Doctors & Staff

Our Staff Is What Makes Us Special!

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Black Diamond Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Lakewood, Castle Pines and Castle Rock.

Dr. Jason Ortman came to Colorado in 2001 to ski, as his native Northeast Ohio did not satisfy that interest well.  After falling in love with Colorado, he realized his dream and purchased Castle Pines Eye Care in 2007.

Dr. Ortman graduated from Indiana University with Bachelor of Science in Biology.  After a gap year spent working for his childhood eye doctor, he enrolled at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2000.  He then completed a residency in ocular disease and hospital-based optometry at the New Mexico Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque.

In addition to primary eye care, Dr. Ortman specializes in hard-to-fit specialty contact lenses and ocular disease.

He has enjoyed working with several non-profit groups providing eye care in Guyana, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, China, and here in Colorado.  Dr. Ortman served on the Board of Trustees for the Colorado Optometric Association and is a member of the Third Party Executive Committee for the American Optometric Association.   In 2010, he was honored as the Colorado Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year.  In 2013, he was among the first optometrists nationwide to earn board certification with the American Board of Optometry.

2017 Cooper Vision Best Practices Award – Recognition for Excellence in Eye Care

2014 Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry

2012 Castle Pines Business Person of the Year

2010 Colorado Optometric Association’s “Young Optometrist of the Year” Award

2003 Corneal Refractive Therapy Certification

2001 Residency in Hospital-Based Optometry New Mexico VA Medical Center

2000 Doctor of Optometry, The Ohio State University College of Optometry

2000 Corning Low Vision Award, The Ohio State University College of Optometry

1999 President, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Fraternity

1995 Bachelor of Science, Indiana University

Born and raised in south central Wisconsin Dr. Rachel Hasler attended the University of Iowa where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences. Inspired by her father and grandfather – both Optometrists in her home town – she followed in their footsteps and attended the Illinois College of Optometry and received her Doctorate in Optometry.

While she was a student Dr. Hasler was an active member of the Contact Lens Society, American Optometric Student Association, Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and the Tomb and Key Society. On graduation Dr. Hasler received a Valedictory award and a Certification of Commendation for her outstanding score on the National Optometry Board Examination.

Dr. Hasler’s training included rotations at the VA Medical Center in Rhode Island, the Cornea and Contact Lens Institute of Minnesota and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. After completing her degree, Dr. Hasler completed a year long residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College Of Optometry. During that residency she received special training in the treatment and management of advanced ocular disease including urgent ocular problems.

Dr. Hasler is excited to join the Castle Pines Eye Care team and to spend her free time exploring her new home in Colorado.

Dr. Lacey Brenner was born and raised in eastern Colorado and western Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology. She then went on to the University of Missouri-St.Louis College of Optometry where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree and graduated with honors. While a student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, American Optometric Student Association, and Dean’s List honors.

After completing her Doctor of Optometry degree, Dr. Brenner continued her education with a primary care residency emphasizing in ocular disease at the Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. During her residency, she practiced full scope optometry and received advanced clinical training in the treatment of various ocular diseases such as glaucoma, eye infections, corneal disease, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and cataracts. She enjoys educating patients about their ocular health, and has a special interest in the nutritional aspects of disease management.

Dr. Brenner is an active member of The American Optometric Association, the Colorado Optometric Association and has participated in optometric missions to Guatemala to provide eye care and prescription glasses to those in need.

Dr. Brenner has lived in Colorado Springs for 4 years and enjoys snowboarding, hiking, yoga, exploring new restaurants and taking advantage of the beautiful outdoors that Colorado has to offer. She also loves to travel and spend time with friends and family.


Dr. Putnam grew up in Marietta, Georgia where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Kennesaw State University.  She then received her Doctorate of Optometry from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 2015.  

During optometry school, Dr. Putnam realized she was passionate about refractive surgery and treating ocular disease, which led her to seek out and complete a residency at one of the Southeast’s largest LASIK Clinics, Woolfson Eye Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. During her residency, she specialized in pre/post-operative LASIK care, and evaluating and managing numerous eye diseases such as glaucoma,
macular degeneration, cataracts, corneal disorders, and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Putnam has always placed tremendous value on the patient experience and quality of care, which is the primary focus of Black Diamond Eye Care.

Dr. Putnam is actively involved in the Colorado Optometric Association, holds a leadership position on the Young Optometric Professionals Committee, and completed an optometric leadership program with the Colorado Optometric Association. Dr. Putnam was also involved in an optometric mission trip to Costa Rica and has hopes to visit other countries in the future to provide eye care to rural areas.

