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Health Services

Ophthalmology

What We Do

 We provide services on a referral-only basis.

We treat a variety of complex eye conditions including:
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Corneal diseases and corneal transplant surgery
  • Cancer of the eye and surrounding tissues
  • Trauma of the eye, eyelid and eye socket
  • Inflammation of the eye and surrounding tissues
  • Retinal disease
  • Optic nerve disorders
  • Pediatric eye conditions
  • Strabismus

Who We Serve

Age 18 years and older:
  • Active Duty Service Members
  • Cadets
  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Plus
  • TRICARE for Life

Getting Care

New Patients
If you have not been evaluated or treated at this clinic within the last 12 months, a new referral is required by your Primary Care Manager (PCM) or other authorized provider.
 
Your referral will be reviewed for appropriateness to be appointed at this facility, Fort Carson Ophthalmology (719-526-7450) or with a network provider off-base. If our clinic is selected for care, the Access to Care Line will make three attempts to book your initial evaluation.

If you're not contacted within 3 business days to book your appointment, your referral has likely been deferred off-base. Visit www.TRICARE-west.com to access your network provider referral authorization. If no referral authorization is visible, contact the Access to Care Line or 10th Medical Group Referral Management to determine whether your referral is still in-progress.
 
Additional information on the referral process is available on the Referral Support Page or via the 10 MDG Referral Guide.

Established Patients

If you have an active referral to or have been seen by USAF Academy Ophthalmology Clinic within the last 12 months, contact our clinic using the following:

How to Use the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal

Visit our tutorial page that includes screen shots and step-by-step instructions for submitting messages, booking appointments and requesting appointments.

When messaging or searching our clinic, use the name: USAF Academy Ophthalmology Clinic.
 

Contact Us

Phone

Access to Care Line
719-524-2273, Option 1
Direct Line
719-333-5146

Hours

Monday–Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location

4102 Pinion Drive
First Floor, to the right of the information desk and down the long corridor to the end of the hall – co-located with Audiology and ENT

MHS GENESIS Patient Portal

Message My Provider
USAF Academy Ophthalmology Clinic

Resources

Related Links

Fort Carson X-Ray
Peterson Radiology
Request Images/Results Sent Off-Base

Medical Records
719-333-4400

Specialty Care Referral Instructions

Referral Support Page

Guide to Navigate Referrals

10 MDG Referral Guide

TRICARE Benefits/Referral Authorizations

www.tricare-west.com

Update DEERS Contact Info

https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.