At Wallerich Eye Care, we understand the importance of providing the most optimal vision with patients unable to wear soft contact lenses. Dr. Wallerich personally has worn hard contact lenses for years and regularly evaluates/fits patients with customized lenses for a variety of medical conditions (keratoconus, keratoglobus, corneal ectasias, and other conditions) and for the seasoned wearer! Schedule an appointment today! If you are a new wearer, we will discuss the process on your first visit to know what you should expect.

New Specialty Contact Lens Wearer at Wallerich Eye Care

What to expect when considering/completing a specialty contact lens evaluation?

  • Comprehensive Eye Examination with corneal topography mapping (elevation map of the front surface of the eye)
    • Specialty contact lenses ordered (usually takes ONE week to arrive or less)
    • All fees must be paid prior to all orders
  • 1st Follow-Up: Wallerich Eye Care provider places on the front surface of the eye to ensure a proper fit
    • Adjustments of contact lenses changed/altered as needed
  • 2nd Follow-Up: Optometry Assistant/Coordinator completes an insertion/removal class
    • Patient leaves having successfully inserted/removed the contact lenses two times in office
  • Final Follow-Up: Wallerich Eye Care provider ensures excellent eye and vision health with the specialty contact lenses

Wallerich Eye Care and Dr. Joseph Allen, OD (from Doctor Eye Health YouTube Channel) have partnered to improve your rigid gas permeable insertion/removal experience!

Inserting Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

Removing Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

New Wearer Time Schedule

Days Wear Time
1 4 hours
2 6 hours
3 8 hours
4 10 hours
5 12 hours

Signs/Symptoms of a Contact Lens Related Eye Infection

  • Blurry vision
  • Unusual redness of the eye
  • Pain in the eye
  • Excessive tearing or discharge from the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Foreign body sensation (feels like something is in your eye like an eye lash)

Care Instructions for Specialty Contact Lenses

Multi-Purpose Solution (MPS) (Opti-Free®, BioTrue®, Revitalens®, etc.):

    • Wash your hands with soap/water.
    • Place lenses in the palm of your hand and use 2-3 drops of MPS while rubbing the contact lens for about 10-15 seconds.
    • Ensure the contact lens case has new solution and place the contact lens in the solution.

Peroxide Based Solution (ClearCare®) (

    • Wash your hands with soap/water
    • Place lenses in the palm of your hand and use 2-4 drops of peroxide-based solution (ClearCare®). Place lenses in the container/basket. Thoroughly rinse lenses for 5 seconds. Fill the lens case with ClearCare® solution. Tighten the cap (make sure the top hole is not covered) and store for at LEAST SIX (6) hours.

Boston Simplus Multi-Action Solution® (

    • Wash your hands with soap/water.
    • Place lenses in empty lens case and fill with fresh Boston SIMPLUS Multi-Action Solution®. The lenses should soak for at least four (4) hours (or overnight) before wearing.
    • Always use fresh solution for soaking and storing lenses.
    • Wash hands.
    • Remove lenses and carefully apply four (4) drops of Boston SIMPLUS Multi-Action Solution® in the palm of your hand for twenty (20) seconds.
    • Rinse lenses for debris or surface deposits for five (5) seconds per Bausch & Lomb recommendation.
    • Use sterile disinfecting solution and not tap water to clean the case. Allow to air dry.
    • Cases should be thrown away every 90 days and a new bottle of solution should be replaced every 90 days (after opening bottle).