I am a board certified ophthalmologist and specialize in cataract and laser eye surgery in Colorado and Wyoming. The Eye Center of Northern Colorado is a multi-specialty ophthalmic practice, that is, we specialize in all types of eye disease and surgery. We have 3 offices; Fort Collins, Loveland and Loveland Centerra.
I grew up in Iowa with my four brothers and two sisters. We had no trouble finding trouble so some of my earliest memories involve our family doctor who always seemed to appear in times of crisis to make things better. That is probably why I always wanted to be a doctor. I wanted to help others in their times of need.
I’ve Had LASIK
Later in life I became nearsighted and had to wear glasses and contact lenses to see. I viewed this problem as a disability and, when LASIK became available, I jumped at the chance to be cured from my vision problems.
I had LASIK and still can not believe the change it has made in my life.
Since then I have helped many thousands of friends solve their visual disabilities by gaining freedom from glasses and contact lenses through LASIK and advanced technology IOL cataract surgery.
Over the past decade I have been heavily involved in research projects to improve eye care technology worldwide. I have used that knowledge to educate and help other physicians by regularly lecturing, teaching, or inviting them to observe in surgery.
I currently serve on the Cataract Committee, chair the complex and challenging cataract case committee, and co-chair the Clinical Classroom Committee for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. In the Clinical Classroom we are creating an online resource to help third world developing surgeons cure blindness through modern surgical techniques.
When I’m Not an Eye Doctor
Outside of work I focus on my family and my church. I have three children, two in the teen-age years! Most of my free time revolves around their interests with wake surfing, snowboarding, scuba diving, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing.
I tend to relax and do my best thinking while digging around in the dirt, so I spent a lot of time puttering around in my perennial garden. Most days I ride my bike to work and have recently picked up photography.
I enjoy bringing at least one of my children with me when I travel to other countries to do cataract mission work. Watching them awake to the idea of how much we have in this country and sense their ability to help others has been very rewarding.
In my church life I serve in a lay position as the Stake President for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fort Collins and I am grateful for the opportunities it affords me to serve and give back in our community.
Grateful to My Patients
I am grateful to all of those that have trusted me to help them with their vision over the years. I hope that the posts in this blog will help you better understand and protect the wonder of your vision. If I can help you in any other way, please click the contact section of the page and drop me a line.
Gary Foster, M.D.
1725 E. Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80524
EMail: Appointments: [email protected]