DR. Ron Pelton, MD

Board Certified Ophthalmologist Specializing in Oculoplastics and Facial Reconstructive Surgery


Ronald W. Pelton M.D., Ph.D. is a native of Benton, AR. He has lived in Colorado Springs, CO and has been in solo practice in oculoplastics since 2000. Dr. Pelton graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN and subsequently completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Dr. Pelton is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.



Univ. Of Utah, Department of Ophthalmology, Division of Oculoplastics 1998-2000
Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Ophthalmology
Houston TX
Chief Resident 1996-1997
Residency 1994-1997
Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston TX
Internship 1993-1994
Vanderbilt Univ. Med. School
Nashville TN
M.D. , Ph.D 1985-1993
Karl Franz Universität
Graz, Austria
Fulbright Scholar 1984-1985
Hendrix College
Conway, AR
B.A. with Honors 1980-1984
Benton High
Benton AR;
Diploma with Honors

Medical Practice & Experience

  • Solo private practice in Oculoplastics Colorado Springs, CO. 2000-Present
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Moran Eye Center, Division of Oculoplastics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. 2000-2001
  • Editor for emedicine.com. 1998-Present
  • Private Practice: Eye Care for the Appalachians, Bristol, TN. 1997-1998

Honors & Rewards

  • Hendrix College Merit Scholarship
  • Edmunds Educational Foundation Grant
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society (vice president)
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Society (president)
  • University of Kansas Medical School Summer Fellowship In Biochemistry
  • McHenry Award in Chemistry for Outstanding Senior Chemistry Major
  • Raymond Award for Distinction in Biology
  • Fulbright Scholar to Karl Franz Univ. in Graz, Austria
  • Medical Scientist Training Program NIH Grant
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center Research Forum Award Winner
  • Vanderbilt University Dissertation Enhancement Award Fellowship Recipient.
  • 1992 National Eye Institute Summer Fellowship "Fundamental Issues in Vision Research" at the ​Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA.
  • American College of Eye Surgeons Winner (First Place) 1997 Resident National Video Tape Competition in cataract/Implant Surgery (Clear Cornea, Temporal)
  • Storz RSVP Resident Program Instrument Design Contest Award Winner
  • ASOPRS Fellowship in Oculoplastics, Univ. Of Utah
  • Heed Fellowship in Ophthalmology
  • AOS-Knapp Ophthalmology Fellowship
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Program (LDP) XI, Class of 2009
  • Achievement Award - American Academy of Ophthalmology


Main Office in Colorado Springs Satellite Office in Pueblo
455 E. Pikes Peak Ave
Suite 309
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Phone: (719) 452-8557
Fax: (719) 329-0080
3691 Parker Blvd.
Suite 101
Pueblo Colorado 81008

Phone: (719) 452-8557
Fax: (719) 329-0080