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Have a red eye, conjunctivitis, or swollen eyelids?  

Do you have an eye irritation or itchy eyes from allergies (allergic conjunctivitis)? 

Have you or a family member been diagnosed with an eye disease, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, or cataracts? 

Are you being treated with medications that your primary care physician warns may affect your vision? 

Do you have a systemic disease, such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, which may affect your eyes? 

Are you experiencing dizziness? (see bottom of this page for more information)

Our office has the latest technology to provide optimal care for your eyes.  We have a brand new High Resolution Retinal Camera that uses a computer-integrated digital imagin system to record a picture of your eye.  We also have a brand new Visual Field Analyser to help monitor for retinal, neurological, and vascular conditions of the eye and brain.

For your convenience, we can electronically send medication prescriptions to your preferred pharmacy (ePrescribe)!

Dr. Joanne Lew-Goltz, O.D. is certified by the Colorado Board of Optometry to diagnose, treat and manage eye diseases, including eye conditions that may occur due to systemic diseases or medications. 

These eye diseases include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnosis, treatment and managment of glaucoma
  • Diagnosis and management of cataracts
  • Diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy
  • Diagnosis, treatment and management of eye infections
  • Diagnosis, treatment and management of dry eye
  • Diagnosis and management of eye diseases secondary to steroids and plaquenil.
  • Foreign body removal


Dr. Joanne Lew-Goltz, O.D. has worked as the primary full-time optometrist in a 5-surgeon ophthalmology practice, whose specialty is glaucoma, cataract, and cornea.  She has also worked as the primary full-time optometrist in two different refractive surgery centers.  She has received "Most Valued Doctor" award for her work at one of these centers. 

Dr. Joanne Lew-Goltz, O.D. is licensed by the Colorado State Board to treat and manage eye diseases.  She is also licensed by the Colorado State Board to prescribe medications.


About dizziness: eye muscle misalignment can be a common underlying cause of dizziness or vertigo.  When misaligned muscles attempt to align, it may cause the person to perceive the environment to be shifting, as if they were on a boat.


About Glaucoma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJwsBXGlf7c

About Macular Degeneration: click on this link: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=macular%20degeneration%20optometrist&qs=n&form=QBVR&pq=macular%20degeneration%20optometrist&sc=0-25&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&mid=A284F01A37094E40553BA284F01A37094E40553B

About Cataracts: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cataracts+optometrist&FORM=HDRSC3

Low Vision program:

Low Vision Support Group facilitated by the Southwest Center for Independence. Durango/LaPlata Senior Center. 2424 Main Avenue, Dgo.  For more information, call 970.259.1672 or 970-560-5662.