Chapel Hills Vision Clinic

Chapel Hills Vision Clinic provides quality vision care including comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, and glasses. Our Optometrists: Joanne Hendrick, O.D., David Guhl, O.D., Cynthia Cid, O.D., and Shane Frerichs, O.D.

Joanne Hendrick, OD

Dr. Hendrick has retired from the practice. She practiced general optometry with a special interest in the fitting of contact lenses. A member of the American Optometric Association Contact Lens Section, she especially enjoys working with the newest materials available. This accounts for her high success rate with patients who are previous contact lens failures as well as those with difficult prescriptions. Education:

1999 Mountain States/Colorado Optometric Association Continuing Education Congress, Snowmass, Colorado
1996 Clearvision Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy course, Denver, Colorado
1994 Advanced Ocular Therapeutic Certification, Denver, Colorado
1988 Certified in Optometric Diagnostics
1981 Doctor of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry
1978 BS Oregon State University

Professional Affiliations and Activities:

State Licensure: Colorado
Certified Therapeutic/Diagnostic Optometrist
Southern Colorado Optometric Society
Colorado Optometric Association
American Optometric Association
Charter Member Contact Lens Section of AOA

David Guhl, OD

Dr. Guhl practices general optometry and primary care for patients of all ages. Prescribing glasses, contact lenses and treating many types of eye diseases are a rewarding challenge to him. Additional interests include frequent vision screening trips to area schools, migrant worker clinics in southern Colorado and volunteer trips to Central America. Education:

1999 American Optometric Association 102nd Continuing Education Congress, San Antonio, Texas
1998 Mountain States/Colorado Optometric Association Continuing Education Congress, Snowmass, Colorado
1996 Clearvision Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy course, Denver, Colorado
1994 Advanced Ocular Therapeutic Certification, Denver, Colorado
1991 Doctor of Optometry, University of California at Berkeley
1991 Internships: La Clinica de la Raza, Oakland, CA; Palo Alto Western Blind Regional Center VA Hospital, Palo Alto, CA; USAF Hospital Mather, Sacramento, CA
1979 BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois

Professional Affiliations and Activities:

State Licensure: Colorado
Certified Therapeutic/Diagnostic Optometrist
Southern Colorado Optometric Society
Colorado Optometric Association
American Optometric Association
VOSH vision screening doctor, Toliman, Jalisco, Mexico. February 2000
VOSH vision screening doctor, Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica. March 1998
VOSH vision screening doctor, Tuxpan, Nayarit, Mexico. January 1997

Cynthia Cid, OD

Dr. Cynthia Cid has a special interest in treating ocular disease, many times allowing for early detection and treatment of systemic illnesses. Dr. Cid received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages from Stephen F. Austin State University and earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in 2004. Following graduation, she completed a residency in Ocular Disease including management of cataracts, LASIK, glaucoma, and diabetic patients. She has completed the Anterior Segment Laser Certification and has successfully treated secondary cataracts and glaucoma patients with this modality. Dr. Cid is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the Colorado Optometric Association. Our Eye Care Services:

Eye exams
Frame and lens fittings
Eye surgery co-management
Eye disease and treatment
Vision therapy
Dry eye / ocular surface disease
Sports vision
Contact lens evaluations
PRK / LASIK consultations
Treatment of eye infections and eye injury
Low vision solutions
Pediatric optometry

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[01/02/21]   We are looking for an optometric tech and would consider full time or part time. This position is responsible for conducting pre-testing, assisting in maintaining electronic charts and assisting our optometrists in the care of our patients. We are looking for someone who is dynamic and has exceptional patient service skills. It is important that this person is a team player, hard working and easy going/flexible. One to two years experience in the optometry field or a medical office is preferred. PLEASE SEND RESUMES TO [email protected]


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[12/16/20]   We are looking for an optician to work full time. Our opticians work with our patients to fit them for glasses, create the glasses orders, and does frame adjustments for our patients. One to two years experience is preferred, but not required. Great customer service is key in this position. The ability to work well as part of a team is necessary to continue to foster an environment that is fun to be a part of. PLEASE SEND RESUMES TO [email protected]

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