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Carbon Valley Eye Care has been proudly serving the Carbon Valley community and neighboring towns since 2005 (we used to be located next to the Firestone Safeway!)

 

Our mission is to deliver the highest level of care to every patient. Our doctors provide compassionate and experienced care using advanced diagnostic equipment. 

meet our doctors

dr mike koditek

Dr. Koditek graduated from the University of Colorado before earning his Doctor of Optometry degree (with honors) in 2011 from Pacific University College of Optometry. After beginning his career in Loveland, he transitioned to Carbon Valley Eye Care in 2014.

 

Dr. Koditek received intensive training in medical eye care during his six-month internship at the American Lake Veterans Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. He subsequently achieved Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 2013. He provides medical and routine eye care, with an interest and expertise in managing dry eye and fitting specialty contact lenses.

 

He is a member of the Colorado and American Optometric Associations and maintains Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. He is also a member of the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce.

 

Dr. Koditek is married to Kim, and they have two children. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing ice hockey, and fly fishing.

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dr taylor kiyota jackson

Dr. Taylor Kiyota Jackson was born and raised in Louisville and Fort Lupton, Colorado. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Washington before graduating from the Southern California College of Optometry summa cum laude.

 

Dr. Kiyota joined Carbon Valley Eye Care in 2020. She provides routine and medical eye care with a special interests in routine care, pediatrics and dry eye. Her grandfather, Dr. Michael Fukai, is a retired Optometrist, who provided exceptional eye care in Louisville for 30 years. She strives to continue this legacy by providing a personable bedside manner and high standard of care.

 

Dr. Kiyota is married to her high school sweetheart, Victor, and they enjoy spending time their daughter and two dogs. She's a fifth generation Coloradan. Her family owns Kiyota Greenhouses, located in Fort Lupton, and she enjoys providing eye care so close to home.

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dr matt winkler

Dr. Winkler graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 2005. After developing a particular interest in vision, he attended Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in south Florida. During his time there he was awarded a spot in the Beta Sigma Kappa National Honorary Society and was chosen by his peers as class representative and treasurer, serving on the local Optometry board.
 

He graduated with honors in 2011 with a Doctorate of Optometry, subsequently training at the Wm Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Training here focused extensively on the diagnosis and management of ocular disease.
 

Afterwards, Dr. Winkler moved back to the lower Hudson Valley of New York, where he grew up, and began serving his local community. In 2020 he furthered his education, becoming a board certified Optometrist attaining Diplomate status at the American Board of Optometry.
 

Outside of work, Dr. Winkler is an avid sports enthusiast who enjoys comedy shows, hiking, cooking and spending quality time with his family and friends. He is looking forward to helping all in the local Colorado community with their eye care needs.

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Dr. Yessica Cañas

Dr. Cañas grew up in the city of Brighton, Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado Boulder where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology with a certificate in Public Health. During her time at Boulder, she became an active member of Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority Inc., and the dance group, Grupo Folclórico de Boulder. Dr. Cañas received her doctorate degree from Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry. She was a member of the American Optometric Student Association, American Academy of Optometry Student Fellow since 2017 and Student Chapter of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. Currently Dr. Cañas is an active member of the Colorado Optometric Association and 2024 graduate of the LeadOn program through the COA.

 

Dr. Cañas enjoys all the wonderful outdoor activities the state has to offer. She enjoys running, biking, skiing, kayaking, hiking, and paddle boarding. When she is not spending time with family, she enjoys spending time out in her garden, as well as learning new cooking recipes. Dr. Cañas is bilingual in Spanish and English and loves to see new patients!

 

La Dra. Cañas creció en la ciudad de Brighton, Colorado. Ella atendió la Universidad de Colorado Boulder, donde obtuvo su Bachillerato de Artes en Fisiología Integrativa con un certificado en Salud Publica. Durante su tiempo en Boulder ella fue miembro de la hermandad Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority Inc. y del Grupo Folclórico de Boulder. Dra. Cañas atendió Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry donde graduó con su doctorado. Ella fue miembro de American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry Student Fellow desde el 2017 y Student Chapter of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. En 2024 la Dra. Cañas graduo del programa LeadOn, parte de la COA.

 

La Dra. Cañas le encanta participar en todas las actividades del campo que el estado ofrece. Le gusta corre, andar en bicicleta, esquiar, kayak, senderismo, y surf de remo. Cuando no esta pasando tiempo con la familia, le gusta pasar tiempo en su jardín y aprender nuevas recetas de comida. ¡La Dra. Cañas es bilingüe en español e inglés y le encanta atender nuevos pacientes!

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