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Expert Eye Care From Caring Optometrists in Lamar & La Junta, CO

We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs.

Ark Valley Vision Care
(Formerly known as Ballantyne Vision Care)

Supreme Eye Care & Eye Exams in Southeast Colorado

Our mission: to provide quality vision care to the people of Southeast Colorado. Dr. Ballantyne and Dr. McConkie, enjoy getting to know each patient and they carefully craft each vision prescription to meet your personal and occupational needs. At Ark Valley Vision Care we accept new patients of any age. We recommend getting your first eye exam between the ages of 6 and 12 months. At this critical time of vision development, we can rule out potential problems early on. Dr. Ballantyne is an Infant See provider, meaning that he will examine infants between the ages of 6 and 12 months for free!

We treat our patients like family and take care of them as we would like to be taken care of ourselves. We have a modern office with all the latest digital technology. What separates us from the rest is our knowledgeable, helpful, personable doctors and staff who are committed to doing everything in their power to make your experience perfect.

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Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

Eyeglasses in La Junta and Lamar, Colorado

We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors, and materials.

Comprehensive Eye Exams in La Junta and Lamar, Colorado

Our comprehensive eye exams are thorough and accurate because Dr. Ballantyne takes the time needed with each patient for each exam.

Great Eyewear and Eye Care in La Junta and Lamar

We specialize in vision exams, pediatric exams, binocular vision, hard to fit lenses including sclerals and lots of frame brands. We have special testing equipment to diagnose glaucoma, too. Our personal touch sets us apart from the others. Our exams are very thorough and our recommendations in the optical help our patients see their best and look their best. Come to us and see the difference!

With offices in La Junta and Lamar, Ark Valley Vision Care serves southeastern Colorado – schedule an appointment today.

Our Eye Care Blog

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. During this month, people who have suffered from UV ray damage and their loved ones are encouraged to share...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you’re headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a vacation in your own backyard, don’t forget to protect your eyes! Check out our top 4 tips for ensuring healthy eyes this summer, and remember,...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences by giving each other helpful information and sharing their knowledge and advice. Use the hashtag #CataractAwarenessMonth on your social media channels to encourage and support...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type of refractive error. Whatever the cause, getting your kids to wear eyeglasses can be a parenting challenge. Dr. Jordan Ballantyne treats patients from all over La...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you’re headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Insurance & Vision Plans Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • Davis Vision
  • Eye Med
  • Spectera
  • Humana Specialty Benefits
  • VSP
  • Superior Vision
  • Vision Care Direct
  • Alwayscare
  • Starmount
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • TriWest
  • Friday Health Plans

Please call us at (719) 383-0134 to check your coverage if you do not see your insurance plan listed or if you have any questions

Meet Our Doctors

Featured Technology iCare Tonometer

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iCare tonometers are based on unique, patented rebound technology, in which a very light and small probe is used to make a momentary contact with the cornea. No specialized skills for its use the quick and painless measurement is barely noticed by the patient and any anesthesia or inconvenient air puffs are not needed at all. iCare technology has been proven accurate and reliable by several clinical studies. iCare Tonometers for easy, accurate and patient-friendly intra-ocular pressure measurement. Learn More

Emergency Eye Care Services

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Ark Valley Vision Care offers emergency services that require immediate and urgent eye care. If your eye is injured, don’t try to judge the severity of it. Immediately seek the opinion of an eye doctor to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. We understand ocular emergencies can arise at any time. Please call our office number: (719) 383-0134 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel you need to find the nearest emergency room.
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Vision Therapy for Children in La Junta, CO - Dr. Ballantyne

What Is Vision Therapy or Vision Training?
Vision Training or Vision Therapy also called orthoptics is an individualized program for the treatment of non-refractive vision problems. Eye exercises and tasks are tailored to the child's specific vision problem. The therapy can be performed in an optometrist’s office with additional visual tasks that the child will need to perform daily at home. Learn More

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Three key differences in the scleral lens technology?

  • The lens doesn’t touch the cornea but rests on the sclera or the white part of the eye to increase comfort.
  • Microscopic adjustments to the lenses can be made to customize the fit of each lens to each patient’s unique needs.
  • Can add highly customized, unique prescriptions onto each lens to provide even better vision. Learn More

We Offer The Most Comfortable Contacts For Your Lifestyle

Bausch+Lomb ULTRA

Bausch + Lomb ULTRA contact lenses with MoistureSeal® technology helps prevent lens dehydration that may be caused by reduced blink rates. Spending more time on digital devices may mean you are less satisfied with your contact lenses.

AIR OPTIX AQUA

AIR OPTIX AQUA breathable contact lenses allow up to 5 times more oxygen through the lens than traditional soft contact lenses. More oxygen provides for healthier eyes and more comfortable wear. Discover comfortable all day wear that can last as long as one month.

Biofinity

Biofinity is a high performing silicone hydrogel soft contact lens and is the most innovative material available in soft contact lenses.

Alcon Air Optix Aqua Coopervision Biofinity Bausch and Lomb Ultra Featured Contact Lenses

Match Your Maui Jims With Your Style !

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Inspired by the beauty and culture.

More Designer Frames We Carry »

Our Patients Say It Best!

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LA JUNTA LOCATION

CONTACT US

Ark Valley Vision Care – La Junta

302 West 3rd Street
La Junta, CO 81050-1430

HOURS

  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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LAMAR LOCATION

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Ark Valley Vision Care – Lamar

1607 South Main Street
Lamar, CO 81052

HOURS

  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ballantyne Vision Care

Ballantyne Vision Care

La Junta

Call us 719- 345-1440 ▸

Lamar


Call Us! 719-345-1455 ▸

Ballantyne Vision Care

La Junta

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Lamar

Get to our Lamar Practice ▸