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Evergreen Vision Clinic P.C.

.At Evergreen Vision Clinic P.C., each member of our vision care team is selected by Dr. Daniel Hock based upon his or her experience, professional demeanor, and dedication to providing personalized care to our optometry patients.

Our entire Evergreen optometry staff is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointment times that meet your needs. Our knowledgeable staff at Evergreen Vision Clinic P.C. will work with you to help you understand your vision insurance coverage and provide financial alternatives to ensure you get the best vision care possible.

We know that you have a choice when it comes to Evergreen optometry, so we strive to provide comprehensive eye exams, a great selection of glasses, and personalized care. 

imageDaniel R. Hock, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Recipient of  Colorado Optometrist of the year 2018!

Dr. Hock provides routine vision exams, medical eye care and specializes in developmental optometry in which he diagnoses and treats vision problems that affect learning.

He received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and his doctorate degree in 1995 from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon.

Dr. Hock serves as a committee member of the Children’s Vision Task Force, participates as an InfantSee Provider, and is in the Sight for Students Program.

He treats medical conditions that affect vision such as glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. He provides consultations for primary care physicians and specialists. Dr. Hock has managed refractive surgery patients since 1995. Dr. Hock received an award recognizing him as The Colorado Optometrist of the Year for 2018!

Dr. Hock feels very fortunate to practice in the mountain community in which he was born and raised. He enjoys the Colorado outdoors and spending time with his wife and children.

Doctorate in Optometry

1995 Pacific University College of Optometry


National Board of Optometry
Colorado State License

Professional Affiliations

American Optometric Association
Colorado Optometric Association
American Academy of Optometry
College of Optometrists in Vision Development


Sarah Sandhaus, OD

Dr. Sandhaus is a University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry graduate and residency-trained optometrist passionate about providing thorough and efficient evidence-based care to her patients with a focus on ocular disease.

 After optometry school, Dr. Sandhaus earned a highly competitive and sought after residency at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During her residency, she worked alongside top ophthalmologists to manage a variety of complex ocular disease, including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, ocular inflammation, and diabetic eye disease.  In addition to her vast knowledge of ocular disease, Dr. Sandhaus is experienced in specialty contact lens fits for irregular corneas and welcomes the opportunity to fit both corneal and scleral rigid gas permeable lenses.  Her insight into specialty and surgical management has elevated the quality and breadth of her clinical practice, and makes her a great asset to the Evergreen Vision Clinic team.

Dr. Sandhaus lives with her husband in Littleton. They enjoy spending time in the outdoors and are looking forward to making Colorado their home.

Please join us in welcoming her to the Evergreen Vision Clinic family! 

Doctorate in Optometry

University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry graduate


National Board of Optometry Colorado State License

Professional Affiliations

American Optometric Association
Colorado Optometric Association
American Academy of Optometry

    Friendly, prompt, professional staff at reception desk and assisting Dr Hock. Got me in in one day so as I had run out of my daily contacts and needed an exam before purchasing more. Dr Hock, as always, was very thorough, informative, warm and friendly. I appreciate a business that is run well and is so customer-focused. Kudos!

    Dianne Jeffries

Hard to Fit ContactsContact lenses are not an easy solution for every person suffering with vision problems. Some eye conditions make wearing contacts a difficult proposition. However, it does not rule out wearing contact lenses altogether. It just means patients need to discuss options with their eye care provider and obtain specialized hard to fit contacts for their specific vision problems.

Reasons for Hard to Fit Contacts

Finding contact lenses that fit and wearing contact lenses in general can be made more challenging when these conditions affect your eyes:

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry eyes
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
  • Keratoconus
  • Presbyopia

Astigmatism: Astigmatism develops when the front of the eye curves into a bulge or oval shape. It causes blurred vision and can be difficult to correct because regular contacts cannot account for the bulging.

Dry Eyes: When eyes become excessively dry, it leads to irritation, burning, redness and blurred vision. Contact lenses can exacerbate these conditions by making it feel like a foreign object is stuck in your eye.

GPC: This form of conjunctivitis is caused by inflammation on the inner surface of the eyelid. Protein buildup on contact lenses can make this condition worse.

Keratoconus: This is an uncommon condition that causes major discomfort when wearing contacts. Keratoconus happens when the cornea becomes thinner and allows the eye to bulge forward. The bulge forms into a cone shape.

Presbyopia: Eyes tend to have a tougher time focusing on close objects as they age. This condition is known as presbyopia. It typically affects people aged 40 or older.

Solutions for Hard to Fit Contacts

Wearing contacts is not impossible if you suffer from one of the above conditions. You do need to meet with an eye care professional, however, and get prescribed contact lenses that are tailored to deal with your specific vision condition.

Gas permeable lenses are a good solution for patients who suffer from GPC or Keratoconus. A GP lens will limit protein deposits from accumulating which will reduce GPC symptoms. It is also effective in containing corneal bulging and relieving pressure on the tissue for a Keratoconus sufferer.

Toric lenses are useful for correcting astigmatism. Since the lens needs to align with the bulge it is correcting, toric lenses must not rotate in order to fit on the eye. They are typically custom made to correct a specific astigmatism. For that reason, this type of lens takes longer to make and costs more than a traditional contact lens.

Bifocal and multifocal lenses can help remedy presbyopia. Monovision lenses are another option for presbyopia. This type of lenses can have one fitted for distance vision and the other for seeing close objects.

Medicated eye drops can be an effective solution for dealing with dry eyes. They will lubricate eyes enough to make contact lenses more bearable, although a punctual occlusion also must be done to plug the ducts in some extreme cases. GPC symptoms can also be lessened through medicated eye drops. They flush out protein deposits and reduce inflammation.

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