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Edie Bowman, O.D.

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Dr. Bowman launched her optometry career in Fort Collins in 1995 after 15 years of nursing and a return to school. She is currently the owner of the Colorado Vision Center in Fort Collins. Her primary care practice includes infants, children, teenagers, young adults, baby boomers, grandparents, great grandparents, great great grandparents, and two dogs.


Education and Certifications

   – Ongoing Continuing Education

   – Pacific University College of Optometry – Doctor of Optometry

   – Pacific University – Bachelor of Science

   – Colorado State University

Professional Associations

   – National Board of Examiners in Optometry – Examiner

   – American Optometric Association – Member

   – Colorado Optometric Association – Member


Edie and her husband Jim have lived in Colorado since the 1970's. He is a retired professor from Colorado State University and currently is enjoying creating sculptures. Edie has been a triathlon enthusiast for several years, and in June 2009 cycled down the coast of Oregon.

Margaret Rado, O.D.

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Dr. Rado has been practicing optometry since 1994. She has acquired a great deal of experience doing medical eye examinations, fitting specialty contact lenses, prescribing glasses for all visual needs including occupational lenses, and doing Lasik pre and post care. More specifically, she sees patients for annual diabetic eye exams, patients on high risk medications, and those with cataracts or macular degeneration. Dr. Rado is also able to evaluate children for functional vision concerns that may be affecting their school performance or learning. In addition, she has had a lot of success fitting contacts for patients who have developed problems with reading.

Dr. Rado takes the time to listen to her patients concerns and does a thorough exam in order to address them. She really enjoys her job and it shows in the compassion and care that she provides her patients. She is thrilled to join Dr. Bowman at Colorado Vision Center-Fort Collins.


   – Ongoing Continuing Education

   – Illinois College of Optometry – Doctor of Optometry

   – University of Michigan

   – Michigan State University


Dr. Rado was born and raised in Michigan. She practiced in Madison, Wisconsin briefly before moving to Colorado in 1995 with her husband, Michael. They lived in Louisville, outside of Boulder, and moved to Fort Collins in 2002. She has a passion for yoga and likes to cycle, run, swim and spend time with her husband and two children, Joseph and Elizabeth.