Presbyopia Treatment in Thornton

Presbyopia Treatment in Thornton

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What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is an age-related vision condition that causes near objects to appear blurry. It typically starts in a person’s 40’s, when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen and lose flexibility. This makes it difficult to focus on nearby objects.

Presbyopia can significantly impact your quality of life. Regular daily activities like reading books, instruction manuals and food labels, scrolling through your phone, threading a needle and other close-up tasks can become daunting.

The good news is, with the help of EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Thornton, this common vision condition can be effectively managed, so you won’t have to compromise on your quality of life.

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Presbyopia Treatment Options

  • Eyeglasses

    • Prescription reading glasses
    • Bifocals: for distance and near vision correction
    • Progressive multifocals: see objects at a near, intermediate or far distance
  • Contact lenses

    • Bifocal contact lenses: different sections for reading and distance prescriptions
    • Monovision contact lenses: distance prescription in one eye and reading prescription in the other eye
  • Laser surgery

    Changes the shape of the cornea to correct vision. Some examples include:

    • LASIK
    • LASEK
    • Photorefractive keratectomy
  • Lens implant

    An eye surgeon removes your natural lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens. This new lens is flexible and can restore your ability to focus on near objects.

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Presbyopia Diagnosis Treatment FAQs

What is presbyopia treatment?

Presbyopia treatment corrects age-related farsightedness to enable you to see close-up objects, such as books and electronic screens more clearly. Treatments include:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Laser surgery
  • Lens implants
Can presbyopia be cured?

Currently, there is no cure. The good news is that our optometrists can recommend a variety of treatment options to help you see your best, from near to far.

How do I know if I have presbyopia?

If you’re over 40 and struggle with any of the following, you may have presbyopia.

  • Holding a book or a screen at arm’s length to see it more clearly
  • Needing larger print or font size to read
  • Blurry vision while reading
  • Difficulty reading in dim light
  • Eye strain and headaches when focusing on near objects

If you have one or more of these signs, schedule an eye exam and ask us about glasses, contact lenses, or other presbyopia treatment options.

Are bifocals right for me?

If it’s hard for you to read and to see things at a distance, bifocals may be your perfect solution. With bifocals, you can get two prescriptions in one. One corrects farsightedness and the other corrects nearsightedness. We offer several different types of bifocal lenses to suit your personal preference.

Patient Reviews
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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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Presbyopia Management 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

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