Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists in Fort Collins, Colorado take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our Fort Collins Optometrists:
Dr. Amy Abel enjoys getting to know her patients and their families. She specializes in working with children and adults with strabismus, amblyopia, and vision related learning problems. She prides herself in finding the solution to even the most difficult to manage vision problems. From infants to seniors, Dr. Amy loves to make a difference in her patient’s vision and lives, and has been helping patients in the Northern Colorado, Wyoming, and Western Nebraska area since 1998.
Dr. Amy Abel attended the University of Texas, following which she received her doctorate from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1992. She attained a Fellowship after graduation from the College of Vision Development in Pediatrics and Vision Development. Throughout the year she attends extensive continuing education in the areas of vision therapy, child development, specialty contact lenses, as well as management and treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Vision therapy and neurological rehabilitation are her true areas of passion.
Dr. Amy greatly enjoys children and helping them become successful and confident in school and sports. She enjoys getting to truly know them and their families on a personal one to one level, and managing the eye care of the family through all the generations.
Dr. Amy is an active member of the College of Optometrist in Visual Development, the Optometric Extension Program, the Neuro-Ophthalmic Rehabilitation Association, the Colorado Optometric and American Optometric Associations, and the Colorado Optometric Glaucoma Society
She practices with her husband Dr. Greg Abel. In her spare time Dr. Amy enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband traveling, skiing, walking and visiting family in Southern California and Nebraska.
Dr. Amy is Fellowship trained in Vision Therapy and Neuro Rehabilitation. She helps those with crossed eyes, lazy eyes, and traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Greg Abel grew up in Scottsbluff, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. After attaining his undergraduate degree he studied optometry at the Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana. Following graduation he completed a residency in Ocular Disease Diagnosis and Treatment at the Veteran’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.
Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Greg became an Instructor, and later an Assistant Professor of Ocular Disease at the Southern California College of Optometry. There he performed clinical teaching, lectured, and supervised student research projects. He has published numerous papers in both optometric texts and peer reviewed journal articles. In 1990 he became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Following six years at Southern California, Dr. Greg then became an Assistant Professor at the Indiana University School of Optometry. In 1997 he was awarded Faculty of the Year for the third year class at Indiana University.
Dr. Greg specializes in ocular disease treatment and management, including red eyes, glaucoma treatment, and post-surgical care. He also performs specialty contact fittings for high prescriptions, astigmatism, keratoconus, and diseased corneas that require special help with contact lenses not use in the main stream. He is a member of the Colorado Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, and the Colorado Optometric Glaucoma Society.
In his free time Dr. Greg is a huge sports fan. When not watching the Rockies, Broncos, Huskers, or Hoosiers, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.
Dr. Greg is Fellowship trained in ocular disease treatment and management. He was a full time faculty at 2 colleges of optometry, and completed a residency at a Veteran’s Hospital in ocular disease treatment. He also fits complex contact lenses for diseased, hard to fit corneas.
Dr. Kelly German grew up in Iowa, attended the University of Iowa, and went on to accomplish her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2016. She started her professional career at a clinic in Boulder, Colorado and has since been practicing in both Iowa and Colorado.
She completed her optometry training in a variety of specialties including ocular disease and surgical management at Wolfe Clinic in West Des Moines, and pediatrics at the St. Louis University pediatric ophthalmology clinic. Additionally, she also received an award from Allergan for her understanding and explanation of care and treatment of dry eye. She has a particular interest in fitting challenging contact lenses and finding the perfect lens to fit each of her patients’ lifestyles.
Professionally, she now focuses her attention on family practice optometry as she enjoys being able to care for entire families— from contact lenses to disease management, to infant eye exams— in a relaxed and informative environment. She is also a proponent of humanitarian work both nationally and locally; she has participated in a mission trips to Peru and aided in a free clinic in St. Louis monthly during her time as a student. Her passion for wellness flows over into her personal hobbies which include spending time outdoors with her husband, Dustin, her rescue dog, Kuper, and cat, Von. She also loves spending time with family and going to CSU and Bronco games.