We are following all COVID-19 safety precautions recommended by the CDC and Jefferson County.
Currently, masks are NOT required for patients and staff at our location. 
But, if feeling ill, please contact us at (303) 900-0326 to reschedule your appointment.
Karl Olsen, MD

Karl Olsen, MD


Practice Focus:

Advanced refractive cataract surgery techniques, including the use of premium intraocular lenses that remove astigmatism and allow reading vision. He also utilizes the latest in iLASIK laser refractive surgery including Contoura and SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction). He has participated in numerous clinical research studies as principal or sub-investigator and also is a cataract surgical trainer for Alcon Surgical CORE program for resident physicians.



  • Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Refractive Laser Vision Correction Training
  • University of Minnesota, Residency in General Ophthalmology, Chief Resident
  • Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Medical internship
  • Georgetown University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Georgetown University, Masters in Physiology
  • St. Olaf College, Bachelor of Science in Biology


Board of Directors

  • Executive Committee (Secretary) for Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (OOSS)
  • Member at Large for Colorado Society of Eye Physicians (CSEPS)
  • Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) oral qualifying exams



  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Society for Excellence in Eye Care


Community Involvement:

Speaking to local senior groups. Philanthropy to local causes such as Harvest Farms, SAVA, the Larimer County Food Bank, CASA, United Way of Larimer County, Alexis de Tocqueville Society, and the local chapter of the American Red Cross, and church activities


What Makes Me Smile:

Sitting on my back porch with family and friends in the beautiful Colorado weather. My two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, fresh powder on a Bluebird day, and SCUBA diving.

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