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Welcome to Vision Transformation
Your Optometrist in Denver, CO


Welcome to Vision Transformation in Denver. Dr. Marisa Kruger, Dr. Jennifer McFarlane and the Vision Transformation team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry and visual training services, and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Lakewood office.

Vision Transformation is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Denver area come to Vision Transformation because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Kruger, Dr. McFarlane and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Vision Transformation, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Vision Transformation, we offer vision financing options to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Kruger, Dr. McFarlane and the Vision Transformation staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Denver Metro area. Our optometrists offer the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, vision therapy, sports vision therapy, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Denver office at (303) 865-4290.

At Vision Transformation, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometric and visual training services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (303) 865-4290 or make an appointment request online.


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Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Marisa Atria Kruger, OD, FCOVD, CHom
    Professional Biography

    Dr. Marisa Atria Kruger has been practicing behavioral optometry since her graduation from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1989. In addition to private practice, Dr. Kruger has also been the Director of Vision Training at the Colorado Optometric Center for five years.

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  • Jennifer McFarlane
    OD

    Dr. McFarlane has been proud to call Colorado her home since 1995. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University and her Doctor of Optometry degree from MCPHS University in 2016.

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  • Irene Gartz

    As Colorado native, I am proud to call Denver home. I’m part of a large, extended family which ingrained in my passion for people and a strong sense of community.

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  • Anna Townsend

    Anna was born in southeast Texas into a family of twelve children-eight boys and four girls. She is a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, TX .  Anna worked for BGI Contractors for 23 years, leaving southeast Texas after a lifetime there, to be near her grandchildren in Colorado. She is fully immersing herself in the Colorado lifestyle and spends much of her spare time enjoying the great outdoors, hiking and taking her grandchildren to the park, pool and wherever else they want to go!

  • Amy Schilling

    Amy was born in Colorado and grew up in Lakewood. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Anthropology at the University of Colorado, then travelled south to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville for a Master’s degree in Forensic Anthropology.

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  • Judy Kennedy, BA, COVTT

    Judy Kennedy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders and Speech Science from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has taught at the Denver Academy, a school specializing in working with students who have learning differences. Judy has been a vision therapist since 1982 and has received her certification from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is passionate about helping others achieve their goals through the power of vision therapy.

  • Diana Carmosino Haman, COVTT

    I have been training vision since 1985. In 1993 I completed the C.O.V.D. certification for vision therapy. Learning is an ongoing process, as the science and clinical data continue to evolve. Education and learning acquired a brain injury, and enhancement of sports performance is the areas of vision rehabilitation I have had the pleasure to work in.

