Educational Information

Fort Collins, Loveland, and Northern Colorado’s Trusted Ophthalmologists

Even if you’ve had 20/20 vision all your life, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration can sneak up on you with no warning at all. With regular checkups we can discover these problems early, when they’re easier to treat. Left to progress unchecked, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration could eventually rob you of your sight forever. “The best is yet to be” and we’ll help you to see life in all of its glory!



Cataract surgery is safe and effective when a qualified and experienced surgeon is in charge, and when the most advanced methods are used.
At the Eye and Laser Center of Fort Collins, you will be in the hands of an experienced surgeon and trained staff who are practicing at the leading edge of medicine.
Dr. Norris has been performing cataract surgery for over 25 years. Your cloudy lenses will be removed and replaced with a permanent, trouble-free artificial lens, and you will be experiencing near-normal vision in just a short while!

To learn more about cataracts visit: My Cataracts by Alcon.


Dr. Andrew Norris and his staff of The Eye and Laser Center of Fort Collins are dedicated to early detection and treatment to halt this silent and significant cause of blindness in adults.

Glaucoma usually begins after the age of 40 and has no symptoms. As it progresses, it causes undetectable loss of one’s peripheral (side) vision and permanent damage to the optic nerve. That’s why it is critical to have your eyes checked regularly.

At The Eye and Laser Center of Fort Collins, the glaucoma examination is a standard part of your regular eye examination. Should we find glaucoma, there are a variety of modern treatment options available throughout the office.

Learn more at: The Glaucoma Research Foundation



The significant cause of legal blindness in older eyes has come to the forefront in recent years due to current studies that are being performed. There seems to be a connection between visible and invisible light rays and nutritional factors that contribute to macular degeneration.

At The Eye and Laser Center of Fort Collins, we have been treating patients with preventative and nutritional measures to slow this aging disease process of older eyes. In the rare instance where your eye may require laser or one of the other treatments available, we have the capability of diagnosing and in many cases effectively treating this disorder.

Learn more at: The American Macular Degeneration Foundation


Here in Colorado, our humidity levels run lower and eyes dry out easier, dry eye is a disease. This will often be felt by patients as scratchy or itchy eyes and may even cause redness, tearing, and blurred vision.

At The Eye and Laser Center of Fort Collins we use the latest technology available to treat dry and tearing eyes. Several new treatments have become available in the last few years and we have the experience to make your eyes comfortable again with these new innovations in dry eye therapy.



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Diabetes affects almost ten percent of the adult population in The United States! Many patients who are newly diagnosed with this disorder already have significant diabetic eye disease. Diabetes itself can sometimes be diagnosed by Dr. Norris from findings during a routine eye examination.

At The Eye and Laser Center of Fort Collins, our highly trained physicians use special instrumentation to diagnose and treat diabetic eye disease. With the use of sophisticated laser technology we have the capability to treat and control diabetic retinopathy with an in-office out-patient procedure.
There are a variety of childhood eye diseases that can cause decreased vision in your child. Because many conditions such and amblyopia (lazy eye), crossed eyes (strabismus) and undetected refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism) cannot be detected without special equipment, regular exams are vital for children. Some of these can permanently decrease a child’s vision through his or her lifetime if not caught early.