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Donald A. Schlomer, M.D.

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Dr. Donald Schlomer is a South Dakota native who graduated Summa Cum Laude from South Dakota State University with a BS degree and with his Medical Doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He went on to complete his ophthalmology residency in Hawaii at Tripler Army Medical Center.

He served in the US Army as Chief of Ophthalmology at both Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Kentucky and William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. During his service, he was honored with the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

He is recognized as one of the founding fathers of Rocky Mountain Eye Center. In 1992, Dr. Schlomer helped merge four ophthalmology practices to create today’s multi-service eye center known as Rocky Mountain Eye Center; serving all of Southern Colorado. Dr. Schlomer’s 8-years of active duty and 12-years in the Army Reserves, qualifies RMEC as a veteran-led organization. Dr. Schlomer retired as a Lt. Colonel.

He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is passionate about treating eye diseases especially those that can cause blindness including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.  He particularly enjoys performing cataract surgeries that include premium intraocular lenses knowing that the vast majority of patients regain their vision and become less dependent on glasses thereby improving their quality of life and for many their safety.

As a practicing doctor and owner, Dr. Schlomer understands the value of medical advancements. He is mindful of research and development and sensitive to providing rural communities with excellent care. He was part of a group that established the first Southern Colorado LASIK center in the 1990’s.


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He is married with three grown children and is a grandfather of eight.  All three children were valedictorians at Pueblo County High School. They went on to become a computer programmer/entrepreneur, a pediatric urologist, and a soon-to-be neonatal nurse practitioner.

Dr. Schlomer loves Pueblo’s weather and its people. The local blue collar mentality reflects his values growing up in a farming community. He enjoys singing and playing guitar and currently working on the piano.  Although he is an active sportsman in hunting, fishing, shooting, and hiking, his favorite sport is golf.

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What personal history helped you become a better eye doctor?

“I was raised on a farm/ranch in South Dakota where I learned the value of hard work and helping others to get the job done right.  I had a strong Christian upbringing which gave me a sense of love for others and living by the Golden Rule. My time in medical school affirmed that I am the happiest when I am improving the lives of others.”

Describe that first time you knew that being an eye care doctor was your calling.

“I did my ophthalmology residency in Hawaii at Tripler Army Medical Center.  We were the referral hospital for all South Pacific military and government branches.  Because my residency was limited to one resident per year, I was able to do and see more than most ophthalmology residents.  I treated a large variety of exotic diseases and visited many South Pacific islands helping the native people with severe eye pathology. It was incredibly rewarding.”

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