Our Team

Our Team

At Evergreen Vision and Learning Center, we strive to break down visual barriers that keep people from reaching their full potential for learning.

Our team specializes in vision problems that affect normal function. We also offer reading tutoring and Orton Gillingham therapy for phonic development.

Daniel R. Hock OD FAAO, FCOVD

Daniel R. Hock OD FAAO, FCOVDDr. Hock received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and his doctorate degree in 1995 from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon, where he was distinguished with the Butterworth-Heinemann Award for Clinical Excellence in Vision Therapy. As a member of the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association, he serves as a committee member on the Children's Vision Task Force and participates as an InfantSee Provider and in the Sight for Students Program.

Dr. Hock practices full scope, primary care optometry including the treatment of medical conditions that affect vision such as Glaucoma and Diabetes as well as monitoring patients with macular degeneration. He is a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and specializes in patients suffering with head injuries and concussions. Dr. Hock is specialty trained in developmental optometry, and outside of general family eye care, his interests include working with special needs children, the learning disabled and sport vision enhancement. He feels very fortunate to practice in the community in which he was born and raised.

Ursula Smith, C.O.V.T.

Ursula Smith is certified as an Optometric Vision Therapist and has been practicing since 2005. She is a former Austrian Olympic snowboarder, and has channeled her sports enthusiasm into the practice of vision therapy working with children with vision problems that affect learning and adults with visual skill problems. She resides in the Evergreen community with her husband Dan and two children Leo and Martina.

Donna Hanisch, MA

Donna HanischOur learning center is headed up by Donna Hanisch, a retired teacher with over 30 years of experience (25 of them spent in Jefferson County), she has a master’s degree in reading and specializes in phonemic awareness, comprehension and fluency. She and her husband Bob have raised their 5 children in Evergreen and all have graduated from Evergreen and Conifer High Schools. She loves helping children whether they are needing additional help or enriching their skills because she loves to see children that are successful and love to learn.