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Leading Eye Doctors in Fort Collins since 1991

Welcome To Poudre Valley Eyecare – Your Eye Care Center in Northern Colorado

For over 30 years, our eye doctors have provided comprehensive optometry services with a personal touch. We use the latest technology and techniques, making sure each client receives thorough exams and personalized care.

Our central location in Fort Collins means access to our family eye care center for everyone in Larimer County and surrounding areas. We offer routine eye exams, contact lens fittings, treatment for acute and chronic diseases, surgery co-management, and more.

Choose Poudre Valley Eyecare in Fort Collins, CO, for affordable, comprehensive eye care for all ages.


It’s important to have regular, thorough eye exams to keep your vision clear and your eyes healthy. These eye exams are key to spotting any problems early and making sure your glasses or contacts prescription is up to date. Don’t wait—book your comprehensive eye exam today!


Many people don’t realize how well-fitted contact lenses can make life better. In our Fort Collins office, we carefully fit contact lenses to make sure they’re safe, comfortable, and perfect for you.


Catching signs and symptoms of eye issues early can make treatments more effective. Regular eye exams are key to helping your child’s vision, because spotting issues early on is crucial due to how complex eye development is.


Our team is dedicated to helping you handle chronic eye conditions like Dry Eyes, Cataracts, and Glaucoma. We believe you don’t have to just live with these issues – with our help, you can do more than just get by; you can thrive!

Our Optometrists and Eye Doctors

Dr. Eric Torgerson

Dr. Christine Shukis

Dr. Kyle Kram

Dr. Michael Torgerson (Retired)

Our Insurances 

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At Poudre Valley Eyecare, we accept most major insurance plans. Our dedicated staff goes the extra mile to verify your benefits prior to your examination, ensuring a transparent and surprise-free experience for you. Call our office to double-check whether we accept your vision insurance.

Our Technology

The Optomap exam stands out for its ability to provide a comprehensive and thorough examination of the eye’s health, particularly the retina, in a way that is both patient-friendly and efficient. It’s a fast, painless, and comfortable process that remarkably does not require contact with the eye, making it ideal for patients of all ages.  Additionally, the non-invasive nature of the Optomap exam, potentially without the need for dilation drops, enhances patient comfort and convenience, promoting more regular eye health checks​


An Optomap exam can timely identify a detached retina, allowing for effective treatment. Opt for a cutting-edge examination and protect your vision.

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Fort Collins is Our Home

At Poudre Valley Eyecare, our tenured practice runs generations deep. Dr. Michael Torgerson founded PVE over three decades ago in 1991 alongside his wife, Joy. Years later, the two were joined by their son, Eric, after he completed his professional optometry training. Since then, our practice has grown with the additions of Dr. Christine Shukis, Dr. Kyle Kram, and several other dedicated team members.

Advanced eye care in Fort Collins

Our eye doctors and Optometrists in Fort Collins are all proud members of the American Optometric Association, the Colorado Optometric Association, and the Northern Colorado Optometric Society. We’ve devoted our careers to learning the most trustworthy and advanced methodologies in vision and eye care to guarantee premium optometry services–from our family to yours.

Get to know our passionate team today.

Why Choose Us for Your Vision and Eye Care?

Because of our family roots, we take special care to give our patients exceptional results with every visit. We welcome people of all ages, from those with aging eyes to children getting their first pair of glasses. Our eye specialists in Fort Collins prioritize routine eye exams that are key to detecting changes early on and keeping your prescription as clear as possible!

If you’re looking for an optometrist to provide expert advice and walk you through what options are available to you, Poudre Valley Eye Care is the place for you.


Fort Collins family eye care Community

Beyond our eye care and vision expertise, we understand the unique benefits and challenges of living in Northern Colorado. We can help you with dry eyes and encourage healthy living habits which benefit your vision, such as which sunglasses you should wear and how spending time outdoors can benefit your eyesight.

Located on South College Ave, just north of The Human Bean, and a 4 minute walk from Colorado State University.

Testimonials We Think Our Team Is The Very Best In Fort Collins, But Don’t Take Our Word For It. Here’s What Patients Near You Are Saying.

Based on 408 reviews
Jeff Julich
Jeff Julich
March 12, 2024.
Very friendly and efficient. Covered every aspect of eye care and very knowledgeable staff.
Donna Lewis
Donna Lewis
March 2, 2024.
I have been a patient of Dr. Eric Torgerson for awhile now, and am very pleased with the care I have been receiving. I had a constant sharp pain in my left eye that felt like I had something foreign in the eye. He was very patient and skillfully led me through testing, discovering that I have a severe case of dry eye. I have carefully followed his instruction and the problem has greatly improved! I’m so happy to not have that constant annoying pain anymore! Thank you so much, Dr. Eric!
February 28, 2024.
Very good service. Got right in. Learned a lot about my vision.
Karen Martinez
Karen Martinez
February 22, 2024.
Staff was ver curtious and explained all of the test and what they were. Dr Torgerson was great. He did a very comprehensive exam, told me what he was doing all trough the exam then let me know in plain english my options. I have gone with my grandkids when purchased glasses and the store staff was very helpful.
Patricia Hubbard
Patricia Hubbard
February 21, 2024.
Always a great experience dealing with Eric and his personable staff!
Amy Louise Jurado
Amy Louise Jurado
February 11, 2024.
Super friendly staff and super quick turn around on my son's glasses.
Rose Wild
Rose Wild
February 5, 2024.
Been wearing glasses for 30 years. Kicking myself for not finding this place sooner. Dr.Eric is above and beyond. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Especially Kate. Can’t recommend this place enough.
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