Comprehensive Eye Exams in Thornton

Comprehensive Eye Exams in Thornton

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Your Vision. Your Future.

Is your child having a hard time seeing the board in class?

Do you struggle to read fine-print in books and menus?

Regular comprehensive eye exams involve a series of tests that enable your Thornton eye doctor to check your eye health and vision. This type of eye exam can only be performed by an eye doctor, and shouldn’t be confused with the vision screenings given in schools or other non-professional settings.

Having regular comprehensive eye exams is crucial when it comes to protecting your eyes from sight-threatening diseases, and ensuring that your optical prescription is up-to-date.

A comprehensive eye exam can also reveal signs of a general health condition like diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol.

Contact our eye care clinic today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam today!

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Why Is It Important to Get Your Eyes Tested Regularly?

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Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of maintaining great vision and eye health for the entire family.

During your eye exam, your eye doctor will check for any refractive errors or visual skill deficiencies that may hinder development or learning, and diagnose, manage, and treat eye diseases and conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration that can cause severe vision loss in adults.

Many of these sight-robbing conditions show little to no symptoms until they’ve already caused learning difficulties, significant damage to the eye, and/or irreversible vision loss. Routine eye exams ensure early diagnosis and treatment of these and other conditions.


What to Expect From Your Eye Exam

  • Glasses/contact lens prescription updates

    We'll provide you with an updated prescription so that you can see clearly. Some people require a new prescription every year, whereas others only need a new prescription every 2-3 years.

  • Evaluating your child’s vision for learning

    Conditions such as strabismus and amblyopia, and visual skill deficiencies such as convergence insufficiency can negatively impact your child’s learning.

  • Diagnosis & treatment of eye diseases

    Eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy may show no symptoms until it’s too late. The earlier the treatment, the more effective the outcome.

  • Rule out signs of systemic diseases

    Common systemic diseases such as diabetes and stroke can first be detected in the eyes as part of a comprehensive eye exam.


Comprehensive Eye Exams in Thornton

Our optometry practice in Thornton

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • VSP
  • Spectera
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 21, 2024
Dr Joel Riggs was very patient and informative of the examination. I value the information of my eye... care and the staff was also accommodating and friendly.
- Feb. 13, 2024
This place is definitely a 4.8, not quite perfect, but definitely better than a 4 star review. Custo... mer service is really good, and the people there have a sense of humor as well as professionalism. The reason why they're not quite perfect is purely aesthetic. Some of the walls look like they need cleaning and a paint job, which can give off the wrong impression, but that's just surface level really. My experience here was top notch, again great customer service with staff that has a good sense of humor and seem like they care about your experience there. If you asked me if I'd return, I definitely would!
- Feb. 09, 2024
I have had glasses for all of my adult life, and have never been treated as well as I did here! Dr.... Riggs made me feel comfortable and empowered, giving me great insights and opinions on everything from lasek to cataracts. We also had a blast chatting about nerdy things and what the best sci-fi movies were. He's awesome! Not only was everyone super friendly, but it felt like I had an entire team to give me advice and help me choose the best glasses. That was above and beyond for me. My usual experience at any other eyeglass store has always been on my own, and because I don't know the ins and outs of glasses, I would usually just choose a pair that looked like my old pair did. At EyeCare Specialties of Colorado, I had an entirely new experience. The staff helped me break out of my mold (of always buying black framed glasses) and helped me to find a pair that matched my skintone and looked fresh (with colors and even sparkles)! It really felt like I was being cared for and had a team on my side to get me the perfect pair of glasses! (Thanks Steve and team!!!) This is the ONLY eye doctor and glasses location I will ever go to again!
- Feb. 02, 2024
Very professional.
- Feb. 02, 2024
Very professional and friendly! Excellent service!!!
- Jan. 27, 2024
I love this office! Such friendly and knowledgeable people. I can’t wait to go back. 🙂
- Jan. 23, 2024
Very thorough eye examination with excellent eye doctor. Friendly office staff and clean facilities....
- Jan. 19, 2024
Dr. Joel Riggs provides the best eye 👀 care!! He is professional & makes the whole experience fun... 😊 I highly recommend him! We specifically came to this location just because of him!
- Jan. 18, 2024
If you have eye-care needs, this is the place you need to be! Dr. Hieb and the staff will take care ... of you with dedication and professionalism, and you will leave with a much improved view of the world! We will be back!
- Jan. 14, 2024
Thank you for service your team provides for my family
- Dec. 14, 2023
The staff and doctors are very helpful and knowledgeable and treat you very well. They thoroughly ex... plain your options and answer any questions that you have, and make sure you are completely satisfied.
- Dec. 04, 2023
The staff and doctors are all great. I strongly recommend this eyecare team to anyone in need of the... ir services.
- Dec. 04, 2023
My family and I have been coming here for the past 2 years. They are always pretty quick and very he... lpful.
- Nov. 22, 2023
So happy I found EyeCare Specialties of CO! Dr Riggs and the staff were so friendly. Cindy was amazi... ng and so kind, she helped me pick out the right glasses for my face. I had such a good experience here, I highly recommend for all your vision needs!
- Nov. 18, 2023
Dr. Riggs and the entire staff were very professional and personable. Everyone went out of their way... to answer any questions. Hands down, one of the best medical experiences I’ve ever had, and I’m 60yrs old! Highly recommended!
- Nov. 15, 2023
Friendly and efficient service.
- Nov. 14, 2023
Friendly, knowledgeable local eye care provider.
- Nov. 03, 2023
Truly top ratings.
- Oct. 28, 2023
Best eye care clinic around! The people who work there are amazing and always so welcoming and helpf... ul!
- Oct. 15, 2023
Wonderful place.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams FAQs

Is a comprehensive eye exam the same as a vision screening?

No. Vision screenings like the one performed for children in school or at optical-only stores only check for 20/20 vision. They do not check for the presence of sight-threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts. They also do not check for visual skill deficiencies such as problems with visual tracking or processing. Comprehensive eye exams are more thorough and use advanced equipment to evaluate your vision and eye health.

How often should I get an eye exam?

Eye doctors usually recommend that you come in for a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. This ensures that your glasses or contact lens prescription stays up to date and that signs and symptoms of developing eye conditions are caught early before they cause lasting damage.

When should I bring my child in for their first comprehensive eye exam?

A child’s first eye exam should take place at age 6 months. It’s important not to delay eye exams for young infants and children as some early eye problems can affect vision for life. Detecting vision problems early can keep a minor issue from becoming something serious (and more challenging to treat).

Want to get your children off to a good start in life? Visit EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Thornton for an eye exam today!


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