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Boston Contact Lenses

Lens.com is a provider of Boston® brand contacts and other rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses. By ordering Boston contacts from Lens.com, you can enjoy the same special discount pricing on contacts that we’ve been offering our customers since 1995.

About Boston Contacts

Bausch + Lomb’s Boston contacts are RGP lenses. Also known as hard contacts, RGP lenses are made of durable plastics that allow oxygen to pass through the lens to keep the eye healthy.

Unlike soft contact lens brands, Boston brand contacts and other RGP lenses are extremely durable. This means they are easier to handle and less likely to tear. In fact, each pair of Boston contacts can be worn daily for up to a year before they need to be replaced, as long as they are properly cleaned and stored every day.

Like most RGP lenses, Boston contacts also retain their shape when you blink, which is why they generally give clearer, crisper vision than soft contact lens brands. They can also be made into a wide range of parameters to address demanding visual needs, from common refractive errors like nearsightedness and farsightedness to rare corneal conditions like keratoconus.

Additionally, Boston contacts have little to no water content. This makes them naturally resistant to protein and deposit buildup that can otherwise irritate the eyes.

Note that some Boston brand contacts come with handling tints and built-in UV protection, while others have to be custom-made to include those special features.

What do customers love about Boston contacts?

Boston brand contacts are among the most popular RGP lens brands on Lens.com. Here’s what our customers love about these lenses:

  • Comfortable - Even though RGP lenses are generally less comfortable than hydrogel or silicone hydrogel lenses, customers who purchased Boston brand contacts find that they are very comfortable to wear.
  • Excellent visual acuity - Customers report that Boston contacts provide consistently clear, crisp, and stable vision.
  • Perfect fit - Customers who ordered Boston brand contacts love that they fit perfectly and stay securely on the eye, even when they’re worn during sports and other activities.

 

Boston Contacts Compared

Contact Lens Attribute

Boston EO

Boston Equalens

Boston Equalens II

Boston ES

Boston II

Boston IV

Boston XO

Boston XO2

% Lens material

100% enflufocon B

100% itaflourofocon A

100% oprifocon A

100% enflufocon A

100% itafocon A

100% itafocon B

100% hexafocon A

100% hexafocon B

Availability

Made-to-order

Made-to-order

Made-to-order

Made-to-order

Made-to-order

Made-to-order

Made-to-order

Made-to-order

Lens.com average customer rating

9/10

9.9/10

9/10

8.8/10

8.8/10

9.3/10

9.2/10

8.9/10

 

How to Insert Boston Contacts

Boston contacts are RGP lenses and as such, you should follow the standard procedure for this type of lens. Wash and dry your hands before touching the contacts or your eyes. Scoop your first lens out of the case with the index finger of your dominant hand and rinse it with a multipurpose cleaning solution that’s specially designed for RGP lenses. Hold your eyelid open, stare straight ahead, and gently place the lens on your eye. Repeat for the other lens.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who makes Boston contact lenses?

Boston contacts are made by Bausch + Lomb, makers of the Biotrue, PureVision, and ULTRA line of contacts.

Are Boston contact lenses worth buying?

Boston is a market leader in RGP contacts, and these contacts provide exceptional contact lens materials, as well as peace of mind-so you know you're getting the best in vision care. If you're an individual that prefers or must use gas permeable lenses, Boston lenses are worth the cost and your consideration.

What material is used by Boston contact lenses?

GP lenses are made of firm plastic materials (silicone containing compounds) and can provide crisp vision for a range of irregular cornea shapes, as they don't bend as do soft lenses.

Can you sleep with Boston contacts?
No, Boston contact lenses are not approved for extended wear.
Can you shower with Boston contacts?
No, never shower with your contact lenses. Make sure you remove your lenses before bathing, showering, and swimming.
How long can you wear Boston contact lenses?
Boston contacts are RGP lenses that can be worn daily for up to a year. To ensure the durability of these contacts, remove, clean, and disinfect them nightly.

Boston Contact Lens Reviews

Rating: 9/10 - 267 reviews

Boston EO

Gas Permeable

Lenses irritated my eyes when I first wore them; all is well after a few cleanings

Boston ES

Gas Permeable

I have worn these lenses for years and never had any issues. Vision is clear and crisp. I get about 8hrs wear time sometimes longer depending on weather.

Boston II

Gas Permeable

Great company and fast service.

Boston IV

Gas Permeable

Same lenses as Optician prescribed for a third of cost!

Boston XO

Gas Permeable

Ultra fast service, unbeatable prices. Cheaper than the U.K. I will always choose Lens.com. Simply the best.

Boston Equalens

Gas Permeable

I have been wearing Boston Equalens for many many years with no problems. They are the most comfortable lens and I wear them all day, every day. A couple of times during emergency travel I have worn the lens well into the night with no problem. Before Equalens, the other lens I tried were either too dry, too thin and sharp, or uncomfortable to w...

Boston Equalens II

Gas Permeable

I switched to the Boston Equalens II a couple of years ago from disposable lenses and the quality isn't even comparable. I was really missing out by wearing disposable lenses for so long. I get such better comfort with the Boston Equalens II than with any other disposable contact lens. The sight is superior as well because the lens is custom mad...

Boston XO2

Gas Permeable

I had RGP lenses from Lens.com for a couple of days, having submitted my prescription details. They are comfortable, clear and they arrived within the expected timeframe. I would buy from them again.