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Welcome to Gunbarrel Optometry...

Our optometrist and eye care team provide the expert care, advice, options, and follow up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one.


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Excellent Eye Care in Boulder, Colorado

Woman with daisies in place of eyeglasses in Boulder, COWelcome to Gunbarrel Optometry, where we are committed to bringing you the highest level of total eye care. We strive to provide you and your family with detailed one on one attention. Our eye care center offers patients the newest technology and equipment with a professional team of experienced staff committed to you. At Gunbarrel Optometry, we offer thorough eye examinations for ages 7 years old and up, and accept many types of insurance.

Dr. Wren knows that preventative care is an important part of your eye health. Often times eye problems and diseases do not manifest noticeable signs or symptoms until they have progressed into a serious condition. Early prevention and detection of illness is a key factor in maintaining your eye health. Through our use of cutting edge technology and equipment, we are able to diagnose and treat a wide variety of eye diseases or vision impairments.

We diagnose and treat glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, allergies, eye infections, eye injuries and much more. We also offer surgical consultations for many conditions including LASIK. Gunbarrel Optometry is able to provide eyeglasses or contact lenses for your specific visual needs within our modern optical center.

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States, with over 3.5 million cataract removals performed annually. To clear up any confusion about this widespread procedure, our Boulder, Colorado, put together the following list of questions and answers; read on.

Meet Our Boulder Eye Doctor


Dr. Philip Wren

Dr. Wren was born and raised in Georgia. He attended Georgia Southern University where he majored in Biology with a Minor in Psychology. Inspired by family to pursue a degree in medicine and despite never wearing glasses as a child, Dr. Wren became passionate to help people see and became empowered to help patients take control of their eye health and overall health through diet and exercise. He headed north to Chicago, Illinois and attended Illinois College of Optometry, the...

Gunbarrel Optometry Provides Emergency Eye Care Services

Gunbarrel Optometry offers emergency services. Dr. Philip Wren offers emergency services that require immediate and urgent eye care. If your eye is injured, don’t try to judge the severity of it. Immediately seek the opinion of an eye doctor to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. We understand ocular emergencies can arise at any time.

Please call our Boulder, Colorado office at 720-575-1755 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

Insurance & Vision Plans Accepted

  • Anthem
  • Medicare

We accept many vision and medical plans. Visit our Insurance page or call us at 720-575-1755 to check your coverage.

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Gunbarrel Optometry

6545 Gunpark Dr. # 250
Boulder, CO 80301-3350
The 2-Minute Version: About Us

Welcome to Gunbarrel Optometry. Whether you need a routine eye examination, a contact lens fitting or treatment for eye disease, our optometrist will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow up. We are committed to providing outstanding eye care with exceptional customer service.

Our eye care office is conveniently located in the shopping center behind Burger King on Gunpark Dr. in Boulder, CO. We take pride in taking care of you.

Thank you for trusting us for all your eye care needs.

  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Closed for lunch Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1-2 pm