THE STAFF AT Niwot Eyecare and Vision Therapy
Our Niwot Eyecare and Vision Therapy staff aim not only to correct any vision problems you may have but to help prevent future ones from arising. From yearly eye exams to dry eye treatment, our full range of services will cover all your eye care needs. Our optometric team tailor their approach to each individual patient in order to offer you the best vision care and solution possible.
Meet Our Team in Niwot, Colorado
From toddler to senior and everyone between, Niwot Eyecare and Vision Therapy offers the premier services you need to maintain the quality vision you and your family members deserve. Our team of experienced eye care professionals is assisted by our highly trained technicians and our efficient, compassionate front office staff. By choosing Niwot Eyecare and Vision Therapy, you’re choosing Niwot‘s most reliable full-range eye care provider.
James is an Air Force veteran and has a background in robotics and electrical systems. He is involved in all of the day-to-day operations of the practice as well as training and onboarding all new staff. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and camping.
Leslie is our amazing optician and optical manager. She is ABO certified and has been in the industry for over 20 years. She has a talent for finding unique and flattering frames for individuals. She orders, dispenses, and adjusts glasses, and is knowledgeable about prisms, tints, lens materials, etc. She especially loves working with our patients because she can see the life changing effects that lenses have them.
In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her partner, children and grandchildren.
Makenna has been with our office since she was a high school intern. Her hardworking attitude and aptitude for learning has made her a invaluable member of our office. You can hear her answering phone calls, see her assisting patients in selecting frames and lenses, as well as many other important roles in our office. She has a wonderfuly calm, quiet and friendly disposition. In her free time Makenna loves to spend time outdoors and attending concerts with her friends.
Jocelyn is a patient services coordinator at our office. You can hear her bright, positive voice when you call the office. She is kind, friendly and enjoys helping our patients with their needs. She is great with technology as well. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and her pet tortoise.
Stefanie has worked as a vision therapist since 2007. She enjoys collaborating with patients with binocular dysfunction, amblyopia, strabismus, pushing athletes to their peak performance. Her passion is traumatic brain injury. She gets joy from restoring hope through vision therapy. Her greatest reward is when patients say, “thank you for giving me my life back.” In her spare time Stefanie enjoys spending time with family and friends and attending Broncos games.
She has volunteered with Special Olympics and Von’s Vision
Training and Education:
- BA in Psychology and Elementary Education from University of Colorado Boulder
COVT certification in 2012
- COVD Vision Therapist of the Year 2023
- Paraoptometric of the Year in 2019
- Paraoptometric Program Speaker Co-Chair for The Colorado Vision Summit Committee
- Member of the College of Syntonic Optometry
Connie has 50 years of experience as a vision therapist. She had the privilege of working with many vision therapy doctors in Colorado. She retired in 2016 but return in 2019 to work with Dr. Hutchins and more recently with Dr. Chang. She has experience in early childhood development as well as infant visual enhancement, children with special needs, autism, academic challenges, and traumatic brain injuries.
Training and Education:
- BA in Physical Education from Wayne State College
- COVT certification in 1998
Isabel has been a vision therapist at Niwot Eyecare and Vision Therapy since November 2020. Prior to her role as vision therapist, she was a social worker at the Boulder County Housing and Human services for 22 years. She has worked with families who struggled with parenting issues, substance use and housing issues which placed their children at risk of maltreatment or neglect.
Training and Education:
- BA in Psychology from Colorado State University
- MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University.
Annie has been a vision therapist for over 16 years, she enjoys working with adults and children of all ages in helping them reach their visual goals. She has had extensive training and experience in treating children with strabismus and amblyopia, as well as patients with autism and tramatic brain injuries. She has also trained new vision therapists in her previous employment. We are so fortunate to have Annie as part of our vision therapy team. We enjoy her friendly positive attitude and teamwork.