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Meet our eye doctors in Louisville, Colorado. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages - all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care office, every patient is treated warmly. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We're dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Front Range Eye Health Center the leading provider of eye care services and products in Louisville.


Dr. Hale M. Kell OD

Dr. Hale Kell grew up in nearby Estes Park. After graduating from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Biology, he received his Doctor of Optometry degree, with honors, from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1990. After completing an additional year-long residency/fellowship in ocular disease in Denver, Dr. Kell was a Staff Optometrist at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He then served as Clinic Director of the VEF Eye Center in Oklahoma City before coming to Louisville in 1992. He has been a frequent lecturer and has been published in...

Dr. Cindy J. Beeks OD

Dr. Cindy Beeks received an undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming and a secondary school teaching credential from California State University before obtaining her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1994. After completing a residency/fellowship with the VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, she joined the Laser Institute of the Rockies as Clinical Director. During her five-year tenure with the Laser Institute of the Rockies, Dr. Beeks was responsible for building a co-management network of optometrists, as well as directing one of the area’s largest refractive surgery clinics. Dr. Beeks has been honored as...


Dr. Heather L. Gitchell OD

Dr. Heather Gitchell moved to Colorado in 2000 after graduating from Keene State College in Keene, NH with a B.S. in Biology and after completing a research fellowship at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda, MD at the National Institutes of Health. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree, with honors, from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2005, and completed an additional year-long residency/fellowship in ocular pathology and surgical co-management in Denver. She continued practicing as a consultative optometrist at a referral center, where she treated all acute and chronic ocular diseases. She has been published in both scientific...


Dr. Sarah E. Lewis OD

Dr. Sarah Lewis attended Northern Arizona University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Chemistry. She continued her education at Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a Master’s degree in Biotechnology. While finishing her Master’s degree, Dr. Lewis re-discovered her interest in optometry and moved to California to attend the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry.  As a student, Dr. Lewis volunteered for humanitarian eye care trips to Nicaragua and Thailand. As part of her clinical internships, she received specialty training in the management of cataracts, dry eyes, diabetic eye diseases, and glaucoma as well as pediatric eye...

Dr. Melissa J. Burton OD

Dr. Melissa Burton attended the University of Michigan where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Mathematics. Prior to attending the University of Michigan, she attended Eastern Michigan University where she played Division I women’s golf for two years. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, she worked in a high-paced ophthalmology office where she discovered her love of optometry. Dr. Burton then made the big move to Chicago to attend the Illinois College of Optometry.  As a student at ICO, she was active in many clubs, tutored underclassman, and participated in free vision screenings for under-privileged youth in Chicago. As part of her clinical...


Dr. Brian E. Nichols M.D.

Dr. Brian Nichols graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1995. He then completed his ophthalmology residency in 1999. This was followed by a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology also at the University of Iowa. Dr Nichols is board certified in Ophthalmology. He has a special interest in pediatric and adult strabismus as well as cataract and eyelid surgery. Dr. Nichols and his family live in east Boulder....
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Front Range Eye Health Center in Louisville

Front Range Eye Health Center provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Louisville. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Front Range Eye Health Center aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.