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Contact Us

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

All appointments are by appointment

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • "Vision therapy has changed our lives. One of our children has sensory challenges and we have tried different therapies but vision therapy has had the greatest impact. It improved his life at school and our whole family’s life at home. We can’t thank Dr. Kruger and Judy enough."
    Joleen
  • "My daughter needed vision therapy after a fall she took skiing. She was in high school and noticed focusing issues while trying to read advanced literature. After vision testing showed she was reading at a 4th grade level, vision therapy was started. After a very reasonable length of time in vision therapy, my daughter was back to reading at college level!"
    Denise
  • "My son struggled with reading for long stretches and would come home from school very irritable and tired. After vision therapy and with his glasses, he has greater stamina and his outlook on his work has improved. It has been huge for our whole family."
    Hilary
  • "Ashton has shown a lot of improvement over the last year. He wouldn’t look at us when we spoke to him because it was hard for him. Now he does, and he carries on better conversations with us. Also, his eye-hand coordination has improved greatly!"
    Lori
  • "Vision therapy just makes sense to me. We first noticed my son struggled with strabismus when he was about 12 months old. Traditional medicine was quick to recommend surgery. We gave in to the pressure to pursue surgery, and unfortunately the doctor over-corrected, and now his right eye wanders out. When they suggested a second surgery to correct the first one, we decided to meet with Dr. Kruger and her team to investigate and explore vision therapy more seriously. Surgery may esthetically straighten the eyes (maybe), but it does not train the brain to help the eyes to work together. That is why vision therapy makes sense to me. It is a holistic approach to help correct eye abnormalities. Vision therapy has not only helped my son visually; it has also helped us understand how he has viewed the world and his surroundings, behaviorally, since he was two years old. Dr. Kruger and her team are phenomenal."
    Jen
  • "I was in a bad car accident and was suffering all around. When I came to this location I was skeptical anything would work. I felt hopeless. The amazing staff was very welcoming and nice. I was blown away about the way they treated me and the care of what they were doing. I loved what they’ve done for me. It’s changed my life. They have given me back a piece of me that I thought I lost. I truly believe in the hard work they put towards every patient!"
    Crystal
  • "Vision therapy has been great for our son Adam. It has helped him with his tracking for reading and with school. When he got a concussion from baseball, therapy also helped him recover from his injury much quicker."
    Adrienne
  • "Marisa, Judy, and the team have done an amazing job with helping my children’s eye problems. I highly recommend Vision Transformation, as they are both professional and caring."
    Wanita
  • "There are many things to be thankful for when speaking about Vision Transformation. The staff/team members are friendly and welcoming, they talk to my child, the patient, rather than talk through me, and most importantly, all of us that are involved in my kiddo’s life have seen a drastic change and improvement. I couldn’t imagine if we didn’t find them. Where would we be without them?"
    Beth
  • "My daughter, Julia, got glasses in preschool. When she was in 2nd grade the teacher thought she had a processing disorder. A friend suggested Dr. Kruger. After a thorough diagnosis, a treatment plan was put in place. Julia spent one year in eye therapy working with Judy and Dr. Kruger. As a result of eye therapy, Julia has more self confidence, is able to excel at sports, and is a 4.0 student in middle school. The entire Vision Transformation staff is amazing!"
    Jana
  • "My son has been receiving services from this office since he was three years old, over ten years now. I am very happy with the comprehensive exams and vision therapy my son has received. His vision has gotten so much stronger, which has helped him be successful in school and with daily activities. I would strongly recommend working with this office."
    Christina
  • "I had a major head/brain injury that affected my vision (among other issues). My quest to improve my vision issues ended with Vision Transformation! After three years of other therapies and no improvement, Vision Transformation changed my life. I am now able to see clearly, drive at night, and get back to living a vibrant and mobile life! A big thank you to Dr. Kruger and her team for healing my vision and giving me back a life that I can enjoy!"
    Lorelei
  • "I had no idea that a head injury could affect my vision. As an artist I rely on seeing color correctly, and drawing line accurately. Working with the Vision Transformation staff, I regained seeing color accurately and am drawing again with confidence. At home vision exercises continue to improve my healing processes."
    Renee
  • "Hi, my name is Kyle. I survived three aneurysms at the age of twelve years old, rendering me useless. I fell in love with the sport called sled hockey, where I defend the net as my team’s goalie, with natural blind spots in my eyes. I improve my daily life and my goalie life by spending time doing eye therapy to improve myself and to better the chances I have on defending the net, by working on things one step at a time."
    Kyle
  • "From the beginning and throughout my [accident] recovery process, Dr. Kruger and her staff have listened and intuitively adjusted therapy to meet my needs. Her staff is a wonderful complement to her practice. From the outset, I had no idea to the extent of damage that I had sustained and verbalizing what I was experiencing was very difficult for me, still Dr. Kruger and her staff used training and experience to help me heal.

    I am forever grateful for the care that I received and will recommend putting 100% trust in the services of Dr. Kruger and her staff."
    Dane
  • "Dr. Kruger and her staff are AMAZING!!! Working with Judy in my therapy was nothing but the best treatment. As silly as some of the treatment seamed at first, it really did work for me, I saw results almost always right away. Simple and very fun! Judy was always able to work with my schedule, which was another great benefit. In my option, receiving the different light therapy treatments has been a huge important part of my recovery. I am a firm believer in Dr. Kruger's work. I am still continuing and will continue to use my light colored glasses as needed. I highly recommend the services provided by Vision Transformation. Nothing but the best treatment from Dr. Kruger and staff! Thank you to you all!"
    Alissa