Tracy Wells, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in May 1988. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Luther College in 1984.

Growing up in Iowa, Dr. Wells relocated after optometry school. She moved to Castle Rock, Colorado, where she still practices.

Dr. Wells became an optometrist because she wanted to be in the medical field, and she feels that eyes have always fascinated her. She especially enjoys helping children have a better quality of life through clearer vision.

When she is not treating patients, Dr. Wells enjoys traveling, hiking, crocheting, and spending time with family.

Joel Riggs, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Indiana, School of Optometry in 2003 and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Dr. Riggs has always been fascinated by science. While in college, Dr. Riggs met a group of classmates who were all aspiring medical, pharmacy, and optometry professionals during his Organic Chemistry class. He was inspired by their enthusiasm and commitment to pursue an optometry career. Today, Dr. Riggs is an accomplished optometrist with a deep-seated passion for addressing significant health issues.

In Dr. Riggs’ free time, he enjoys playing poker, watching sports, and traveling. He is an advocate for a healthy lifestyle and, as such, prioritizes daily workouts and a healthy diet.

Amanda Axman, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in 2014 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Florida State University in 2010.

Science has always been fascinating to Dr. Axman. This interest led her to a career in healthcare. Dr. Axman enjoys getting to know her patients and determining how best to improve their vision and quality of life. Dr. Axman specializes in ocular disease.

In Dr. Axman’s free time, she loves hiking, traveling, and spending time with her toddler. She is also bilingual, speaking fluently in both English and Spanish.

Benjamin Meyette, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2023 and earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grand Valley State University in 2019.

Dr. Meyette specializes in ocular disease and specialty contact lenses. As a child, Dr. Meyette’s brother experienced an eye injury and was treated the very same day. It was at this moment that he knew he wanted to help save and preserve the vision of others.

Dr. Meyette enjoys connecting with his patients and working through their eye care needs and ocular health.

In Dr. Meyette’s free time, he loves cycling, surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding.

Sharnelle Kamibayashi, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University’s College of Optometry, graduating with distinction, and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society each year. Furthermore, Dr. Kamibayashi earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a minor in Neuroscience, from the University of Portland.

Dr. Kamibayashi completed an optometric residency at Georgia Eye Partners, specializing in ocular disease with an emphasis in cornea and contact lenses, and refractive and ocular surgery. She is also a proud member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, and the Colorado Optometric Association.

Inspired by her father, who has been legally blind from a young age, Dr. Kamibayashi is very passionate about clear vision and feels there is nothing more important than serving others by providing quality eyecare.

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Dr. Michael Kruglet is seasoned Optiometrist with more than 10 years of experience caring for eyes of all ages.

He is certified in scleral, corneal scleral and orthokeratology lenses as well as diagnosing and treating dry eye. Dr. Kruglet in his own words: “We all have to work and what better way to spend your day then by helping others. We all know someone, or have had a family member lose vision and it can be debilitating. .

Growing up I remember watching my grandmother struggle while playing her favorite card game due to macular degeneration and that’s when I knew I wanted to go into the eye field. Helping someone see clearer today than what he or she saw yesterday is what I enjoy most. Watching someone light up with excitement when they put on their glasses or contacts for the first time makes me proud to be an optometrist. Also, the wonderful relationships I’ve formed with my patients over the years is a close second.”

Dr. Kruglet is a graduate of Creighton University.

Dr. Danny VanDan completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego where he earned a Bachelor of Science in General Biology. He furthered his education by obtaining a Doctorate of Optometry Degree from Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. VanDan started his career by working as an optician, technician, and office manager right after high school. With a great passion for the optometry industry, he decided to go back to school to be an optometrist to further his patient care abilities.

Dr. VanDan has been practicing optometry since 2013. He believes that “optometry holds a unique place in healthcare. Numerous patients will not see their primary care doctor or dentist regularly if they are feeling healthy. However, if their vision changes even slightly, they’ll go to an optometrist. Optometrists are trained to evaluate a patient’s health for various conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and many other diseases.” Outside of work Dr. VanDan enjoys spending time with his wife and little girls!

Dr. Aaron LaHoud completed his undergraduate education at Minnesota State University Mankato where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Chemistry. He continued his education obtaining a Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. He has been practicing for 6 years and has been with One Hour Optical since June 2015. Dr. LaHoud enjoys helping others see their fullest potential and educating patients on ways to preserve their vision.