Jeff Lees earned a degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing from Pima Community College in 1988 and holds an American Board of Opticianry Certification from that same year. Jeff joined the family business in 1991, but his father had him working in the lab at the Optical Centre since he was 12. He learned fashion sense from his mother and how to help choose the right frame for the right person.
Jeff's wife Karen, also a Certified Optician joined the Optical Centre in 1996. She has a terrific eye for color and design, selecting frames for inventory, tinting lenses to match a person's complexion and specific needs. Karen is the glue to the office and keeps the administrative side of the business running smoothly.
Happiness Engineer of the OC, Jennifer joined us in 2010 and has been an optician for longer than she likes to admit. She loves fitting people with funky, colorful, glasses and enjoys getting to know the clients and helping them in any way she can. She is originally from New England, settled in Longmont, and has since become a Longmonster, spending her time enjoying the sunshine Colorado has to offer. When not at the Optical Centre, Jennifer can be found doing energy body therapy, hiking, camping, and traveling.
By way of Kent, Ohio, Kirsten moved to Colorado in 2002, and started her career as an Optician and “Lab Rat” in the same year. Coming to The Optical Centre in 2011 gave Kirsten a venue to style people and help them with their vision needs in a way unlike any other local retailer. “It is amazing to be a part of TOC team where we truly care about each and every person that walks through our little ‘Dutch door’, and to have the fortunate avenue, to learn tricks of the trade from Jeff himself! I have certainly become a better Optician, as well as, craftsmen when it comes to cutting lenses, producing superior product, and repairing broken glasses". When Kirsten isn’t around her TOC family, you will likely find her stalking trout in Colorado’s many rivers and streams!
Cheri joined our team in the autumn of 2017, after she moved back to her home state from Arkansas. She has enjoyed a career in optical for 4 years. Cheri finds being an optician very rewarding and is an expert stylist in selecting the perfect frames for customers of any age. When Cheri isn't at the office she can be found playing with her dogs, hiking and just enjoying the great Colorado outdoors.