Advanced Optometry

Our Doctors

Dr. Channing Baird

Channing Baird is a Colorado native. After graduating from the University of Colorado, she completed Optometry school at Pacific University in 1994. Upon her return to Colorado, Dr. Baird had the opportunity to work with some of Denver’s top physicians before opening her own practice here in Washington Park in 1999. A passion of Dr. Baird’s is her ongoing annual mission trips traveling to places in Mexico, South America, Caribbean and Asia. These annual trips serve the community medical needs of impoverished populations, bringing medications, dental services and prescription eyeglasses to patients.

Dr. Kathryn Lachenman

Originally an Indiana native, Dr. Lachenman received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. Thereafter she went on to attend Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago for her Optometric Doctoral training. Dr. Lachenman continued her education with clinical rotations at the Lexington, Kentucky VA hospital and Wenzhou Medical College Eye Hospital in Wenzhou, China. Prior to coming to our practice, Dr. Lachenman practiced in a refractive and cataract surgery setting but her desire for more one-on-one time with patients guided her back to private practice. She joined Eyes Of The World in 2014. Outside the office, Dr. Lachenman enjoys running, skiing, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Rupa Patel

Rupa Patel is a Colorado native. After attending high school in Colorado Springs, she moved to Oregon to study Biology at Pacific University. She then went on to recieve her Doctorate degree from New England College of Optometry. While living in Boston, she worked in several clinics including NECO Special Populations Clinics, Dorchester House Health Center, and VA in Manchester, NH. She joined our practice in 2018 and brings to our practice the latest technology expertise. Dr. Patel has an interest in ocular medical management and advanced contact lens fittings.

Dr. Rachel Knowlton

Dr. Knowlton received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and her doctor of optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in Houston, Texas. She completed a residency in Ocular Disease at Omni Eye Specialists in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Knowlton is passionate about treating eye disease but enjoys practicing full scope optometry including pre and post-operative care. She is a member of the Colorado Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.

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