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Welcome To The Family!


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 Martin has been an optometrist for 28 years, receiving her degree from the School of Optometry in Indiana, and has specialized in pediatric optometry and senior eye care.  Her calm and professional nature will put you right at ease from the moment you sit down. A resident of Colorado Springs for over 26 years Dr. Martin enjoys biking, going to the gym, and gardening. 


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 a single mom of two wonderful sons she certainly lives by this!

Julie is often the first person you interact with at Impressive Eyes Optical, she will make you feel confident you made the right choice for your eye care needs. 

 On her "down time" Julie enjoys swimming, reading and volunteering at the National Mill Dog Rescue. 


Senior Optician

Amanda, our Senior Optician here at Impressive Eyes Optical has been working as an optician for 11 years. She received a National Vision Champs Award for customer service, has extensive optical knowledge and is a self-proclaimed "Optical Nerd".


Amanda has an infectious smile, and a genuinely kind personality. She always goes out of her way to find the answers to any questions we or our customers may have. We are so lucky to have Amanda as part of our Impressive Eyes Optical family!

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




Lab Technician

Sarah has been a Lab Technician for fourteen years. We love having Sarah on our team! When asked what she enjoys most about her job she will tell you she loves giving people the gift of sight. We think that's pretty special. 

Sarah has three children and her favorite activity with them is going to one of the many beautiful parks here in our lovely community. 



Jessica is the newest member of the Impressive Eyes Team. She has been a resident of the Colorado Springs area for eleven years and has a baby on the way! Congratulations Jessica!  She enjoys working in such a calm and relaxing atmosphere which is exactly what we wish for everyone who walks through our door. 



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!

Copyright © 2022 Impressive Eyes Optical, all rights reserved.

358 Main Street,  Colorado Springs, CO 80911  

(719) 391-2000

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