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Contact Lens Exam in Thornton

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Discover the Freedom and Convenience of Contact Lenses

  • Need bifocal or multifocal contacts?
  • Rigid gas permeable or soft lenses?
  • Disposables, dailies or colored contacts?

Contact lenses give wearers a full field of focused vision no matter where you look. Because they move with your eyes, contacts help allow you to track action with sharp and clear peripheral vision. Moreover, if you lead an active lifestyle, contacts provide more freedom and flexibility to enjoy your favorite sports.

A contact lens exam will help us determine the perfect contact lens fit for your eyes and lifestyle!

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Experience a New Perspective With Contact Lenses!


What to Expect From Your Contact Lens Exam

  • Regular eye exam

    During your comprehensive eye exam your optometrist will check that your eyes are healthy and will test your vision to determine your contact lens prescription.

  • Contact lens consultation

    During your contact lens exam your optometrist will check for dry eye symptoms and consult with you to determine what type of contact lenses are the best fit for your lifestyle and vision needs.

  • Contact lens fitting

    For ideal vision correction and comfort, contact lenses must fit well. Your optometrist will examine the size and shape of your cornea and pupil to ensure the right fit.

  • Contact lens trial and follow-up

    Your optometrist will insert trial lenses and ask you to keep them on for 15-20 minutes to be sure the fit is comfortable and vision is clear. After a few days, you'll come in for a follow-up evaluation.


Where Can I Get a Contact Lens Exam?

The right contact lenses, carefully fitted and prescribed by your optometrist, can provide many benefits and prevent discomfort and eye disease.

Once you have determined the right contact lens, you can start enjoying the benefits and freedom of daily or regular contact lens wear.

We offer contact lens exams at our eye clinic and will help determine the best contact lenses for your needs and eye shape. Simply schedule your appointment by contacting EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Thornton in Thornton today.

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Contact Lens Exams in Thornton

Our optometry practice in Thornton

Photograph of Joel  Riggs
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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Contact Lens Exams FAQs

Can dry eye sufferers wear contact lenses?

Usually, yes. While some types of contact lenses can aggravate symptoms of dry eye syndrome, such as eye dryness, redness and irritation, other contacts are perfectly suitable for dry eyes. Speak with an eye doctor near you regarding your dry eye symptoms, and they'll prescribe the perfect contact lenses for ultimate comfort.

Can a child wear contact lenses?

It's a case-by-case basis. Typically, eye doctors don’t prescribe contacts to children under the age of 11 or 12, though there are exceptions. Wearing contact lenses requires responsible care, including cleaning and disinfecting routines. Most teenagers can handle contact lens care if they’re motivated to wear contacts.

Do I need an eye exam and prescription for tinted contact lenses?

Yes! Even if you’re just using contacts to change the color of your eyes, you still need an eye exam and a prescription. Contact lenses are a medical device and require fitting by an eye doctor.


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