Meet Our Team


Karl Minzenmayer

Owner Impressive Eyes Optical

Karl has called Colorado Springs home since 1984. 

He attended Angelo State University in Texas and was certified with the American Board of Opticians. He continued his education studying under Dr. Stanley Pearle. Karl opened the doors of Impressive Eyes Optical and has thoroughly enjoyed serving his community in the Colorado Springs area for over 30 years. 

With strong Ojibwe roots Karl is an active supporter and member of the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA). He also enjoys Native American Pow Wow dancing and volunteering at the Colorado Springs Indian Center.

Karl has five wonderful adult children and four amazing grandchildren which are the light of his life. He is also very proud to be the pet human to Gideon; Australian Shepard and Impressive Eyes Optical Lead Supervisor. 

Dr. Cynthia Martin



Dr. Cynthia has been an optometrist for 28 years receiving her degree from the School of Optometry in Indiana. She has worked at numerous pediatric practices as well as many senior facilities. She is a mom, hiker, and enjoys attempting to garden with a not so green thumb. 

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Julie Powell

Patient Care Coordinator / Insurance / Billing

Julie is a Colorado Springs Native and has been in the eye care business for 21 years. Julie's motto is "Keep On Keeping On" and as a two time cancer survivor and single mom she certainly lives by this! She is mom to two wonderful sons and also cares for her fur babies and scaly creatures which she adores. On her "down time" Julie enjoys swimming, reading and volunteering at the National Mill Dog Rescue. 


Amanda is a Senior Optician here at Impressive Eyes Optical. She has been working as an optician for 11 years and received a National Vision Champs Award for customer service.  She has extensive optical knowledge and is a self proclaimed "Optical Nerd". We can go to her with technical questions and she somehow always finds the answers. 

Amanda is mom to two beautiful little girls and it's been told by her husband David that she tolerates him very well. They love dressing up for ComiCon and The Renaissance Festival, outdoor activities and all things Sci/Fi. 

We are so lucky to have Amanda as part of our Impressive Eyes Optical family!



Lead Supervisor

Last but certainly not least meet our benevolent overlord; Gideon. Originally hailing from the low pastures of Australia, Gideon has spent the majority of his dog life right here in Colorado Springs. His hobbies include entertaining Impressive Eyes Optical customers, catching frisbees, and humoring his furry pet Karl. Gideon holds a PhD in begging from the very prestigious Canine University of Colorado. He graduated with honors. He's very proud. 

Welcome to the Impressive Eyes Optical family!

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358 Main Street,  Colorado Springs, CO 80911  

(719) 391-2000

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