Dr. Raffa completed his pre-medical studies at the University of Colorado, Denver, in 1989 and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1994 from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Dr. Raffa is a member of the Colorado-American Optometric Association, College of Vision Development (COVD) and the American Optometric Association/Contact Lens and Sports Vision. He has been in private practice in the Denver area since 1994.Dr. Raffa and his wife,Sue, are both natives of Colorado. They have lived in Castle Rock for twelve years with their four children. After owning and practicing at South University Vision Center in Littleton for over ten years, they decided to bring the practice closer to home in the Fall,2006. The Raffa family enjoys climbing Colorado's fourteeners, camping and participating in volleyball, baseball and school and church events. Dr. Raffa, Dr. Ragsdale and the staff of Founders Parkway Vision Center are dedicated to providing the highest quality of vision care in a professional and friendly environment. We will serve our patients and community with honesty, integrity and compassion. With a highly trained staff and state of the art equipment, we go beyond 20/20. By our attitudes, values and actions we will strive to glorify God and promote His Kingdom.
No exam is "routine" to Dr. Raffa or Dr. Ragsdale. We do a complete evaluation, taking into account a patient's lifestyle, work habits, stress level and overall life situation. Using a digital retinal camera, we are able to view the back of your eyes for comparison over the years - all without dilation for most patients. Dr. Raffa or Dr. Ragsdale will then assess your personal visual needs and make recommendations to improve your vision based on your lifestyle and individual preferences. He listens!Computer assisted eye exams, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and injury, complete contact lens services including all specialty lens products, co-management for laser and cataract surgeries, and frame styling to complement your lifestyle. Outside prescriptions welcome.Complimentary Laser vision consultation and screening.Vision Therapy: Although schools and pediatricians regularly screen for distance vision, many children with near vision concerns go undiagnosed. It is recommended that all children receive a complete visual exam by the age of five or sooner Even then, a child (or adult) may have 20/20 eyesight with or without glasses, but poor visual skills. These include visual acuity (sharpness or clearness), mechanical skills (ability of muscles to control the eyes in tracking) and perceptual skills (ability of the brain to organize and interpret visual information). For these children, we put together a complete program of visual exercises, which are remarkably successful in rehabilitating all types of vision impairments and visually related learning problems. If you know a child who is struggling in school, please contact our office to schedule a free vision therapy screening.Facilities and EquipmentThe office of Dr. Raffa and Ragsdale uses the most up to date equipment available today. From laser guided autorefractors to tonopens that don't "puff." Now providing the Optomap, retinal imaging technology. Dr. Raffa and Ragsdale take pride in having a full service eyeglass dispensary with many different kinds of lenses available, from polycarbonite to extreme hi-index. Most insurances help out with the cost!
Dr. Raffa does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Raffa's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Accidental Eye Injuries
Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Binocular Vision Disorder
Corneal Flash Burns
Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
Eye Muscle Disorders
North Carolina Macular Dystrophy
Optic Nerve Disorder
Poor Color Vision
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Refractive Eye Disorders
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Strabismus-Like Double Vision
Visual Field Loss
Contact Lens Exams
Diabetes Eye Care
Diabetic Eye Exam
Foreign Body Removal
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
Punctal Plug Insertion
Soft Contact Lenses
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Pacific University School Of Optometry
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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