Bill Richheimer, MD
Dr. Richheimer fell in love with Colorado during his residency at Denver’s St. Joseph’s hospital. After leaving to complete his training at world-renowned eye centers, Dr. Richheimer returned to Colorado. In 2008, he realized his dream of creating his own leading-edge vision care practice, Mile High Eye Institute.
As a leader in ophthalmology, Dr. Richheimer was the first fellow in the United States to be fully certified in the Staar Implantable Contact Lens, the first U.S. surgeon to perform ultra-thin DESK, and one of only a few local surgeons who performs corneal cross-linking. Dr. Richheimer further stays on the forefront of cataract surgery, providing the most advanced techniques and all options for lens implant technology.
Dr. Richheimer enjoys giving back to the community through teaching and volunteering. On numerous occasions, he has provided surgical care in underserved countries. In his spare time, he relishes adventures with his family, as well as working towards his goal of becoming an iron-distance triathlete.
Bryce Brown, OD
Dr. Brown joined Mile High Eye Institute in 2013, after completing a residency at the prestigious Wang Vision Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. His clinical interests include specialty contact lens fitting, amniotic membranes for ocular surface reconstruction, and genetic contributions in eye disease. Dr. Brown is passionate about using the most precise technology to give patients their best personal vision, often beyond 20/20, be that with glasses or contacts, or by contributing to pre- and post-surgical care where patients can fulfill hopes of vision without correction. He has been involved in multiple FDA clinical trials.
Dr. Brown enjoys giving back to his community and profession. He has coached youth sports teams and taught a number of students in the clinical setting.He is a member of the Colorado Optometric Association as well as the American Academy of Optometry. Outside of clinic, Dr. Brown keeps active playing soccer, hiking, exploring the mountains of Colorado, and volunteers with the Brent Eley Foundation.
Zak Vest, MD
Dr. Zachary Vest is a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist who joined Mile High Corneal Specialists in 2014. Dr. Vest specializes in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma as well as advanced cataract surgery techniques. Originally from St. Louis, MO, Dr. Vest earned a degree in biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University before attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas for his medical school, ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship. Dr. Vest has participated in research concerning the efficacy and safety of new surgical technologies in glaucoma. Dr. Vest and his wife spend much of their free time enjoying the outdoors by hiking, fly fishing and camping.