Medical eye care

Providing superior comprehensive Medical Eye Care. 24/7.

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What we do

Providing multiple types of medical eye care

  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Glaucoma management
  • Diabetic eye exams to check the retina
  • Management of macular degeneration during the dry stage
  • Cataract pre- and post-operative care
  • Removal of lens clouding after cataract surgery
  • Eye infections (AKA “conjunctivitis” or “pink eye”)
  • Exams for “flashes” and/or “floaters”
  • Removing foreign objects from the eye, including metal fragments (as Weld County optometrists, we are very good at this!)
  • Allergy care
  • Watery Eyes
  • The list is endless. If you are having an eye problem, we can help.
  • If you have an after-hours eye injury, call our office and follow the prompts to reach the on call doctor.

Dry Eye Treatment

  • Comprehensive evaluation: We conduct thorough assessments to diagnose the underlying cause of dry eye syndrome.
  • Tailored treatment plans: Our doctors create individualized treatment plans, which may include artificial tears, prescription medications, or in-office procedures.
  • Lifestyle recommendations: We offer guidance on environmental and lifestyle changes to help manage and alleviate dry eye symptoms.

Glaucoma Management

  • Early detection: We perform comprehensive screenings to identify glaucoma in its early stages, reducing the risk of vision loss.
  • Monitoring and treatment: Our doctors provide ongoing monitoring and personalized treatment plans to manage intraocular pressure and preserve your vision.
  • Patient education: We empower patients with the knowledge to manage glaucoma effectively and maintain overall eye health.

Diabetic Eye Exams to Check the Retina

  • Regular monitoring: We recommend annual diabetic eye exams to detect any diabetes-related eye issues early on.
  • Retinal assessment: Our doctors perform a thorough examination of the retina, checking for signs of diabetic retinopathy and other complications.
  • Collaborative care: We work closely with your primary care physician or endocrinologist to ensure seamless, coordinated care for your eye health. We always send them a report letting them know your eye exam was done, and what the findings were. 

Management of Macular Degeneration During the Dry Stage

  • Early intervention: We monitor patients with dry macular degeneration to detect any progression to the more severe wet stage.
  • Lifestyle guidance: Our doctors provide recommendations for dietary and lifestyle changes to help slow the progression of macular degeneration. We will be able to advise if taking the AREDS2 formula is appropriate after reviewing the exam findings.
  • Low vision support: We offer low vision aids and services to help patients maintain their independence and quality of life.

Cataract Pre- and Post-Operative Care

  • Pre-operative assessment: We perform comprehensive evaluations to determine the need for cataract surgery and discuss lens implant options.
  • Surgical Referral: Our experienced doctors have relationships with the best cataract surgeons in the area, and will make sure your entire process is seamless. A cataract surgeon does pre-surgical evaluations at our office once per month, reducing how much you have to travel.
  • Post-operative care: Our doctors provide expert follow-up care to monitor your healing and ensure optimal visual outcomes after cataract surgery.
  • Ongoing support: We are here to address any concerns or questions you may have throughout the entire cataract surgery process.

Removal of Lens Clouding After Cataract Surgery

  • YAG laser capsulotomy: Our doctors utilize YAG laser technology to remove lens clouding that may develop after cataract surgery, restoring clear vision.
  • Non-invasive procedure: This quick and painless procedure requires no incisions and has minimal downtime.
  • Expert care: Our experienced team ensures the safe and effective removal of lens clouding, helping you achieve optimal visual outcomes.

Eye Infections (Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye)

  • Prompt diagnosis: We provide timely assessment and diagnosis of eye infections, such as conjunctivitis or pink eye.
  • Effective treatment: Our doctors prescribe appropriate medications or treatments to manage and alleviate the symptoms of eye infections
  • Prevention guidance: We offer advice on how to prevent the spread of infections and maintain good eye hygiene.

Exams for Flashes and Floaters

  • Comprehensive evaluation: We perform detailed examinations to assess the cause of flashes and floaters, which may indicate retinal issues.
  • Expert care: Our team provides appropriate treatment and monitoring to address any underlying conditions causing flashes and floaters. If you have a retina detachment, we work with the best local specialists to get you treatment right away. 
  • Patient education: We help patients understand the significance of flashes and floaters and when to seek medical attention.

Removing Foreign Objects from the Eye

  • Skilled removal: As experienced optometrists in Weld County, we are proficient in removing foreign objects, including metal fragments, from the eye safely, comfortably, and efficiently.

