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Dr Michael E. Young, OD, F.A.A.O.

Achievement Highlights

  • Twenty-four years of practice experience in the United States Air Force.  Retired from the Air Force in 2007.
  • Well versed in all aspects  of general eye care, including laser vision corrective procedures and ocular disease
  • Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Fraternity, Colorado State University, 1980
  • USAF Health Professions Scholarship Recipient for Optometry, 1980 – 1983
  • Air Force Major Command Optometrist of the Year, 1992, 1993,1994, 1999


  • Laser Vision Care
  • Contact Lens Care
  • Binocular Vision and Developmental  Vision
  • Sport’s Vision
  • Ocular Nutrition

Education and Certifications

  • Board Certification, American Board of Optometry, March 2014
  • American Optometric Association’s Optometric Recognition Award of excellence in continuing education; twelve times between 1991 and 2015
  • Colorado State Board of Optometric Examiners Expanded Scope of Practice Certification, December 1998
  • Pacific University College of Optometry 60 Hour Advance Ocular Therapy Certification Course, April 1998
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry 100 hour Ocular Therapy Course Certification Course, June 1990
  • International Board of Examiners in Optometry Examination, passed August 1990
  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry, passed all sections in 1983
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Optometry at 3 Optometry Schools, 1994-98, 2000-2007
  • Colorado Certified Therapeutic Optometrist, 1994
  • Oregon Optometry Board Licensure, August 1983
  • Colorado Optometry Board Licensure, July 1983
  • Alaska Optometry Board Licensure, July 1987
  • Doctorate of Optometry, Pacific University, College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1983
  • Master’s Degree in Human Relations, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, May 2000
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Entomology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, May 1979


  • Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
  • American Optometric Association, 34 year member
  • Life Member of  the Armed Forces Optometric Society
  • Colorado Optometric Association
  • Southern Colorado Optometric Society
  • Ocular Nutrition Society