Ophthalmology Services in Colorado Springs

Book an Appointment

Specialized Eye Care

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine specializing in surgical and advanced treatment of ocular diseases. While many ophthalmologists work at specialty clinics, it can be tedious to visit multiple practices for your vision care. We make this easy at Bettner Vision by having a team of optometrists, ophthalmologists, and vision specialists who work together to manage your care. 

Our ophthalmologists can help treat significant eye disorders, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Book an appointment and see how our ophthalmology services can help protect your vision and eye health. 

What Is the Difference Between an Optometrist & Ophthalmologist?

Optometrists, or eye doctors, are primary eye care providers trained in vision and diagnosis and management of ocular diseases. They complete a Bachelor’s Degree and receive a Doctorate of Optometry (OD) after completing 4 years of optometry school.

An ophthalmologist is a surgeon and eye disease specialist. They complete a Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of medical school at an accredited university. Finally, they complete a residency for medical and surgical care of eyes at an accredited university hospital. Ophthalmologists typically perform more specialized care requiring a referral for medical or surgical treatment. 

Our Ophthalmology Services

The ophthalmologists at Bettner Vision conduct specialized eye care for our patients. From surgery to prescribing medication, they work with our optometrists to diagnose, treat, and manage eye disease. 

Some of the services they provide include: 

Cataracts cause the eye’s natural lens to cloud, affecting vision. While this condition is treatable with glasses or contacts at first, cataracts can progress until you require surgery to see clearly again. 

Your ophthalmologist removes the clouded lens during cataract surgery and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). 

Corneal crosslinking is designed to help patients with keratoconus or other corneal abnormalities. It is an outpatient procedure using medicated eye drops and ultraviolet light to create new links between collagen fibers and the cornea.

While we can help before and after your corneal crosslinking, our team does not perform your treatment. We refer our patients to a trusted partner for the procedure itself.

A patient diagnosed with diabetes can develop a condition known as diabetic retinopathy, damage to the retinal blood vessels due to high blood sugar levels. 

In the early stages of this disease, your ophthalmologist may use laser surgery to stop the blood vessels from hemorrhaging, but more severe forms require greater action. If hemorrhaging is significant, they may perform a surgical procedure known as a vitrectomy

Different treatments exist for glaucoma depending on which form of the disease a patient is experiencing. Some patients may receive eye stents or laser treatment to relieve internal eye pressure. 

Macular degeneration affects the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central vision. If left untreated, this condition can lead to severe vision loss. Macular degeneration is closely monitored by our ophthalmologists and often addressed with a combination of laser treatments and injections to slow progression. 

Visit Our Ophthalmologists

Our ophthalmologists can help protect your eye health and vision. Whether it’s completing surgery or monitoring disease progression, the team at Bettner Vision is here to help.

Contact us if you require ophthalmology services.

Our Blog

The information you need, when you need it. 

Read our blog for the latest eye care and eyewear news.

Our Address

Bettner Vision is conveniently located in the Marketplace at Briargate, on the corner of North Union Boulevard and Family Place. You can find us beside Sushi Rakkyo and the T-Mobile store.

  • 9205 N Union Blvd. #110
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday : 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday : 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday : 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: By Appointment
  • Sunday: Closed
instagram facebook facebook2 pinterest twitter google-plus google linkedin2 yelp youtube phone location calendar share2 link star-full star star-half chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down chevron-up envelope fax