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La Junta (3rd and Belleview) Across from the Professional Building on 3rd

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Lamar (South Main St.) Across from the Willow Creek Health Mart Pharmacy

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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.

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Dr. McConkie grew up in Southern California and Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned a degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University in 2005 and his Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 2016. He graduated Cum Laude and is a member of the International Optometric Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa. He was honored in 2015 as a Student Fellow by the American Academy of Optometry and is a...
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Dr. Ballantyne grew up in Littleton, CO. He received a bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics, with a minor in Spanish, from Brigham Young University, Provo in 2006. He then received his Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 2010. He has also served a two-year mission in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico from 2000-2002, during which time he learned the Spanish language and grew to love Mexican food and culture. Dr. Ballantyne...
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

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LA JUNTA LOCATION

CONTACT US

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

HOURS

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LAMAR LOCATION

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1607 South Main Street
Lamar, CO 81052

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  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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