As she has always had a passion for the outdoors, she decided to move to Denver, CO in 2016 where she could spend her free time hiking, biking, skiing, and exploring the beautiful state of Colorado with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

Dr. Anderson grew up in Northern Colorado. She has also lived in Phoenix, Arizona and Portland, Oregon. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for her undergraduate degree in Business/Finance, and she received her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2005.

Dr. Anderson is passionate about pediatric vision care and behavioral optometry. She has achieved a post-doctoral Fellowship with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is also a member of the Colorado Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association, including the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the AOA.

Dr. Anderson lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband and teenage daughter, and her son attends college in Anchorage, Alaska.

 

Dr. Rebekah Bretz grew up in north-central Kansas and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kansas State University, with a business minor.  After dreaming of a career in optometry since middle school, she went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Southern California College of Optometry.  During her time at SCCO, Dr. Bretz was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and received the Hendrickson Memorial Award for excellence in the areas of pediatrics and vision therapy.  She also received the first place award at the SCCO Student Research Symposium for her contributions to research in dry eye studies. Dr. Bretz’s training included rotations at the Eye Care Center in Fullerton, CA, the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, the Naval Base in Groton, CT, and a private practice in Brea, CA, specializing in binocular vision.

Dr. Bretz moved to Colorado in 2010 and loves living an active lifestyle with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include running, skiing, and traveling, as well as spending time with family and friends. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Colorado Optometric Association, and the Denver Metro Optometric Society. In her spare time, Dr. Bretz enjoys volunteering her optometric services at local non-profit clinics and local community vision screenings.

Dr. Jason Ortman

Dr. Jason Ortman came to Colorado in 2001 to ski, as his native Northeast Ohio did not satisfy that interest well.  After falling in love with Colorado, he realized his dream and purchased Castle Pines Eye Care in 2007.

Dr. Ortman graduated from Indiana University with Bachelor of Science in Biology.  After a gap year spent working for his childhood eye doctor, he enrolled at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2000.  He then completed a residency in ocular disease and hospital-based optometry at the New Mexico Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque.

In addition to primary eye care, Dr. Ortman specializes in hard-to-fit specialty contact lenses and ocular disease.

He has enjoyed working with several non-profit groups providing eye care in Guyana, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, China, and here in Colorado.  Dr. Ortman served on the Board of Trustees for the Colorado Optometric Association and is a member of the Third Party Executive Committee for the American Optometric Association.   In 2010, he was honored as the Colorado Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year.  In 2013, he was among the first optometrists nationwide to earn board certification with the American Board of Optometry.

2017 Cooper Vision Best Practices Award – Recognition for Excellence in Eye Care

2014 Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry

2012 Castle Pines Business Person of the Year

2010 Colorado Optometric Association’s “Young Optometrist of the Year” Award

2003 Corneal Refractive Therapy Certification

2001 Residency in Hospital-Based Optometry New Mexico VA Medical Center

2000 Doctor of Optometry, The Ohio State University College of Optometry

2000 Corning Low Vision Award, The Ohio State University College of Optometry

1999 President, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Fraternity

1995 Bachelor of Science, Indiana University

Dr. Rachel Hasler

Born and raised in south central Wisconsin Dr. Rachel Hasler attended the University of Iowa where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences. Inspired by her father and grandfather – both Optometrists in her home town – she followed in their footsteps and attended the Illinois College of Optometry and received her Doctorate in Optometry.

While she was a student Dr. Hasler was an active member of the Contact Lens Society, American Optometric Student Association, Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and the Tomb and Key Society. On graduation Dr. Hasler received a Valedictory award and a Certification of Commendation for her outstanding score on the National Optometry Board Examination.

Dr. Hasler’s training included rotations at the VA Medical Center in Rhode Island, the Cornea and Contact Lens Institute of Minnesota and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. After completing her degree, Dr. Hasler completed a year long residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College Of Optometry. During that residency she received special training in the treatment and management of advanced ocular disease including urgent ocular problems.

Dr. Hasler is excited to join the Castle Pines Eye Care team and to spend her free time exploring her new home in Colorado.

Dr. Lacey Brenner

Dr. Lacey Brenner was born and raised in eastern Colorado and western Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology. She then went on to the University of Missouri-St.Louis College of Optometry where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree and graduated with honors. While a student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, American Optometric Student Association, and Dean’s List honors.

After completing her Doctor of Optometry degree, Dr. Brenner continued her education with a primary care residency emphasizing in ocular disease at the Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. During her residency, she practiced full scope optometry and received advanced clinical training in the treatment of various ocular diseases such as glaucoma, eye infections, corneal disease, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and cataracts. She enjoys educating patients about their ocular health, and has a special interest in the nutritional aspects of disease management.

Dr. Brenner is an active member of The American Optometric Association, the Colorado Optometric Association and has participated in optometric missions to Guatemala to provide eye care and prescription glasses to those in need.