Urgent care:

We prioritize cases involving foreign objects in the eye to minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of complications.

  • Post-removal care: Our doctors provide appropriate follow-up care and guidance to ensure a smooth healing process after foreign object removal.
  • 24/7 Availability: If there is an urgent eye care need outside of our normal office hours, call our main office number to reach the on-call doctor. Our conveniently located doctors will meet you at the office to take care of you. 

Allergy Care:

  • Allergy diagnosis: We perform thorough evaluations to identify the specific allergens causing your eye-related allergy symptoms.
  • Personalized treatment plans: Our doctors create tailored treatment plans that may include over-the-counter or prescription medications, eye drops, or lifestyle changes.
  • Prevention strategies: We guide how to minimize exposure to allergens and manage allergy symptoms effectively.

Watery Eyes

  • Comprehensive assessment: We conduct detailed evaluations to determine the underlying cause of watery eyes, such as blocked tear ducts or environmental factors.
  • Targeted treatment: Our doctors offer personalized treatment plans to address the specific cause of your watery eyes and alleviate symptoms.
  • Ongoing support: We are here to help you manage watery eyes and maintain optimal eye health.
Ortho-K Lenses

Reshape your vision with Ortho-K Lenses

Ortho-K lenses, short for orthokeratology, are a type of specialized gas-permeable contact lens that are designed to reshape the cornea of the eye while you sleep. By doing so, they correct a variety of vision problems such as astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia, allowing you to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses during the day.

Why Ortho-K?

Benefits of Ortho-K Lenses

There are several benefits to using Ortho-K Lenses. Some of them include:

Improved Vision

Ortho-K lenses allow you to enjoy clear vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses.


Unlike other forms of vision correction, Ortho-K lenses are non-surgical, making them a safe and effective option for people who are not good candidates for LASIK surgery.

Suitable for Children

Ortho-K lenses are particularly beneficial for children as they can slow down the progression of myopia and help manage other eye conditions.

Long-Lasting Results

While patients should wear their lenses every night for best results, the effects of Ortho-K lenses can often last for up to two full days.


The reshaping of the cornea is not painful, as it is caused by hydraulic forces rather than squeezing or "squishing."

Covered by FSA/HSA

Ortho-K lenses are eligible for reimbursement through flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs).

Scleral Lenses

What are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are large diameter rigid gas permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye, rather than on the cornea. The space between the scleral lens and the cornea creates a fluid-filled reservoir that helps to fill in any corneal irregularities and create a perfectly rounded surface, resulting in clear and comfortable vision.

Why Scleral Lenses?

Benefits of Scleral Lenses

There are several benefits to using Scleral Lenses. Some of them include:


Scleral lenses are designed to be comfortable, with most patients reporting that they are the most comfortable contact lens they have ever worn.

Clear Vision

Scleral lenses can provide clear and sharp vision, particularly for patients with corneal diseases, dystrophies, and degenerations, corneal scars and irregularities, and those who have had corneal transplant or refractive surgery.


Scleral lenses can be used to correct a variety of vision problems, including keratoconus, myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.


Scleral lenses can provide protection for the cornea, particularly for patients with severe dry eye or other ocular surface conditions.


With proper care and maintenance, scleral lenses can provide long-lasting vision correction.

Customizable Fit

Scleral lenses are customizable to fit the unique curvature and shape of your eye, resulting in a more precise and comfortable fit compared to traditional contact lenses.

Experience Ortho-K or Scleral Lenses with Carbon Valley Eye Care Today.

Experience the benefits of Scleral lenses. Contact Carbon Valley Eye Care today to learn more and achieve clear vision with expert care.

At Carbon Valley Eye Care, our doctors are highly trained and experienced in managing all types of medical eye care. Optometrists in the modern era are trained to manage diabetic eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, and much more. Also, in the rare instance that a case requires surgery or a second opinion, we have close working relationships with the best local ophthalmologists.

Our office provides medical eye care, for routine, urgent, and after-hours cases. Think of your optometrist as your “Primary Care” eye doctor. Unless you need eye surgery, your optometrist can likely treat your issue. In the case that you have an eye issue that requires surgery or a referral to ophthalmology, we can refer you to the right specialist quickly.

Dry Eye Treatment Forms

To save time on your dry eye visit, please fill out and print or email the following forms before you come in. Forms can be emailed to

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