Windsor’s newest optometrist, Ty Reuter, opened Alpine Vision on Aug. 19 with the goal of providing family-friendly eye care with state-of-the-art equipment.
Alpine Vision is located at 1550 Main St., Suite 148, in the King Soopers shopping complex. He began getting the building — which used to be a salon — ready to open after the Fourth of July.
He and his partner, Chris Arbaugh, opened Alpine Vision in Colorado Springs in 2001. They opened their second location in Falcon in 2006.
Reuter said he began looking for a third location this year and, after looking all over Northern Colorado, he decided on Windsor.
“We’re raising kids and we wanted to raise them in a smaller town with a sense of community. We looked up and down the Northern Colorado corridor, and I just felt like this had the best mix. It’s a small town but it’s close to a lot of amenities,” Reuter said. “Myself, my wife and three kids moved up here. We always wanted to live in Northern Colorado. It gets us closer to family. Both my wife and I grew up in western Nebraska.”
Reuter said he looked at the demographics of Windsor, and thought with it’s growth, it could support another optometrist. Currently, Reuter is the only optometrist and the business employs two other people.
Though Alpine Vision has only been open for a couple weeks, Reuter said he’s been seeing patients every day. The clinic offers contacts, glasses and sunglasses and said the store has frames to fit every budget.
“We’re your primary eye care practice,” he said “We’re going to take care of eye care for all ages.”
Reuter said Alpine Vision uses state-of-the-art equipment, like an optical coherence tomography machine.
“That’s something most places won’t have,” Reuter said. “It’s almost like an MRI of the eye. It’s going to see back further behind the retina — something I couldn’t see otherwise.”
Another unique feature of Alpine Vision is its kids area, with games tucked in an area behind a short door, Reuter said.
“You can bring the kids in and they can play in there while the family gets their eyes checked,” Reuter said. “I just want to be about community, family, loyalty.”
Reuter also has 14 years of experience fitting contacts and said usually there is a perfect contact lens for everybody.
“It’s all about building relationships, beyond just providing good quality, state-of-the-art eye care,” Reuter said. “We’re going to take care of you from the minute you come in the door. We’re going to follow up with you and make sure those glasses or contacts or working. We want you to be 100 percent satisfied when you’re done with the Alpine Vision experience.”