About Us

Voted Best Eye Care in Summit County 11 times!

Honored to be voted Best Eye Care

Dr. Christena Ward, Dr. Chuck Philpy and all the Staff at EyeTech Optometry would like to thank everyone who has voted them Best Eye Care for 11 years in the Summit Daily Newspaper’s yearly “Best of Summit” edition.  They are honored to be recognized by their patients.

Our Optometrists


 Dr. Christena Ward, O.D.

A Colorado Native
Dr. Christena Ward was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry, in Fullerton, California.

Serving Summit County since 2002
After working as an Optometrist in the Denver area, Dr. Ward started EyeTech Optometry in March of 2002 and has been serving Summit County's eye care needs ever since.


Mountain Bike Racer
Dr. Ward enjoys mountain biking the local trails with her family and competing in regional races.   She's raced the local Summit Mountain Challenge series for many years, working her way up from the Beginner to Pro/Elite category and winning a few 1st place season wins along the way.

XTERRA Triathlete
In 2014, Dr. Ward began racing XTERRA off-road triathalons, placing 2nd in her age group at the XTERRA National Championships in Utah and 3rd in her age group at the XTERRA World Championships in Maui.  She is currently sponserd by Breck Bike Guides.


Dr. Charles Philpy, O.D. 

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A Colorado Native
Dr. Charles “Chuck” Philpy was born in Lamar, Colorado and raised on a fourth generation working cattle ranch on the eastern plains. He received his undergraduate degree in Cellular Biology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK and graduated with honors with his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, OK.

A new transplant to Summit County
Dr. Philpy received extensive experience with the Cherokee Nation and Indian Health Services, providing eye care to thousands of Native American patients during his optometric training. He also completed rotations specializing in the treatment and management of glaucoma and dry eye disease, and had the opportunity to work with top LASIK and cataract surgeons in the Denver area. He is extremely excited to serve the Summit County area’s eye care needs and become an active member of our community!


Avid Outdoorsman
Having grown up in the country, Dr. Philpy has a deep appreciation for the Colorado outdoors and enjoys skiing, boating, and hikes with his beloved dog, Scout. Dr. Philpy is an avid basketball fan and loves to travel and garden in his spare time.

Dr. Philpy enjoys helping his parents on their family ranch when time allows, mending fences, working cattle, and branding calves in the spring and early summer. Being raised in this hardworking environment has shaped his integrity and appreciation for Colorado agriculture.

Our Team

Let our friendly and knowledgeable eye care professionals help you with all your eye care needs. 



Sarah Isaacson

  • Office Manager
  • ABOC Certified Optician
  • Optometric Technician


Autumn Hoban

  • Optician
  • Optometric Technician
  • Patient Coordinator


Jamie Alvarez

  • Optician
  • Optometric Technician
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Shannon Hessian

  • ABOC Certified Optician
  • Optometric Technician
  • Optical Coordinator


Melinda Frey

  • Optician
  • Optometric Technician
  • Contact Lens Coordinator