6800 N. 79th St. Niwot Colorado

COVID-19 Safety Announcment

Updated on 6/30/2020

Symptoms? - Please let us know so we can reschedule your appointment if you have a fever, been short of breath or have been ill recently, have lost sense of taste or smell, or have traveled to hot spots, or if anyone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID19.

To keep our staff and patients safe, come to the office wearing a mask. Due to critical shortages of PPE, we may not be able to provide you with a mask, but they are usually available at the ConocoPhillips gas station on Niwot Road. Please give us a cell phone number and plan to call from your car when you arrive. We can let you know if it is a good time to enter the office or can call you when we are ready for you.

Upon entering, we ask you to use the hand sanitizer by the front door, wash your hands in the rest room and/or you may choose to use the gloves we provide, especially if attending vision therapy.

We are limiting the number of people in the office at any time so please, if at all possible, come alone, unless accompanying a child or someone who needs assistance. In the office, please plan to maintain a distance of 6’ or more from others whenever possible.

We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your understanding as we adjust to our new protocols.

For emergencies please call:
Front Range Eye Health in Louisville at 303-665-7797
Identify yourself as a patient of Dr. Hutchins and the doctor on call will see you if needed.
If you cannot get through, try
Front Range Eye Physicians in Longmont at 303-772-3611 or
Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado in Longmont at 303-772-3300
or go to your nearest Emergency Room.

You may leave messages for Dr. Hutchins or staff at 303-652-0505
and we will be checking messages and returning calls.  Please repeat your phone number twice.  Our phone directory follows:
0 - Lin or Marcia at the Front Desk
1 - Judy at the Front Desk
2 - Linda in Vision Therapy
3 - Leslie in the Optical
4 - Jan or Connie in Vision Therapy
5 - Dr. Hutchins
6 - Dr. Witt

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you stay well and look forward to the time when we will be back in the office to see you in person.

Welcome to our office

Rebecca Hutchins is a behavioral optometrist who has been in practice for over 30 years now. Her practice philosophy is based on a collaborative approach: she believes in problem-solving with each client in order to determine the best way to meet that person’s visual care needs.

Behavioral optometry is a term applied to those O.D.’s who take the time to assess a person’s visual needs in all areas: work, school, sports, hobbies, etc. during a vision evaluation. Dr. Hutchins works directly with the patient, and does not use a technician for information gathering, as she believes that even routine testing contributes to a better understanding of a client’s needs.

Our office provides full-service care including glasses, contact lenses and vision therapy. We work with those wanting a new prescription for glasses, or contact lenses, and also with children struggling in school or sports, those with multiple handicaps and communication problems, and adults who want functional visual assessment after a stroke or acquired brain injury.

Our office participates in the AOA Infant See program to screen infants from 6 months to 1 year at no charge.

Our vision evaluations are usually 45 minutes in length, and if more time is needed, we will schedule further testing for binocular vision, eye health issues, or perceptual skills at a later date.

Dr. Hutchins also works with clients with developmental delay and those on the autism spectrum. She has written an article on vision and autism.

optical dispensing station from desk

Over the years she has frequently checked prescriptions with osteopaths and chiropractors and extremely sensitive patients have found this to be an extremely helpful collaboration.

Due to the individualized care we provide, we do not accept any insurance plans, but are happy to provide a fee slip, which may be submitted to private insurance companies or cafeteria plans.

Please stop by our office and ask to see the selection of frames and sunglasses in the optical and our many pamphlets describing different visual conditions. In addition to annual vision evaluations, we also provide vision rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury and optometric vision therapy.

We enjoy our office's light, open design, however the circular waiting area does create an acoustical problem. If you bring your cell phone, please use it away from our reception area, either in the main building lobby, or out of doors when weather permits. Thank you.

For appointments, please call: 303 652-0505