Whether you need complete eyeglasses, eyeglass frames or eyeglass lenses, Colorado Eye Consultants is committed to providing the best quality eyewear with personal care and service at competitive prices.
We invite you to visit our optics shop, located in the lobby of our building at 1501 West Mineral Ave. Here, unlike online vendors and discount purveyor’s we have only board-certified opticians to provide professional guidance in helping patients select eyewear best suited to their individual lifestyle and daily activities. We carry a full line of designer frames and offer a wide selection of lenses including personalized lens designs for single vision and progressive designs We can also recommend adaptive and therapeutic lens tints and coatings to help eliminate glare.
At Colorado Eye Consultants, our goal is to provide the highest level of service and attention to detail. As opticians, we strive to make frame selection an easy and enjoyable process.
For more information, please stop by or contact us:
Colorado Eye Consultants
Phone: (303) 730-0404
Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed weekends & major holidays
Insurance and payments
Colorado Eye Consultants accepts many insurance plans including Medicare, Secure Horizons, Eyemed and VSP (Vision Service Plan). Please be sure to ask us about Medicare and Secure Horizons benefits for post-cataract patients.
Colorado Eye Consultants also accepts payment by cash, check, CareCredit, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.
Eyeglasses purchased at Colorado Eye Consultants may be eligible for reimbursement through individual family flexible spending and/or health savings accounts. Check with your plan for more information.
About Eyeglass Lenses
Single Vision: Single, or monovision lenses, correct vision at one distance. For example, single vision lenses can help with far distances required for driving; intermediate distances to see a computer screen; or close distances for reading.
Progressive Lenses: Progressive lenses are prescribed for presbyopic patients who wish to see far, near and everywhere in between without the distracting lines found in ordinary bifocal or trifocal lenses.
Flat Top Bifocals: Flat top bifocals are lenses that are split into two segments – one for seeing at a distance, and one for seeing up close. They are prescribed for those patients who want to see both far and near without having to change or remove their eyeglasses.
Executive Bifocals: Executive bifocals are similar to flat top bifocals, only the spilt lenses have a line extending the entire width of the lens. This type of lens may be useful for patients who have a need for a very wide reading field-of-vision, although a wide field of vision may also be obtained with certain Flat Top Bifocals.
Trifocals: Trifocal lenses have three distinct segments – one for seeing far distances; one for seeing intermediate distances; and one for seeing near objects.
Specialty and Occupational: Specialty and occupational lenses are used for work or recreation and include computer eyewear or sports eyewear, among others.
Eyeglass Lens Materials
Plastic lenses: Plastic, or CR-39, is the lens material most often used in standard eyeglasses. Plastic is lightweight, provides high optical quality, and offers protection from ultraviolet light. Plastic lenses are somewhat prone to scratching, so they must be cleaned often and properly cared for. Plastic lenses can be tinted to almost any color.
High-Index Plastic: High index plastic is a premium lens material that is a thinner, lighter weight plastic. This lens provides excellent optical quality, ultraviolet protection, scratch resistance, and can be lightly tinted to any color.
Polycarbonate: Polycarbonate is a premium lens material that is the lightest and most impact resistant available. It provides excellent optical quality, a thinner lens, ultraviolet protection, scratch resistance, and can be tinted to any color. Trivex: Trivex lenses, which rival polycarbonate lenses as the safest lenses on the market, are made of an exceptionally clear, lightweight lens material, which translates into excellent all-day wearing comfort. So you can experience superior eye protection, sharp vision and lightweight comfort — all in the same lenses.
Glass: Glass is a basic lens material that provides superior optics and scratch resistance. Unfortunately, glass lenses have a number of limitations, including inferior impact resistance, thickness, and heavyweight.
Eyeglass Lens Options
Photochromatic Lenses: Photochromatic lenses adjust their color according to light conditions. They darken outdoors and lighten indoors. Photochromatic lenses come in gray, brown, and green tints with optional scratch and ultraviolet protection.
Anti-Reflective Coatings: Anti-reflective lens coatings are special clear lens coatings applied to lenses to reduce glare and enhance visual clarity.
The coatings have three main advantages:
- They improve vision by reducing glare from bright sunlight during the day and oncoming headlights at night.
- They reduce eye fatigue by eliminating ghost images, making vision more comfortable.
- They enhance appearance by reducing reflections on the lens surface.
Polarized Lenses: Polarized lenses are used in sunglasses to reduce bright sunlight glare and provide superior outdoor contrast. They have less than half the glare of regular tinted lenses and include scratch resistant coating and ultraviolet protection.
Lens Tinting: Lens tinting is an available option that can be applied to many lens materials in an array of colors. Lens tinting can reduce glare or can be used to enhance appearance.
Mirror Coating: A mirror coating is applied to sunglasses to add extra protection from sun glare and make the lens look like a mirror. Mirror coatings are offered in many colors.