About Us: Vista Eye Care – Thornton, Colorado Optometrists

When you chose Vista Eye Care, you get personalized attention. We pride ourselves on being friendly and treating our patients the way we like to be treated. Your eyes and your vision are our priority. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. We are here for you!

Dr. Brian Abert, O.D., FAAO (Contact Us)
Dr. Abert graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Biological Sciences. He graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry and did his residency at the West Los Angeles Veteran’s Healthcare Center. Dr. Abert founded Vista Eye Care in 2010 with the goal of creating a family eye care practice offering a wide variety of eye care services to the community. In his free time, Dr. Abert enjoys hiking, running, and cooking. Dr. Abert is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, and the Colorado Optometric Association. In 2009, Dr. Abert became a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and is a diplomate in the American Board of Optometry.
Dr. Deanna Pedroza, O.D. (Contact Us)
Dr. Pedroza graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Organismal Biology. She graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Pedroza enjoys working with kids, and is uniquely talented at children’s eye care. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and fitness. Dr. Pedroza is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, Colorado Optometric Association, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Dr. Melissa Vanray, O.D. (Contact Us)
Dr. Vanray, O.D. graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Biology. She received her doctorate of optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. She then completed a residency with Indian Health Services in Kayenta, Arizona where she continued to serve the Native American population for 5 years. She then moved to the Denver area with her husband and her dog Dusty. Dr. Vanray enjoys hiking, baking, and skiing.
Troy Richmond (Contact Us)Optical Manager, Board-Certified Optician
Troy graduated from BYU Idaho with a B.A. in Communications. Troy has worked in the optical field for over ten years and is an ABO Certified Optician. His specialty is optical troubleshooting and optics. Troy loves riding his vintage 1978 Yamaha SR-500 motorcycle, going to concerts, playing video games, and watching movies.
Simone Poe (Contact Us)Optician
Simone is a Colorado native and found her passion as an optician a little by accident. She has had a variety of work experiences in the medical field and enjoys the combination of medicine, technical skills, and fashion that come together in opticianry. When she isn’t working, she loves to spend time with her family and pets.
Paige Frazee (Contact Us)Patient Relations
Paige is a native of Colorado. Her passions include spending time with her newly wedded husband and meeting new people. When she’s not scheduling patients or answering the phone at Vista Eye Care, she loves spending time with her friends and family.
Teressa Brooke (Contact Us)Board-Certified Optician
Teressa is a native Coloradan. A long time Board Certified optician, Teressa enjoys working with patients of all ages. Her specialty is adjusting and fine-tuning glasses, and helping patients select amazing frames.
Gabe McBride (Contact Us)Board-Certified Optician
Gabe has lived in Colorado most of his life. As a Board Certified Optician, Gabe is a great resource for our patients. His specialty is in frame selection and progressive lenses. Gabe enjoys cooking, gardening, biking, and camping.
Nina Nguyen (Contact Us)Patient Relations
Nina graduated from the University of Colorado, Denver with a psychology degree and a minor in studio art. When she’s not treating patients to her enthusiastic smile, she enjoys fitness.
Sonya Penaflor (Contact Us)Patient Relations, Insurance Specialist
Sonya is a Colorado native, and she keeps the office organized and running smoothly.  When not scheduling patients and working the phones, Sonya enjoys hanging out with her son.

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