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Best Pediatric optometrists in Fort Collins

Located at 2111 Custer Drive in Fort Collins

Located at 2111 Custer Drive
in Fort Collins

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Dr. Greg Abel

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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.

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