Routine Eye Exams
Seeing your doctor of optometry annually for an in-person, comprehensive eye exam will not only assess your vision and need for updated prescriptions, but it may also help identify and lead to a diagnosis of other health concerns such as hypertension and diabetes.
These periodic eye examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, so you might not know a problem exists. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems can help prevent vision loss.
Medical examinations differ from routine eye examinations because they deal specifically with eye related medical issues. Example of these types of issues include eye infections, scratched corneas, glaucoma checks, cataract checks, dry eye issues, flashes of light and floaters, and styes.
Our doctors also co-manage laser refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and retinal surgery with a network of experienced ophthalmic surgeons in Colorado.
Contact Lens Exams
All contact lenses, even purely cosmetic ones, are considered a medical device and require a prescription. If contact lenses are right for you, your doctor of optometry will provide you with the lenses, lens care kits, individual instructions for wear and care and follow-up visits over a specified time.
Contact lens prescriptions generally expire on a yearly basis, unless otherwise determined by your doctor of optometry. Prescriptions for contact lenses and glasses may be similar, but are not interchangeable.