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.


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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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- Jun. 14, 2024
Thank you to Alex for being such a welcoming person. I have a difficult time socializing with strang... ers outside of work and he made it much easier feeling comfortable with the place. Then the doctor himself did an amazing job helping me understand what all he was showing me and talking to me about. Definitely hope to be helped by them again.
- Jun. 12, 2024
Friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Overall great experience. Highly recommended. Thank you.
- May. 31, 2024
I've been going here for years, the process for any procedure is simply and easy for customers. They... also have a grand selection of glasses up for display.
- May. 26, 2024
Caroline and Michael are so friendly, kind, and courteous. Dr. Benjamin Mayette is friendly and answ... ers all questions and ensures you understand every aspect of your visit. I recommend them to anyone who truly wants to be taken good care of.
- May. 26, 2024
This was my first visit to EyeCare Specialties after moving back to my hometown of Thornton/Northgle... nn. I needed a new local eye doctor and chose EyeCare Specialties due to the positive reviews. I am happy to say the reviews are RIGHT ON! I was immediately greeted by one of the best opticians I’ve ever encountered, Michael. He was friendly, informative, and just made me feel welcome. Then there is Eye Doc Joel, who I just can’t say anything negative about. He was efficient, extremely knowledgeable, and made the entire exam experience enjoyable. And last but definitely not least was my girl Allie, who completed my visit and helped get my two pairs of glasses ordered. Overall, I expected a lot from this place just from the reviews I read, but they ended up blowing those expectations out of the water with a top-notch experience from start to finish. I have definitely found my new home for eye care! Thank you all!!! Jason B
- May. 24, 2024
As far as eye exams go, it was a great experience! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and I wou... ld highly recommend the Thornton location to friends and verterans.
- May. 14, 2024
Great service and selection in glasses
- May. 09, 2024
This was the best eye care experience I've had. Very happy with the customer service and care receiv... ed here.
- May. 03, 2024
They are very professional and kind,thanks
- Apr. 24, 2024
Dr Joel Riggs and Jared made my new patient appointment both personable and professional! Smooth ope... ration they’ve got going here.
- Apr. 11, 2024
Love this place!
- Mar. 18, 2024
I have been searching for a new eye place and finally found it! The staff are all around excellent, ... kind and knowledgeable. They answered questions I didn't even know to ask. If you are looking for great care try them out. I will be a lifelong customer for sure!
- Mar. 16, 2024
Great experience here! Dr. Riggs was awesome!!
- Mar. 13, 2024
Staff, especially Michael, were extremely helpful, friendly, and engaging. They were very patient wi... th me going over the best combination of benefits for my veteran and employment insurance. There is a large selection of frames to choose from and Michael explained to me the quality of each additional coating for glasses. The physician and tech were thorough, answered my questions in detail, and were timely with exams. I also like that frames are delivered directly to your house.
- Mar. 13, 2024
I wished they would assemble the glasses on location. It would make it even better
- Mar. 12, 2024
I would recommend these people to everyone, they are great
- Mar. 07, 2024
Great people. My family goes here and will continue to do so.
- Mar. 02, 2024
Eyecare Specialties of Colorado has an amazing,knowledgeable,helpful,caring staff! Thank you!
- Feb. 28, 2024
While the whole stave is wonderful and very helpful, Allie is the best. I had some insurance issues ... and she was helpful from the start. Dr. Riggs was wonderful as well. Took time to explain what he was seeing and wasn’t in any hurry to get out the door and onto the next patient he took his time and was very thorough. They even help exchange The lenses after a week of me, not being able to get used to them. I will be back for a pair of prescription sunglasses!
- Feb. 26, 2024
Awesome eye doctor office. Everyone was super helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Highly recommend...

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Comprehensive Eye Exams 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
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