About Aspen Eyewear

Aspen Eyewear is a locally-owned and operated retail optical store in Boulder, Colorado. We have provided friendly and knowledgeable eye care treatment since 1985. Our staff opticians are Board Certified by the American Board of Opticianry. All of our employees are trained to understand your prescription and find the best glasses to suit your needs.



Heinz – Owner/ABO Certified Optician

My first experience with retail optical was in high school working at my parent's store. While in college, I worked in the eyeglass safety program at IBM. After college, I managed an eyeglass manufacturing plant for almost 10 years, and then made the decision to get back into the optical retail business. My wife and I started Aspen Eyewear in 1986, did our own tenant finish, and even built the display stands. In 1990 we remodeled and doubled the size of our store. By 1996, our oldest daughter started working with us and now plays a key role in the operation of the business.

Jennifer – Manager/ABO Certified Optician

I've been around the family business most of my life, but officially joined the business in 1996. No one is more aware than me that this is fundamentally a service business. I will do whatever is necessary to ensure your satisfaction with our service and products.

Patty – ABO Certified Optician

I have 30 years' experience performing optical lab work, with the past 15 being here at Aspen Eyewear. We are a unique store in the fact that we have our own in-house lab where I do my work. If there is a problem with your lenses, I'll see that it gets fixed right away.

Lori – ABO Certified Optician

I have been an optician for 40 years, and have proudly been with the Aspen Eyewear team for over 10 years. I started my optical career in Alaska, and worked as president of the Opticians Association of America. I enjoy serving customers, and truly care for each and every customer that I help.

Pam – Optician

I began my optical career in Denver since 1980, working at a variety of optical shops. I've worked with Aspen Eyewear since June 2010. I enjoy the warm family environment at Aspen Eyewear that I get from her coworkers and customers. I bring a great deal of experience and knowledge along with caring eye treatment for my customers.

DOTTIE — Abo Certified Optician

I’ve been working in the optical industry in both wholesale and retail for 30 years. The favorite part of my job is when I know I’ve helped our patients choose the perfect pair of glasses. Every pair of eyeglasses we make is unique and special to each one of our Aspen Eyewear customers

Valerie — Optician

I have been an Optician since 2013. I enjoy working at Aspen Eyewear because everything I love to do comes into play every day. I never thought I would one day be an optician, let alone be one that gets to work and have fun on the job at a family owned business that loves who I am and what I bring to the table.

Dr. Michael Bollenbacher – Optometrist

I provide exceptional eye care exams for all of my patients!

I have over thirteen years of professional experience as an eye care physician. I have been formally recognized for excellent clinical eye care. As a former clinical director for two LASIK centers, I haveextensive experience in LASIK and other vision-enhancing procedures that help people live active lives without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Or office is located in The Village Shopping Center, on 2525 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder. To schedule your next appointment, Dr. Bollenbacher can be reached by the following methods:
Phone: 303-444-1405
Fax: 303-413-9421

Dr. Ashley Swalla – Optometrist

I love working with patients of all ages to provide the best vision care possible. After graduating Magne Cum Laude from the Southern California College of Optometry I completed a residency in ocular disease. I enjoy all aspects of Optometry from primary care exams and fitting contact lenses, to managing ocular disease conditions and co-managing ocular surgeries. I have spent nine years of practice since graduation in private practice in Colorado and am excited to be serving the Boulder community with Aspen Eyewear