Kara Hanson, OD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • OD, University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1998)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (MN) (1987)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Director, Vision Rehabilitation Service


  • Assistant Professor (2005)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Fellow
  • American Optometric Association (AOA), Member
  • Colorado Optometric Association (COA), Member
  • Denver Metro Optometric Society, Member

Practice Locations

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

University of Colorado Low Vision Rehabilitation Service - Specialty Clinic
1675 N Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Optometry, Board Certification
  • Doctor of Optometry, License (1998)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Low Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Optometry
  • Rehabilitation Therapy - Low Vision
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
Clinical Interests
My main interest is Low Vision Rehabilitation, which helps persons with permanent vision loss maximize the use their remaining vision through optical and non-optical strategies.

Care Philosophy
My goal is to work with each patient, helping them to maximize the use of their remaining vision to allow them to perform their daily activities as easily as possible. The overall goal is to increase independence and quality of life by addressing the specific visual tasks/needs individually.

Personal Interests
In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors: hiking, camping, skiing, kayaking and biking.

Volunteer Activities
I serve on the Colorado Commission for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired (CCIBVI) and also work with the Low Vision Committee of the Colorado Optometric Association (COA).

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • OD, University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1998)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (MN) (1987)
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Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology