David Lewerenz, OD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • OD, University of Alabama in Birmingham - School of Optometry (1977)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Alabama–Birmingham (AL) (1975)
  • University of Alabama in Birmingham - School of Optometry, Optometry (2003)
Department: Ophthalmology

Recognition & Awards

  • Dr. Jerry Davidoff Vision Care Award, American Optometric Association (2018)
    Awarded to the doctor of optometry who has contributed to visual welfare of visually impaired patients.
  • Award for Service, NSU Circle of Excellence (2014)
  • Outstanding Professor Award, NSUOCO (2010)
  • Outstanding Professor Award, NSUOCO (2008)
  • Eleanor A. Wilson Award, Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (2005)


  • Assistant Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Optometry, Low Vision Rehabilitation


  • Lewerenz, DC, Hanson KS, Hopkins G. “A New Method for Determining Image Distance for Stand Magnifiers”, Optometry and Vision Science, 2020.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Optometry, Fellow
  • American Optometric Association, Member
  • Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045

CU Medicine Ophthalmology – Low Vision Rehabilitation
1675 N Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Optometry, Board Certification (1977)
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation and Geriatric Optometry, Specialized Training (2003)
  • Doctor of Optometry, License (1977)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision - Low Vision
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Optometry
  • Rehabilitation Therapy - Low Vision
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
Clinical Interests
Dr. Lewerenz specializes in low vision rehabilitation, which provides assistance for patients who have lost vision from an eye or brain condition or injury. This type of visual impairment cannot be corrected by conventional glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Our goal, working together with our trained occupational therapists and other community resources, is to provide strategies that make it possible for our patients to accomplish the tasks that are important to them, thereby allowing them to live as independently as possible.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • OD, University of Alabama in Birmingham - School of Optometry (1977)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Alabama–Birmingham (AL) (1975)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Alabama in Birmingham - School of Optometry, Optometry (2003)
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Department: Ophthalmology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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