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Kara Hanson, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor

Director, Vision Rehabilitation Service
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus
1675 Aurora Court, Mail Stop F-731
Aurora, CO  80045

Appointments:  720-848-2020

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Hanson specializes in low vision rehabilitation, which helps patients that have vision loss that cannot be corrected by conventional glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery.  The goal is to improve a person’s functional vision so that he/she gains independence and improves quality of life through the use of optical and non-optical devices and strategies.  


Any condition that causes a visual impairment can be evaluated to determine the level of functional vision.


Low vision devices, including telescopes, bioptics, Telemicroscopes, magnifiers, microscopes (strong reading glasses), sectoral prisms, eccentric viewing training (for persons with central vision loss).


  • BA: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
  • Medical: Doctor of Optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, TX