"We are an enthusiastic group of national thought leaders bound by a culture of clinical excellence and advocacy, delivering results with the patient's optimal wellness serving as the hero of the story."
Fort Collins Family Eye Care has been serving the community for over 45 years. As a leader in eye disease prevention, advanced ocular surface management and vision therapy, we find helping patients achieve optimal wellness to be our greatest reward and the hero of our story.
As technology advances, we take every initiative to give our patients the latest treatments, tests, and therapies. We can't say it enough: we care about your eye health, and we want to make sure you are seeing your very best for your entire life.
Whether you are an athlete looking to improve your visual performance or a mother looking for eye care for her entire family, Fort Collins Family Eye Care has the resources and the experts you need to care for your eyes.
Jaclyn Munson, OD, FAAO
Intervening in the disease process as early as possible on behalf of her patients is the driving factor for Dr. Munson's commitment to continued education and accolades. Dr. Munson's background includes a degree in Biology earned in 2008 from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and her Doctorate earned from the Oklahoma College of Optometry in 2012. Dr. Munson completed her residency specializing in the treatment and management of ocular disease with emphasis in performing minor surgical and laser treatments to the eye. She earned her Fellowship in ocular disease with the American Academy of Optometry in 2014 and earned her certificate in Advanced Optometric Surgical Training from the Oklahoma College of Optometry in 2015. Dr. Munson serves as an adjunct professor with the Pacific College of Optometry of Forest Grove, Oregon is licensed in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Colorado. She recently completed the Lead ON future leaders program for the Colorado Optometric Association and discloses her consultant role with Oasis Medical, Inc.
As a graduate of vision performance training herself, Dr. Munson has additional education regarding the treatment and management of vision performance and rehabilitation for athletes, head injury patients, and students suffering from reading, tracking, and binocular vision disorders. Taking healthy eyes and teaching them to perform as a team for patient success on the sports field, the academic setting, and for the high level business professional is one of Dr. Munson's passions at the Vision Performance Center. She attributes her successes and improvements in reaction time, eye hand coordination, and her improved putting skills on the golf course to vision performance training.
At the Eye Spa, Dr. Munson combines her strong interest in techniques to enhance natural healing and restoration of the delicate tissue at and around the eyes with non-invasive options for improved collagen production and improved eye comfort. Dr. Munson is the founding member of Colorado's Dry Eye Society offering advanced education in the Mountain West Region for ocular surface disease across collaborative medical and Optometric disciplines. Offering the latest in diagnostic technology and natural restoration techniques to drive patient outcomes is her mission. With her team of national advisors, ocular skin care consultants, and aestheticians a protective and luxurious approach to eye care is shared with Dr. Munson's family of patients.
Dr. Munson holds active involvement and membership with the American Academy of Optometry, America Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Colorado Optometric Association, Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians, New Mexico Optometric Association, and the Catholic Medical Association.
Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Research & Advisory Board Director
Dr. Paul Karpecki serves as lead director of faculty and research alongside Dr. Munson. Dr. Paul Karpecki is Director of Cornea Services at Kentucky Eye Institute (in Lexington, KY), Gaddie Eye Centers (in Louisville, KY) and is now part of Retina Associates of Kentucky (in Lexington, KY) after completing a 1-year preceptorship in 2017. He is also Associate Professor at the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry. Dr. Karpecki has moderated or chaired the Congressional Hearing on the Impact of Dry Eye Disease (July 2017), Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) Symposium (September 2016), the Dry Eye Summit (December 2014). He also served on the International Task Force on Dry eye, the TFOS DEWS II Diagnostic Methodology sub-committee and is a TFOS Global Ambassador. His clinical interests include dry eye, cornea and retinal disease including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He serves as a research investigator for numerous studies in these areas. He is the Chief Medical Editor for Review of Optometry.
Dr. Karpecki has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications over 300 articles that have appeared in non-peer reviewed journals, as well as 7 book chapters. Selected as one of the 20 most influential in Optometry, he is a sought-after speaker who has given over 1000 invited lectures. Dr. Karpecki earned his Optometry degree from Indiana University (graduating with Honors and Beta Sigma Kappa). Following graduation, he went on to complete a Durrie Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Hunkeler Eye Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri, in affiliation with Pennsylvania College of Ophthalmology.