Dr. Joseph Raffa, OD

Dr. Joseph Raffa, OD

Cornea & Contact Management  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.

Founders Parkway Vision Center

4344 Woodlands Blvd Ste 100

Castle Rock, CO 80104
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Raffa "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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  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Occupational Optometry
  • Optometry
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Sports Vision
  • Vision Therapy

Board Certifications

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Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Diabetes-Like Blepharitis
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Palsy
  • Eye Paresis
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Glaucoma
  • Hazy Vision
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • North Carolina Macular Dystrophy
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Reading Disorders
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Watering Eyes


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  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Prism Lenses
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Pacific University School Of Optometry
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
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