Our Eye Doctors and Staff

Eye care professionals at Vision First Denver, CO, specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options, and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.

Dr. L. Page Pond

Dr. L. Page Pond, Optometry Diplomate, ABO

Dr. Pond is a graduate of the Pacific University College of Optometry. His undergraduate work was at the College of William and Mary. Prior to his thirty years in private practice, he was on the staff of the Ferris State College of Optometry. Dr. Pond’s professional affiliations include membership in the American and Colorado Optometric Associations where he has held numerous positions and achieved several awards. Dr. Pond is board certified by the American Board of Optometry.  He also has charter memberships in both the Colorado Optometric Glaucoma Society and the Optometric Nutrition Society and is currently a member of the Denver Metro Optometric Society.

Dr. Joy Hansen, Optometry

Dr. Joy Hansen, Optometry

r. Joy Hansen graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Bakersfield with a Bachelor  of Science in Biology where she was awarded The Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biology.  She earned a second Bachelor of Science Degree in Vision Science and later, her Doctor of Optometry degree with magna cum laude honors from The University of California at Berkeley.  During the four years she was completing her optometric doctoral training, she was an active member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honorary Society, in 2002 Vistakon Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care, the American Optometric Foundation Innovative Eye Care Research Award Winner, and Biocompatibles Eyecare Award.  Additionally, Dr. Hansen has participated in numerous clinical research projects, including investigator for FDA phase III clinical trials. She has volunteered and organized philanthropic eye care health and science fairs in the community and with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity).

Dr. Hansen loves getting to know and care for her patients and their families in private practice.  She is a   California native, but has loved the mountains and snow of Colorado for the last fifteen years.  The Hansen family enjoys spending time together camping and hiking and Joy loves being a mom.

Judy Pratt, Practice Administrator, ABOC, CPOC

Judy Pratt, Practice Administrator, ABOC, CPOC

Judy has been with Vision First Eyecare Specialists since moving here from Southern California back in 1995. She is an A.B.O. certified optician and also an A.O.A. certified paraoptometric coder. With nearly 30 years of experience in all aspects of optical care, Judy is able to recommend the best eyewear options for our patients as well as figure out sometimes complicated insurance claims and billing. In her spare time, she enjoys watching football and baseball, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.


Heather Cooey, Office Manager, Technician

Heather Cooey, Office Manager/Technician

Heather came to us in June 2009 and is a wonderful addition to our office. As a technician, she takes pride in assisting the doctor as well as training first-time contact lens wearers. We look forward to many more years with Heather on our team.