceeded expectations year after year. I always receive comments on my glasses about how great they look on me, I couldn't have done this without the help from their talented staff guiding me with frame selection.

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  • I've always gone to big box eye care centers. Not anymore, the service at Riviera was much better and the environment is much more welcoming.

    - Silva, D. / Mesa, AZ
  • Riviera Opticare is the best at what they do and make you feel right at home.

    - - Fred W. / Mesa, AZ