If you are looking for an eye health specialist who is extraordinarily caring and capable, who takes the time to thoroughly examine patients and educate them on eye care, then set your sights on Kevin M. Riggs, O.D. at Grossmont Vision Center Optometry.
Dr. Riggs has been a practicing optometrist in California since 1986 and opened his Grossmont Center practice in 1998. He prides himself on offering patients comprehensive eye care in a stress-free, welcoming environment.
“I like to say to patients that their time and their eyesight are precious, and I value them both,” Dr. Riggs says. “I take care of all their vision needs, including eye exams for the entire family, prescriptions for glasses or contacts, and any eye health issues such as dry eyes, conjunctivitis, macular degeneration, and much more. I never want a patient to feel rushed in and out of our office—I take the time to listen to each patient and their needs. Optimal eye health is always the goal.”
Dr. Riggs knows it is important to take care of your eyes at every stage of life, which is why he treats patients of all ages. He points out that children should have their first eye exam between the ages of 3 and 5, according to the American Optometric Association.
“This is important because I can make sure a child’s vision develops properly,” he says. “It is important to catch any eyesight issues early, not just for treatment but also for the child’s well-being—it can be so frustrating for a kid to be sitting in class and not see what the teacher is writing on the chalkboard because of blurry vision. We make eye exams fun for the kids and they get special attention from all of our staff.”
Every eye exam at Grossmont Vision Center Optometry includes screening for common eye issues such as glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye, macular degeneration, and more. The exams implement advanced technology, such as the optomap retinal scan, which can detect problems early on and may reduce the need to have your pupils dilated.
If you are interested in contact lenses—or you already wear them but want to update your prescription—Dr. Riggs can perform an exam and evaluation to determine which lenses would be ideal for providing you with the best eyesight possible. Dr. Riggs ensures every pair of contact lenses is comfortable for each patient. He goes over the best practices for caring and wearing lenses. Grossmont Vision Center Optometry carries lenses from all major manufacturers, including corrective lenses for astigmatism, presbyopia, and more.
Along with contact lenses, it is smart to also have a pair of glasses you can wear in a pinch. Dr. Riggs can give you the proper prescription for regular glasses or sunglasses. Best of all, you don’t have to go somewhere else to get your frames and lenses, as Grossmont Vision Center Optometry carries selections from well-known brands such as Dior®, Oakley®, Guess, Kate Spade New York®, Ray-Ban®, Tiffany & Co.®, and many more. The friendly optical staff members use their many years of expertise to help you select the perfect pair of frames!
Even if you want to have 20/20 eyesight thanks to laser vision correction, you will still find valuable services at Grossmont Vision Center Optometry. Dr. Riggs offers consultations with patients to talk about procedures such as LASIK and PRK to determine what will work best for them. He draws on his vast expertise, as well as a network of the best surgeons and laser centers, to help patients come up with the ideal treatment plan. Dr. Riggs will even provide pre- and post-operative care to help ensure the procedure is a success. Going the extra mile for patients is standard procedure at Grossmont Vision Center Optometry—if you suddenly have a problem with your eyes outside of regular office hours, Dr. Riggs is available by phone!
When you buy contacts or glasses at Grossmont Vision Center Optometry, you are supporting an independently owned business. Buying local is important because it ensures businesses such as this thrive. When a community has several successful local shops, restaurants, and service providers, it creates a vibrant economy—more jobs are created and more money flows into municipal coffers, where it can be used to fund important city projects such as maintaining roads or offering recreational programs for kids. When you shop local, you also find there are more unique goods and services to choose from, giving you more options as a consumer. We are proud that Grossmont Center is home to many local San Diego businesses, which is what makes us more than a mall. We are a place where the people of La Mesa come together.
If you envision a life with improved eyesight, make it a reality at Grossmont Vision Center Optometry. See what Dr. Riggs and his staff can do for you!