J. Ryan Zwelling, OD, FAAO

Dr. Zwelling was born and raised outside of Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from The University of Colorado, she went on to receive a Doctorate of Optometry from The University of California- Berkeley in 2006. Dr. Zwelling then completed her dual residency training at UC-Berkeley in Low Vision Rehabilitation and Contact Lenses/Corneal Disease.

Dr. Zwelling has been practicing in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2007. She is well respected and liked by her patients. Besides providing exceptional comprehensive eye exams for the young to our elderly, her special interests are in keratoconus/specialty fit contact lenses, low vision, macular degeneration, diabetic eye exams, and glaucoma management.

She has become a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and is a member of the American Optometric Association, and the Colorado Optometric Association.

When she is not working, you will find Dr. Zwelling chasing snow all over the country, mountain biking, playing hockey and enjoying our wonderful world with her husband and step-son.


William J. Hoover, OD, FAAO

Dr. Hoover was born and raised in central Pennsylvania. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Hoover received a Doctor of Optometry degree with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1987. He also completed an internship at the Utah Eye Institute with special emphasis in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease.

Dr. Hoover has been practicing at Valley Vision Clinic since 1990 with special interests in ocular disease, pediatric optometry and vision therapy. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Colorado Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry. He has served as the Colorado Optometric Association Legislative Captain for Western Colorado. Dr.Hoover was elected to the COA Board of Trustees in 2004, has been Secretary/Treasurer, and President of the Colorado Optometric Association. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Hoover has been an active member of the Glenwood Springs community as past President and current member of the Glenwood Springs Lions Club; as a volunteer visual science instructor at Colorado Mountain College; as a vision screening coordinator for CMC’s Gateway program; as a volunteer optometrist for the Lions Club Vision Fair; and as a volunteer for Special Olympics vision screening projects in Colorado.