About Dr. Anderson


Dr. Anderson is an accomplished ophthalmologist based in Colorado Springs, specializing in cataract surgery. He is board certified and has received advanced training in his field.

Raised in Colorado, Dr. Anderson developed a strong interest in medicine early on. He graduated with Honors from the University of Chicago and went on to obtain a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University. He then pursued his medical education at the University of Illinois. Following his graduation, Dr. Anderson completed his ophthalmology residency at Cook County Medical Center, a renowned hospital known for its high patient volume. During his residency, he excelled on the annual ophthalmology in-service exam, scoring in the 90th percentile, and showcased exceptional proficiency in cataract surgery, ranking in the 95th percentile for surgical volume. His exceptional skills and dedication earned him the position of Chief Resident in his final year.

Dr. Anderson further honed his expertise by completing a Cornea, Refractive, and External Disease Fellowship at Wake Forest University. Additionally, he participated in a humanitarian mission in Honduras, providing cataract surgery to underprivileged individuals in the local community.

Outside of his professional pursuits, Dr. Anderson enjoys skiing, golfing, and cherishes quality time with his wife and two young children.

Practicing in the Greater Colorado Springs area, Dr. Anderson has successfully performed over 4,000 eye surgeries, utilizing cutting-edge diagnostic and surgical technologies, including the latest advancements in Cataract Surgery.

Meet My Family

Kelly Anderson


Kelly and I met during high school and recently welcomed our second child, Harper. Prior to being a mom, Kelly worked in Marketing at a Chicago Advertising Firm. 

Dillon Anderson


Meet Dillon, our 3 year-old who loves to ski, ride his bike and play with his cousins. When he grows up he wants to be a rocketship pilot. 

Harper Anderson


Meet Harper, our 10 month-old daughter. She recently discovered how to climb stairs and enjoys playing with her brother.


Residency and Fellowship

  • Cornea, Refractive, and External Disease Fellowship
    • Wake Forest Medical Center
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    • John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
  • Medical School
    • University of Illinois at Chicago


  • Georgetown University: MA in Physiology and Biophysics
  • University of Chicago: BA in Biology and Immunology
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Awards and Honors

  • Chief Resident
  • Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness Research Grant
  • OKAP Scholarship
  • Kortiz Memorial Scholarship

Eyecare Services Offered

Surgical Eye Treatment

  • Cataract Surgery
  • SLT Glaucoma laser
  • YAG Capsulotomy Laser
  • Chalazion Removal
  • Eyelid Lesion Removal

Medical Eye Treatment

Mission statement

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

What We Believe

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

Contact Us

Erik Anderson MD