New Oakleys Have Arrived!

Vista Eye Care’s optical department is full of amazing frame collections, including some of these new designs we just got in from Oakley:

You don’t need an appointment to view our frame collections, though if you are due for your annual check-up, please call us to schedule your appointment at (303) 450-2020.  You can also schedule online by clicking the schedule button below:

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Vista Eye Care Staff Pictures!

Each year Vista Eye Care has a photo session.  This allows for all of our website and newsletter pictures to stay updated.  While we are still waiting for the final pictures from the photographer, here are some pictures that we took that day!  We had a couple of key staff members celebrating some pretty spectacular anniversaries with the practice as well:

We are so thankful to have Tara on our team! She just celebrated her 3rd anniversary with Vista Eye Care. Where would we be without Tara? She helps with insurance, billing, teching, and optical needs. Thank you Tara for all of your hard work!

We were sort of bored while taking pictures, so what better thing to do than take a goofy picture? Here’s all the doctors of Vista Eye Care: Dr. Jami Swenson, Dr. Melissa Vanray, Dr. Deanna Pedroza, and Dr. Brian Abert. Cheese!

Dr. Melissa Vanray has been caring for patients at Vista Eye Care for 4 years! We are thrilled to work with such a talented and amazing doctor!

It is a yearly tradition to have a selfie at the front desk. Here is our 2018 Staff Selfie!

Please call our office today to schedule an annual eye and vision examination for yourself, or your family at (303) 450-2020, or use the button below to schedule your exam online:

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March LASIK Event!

Vista Eye Care is holding a LASIK Consultation Event on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Working alongside TLC Vision Center in Denver, patients will be able to meet with TLC’s Clinical Director to see if they are a candidate for LASIK or PRK, and will also be able to discuss financing the procedure.  See below for more information!

This event is a great opportunity for patients to look into the procedure, even if they are just thinking about the surgery.  TLC is reducing their procedure cost by $300 per eye for those patients that attend this event.  The appointment time is 20 minutes, and patients will not need to have their eyes dilated.  Many of our patients have further questions about LASIK, financing the procedure, or just want to see if they are a good candidate for refractive vision surgery.  Please call our office at (303) 450-2020 to schedule your FREE consultation.



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Prospect Ridge Academy Science Night

Dr. Brian Abert and and Dr. Deanna Pedroza visited Prospect Ridge Academy where they set up an optical demonstration for Science Night.  The Vista Eye Care docs took over Mrs. Jackson’s 2nd Grade classroom where they set up stations on geometric optics, refraction, refractive error in humans eyes, and even eye disease.  The stations included many different demonstrations and interactive lessons.

“We had a great time,” stated Dr. Pedroza. “These kids were all just fascinated by science which is great. You can tell that many of them will be scientists some day!”  Drs. Abert and Pedroza demonstrated optics to several dozen kids of all different ages.  Many of those kids stuck around and experienced each of the 20 stations that were set up for them.

Other science-related industry was also present at the Science Night event including exhibits by the Buttery Pavilion, X-cel Energy, and several zoological associations.  Thank you Prospect Ridge for a fun night of science!  We look forward to returning next year with new optical demos!  Enjoy these pictures from their evening at the school:

The most popular demo station of the night was undoubtedly the color wheel. When this wheel is spun around quickly, the colors all fade into white! This shows that white light can be made from all the colors of the rainbow.

Husband and wife optometry team Dr. Brian Abert and Dr. Deanna Pedroza! We had a great time in Mrs. Jackson’s classroom teaching kids about optics!

Dr. Pedroza tests the diffraction glasses which turn white light into all the colors of the rainbow!

Dr. Abert sets up the stations on eye anatomy and eye disease.

We had a stations dedicated to refraction, and had light ray demos to show how light refracts through different types of lenses!

Thank you for checking out pictures from our fun night at the school!  To schedule an annual eye check-up for yourself or your family, please call us today at (303) 450-2020, or use the button below to schedule online:

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Staff Holiday Door Decorations!

This was Vista Eye Care’s First Annual Holiday Door Decoration Party!  Check out the doors that our staff decorated:

Pretty amazing doors, huh?  We have taken down all of our Christmas decorations, but stay tuned for next year’s amazing Holiday Doors!  Call us at (303) 450-2020 to schedule your annual comprehensive eye and vision examination, or use the button below to schedule your appointment online:

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InfantSEE Exams

This cute little baby with goofy hair and silly smile is none other than Dr. Abert and Dr. Pedroza’s little boy Nathan! He received his first eye exam at 5 months of age at an optometry meeting in California.

The American Optometric Association recommends children have their first eye exam at 6 months of age.  InfantSEE is a public health program where participating providers offer a no-cost eye exam to children under one year of age.  Vista Eye Care is a proud supporter of this program, and early-life eye care for children.  It is important to catch any issues so that treatment can be started early.  While children are frequently seen by dentists at an early age, their primary sensory organs (eyes!) are often not considered a priority until later in life.  It is crucial to test eyes early to ensure that children’s eyes develop properly.

Things our eye doctors test for:

What we do during an InfantSee exam:

  1. Family history – Identify any family history of eye disease, high refractive error, or eye turn (strabismus). These are all traits that can be passed down to other generations.  The child’s parents may have also noticed an issue with their children’s vision, such as, an eye turn or head turn.  An eye turning in is ok up to 6 months and an eye turning out is ok up to 8 months, though anything beyond this could impact normal development of the visual system.
  2. Assess eye alignment – make sure the eyes are able to look in all directions. We perform techniques of eye alignment known as the cover test and the Bruckner test.
  3. Check refractive error – We use cyclopentolate drops to dilate the pupil and control the child’s focusing.
  4. Health assessment – We are able to look inside the eye, checking for congenital cataracts and posterior segment disease.

Call us today to schedule your child’s first eye exam at (303) 450-2020, or use the link below to schedule your appointment online!

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State Optical Trunk Show

Vista Eye Care is proud to offer State Optical Co. frames.  These frames are very high quality, made in USA, showpieces that represent a variety of styles.  Please come join us on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM for a showcase event where you can see the entire product line of these frames, enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate bar, and even enter to win your own State Optical Co. frame!

You don’t need an appointment to come experience this incredible frame line, though if you need to get your annual eye and vision examination in before the end of the year, please call us at (303) 450-2020, or use the button below to schedule your appointment online.

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