Erik Anderson MD

Cataract Surgery Specialist

Most Insurances Accepted

Dr. Anderson is currently not accepting new patients.

Vision Institute is recommended for all eye care needs. Please call 719-559-2020 to schedule

Eye Exam

Dr. Anderson provides vision and comprehensive eye exams that include advanced diagnostics to evaluate all aspects of your eyes.

Cataract Surgery

Have you been diagnosed with a cataract? Cataract surgery presents a great opportunity for individuals to improve their vision by choosing between single vision or multifocal lenses.

Premium Cataract Lenses

Thinking about gaining independence from eyeglasses after cataract surgery? Dr. Anderson offers the new Eyhance, Vivity, Symfony,  and Panoptix intraocular lenses.

 Colorado Springs Eye Care

Dr. Anderson is a highly qualified ophthalmologist with board certification and specialized expertise in cataract surgery. He completed medical school at the University of Illinois followed by ophthalmology residency at Chicago’s Cook County Medical Center, one of the country’s busiest hospitals. In residency, he achieved the 90th percentile in ophthalmology exams and 95th percentile in cornea and cataract surgery volume. He was elected Chief Resident in his final year.

Following his residency, Dr. Anderson pursued a Cornea, Refractive and External Disease Fellowship at Wake Forest University. He also participated in a humanitarian mission in Honduras, where he provided complex cataract surgical services to underserved communities.

Dr. Anderson now serves patients in the Greater Colorado Springs area. With his extensive experience and utilization of the latest diagnostic and surgical technologies, he has successfully performed over 4,000 cataract surgeries.

How We Deliver Eyecare

Our mission

Contribute to the well-being of the Colorado Springs community by providing exceptional eyecare and eye surgery

What we believe

  • Everyone deserves to see clearly
  • We respect your time and value your feedback
  • We offer a complete range of eyecare services to  meet your visual needs

What Our Patients Say

Dr. Anderson did a fantastic job with my LASIK procedure. I was very pleased with the results. He was thorough, and took time to answer all of my questions to ensure I was well informed on what to expect pre, post and during the procedure. I felt very comfortable with him and trusted that the health of my eyes was his highest priority. I highly recommend, Dr. Anderson, he does great work and is a caring ophthalmologist!

Rachel W

Dr. Anderson performed my LASIK surgery in June and I only have positive things to say about the experience. Dr. Anderson was not only professional but also very personable ophthalmologist. The consultation was informative where he went over the procedure and addressed all my questions/concerns.

Quynh N

Dr. Anderson vastly improved my quality of life! It is so wonderful to open my eyes in the morning and be able to see clearly! At my first appointment, he took the time to explain the procedure to me and answer all of my questions. Surgery itself was a snap and his follow-up care was excellent. It is obvious that Dr. Anderson truly cares about his patients and their well-being.

Anna R

I had a very pleasant experience with Dr Anderson and staff. My eyes have been bothering me for quite a while and Dr. Anderson had some great ideas on how to improve my dry eyes, which has been my biggest issue with the Colorado climate.

Sharon W

Laser cataract surgery has been quite successful. Dr Anderson seems very knowledgeable as does his office manager, Justin. One eye corrected so far with multifocal toric IOL, and vision is substantially improved. I definitely recommend Dr Anderson.

Linda C

I was extremely pleased with both my cataract surgery and the service I received afterwards. I am seeing great and want to thank Dr. Anderson for his excellent patient care and follow-up concern after each surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Anderson!!

David S

Eyecare Services Offered

In addition to a focus on cataract surgery, Dr. Anderson offers comprehensive eye care including vision exams and treatment for glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.

Surgical Eye Treatment

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Collagen Crosslinking
  • Chalazion Excision
  • Eyelid Lesion Removal
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • Glaucoma laser

Comprehensive Ophthalmology Services

  • Vision Eye Exam
  • Comprehensive Medical Eye Exam
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Eyeglasses Check
  • Medical Corneal Care
  • Blepharitis Treatment
  • Diabetic, Hypertension and Glaucoma Screening
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Visual Field Testing


Dr. Anderson understands the importance of working with various insurance providers to ensure accessibility to his services. He collaborates with most major insurance providers, including Medicare and Medicaid (Colorado Health Access).


Convenient Location

Dr. Anderson practices at The Vision Institute in Colorado Springs

Now Accepting Patients

320 E Fontanero St #201
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Phone: (719) 559-2020
Fax: (719) 632-6088

Donating Cataract Surgery to Those in Need

Dr. Anderson volunteered as an ophthalmologist performing cataract surgery in Honduras, where there are high rates of preventable blindness from cataracts and corneal scars. Donations can help restore sight to those in need.

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Erik Anderson MD