Dr. Essex is a graduate of Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, CA. Her externships included The Center for the Partially Sighted in Pasadena, CA and Shiprock Indian Hospital in Shiprock, NM. She received her undergraduate degree from Union College in Lincoln, NE. Originally from CO, she is proud to be back serving in her home state.
Dr. Essex began practicing Optometry in 2003 and joined Optical Masters in 2013. Dr. Essex likes all aspects of Optometry, but particularly enjoys kid’s exams and contact lens exams in the over 40 population. Problem Solving is one of her main strengths, which can come in very handy when it comes to prescribing glasses.
Dr. Essex and her husband have two boys. Both are middle-school age and love basketball. As a family, they love camping and riding ATVs and motorcycles. Her hobbies include most anything related to sports, whether playing or watching. She is a proud supporter of the Super Bowl-winning Denver Broncos.
Born and raised in Athens, Greece.
Moved to Florida for college in 1981
Graduated with a BA in Biology from Rollins College in 1985
Graduated Optometry School in 1990 from the University of Houston College of Optometry
Licensed in CO and FL
Speak fluent Greek, some Spanish
Love riding my horse, traveling and being with family
Dr. Megard is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Megard has been located in the Denver metropolitan area since 1990. He enjoys hiking, skiing, and biking in the mountains of Colorado.
Dr. Allen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from The University of California, San Diego, and a Doctorate in Optometry degree from The Southern California College of Optometry. Her externships included The Indian Health Services of Lawton, Oklahoma and El Toro Marine Corps. base in Tustin, California. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association. Dr. Allen began practicing optometry in 1998 and joined Optical Masters in 2019. She specializes in family optometry and contact lenses. When Dr. Allen is not in the office, she enjoys cycling, hiking, and stand-up paddleboarding with her family.
I graduated with an illustration degree from Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. While attending college, I became employed with Optical Masters. I fell in love with the different structures and components of eyeglasses, applying my design and color theory background to bring out an extension of each person's personality and style. I have had the privilege to work for a company that I love for 20 years. Patient care is my top priority, keeping our team informed with the proper tools and support to warrant the highest level of customer service. I maintain a well-organized office, full of inventory so our patients have what they need in a timely manner. My position is to work with our team to ensure our office is run efficiently. 100% satisfaction is what we strive for every day. Please stop in and say hello, I would be happy to show you our beautiful stores and answer any questions.
Our Denver eye doctors are dedicated to giving you the best quality eyewear and the best quality experience. When you’re shopping for new eyewear, you do not have to go further than the Optical Masters store. We take pride in our commitment to top-quality optical care and patient satisfaction. Our services are tailored to suit our customers’ tastes as well as their budget. We’ve invested in the latest technology to provide state-of-the-art eye care at all times.
Our Denver eye doctors believe that the Optical Masters experience is about seeing things differently: a unique environment with enjoyment and freedom of choice. We guarantee our customers a top-of-the-line product and services. Helping our customers look great and see great is our top priority. If it’s contact lenses you need, we have the most popular brands as well as many other specialty lenses that are always in stock; so even customers with more unusual prescriptions can usually be supplied with the correct contact lenses on-the-spot. Think you have to wait to get your new glasses? Think again! Optical Masters has invested in the tools and technology needed to offer our customers the ability to choose from a wide array of the latest frames and then have your new glasses made while you wait.
At Optical Masters, our Denver eye doctors and friendly staff are dedicated to providing you with 20/20 vision (100% sight!) by utilizing the latest eye-care technologies to accurately determine your prescription. In order to thoroughly check your eye health, our eye examinations also check for any possible complications to your eyes’ health. We believe that communication is the key to your satisfaction at Optical Masters and every attempt is made to ensure that you understand what is happening with your eyes.