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Meet the Optometrists

Larry Forrest, O.D.

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Since graduating in 1972 and spending the next four years as an optometrist in the US Army, Dr. Forrest has been in private practice with Dr. Clark Blackwood in Longmont Colorado.
He is a member in good standing in the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association where he has served as a trustee, the legislative chairman, president elect, president, and past president.

Dr. Forrest was awarded Optometrist of the Year by his peers and has served as a board member of the Southwest Council of Optometry's annual conference representing Colorado in Dallas Texas for six years.

In this capacity it was his responsibility to help with the education committee for this annual meeting. He has also served as Chair of the Ethics and Values committee for the American Optometric Association.

He is certified to the highest level that the law allows in the practice of optometry and co-authored the Manual of Esotropia Therapy with Colorado Vision Consultants.

One of his passions is fitting scleral contact lenses for very special visual conditions like keratoconus, ectasia, post keratoplasty (corneal transplants), scarred corneas and other vision threatening conditions. To date, he has fit over 500 eyes in these lenses!

He has been married to Mary since 1971 and his two married daughters (Kristi Cripe and Heather Spahn) and his five granddaughters are the love of his life.

Dr. Forrest is a member and past deacon of Calvary Church in Longmont and he enjoys tennis, skiing, and jogging. He has also climbed Long's Peak over 10 times!


Gina Marangoni Gabriel, O.D, M.S.

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Dr. Gabriel graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2004. During her time in optometry school, she worked as a vision therapist, was President of the OSU chapter of the American Optometric Student Association, and served as vice-president of Students Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH). SVOSH allowed her the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and El Salvador to deliver eye care to underprivileged communities. She graduated with several awards, including The Lyle Gassman Memorial Award, awarded to the optometry graduate who exemplifies humanitarianism, leadership and service. She also received The Binocular Vision and Pediatrics Clinical Excellence Award.

After graduation, Dr. Gabriel completed a combined Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Residency and Master's degree program at Ohio State. During this time, She worked in a pediatric and binocular vision (eye-teaming) specialty clinic helping children and adults with amblyopia, eye turns (lazy eye), vergence / accommodative / and tracking problems, and those with special needs such as intellectually disabled patients. Her Master's degree research involved analyzing the focusing mechanism of three- to twelve-month-old infants. She was a masked examiner for the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) and the Study of Eyes and Attention Deficit (SEAD).

Dr. Gabriel was honored to receive The Terrance Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award, which is awarded to the top two pediatric residents in the country each year.

Dr. Gina Gabriel joined Eagle Vision and Eye clinic in 2006. She is the Director of Vision Therapy and does InfantSEE exams as part of the American Optometric Association program. In 2009 she received the Key Person of the Year award from the Colorado Optometric Association.

In 2014, Dr. Gabriel became Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry (ABO). Dr. Gabriel passed a rigorous Board Certification Examination that earned her the title of Diplomate, American Board of Optometry. Only about 3,000 optometrists in the country have achieved this certification.

Dr. Gabriel lives in Louisville with her husband, Dr. Christopher Gabriel, who is a senior organic chemist at Miyota Development Center of America in Longmont. When she's not at work, she enjoys caring for her twins (a girl and a boy), playing with her dog, hiking, and riding her bike.


Rachel Potter, O.D.

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Dr. Potter graduated with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon in 2007. She received the Optometry Deans Scholarship and Brim Health Professions Scholarship awards, and was awarded membership of National Honors Society and Beta Sigma Kappa.

During Optometry school she served as an officer for AMIGOS Eye Care-(VOSH) Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. She traveled with VOSH to Ecuador to deliver eye care to underprivileged communities. Dr. Potter also served as a class officer of her Optometric class.

Dr. Potter grew up in Delta, a small town on the western slope of Colorado, and was one of the Valedictorians of her High School. She made the Dean’s list and graduated with distinction from the University of Colorado with a degree in Biochemistry and minor in Chemistry.

Dr. Potter cares for patients of all ages including children. Her specialties include surgical co-management (including LASIK), contact lenses, and treating eye problems such as glaucoma, allergies, and dry eye. She is a member of both the American Optometric Association, and the Colorado Optometric Association. She enjoys volunteering on committees for the Colorado Optometric Association, various health fairs, and in the community.

Dr. Potter lives in Erie with her husband, who is an Architect in Longmont, and children. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, tennis, snow and water skiing, running, volleyball, and traveling.


Jaclyn Wray, O.D.

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Dr. Wray earned her Doctorate in Optometry degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012. During her time in California, she interned at a wide variety of clinics throughout the state and at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Tacoma, Washington.

She served as the Academic Vice President of the School of Optometry student body, Secretary of the optometric honor society Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK), and Volunteer Coordinator of the preschool screening program Prevent Blindness.

Dr. Wray volunteered at a free clinic in Nicaragua with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity to bring eye care to the underserved. In addition, she spent a summer conducting research through a National Eye Institute grant and was a teaching assistant in the ophthalmic optics laboratory.

Upon graduation, Dr. Wray received the BSK Silver Medal Award, the highest academic honor in her class. She was also awarded the VSP Excellence in Primary Care Award, the Low Vision Clinic Award, and the U.C. Berkeley Optometry Leadership and Service Scholarship. Dr. Wray grew up in central Nebraska and prior to attending optometry school she graduated with High Distinction in Mathematics and Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. Wray is married to Curtis Wray, who is a chemist at HP Inc. in Fort Collins, and they have a young daughter. Their family loves being in Colorado and all the hiking, biking, and recreation that this area has to offer. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association.


Dr. Lemaster

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Dr. Lemaster was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Physiology from the University of Wyoming. He then graduated with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon.

During his time in optometry school, Dr. Lemaster was an active board member of one of the largest non-profit eye care organizations in the world. He and his wife, Diana (who is also an optometrist) are very passionate about volunteering their professional optometric skills to underserved populations both locally and globally. Together, they have provided vision services to thousands of patients in Vietnam, Belize, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Peru. They plan to make international eye care a lifelong endeavor. During his time in Oregon, Dr. Lemaster also coordinated annual Special Olympics visual screenings, ensuring the priority of athletes’ vision and eye health. He has been an active Lions Club member since 2008.

Dr. Lemaster completed clinical rotations specializing in ocular disease, contact lens, LASIK & cataract co-management care, low vision and traumatic brain injury. He also had the opportunity to work at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, providing eye care for our deployed troops. His main focus was rehabilitative vision services for our troops and Veterans that were injured in combat.

Dr. Lemaster was awarded the Health Professional Scholarship Program during optometry school, allowing him to served both as Captain and an optometrist in the Air Force upon graduation. During his active duty career, he was awarded Optometrist of the year. He also volunteered locally at the North Dakota School for the Blind, examining children with impaired vision. Following his Air Force career, he and his wife moved back to Northern Colorado, where he had the opportunity to join the amazing team at Eagle Vision.

He and his wife thoroughly enjoy all the outdoor activities that beautiful Colorado has to offer—skiing being at the top of the list! He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association.

Dr. Lemaster enjoys taking care of families’ visual needs and sees patients of all ages. He takes great pride in helping his patients see the world to the best of their ability. He believes there is no better gift than the gift of sight!