Dr. Joseph J. Raffa, OD

Dr. Joseph J. Raffa, OD

Cornea & Contact Management | Male | 63 years old

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.Read more

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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!Read more

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  • Humana
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Specialties

  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Occupational Optometry
  • Optometry
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Sports Vision
  • Vision Therapy

Conditions Treated

Dr. Raffa says..

Dry Eye–Haven't you suffered long enough?Treat the cause of you Evaporative Dry Eye with our breakthrough medical technology.As many as 86% of patients with dry eye symptoms are caused by evaporative or lipid deficient dry eye.Evaporative Dry Eye Disease is most often caused by a blockage or obstruction in the meibomian glands, which can lead to a lipid deficiency in the tears.The goal is for the LipiFlow instrument to unblock glands, improve oil secretions and provide symptom relief as well.With our new LipiView Ocular Surface Interferometer, we can now take detailed images of your tear film.Evaporative Dry Eye is the most common form of dry eye disease.  Once this disease is identified it can now be treated. We are very excited to be the only office in the Castle Rock area to have the breakthrough medical technology LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System to treat the cause of Evaporative Dry Eye Disease.  Using the LipiFlow apparatus , LipiFlow works by applying directed energy to the eyelid near the affected glands – precisely targeted warmth from the back of the eyelid, and slight pressure from the front. This clinically proven procedure will be performed right here at Founders Parkway Vision Center under the direction of Dr. Raffa or Dr. Ragsdale.  

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  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia

Procedures Performed

Dr. Raffa says..

Comprehensive Eye Examinations for All Ages, including Infants and Preschoolers - Eyewear Designing and Dispensing - Contact Lens Fitting and Follow-up, including Multifocal, Disposable, Astigmatism Lenses, and fitting of all SynergEyes Hybrid contact lenses. - Treatment of Eye Diseases and Co-Management of Surgery - Vision Therapy for All Ages - Treatment for Learning-related Vision Problems which can include or relate to ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Eye Tracking and/or Eye Teaming, and Reading Problems - Treatment for Binocular Vision Conditions, such as Amblyopia (lazy eye), Convergence Insufficiency (near vision disorder), Diplopia (double vision), Lack of Stereopsis (two-eyed depth perception), and Strabismus (cross-eyed, wandering eye, eye turns, etc.) - Treatment for Stress-related Visual Problems, including Blurred Vision, Visual Stress from Reading and Computers, Eye Strain Headaches, and/or Vision-induced Stomachaches or Motion Sickness - Laser Vision Correction (LASIK) Co-management and Consultation - Sports Vision Correction and/or Improvement - 24/7 emergency care available for eye injuries or infections.

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  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening

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Education

  • Undergraduate School
    Pacific University School Of Optometry

    Graduated in 1994

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Cornea & Contact Management
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  • No board actions found
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Dr. Raffa's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Dr. Raffa says...

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.

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Dr. Raffa's Care Philosophy

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!

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Dr. Raffa says...

Dry Eye–Haven't you suffered long enough?Treat the cause of you Evaporative Dry Eye with our breakthrough medical technology.As many as 86% of patients with dry eye symptoms are caused by evaporative or lipid deficient dry eye.Evaporative Dry Eye Disease is most often caused by a blockage or obstruction in the meibomian glands, which can lead to a lipid deficiency in the tears.The goal is for the LipiFlow instrument to unblock glands, improve oil secretions and provide symptom relief as well.With our new LipiView Ocular Surface Interferometer, we can now take detailed images of your tear film.Evaporative Dry Eye is the most common form of dry eye disease.  Once this disease is identified it can now be treated. We are very excited to be the only office in the Castle Rock area to have the breakthrough medical technology LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System to treat the cause of Evaporative Dry Eye Disease.  Using the LipiFlow apparatus , LipiFlow works by applying directed energy to the eyelid near the affected glands – precisely targeted warmth from the back of the eyelid, and slight pressure from the front. This clinically proven procedure will be performed right here at Founders Parkway Vision Center under the direction of Dr. Raffa or Dr. Ragsdale.  

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Dr. Raffa says...

Comprehensive Eye Examinations for All Ages, including Infants and Preschoolers - Eyewear Designing and Dispensing - Contact Lens Fitting and Follow-up, including Multifocal, Disposable, Astigmatism Lenses, and fitting of all SynergEyes Hybrid contact lenses. - Treatment of Eye Diseases and Co-Management of Surgery - Vision Therapy for All Ages - Treatment for Learning-related Vision Problems which can include or relate to ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Eye Tracking and/or Eye Teaming, and Reading Problems - Treatment for Binocular Vision Conditions, such as Amblyopia (lazy eye), Convergence Insufficiency (near vision disorder), Diplopia (double vision), Lack of Stereopsis (two-eyed depth perception), and Strabismus (cross-eyed, wandering eye, eye turns, etc.) - Treatment for Stress-related Visual Problems, including Blurred Vision, Visual Stress from Reading and Computers, Eye Strain Headaches, and/or Vision-induced Stomachaches or Motion Sickness - Laser Vision Correction (LASIK) Co-management and Consultation - Sports Vision Correction and/or Improvement - 24/7 emergency care available for eye injuries or infections.