• I Came in to see Dr. Austin because I had eye pain. I was able to get an appointment the same day. Dr. Austin was great and very thorough with his exam. He informed me that I had several abrasions on my eye. I also was able to order new glasses and contacts. Monisha, who works in the optical depart... Read More
  • I have a great experience everytime i come to the office. Dr. Lee and his staff are so nice and friendly. They make you feel like one of the family!
  • Dr. Lee has been taking care of my eyes since 2010 when I moved to Colorado Springs (and Dr. Roberts and Dr. Austin from time-to-time). Dr. Lee listens to my concerns and is very understanding and sympathetic which I appreciate since I am not very brave about anything that happens to my eyes. The ... Read More
  • A previous optometrist that I've used for 30+ years told me that I might have to go with multiple pairs of glasses because my vision changes throughout the day and said I'm not a candidate for contact lenses. Dr. Austin did an exam and he concurred that I can't be corrected to 20/20 vision anymore w... Read More



Over a year ago, I made the daunting decision to address my keratoconus since my vison had degenerated to a degree that my enjoyment of daily life was impaired. I was thinking of going back to college and to do so I would need two fully functioning eyes. With the help and unwavering support of my father, we found Dr. Lee and CEI and upon researching his practice through testimonials from previous patients, it became clear that he was the man for the job. (more…)

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Ryan Ermold

Due to prior emergency retinal surgery which saved my vision, I developed a thick cataract. Doctors expressed concern but didn’t tell until later, how serious my condition was. Complicated by severe myopia, I consulted several doctors and decided to fly to Colorado Springs to have Dr. Lee operate on both eyes. In my lifetime, I’ve probably had over 50 eye examinations. Dr. Lee and his staff provided an eye exam like no other. I knew I was in the right hands.

My surgery went extremely well and after 50 years of vision problems, I see perfectly now. Now back in my home town, my eye doctors have admitted that they never expected such results given my prior condition.

The expertise of this clinic is like no other. In addition, Dr. Lee offers an approachable, way-too-humble, personality that is delightful. I hope you are lucky enough to avail his services.

Carolyn Foat
Webb City, MO

My experience has been wonderful…friendly, professional, knowledgeable staff who are able to place their patients at ease. I would refer my friends and family without hesitation. Thank you for your dedication to eye health and for maintaining your status as consummate professionals.

Joanie Walsh

Dr. Lee, Just a note to thank you for the care you have given my eyes. When I came to you, I had flashing lights, bleeding in the eye and cataracts. All that has been eliminated. You are the best doctor I have ever had and I thank God for you. I would recommend you to anyone.

Jan Giles

Ever since I was 3 years old I have worn glasses. For most of my adult life, I have always wished that I could drive without them and read without them. Now I have undergone lens replacement I find that both are true. I got my left lens replacement done by Dr. Lee several months ago and I found that the results were so good that very shortly after I had the right eye done. Before both procedures, Dr. Lee took the time I needed to explain the benefits and side effects so I that I was comfortable with the procedure. He answered all of my questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Lee and his staff of the Lee Eye Institute to my friends and family. You only have one pair of eyes, and you should only entrust the best. I did, that was Dr. Lee at the Colorado Eye Institute.

Dean Deveraux

I just had to play one game last evening with my club members to see how improved my sight was with my new lens. Wow, I could see the shuttle SO much better up against the ceiling lights of the gym. I didn’t have that huge glow from the mercury vapor lights as I did before. Thank you, thank you!

My sight continues to be simply wonderful….I can see the badminton shuttlecocks coming at me better than I was able to see them last summer before Dr. Lee performed his “six-minute miracles” in August and September.

Jim Stabler
The old badminton player….

Laser eye surgery can be a very unsettling experience. I use my eyes every day to build web sites and losing any amount of sight was a big fear for me. After meeting with Dr. Lee and his staff, I was comfortable proceeding with the PRK procedure instead of LASIK since PRK was right for my situation. His thorough explanation of the process coupled with his staff’s attentive care made me very comfortable and extremely satisfied with the quality of results and follow up care. I would recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who needs or wants laser eye surgery.

Michael Paxton
Q2 Interactive Media

“I was very pleased that I was able to make an appointment so quickly. The wait time was very short. The Staff was helpful and respectful.”

Janice L. Warren
June 2012

“From beginning to end, they gave me the best care ever.”

A. Rocero

“I am very thankful and grateful to Dr. John Roberts and his staff!”

C. Curran