Most of Dr. Ehrlich’s career was served in the retirement community of Venice, Florida. This provided an opportunity to perform a larger volume of surgery than is possible in our younger aged population in Colorado. In 14 years in Venice, over 16,000 cataract surgeries were performed by Dr. Ehrlich. In Sarasota, Florida Dr. Ehrlich ran a LASIK center.
Dr. and Mrs. Ehrlich made a major decision in 2006 to sell the busy practice and relocate the family to Colorado for lifestyle and a more family-oriented community. They moved to their vacation home in the Vail Valley before making their way to Longmont where he began his own practice in August, 2007. In 2009, Dr. Ehrlich opened another office in Eagle and due to growth decided to move his Longmont office to Glenwood Springs.
The practice offers comprehensive general ophthalmology services. This can range from a routine eye exam for eyeglasses, to screening for eye problems such as crossed eyes, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eyes, or macular degeneration.
Ophthalmology has several subspecialty areas and Dr. Ehrlich’s approach has been to focus in the surgical arena on procedures that he performs frequently with great experience and expertise. This includes cataract and refractive surgery, or LASIK. Simple office lasers such as a retinal tear or glaucoma laser, and blepharoplasty are offered but complex subspecialty procedures such as a retinal detachment would be referred to a retinal specialist. These procedures are not seen frequently enough in general ophthalmology to maintain excellence.
Many of our patients are referred by optometrists and medical doctors. Our referring doctors currently send patients from as far east as Vail Valley, through the Roaring Fork Valley and as far west as Rifle and Parachute. Our patients include many of the area doctors. We see patients in both Eagle and Glenwood Springs for your convenience. Our optometrist colleagues are trained in the postoperative management of cataract surgery and LASIK. Together we manage the patients after surgery, a practice known as “co-management.”
Our practice is dedicated to giving patients the attention and time from the doctor that they deserve. We do not run an “assembly line” office schedule. We welcome the opportunity to let you experience the difference at the Eye Center of the Rockies and the honor to care for you.