About Us

Gunbarrel Optometry is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.

From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!

Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.

Meet Our Eye Doctor

Dr. Philip Wren

Dr. Philip Wren

Optometrist

Dr. Wren was born and raised in Georgia. He attended Georgia Southern University where he majored in Biology with a Minor in Psychology.

Inspired by family to pursue a degree in medicine and despite never wearing glasses as a child, Dr. Wren became passionate to help people see and became empowered to help patients take control of their eye health and overall health through diet and exercise. He headed north to Chicago, Illinois and attended Illinois College of Optometry, the oldest and most prestigious Optometry school in the United States. Graduating from Optometry School in 1997 with an emphasis in General Optometry, Dr. Wren headed west to Los Angeles and practiced as a LASIK professional for nearly 10 years; attracted to the idea of helping people see without the help of glasses or contact lenses and with help of the latest in technological advancements.

Inspired by Dr. Ron Rosedale, local Co-Founder of Boulder’s Colorado Center for Metabolic Medicine and sharing the title of New York Times Best Selling author along with Gary Taubes, Dr. Wren found another passion in pursuing a healthier low carbohydrate, whole foods, and high fat diet. After seeing a significant positive change in his own health Dr. Wren became motivated to help his patients take control of their eye health and diabetes with dietary change.

Through those years in Los Angeles Dr. Wren, a lifelong Broncos fan, took advantage of visiting his friends in Colorado frequently. Eventually the mountains and the Colorado quality of life called and he has now been a Colorado resident since 2008. Dr. Wren enjoys trail running, cycling, motorcycling, skiing, and hiking; reaching the summit of 9 14-ners to date with ambitions to summit more! He is very dedicated to his patients and in offering them the latest and most advanced in eye health care and technology.

Dr. Wren is very supportive and involved in helping the community, local businesses and students thrive here in the Boulder area and beyond. Dr. Wren has volunteered his time on 3 international vision mission and countless local missions here at home. Down the road Dr. Wren plans on spending his days motorcycling the world.

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About Our Team

Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our practice can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.

Learn more about our team here!

Nikki Patterman

Nikki Patterman

Optician

Nikki has been our manager since 2015, and has been in the optical industry since 2005. She attended The University of Minnesota for English and Early Childhood Education. She believes in delivering quality eye care & experiences. In her free time, Nikki enjoys reading, wine tasting with friends, and spending time with her family.

Blai Yang

Blai Yang

Optician

Blai Yang has been here since the start! She has been practicing Opticianry since 2006.

Blai speaks two languages, both Hmong and English. Mother of four, Blai enjoys her family living in Westminster and reading in her spare time.

Blai’s passion for providing the best level of patient care and being the coach in your corner when it comes to dealing with insurance(s). Take this patient’s word for it! “She’s the most amazing person I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and if everyone who deals with insurance were half as amazing, I’d never worry about anything again. K.S.”

Bennie

Bennie

Greeter

Bennie has been our greeter for 3 years. His sweet & calm disposition helps calm anxious patients. When he’s not engaging patients in play time, you’ll find him chasing squirrels, camping, and swimming.

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