Our office continues to update and change

Doctor Bennett changed the name of our eye care clinic to Spectrum Eye Care to reflect the “spectrum” of changes he sees coming in eye care, healthcare, the VA, and eye disease management, as well as the partnerships doctors maintain with insurance providers, clinics, and hospitals.

  • The office began as Briargate Optical in 1989 with the emphasis on optical.
  • In 1999, Doctor Bennett added eye disease management for diabetes and hypertension, along with the treatment and management of glaucoma and surgery co-management.
  • Today, Doctor Bennett continues to add digital examination technology to his exams along with more choices in lenses, coatings, and new contact lenses.

For a wide spectrum of services, including eye exams, computer vision syndrome treatment, eye allergy relief, dry eye treatment, pediatric eye doctor services, updated prescriptions, and new glasses or contacts, turn to Spectrum Eye Care in Colorado Springs.

Our optometrist also serves many patients who live in neighboring communities, including Gleneagle, Monument, and Flying Horse, CO. If you live in any of these areas and need the services of an eye doctor, get in touch with our office today.

“We know you have a choice when it comes to your eye care. We strive to provide modern eye exams, a great selection of glasses, and personalized care every time you visit our office.”

Meet the Optometrist – Dr. Mark D. Bennett

Mark Bennett received his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry and completed his Bachelors in Science Education at OSU.

Doctor Bennett and his staff make it a point to participate in school programs and health fairs with local employers and non-profits throughout the year.

Over the years, Dr. Bennett has been a member of the American Optometric Association, Southern Colorado Optometric Society, Minnesota Optometric Association, and Montana Optometric Association. He has also been a leader with the Boy Scouts of America, BNI, HOA neighborhood, and his family’s church.

Together with his dedicated staff, Dr. Bennett is passionate about helping individuals of all ages see clearly and enjoy good eye health. His background enables him to help patients with a wide range of conditions.

Doctor Bennett’s specialties include:

  • Allergy, dry eye, and contact lens problems stemming from our dry Colorado climate
  • Pediatric vision problems, including tracking, accommodation, and reading difficulties
  • Senior age-related eye disease, including cataract, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, as well as retinopathy of diabetes, hypertension, and systemic disease

Our Team


My education and experience in optometry started in 2004 working with customers as a technician and optician. As the buyer of our designer eyewear, I merge the newest fashions with Varilux and Shamir digital technology used to make your prescription lenses. Ongoing relationships with the patients make coming to work a pleasure as I watch their families grow and enjoy Colorado like we do.


Opticians have the best job. I get to blend customer service with my eye for fashion. Everyone’s facial contours and skin tones are a little different. I am here to answer questions regarding shape, color, and comfort of designer eyewear. In the lab, I fix frames and make adjustments so that your glasses will give you years of service.


I give the kind of service and care I want my family to receive when shopping for an eye doctor and office. I perform many of the digital tests you will receive and train patients on contact lens care products that will protect their vision and give them good value. Changes in technology keep me busy, whether it is a new contact lens material or digital eye scan for detecting disease.


Customer service has always been my priority as the Practice Manager and optician for over 20 years. Service surrounds our quality eye care and attention to detail. We take care of insurance, referrals, and deliver beautiful eyewear you can be proud to wear for years to come.

The friendly, knowledgeable staff at Spectrum Eye Care in Colorado Springs is ready to serve you and your family. Turn to our eye care center for all your vision-related needs. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your last eye exam, get in touch with us. We’ll provide the eye care you need for clear vision and healthy eyes!