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 12 years in the Summit Daily Newspaper’s yearly “Best of Summit” edition. They are honored to be recognized by their patients.
EyeTech Optometry was started by Optometrist Dr. Christena Ward in 2002. At the time, it was located in Dillon across from City Market and named Complete Family EyeCare.
In 2017, after outgrowing her small space in Dillon, Doctor Ward moved the practice to the new and larger space it now occupies in Frisco across from Whole Foods Market. At the time of the move, the name of the practice was also changed to EyeTech Optometry to better reflect the pratice's focus and investment in the latest eye care technology and equipment.
Despite the location and name change, the pratice is still 100% fully owned and operated by Dr. Ward and will continue providing Summit County locals, familes and visitors with the best possible eye care for many years to come.
A Colorado Native
Dr. Christena Ward, the owner of EyeTech Optometry, 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.
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.
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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!
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.
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