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Jeanne R. Derber, O.D.

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A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Derber has called Colorado Springs her home for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and received her doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Dr. Derber is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association and has served on positions for both organizations. She was selected as the COA's  Young Optometrist of the Year in 1989 and the Optometrist of the Year in 2000. She has been an adviser to leading contact lens corporations and has been the Principal Investigator for several contact lens related research studies. Dr. Derber is the eye care provider for the US Olympic Training Center and Colorado College Athletics.

Dr. Derber is passionate about providing opportunities for the blind and has been a board member for the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes. She is the U.S. Classifier for the International Paralympic Committee and the International Blind Sports Association and has taught eye doctors worldwide the rules for international classification.

She loves gardening, art and hiking Colorado's mountains with her loyal pointer. When she can, she travels with her children, Matthew and Shannon and especially enjoys going to their summer cottage in Ontario.

 

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COVID-19 Update:

Your health is our top priority. In response to the guidance provided by our local, state, and federal authorities and many national medical associations, we will be limiting our practice to urgent and emergency cases only to mirror the shelter in place order. Our office will be closed through at least April 11, 2020 and/or until directed to resume normal operations by state officials. We want to do our part to help manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Should your eye care needs require our emergency attention please call 719-574-7000 and listen for the on call doctor’s number.

If you have recently purchased eyeglasses or contacts, we will provide free shipping to your address of record. Comprehensive eye care and glasses adjustments/fittings will be available after the shelter in place order has been lifted.

If you have non-urgent questions or concerns, you may call and leave a message at 719-574-7000. Messages will be checked daily.

Stay tuned for the latest information on our status and additional guidance on our response to this healthy crisis. Stay safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jeanne Derber

Dr. Curtis Gales

Executive Park Eye Care Staff