MEET THE OPTOMETRISTS
larry Sumner, O.D.
Dr. Larry Sumner is a solo practitioner with over thirty-five years experience in primary eyecare. He specializes in Dry Eye Syndrome and Scleral Contact Lenses.
Dr. Sumner uses state-of-the-art instrumentation to gather a wide spectrum of eye health information for each patient. With this preliminary data, combined with one-on-one quality time consultation, the patient is then provided with specific recommendations for their individual needs and concerns. Dr. Sumner co-manages his patients with the ophthalmic surgeons and consultating optometrists at CUHealth Ophthalmology, Omni Eye Specialists, and Spivack Vision Center when his patients need specialized medical and surgical care.
Emily Smith, O.D.
Emily Smith, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2020, where she concurrently completed her Master of Science in Low Vision Rehabilitation at Salus University. She continued her specialty training through a residency at the West Haven Veterans’ Affairs Hospital in Connecticut, which focused on ocular disease and low vision care. Dr. Smith earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Delaware Valley University, where she was also a student athlete who competed in collegiate horseback riding.
Dr. Smith considers the eyes to be a special and unique part of the body because they can provide a glimpse into the complexity of the brain as well as detect systemic disease in the body. Dr. Smith’s favorite part of being an optometrist is interacting with her patients every day and getting to know them on a personal level so she can provide them with the specialized eyecare they require. It also gives her the opportunity to be a vital part of the community.
Dr. Smith is passionate about managing ocular diseases, such as diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, as well as providing low vision care to the visually impaired. She is also a proud member of the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association.
In her time away from the office, Dr. Smith enjoys being in the great outdoors by participating in horseback riding, rock climbing, and hiking activities.
MEET THE STAFF
Allen, Practice Administrator & Master Optician
Allen brings years of managing and owning several optical companies in the Denver area for the past eighteen years. He brings a wealth of optical knowledge to our practice and is busy bringing in new exciting lines of brand name frames. He is also establishing many new systems in the office to increase efficiency and provide better and faster service to our many patients.
Barbara, Optometric Technician
Barbara joined Sumner Vision in 2019. Barbara is trained to assist the doctor with your eye exam. As our technician, she performs the initial testing and discusses any visual problems or concerns the patient may have. Barbara’s knowledge, friendly smile, and bubbly personality puts the patients at ease, making them feel right at home. She will gladly help with all concerns and questions at your visit.
Veronica, Insurance Billing Specialist
Veronica joined Sumner Vision in 2019. She plays a vital role in the connection between Dr. Sumner, patients, and insurance companies. She is very familiar in billing, software, medical insurance regulations, and an expert at responding to patient and insurance inquiries. Veronica is a native, married with three children. She is committed to providing exceptional customer service, maximizing the explanation of benefits you receive. She welcomes any and all questions and is here to make your experience from start to finish as simple as possible.