Our Team.

photograph of Dr. Michael Bollenbacher


Michael A. Bollenbacher, O.D.



Dr. Bollenbacher received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry.  


Dr. Bollenbacher has extensive experience in refractive surgery, and is the lead refractive surgery consultant for Insight Lasik in Boulder, CO .  Since 1996, he has provided surgical comanagement for patients requiring cataract, glaucoma, and retinal surgeries.  He is the Team Optometrist for the University of Colorado Athletic Department.  His other areas of professional interest include dry eye treatment and advanced contact lens fitting.  


He has been an Adjunct Clinical Professor for the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry and for the University of Houston College of Optometry.  He is an active member of the Colorado Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry.  


Outside of the office, Dr. Bollenbacher averages nearly 50 hours per year continuing medical education each year to stay current in his profession.  When not in the office, he enjoys trying to keep up with his wife and 5 kids while skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking.


Nicole Ramos, O.D.



Dr. Ramos was raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and completed her Bachelor’s in Biology at Augustana College. She received her doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). For several years at ICO, she was head fundraising chair for SVOSH (Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) and she is currently working with non-profit organizations to bring similar optometric services to her family’s native country of the Philippines. 


After graduating from ICO in 2018, she moved to Denver to complete her residency in Refractive/Ocular Surgery & Ocular Disease at ICON Surgical Eye Care. Dr. Ramos has also completed rotations at the Daytona Beach VA Medical Center, East Valley Eye Center in Los Angeles, and Insight Vision Group in Denver. She is passionate about quality eye care and values effective patient-doctor communication. She specializes in ocular surgery and ocular disease management including glaucoma, macular degeneration, binocular vision, and post/pre-op ocular surgery management. She is an active member of the Colorado Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.


In her free time, Dr. Ramos enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her family, friends, and cockapoo puppy. 

Cheryl Fitch

Optometric Assistant


Cheryl is also a Colorado native and has over 20 years of experience in eyecare.  She is usually the first smiling face that you will see or hear when you step into our office or call on the phone.  She is responsible for scheduling and verifying appointments, pre-testing, intake/checkout, contact lens orders and dispensing, and managing insurance issues.  Consider her your primary contact person any time you have a question about your service!


Nikki Pattermann

Insurance Billing Coordinator

Optometric Assistant


Nikki has more than a decade of experience working in optometry practices and is another smiling face that you may encounter upon stepping into the office.  In addition to her front desk duties, she is also the coordinator for insurance billing for our office.   She is a valuable resource for you to use any time you have a question about the complexities of coverage for our services or contact lenses through your vision plan or medical insurance.

Don't forget that we are located inside Aspen Eyewear!  Our optometry group works closely with the optical group at Aspen Eyewear to help you receive the best products for your vision.  We also work closely with other ophthalmologists and primary care providers in the Boulder area and consider them all an integral part of your eye care team.