Grand Junction eye care practice host free clinic

Rottman Eye Care in Grand Junction joined with Vision Health International to host a free clinic.

Team members and volunteers cared for more than 200 patients in one day, providing exams as well as prescription glasses, reading glasses and sunglasses.

“Rottman Eye Care is improving lives through vision beyond clinic walls,” said Dr. Randy Rottman, an opthalmologist who founded Rottman Eye Care in 2007. “We saw a need for this type of clinic in our community, and we wanted to be the organization to fill that void. It is an honor to provide eye care to the underserved community here in Grand Junction.”

The free clinic was the second in which Rottman Eye Care teamed with VHI to offer services. VHI has worked on clinics in other locations in Colorado, Connecticut and Florida.

“I will never forget the first time I volunteered at this eye clinic,” said Shane Spehar, an ophthalmic technician supervisor at Rottman Eye Clinic. “I had the opportunity to deliver a patient his first set of glasses when he could not afford them before. I will always remember his face lighting up, saying ‘So this is what it is like to see.’ From that point on, I knew I wanted to help my community by giving them the gift of sight.”

Rottman Eye Clinic provides medical and general eye care to adults and children, including corneal conditions, detection and management of macular degeneration and cataracts, diabetic care, specialty contact lens evaluations and vision exams. For more information, visit