Ophthalmology in Colorado Springs

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Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that specializes in surgical and advanced treatment of ocular diseases.

The ophthalmologists at Bettner Vision work closely with our optometrists and vision specialists to medically and surgically treat a range of serious eye disorders, such as cancer, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and more.

Since we offer ophthalmology services right here in our clinic, our patients avoid the inconvenience of attending several clinics and seeing various doctors when they need ophthalmology care. Our team works closely to put together a successful, specialized strategy for you, using the very latest in modern technology and cutting-edge equipment.

For more information on our ophthalmology services, contact Bettner Vision today.

What is the Difference Between an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist?

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

Ophthalmologists are surgeons and eye disease specialists. They have completed a Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of medical school at an accredited university, as well as a residency in the medical and surgical care of the eyes in an accredited university hospital. They are secondary-level healthcare providers, and patients usually require a referral from their optometrist to obtain an appointment for medical or surgical treatment such as cataract surgery.

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The opthamologists at Better Vision conduct specialized eye care. From conducting surgery to prescribing medication, they work closely with our optometrists to diagnose, treat, and manage eye diseases. Some of the services they provide include:

When a patient has been diagnosed with cataracts, it means that the lens of the eye has become cloudy, impairing vision. While cataracts can be managed with glasses or contacts for a while, it comes to a point where surgery may be the only option.

During cataract surgery, the ophthalmologist removes the clouded lens and replaces it with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) inside the eye. Cataract surgery is a common procedure, recovery time is relatively quick, and is done on an out-patient basis.

Depending on the type of glaucoma a patient has and the severity level, there are different surgical procedures an ophthalmologist will perform. From inserting eye stents to using lasers to relieve intraocular pressure, an ophthalmologist can help slow the progression of glaucoma in many ways.

If a person has been diagnosed with diabetes, they may develop diabetic retinopathy, damage to the retinal blood vessels due to high levels of blood glucose.

In its early stages, an ophthalmologist may perform laser surgery to stop the hemorrhaging of the vessels. If the hemorrhaging is more severe, a surgical procedure called a vitrectomy may be performed.

This degenerative eye disease affects a person’s macula (responsible for central vision), and if left untreated, can lead to central vision loss. Patients with macular degeneration are monitored closely by our ophthalmologists and often use a combination of laser treatments and medicinal injections to slow disease progression.

Corneal crosslinking is a procedure designed to help patients with keratoconus and other corneal abnormalities. It is typically an outpatient process that involves using medicated eye drops and ultraviolet light to create new links between collagen fibers and the cornea itself. At Bettner Vision, we help you with all pre and post care, but refer our patients to Dr. Jeffrey Jones for the procedure itself.

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Our Colorado Springs practice is conveniently located in the Marketplace at Briargate, beside Sushi Rakkyo and the T-Mobile store.

Our Address

9205 N Union Blvd #110
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Contact Information

Phone: 719-282-0400
Fax: 719-282-1004
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Our Specialty Services

At Bettner Vision, our keratoconus and scleral lens institute specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with keratoconus – a progressive eye disorder that results in the thinning of the cornea.

Keratoconus & Scleral Lens Institute

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that specializes in eye anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the eye.


Vision therapy, sometimes known as orthoptics, is akin to physical therapy for the eyes and brain. It is a non-surgical, customizable set of exercises and activities that aim to resolve symptoms that interfere with visual abilities, motor skills, and brain function.

Pediatric & Binocular Vision Therapy

Our eyes and brain are inseparably linked. Impulses continuously travelling back and forth via the optic nerve ultimately result in what we see and how we see it.


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