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Vision First Eyecare Specialists

Dr. L. Page Pond, Optometry; Diplomate, ABO

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Dr. Pond is a graduate of the Pacific University College of Optometry. His undergraduate work was at the College of William and Mary. Prior to his thirty years in private practice, he was on the staff of the Ferris State College of Optometry. Dr. Pond's professional affiliations include membership in the American and Colorado Optometric Associations where he has held numerous positions and achieved several awards. Dr. Pond is board certified by the American Board of Optometry.  He also has charter memberships in both the Colorado Optometric Glaucoma Society and the Optometric Nutrition Society and is currently a member of the Denver Metro Optometric Society.

Dr. Ben Smith, Optometry; Diplomate, ABO

Dr. Smith is a graduate of University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Optometry.  He completed a residency in Ocular Disease at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina.  After completing his residency, Dr. Smith worked at a couple of ophthalmology practices in New Mexico and Denver before returning to private practice.  Dr. Smith is board certified by the American Board of Optometry and has received advanced training in ocular disease management.  

Judy Pratt, Practice Administrator, ABOC, CPOC

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Judy has been with Vision First Eyecare Specialists since moving here from Southern California back in 1995. She is an A.B.O. certified optician and also an A.O.A. certified paraoptometric coder. With nearly 25 years experience in all aspects of optical care, Judy  is able to recommend the best eyewear options for our patients as well as figure out sometimes complicated insurance claims and billing. In her spare time, she enjoys watching football and baseball, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Russ Martin, Optician

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Russ has worked with Dr. Pond since October 2000. Russ came to this office with 29 years of optical experience and knowledge. He is able to produce glasses in our in-house lab and also can order most speciality frames and lenses. Whether you know what you want or you need his expertise, we are sure that he will be able to take good care of you!

Jennifer Singer,C.M.A., Lead Optometric Technician

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Jennifer is a Certified Medical Assistant and has been with Vision First Eyecare Specialists since 2003. With experience working with M.D.'s, Ophthalmologists and LASIK surgeons prior to joining our office, she is a very valuable asset to our practice. Jennifer had LASIK almost 15 years ago and has been extremely satisfied with the results. Everyone appreciates her knowledge, energy and dedication to patient care! 

Maria Chavez, Optometric Assistant

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Maria has been with our office since the beginning of 2008. She has several years experience as an optician and as an optometric assistant. We love her cheerful attitude and dedication to patient care! Maria habla espanol and is available to serve the needs of our spanish speaking as well as english speaking patients.

Heather Cooey, Office Manager/Technician

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Heather came to us in June 2009 and has become a wonderful addition to our office. As a technician, she takes pride in assisting the doctor as well as training first-time contact lens wearers. We look forward to many more years with Heather on our team.

Kate Miller, A.B.O.C.

Kate is a valuable addition to our office and has been with the practice for over a year now.  She is an A.B.O. Certified Optician with several years of optical experience with a sincere dedication to the profession. Kate enjoys working in private practice and has found it has given her unique opportunities to get closer to patients and their families. By closely working with the patients, she has developed a unique, personal approach to best suit their optical needs.  Kate is passionate about staying up to date on the latest trends in frame and lens technology and keeps our office "in the know".   In her spare time she enjoys being active and spending time with family and friends. Ask her who "Blue" is and you might just a get a discount!

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