Dr. Brenner has lived in Colorado Springs for 4 years and enjoys snowboarding, hiking, yoga, exploring new restaurants and taking advantage of the beautiful outdoors that Colorado has to offer. She also loves to travel and spend time with friends and family.

Dr. Courtney Putnam

Dr. Putnam grew up in Marietta, Georgia where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Kennesaw State University.  She then received her Doctorate of Optometry from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 2015.

During optometry school, Dr. Putnam realized she was passionate about refractive surgery and treating ocular disease, which led her to seek out and complete a residency at one of the Southeast’s largest LASIK Clinics, Woolfson Eye Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. During her residency, she specialized in pre/post-operative LASIK care, and evaluating and managing numerous eye diseases such as glaucoma,
macular degeneration, cataracts, corneal disorders, and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Putnam has always placed tremendous value on the patient experience and quality of care, which is the primary focus of Black Diamond Eye Care.

Dr. Putnam is actively involved in the Colorado Optometric Association, holds a leadership position on the Youn

 

g Optometric Professionals Committee, and completed an optometric leadership program with the Colorado Optometric Association. Dr. Putnam was also involved in an optometric mission trip to Costa Rica and has hopes to visit other countries in the future to provide eye care to rural areas.

As she has always had a passion for the outdoors, she decided to move to Denver, CO in 2016 where she could spend her free time hiking, biking, skiing, and exploring the beautiful state of Colorado with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

 

Dr. Jamie Anderson

Dr. Anderson grew up in Northern Colorado. She has also lived in Phoenix, Arizona and Portland, Oregon. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for her undergraduate degree in Business/Finance, and she received her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2005.

Dr. Anderson is passionate about pediatric vision care and behavioral optometry. She has achieved a post-doctoral Fellowship with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is also a member of the Colorado Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association, including the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the AOA.

Dr. Anderson lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband and teenage daughter, and her son attends college in Anchorage, Alaska.

Dr. Rebekah Bretz

Dr. Rebekah Bretz grew up in north-central Kansas and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kansas State University, with a business minor.  After dreaming of a career in optometry since middle school, she went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Southern California College of Optometry.  During her time at SCCO, Dr. Bretz was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and received the Hendrickson Memorial Award for excellence in the areas of pediatrics and vision therapy.  She also received the first place award at the SCCO Student Research Symposium for her contributions to research in dry eye studies. Dr. Bretz’s training included rotations at the Eye Care Center in Fullerton, CA, the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, the Naval Base in Groton, CT, and a private practice in Brea, CA, specializing in binocular vision.

Dr. Bretz moved to Colorado in 2010 and loves living an active lifestyle with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include running, skiing, and traveling, as well as spending time with family and friends. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Colorado Optometric Association, and the Denver Metro Optometric Society. In her spare time, Dr. Bretz enjoys volunteering her optometric services at local non-profit clinics and local community vision screenings.

Castle Pines Staff

Dr. Jason Ortman

Dr. Jason Ortman

Optometrist

Dr. Lacey Brenner

Dr. Lacey Brenner

Optometrist

Dr. Rachel Hasler

Dr. Rachel Hasler

Optometrist

Dr. Rebekah Bretz

Dr. Rebekah Bretz

Optometrist

Michelle

Michelle

Administrator

Cassie

Cassie

Assistant Office Manager

Misha

Misha

Care Coordinator

Shala

Shala

CFO

Niki

Niki

Contact Lens Technician / ABO Optician

Jacob Warner

Jacob Warner

Lead Optician /ABO Certified

Loline

Loline

Optician

Jennifer

Jennifer

Optician

Bekah Haegeland

Bekah Haegeland

Optician

Tony

Tony

Lab Technician

Jessica Martinez

Jessica Martinez

Optician

Miles Shull

Miles Shull

Optician

Mary Kate

Mary Kate

Technician

Katrina Garcia

Technician

Stephanie Saavedra

Technician

Castle Rock Staff

Dr. Courtney Putnam

Dr. Courtney Putnam

Optometrist

Debbie Stuart

Debbie Stuart

Manager/ ABO Advanced Optician

Haley Hollis

Lead Optician / ABO Certified

Nicola Rajapakse

Technician

Kelby

Technician

Lakewood Staff

Michael Mills

Michael Mills

Office Manager

Katie Robertson

Technician

Mekayla Lujan

Optician

Justin Nevdin

Justin Nevdin

Care Co-ordinator

3993 Limelight Ave., Unit F
Castle Rock, CO 80109

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Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Lakewood Optometrist Map


Lakewood, CO 80215

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Mon-Thur: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Lakewood Optometrist Map

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