Board Certified Ophthalmologist, LASIK-Refractive Surgeon
“Helping people improve their vision has been my life’s work for over 20 years. I have been fortunate to have served as an ophthalmologist at army medical centers in Washington, DC, Hawaii and Colorado since 2005. I am excited to shift my focus to helping residents in southern Colorado live a better quality of life with clear vision.”
Dr. Brett Nelson is a board-certified ophthalmologist with more than 20 years of experience in cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Nelson has extensive expertise in the field of laser vision correction and refractive eye surgery.
Dr. Nelson earned his Bachelor of Science in math and physics at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Nelson completed his residency training in ophthalmology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He served as the Assistant Chief of Ophthalmology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Chief of Ophthalmology at Evans Army Community Hospital in Fort Carson, Colorado.
Among many other humanitarian missions, Dr. Nelson received Army Commendation Medals for his involvement in Operation Ears, Eyes, and Smiles in Bogra, Bangladesh, as well as his role in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He applies his extensive experience working with a wide variety of patients to every uniquely challenging vision case with which he is presented.
Dr. Nelson is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. When not performing LASIK, Dr. Nelson enjoys back country skiing, biking and rock climbing with friends and family.
Dr. Nelson Has performed:
- Over 10,000 LASIK Procedures
- Over 400 ICL procedures