About Us

About the Office

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Welcome to American Vision Center!

American Vision Center is an independently owned primary eye care provider for all ages. From 9 months old to 90+ years young, we will provide you with all of your vision and lifestyle needs!

We have been providing high quality optometric care for over 40 years in the Denver and Littleton areas. Therefore, we have been seeing multiple generations of families that have become like an extension of our own families.

Patients come to American Vision Center because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. We pride ourselves on keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times and answer all of your questions and concerns throughout your experience with us.

We are a small privately owned business and really like to support the small local businesses as well. When it comes to our frame lines, lenses and labs we like to use independent and quality products. Many of our frames are handmade, high quality materials and very unique!

We invite you to browse our website to learn more about all our eye care capabilities and join our patient family by scheduling an appointment at our convenient location.

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Dr. Abbey Howell

Dr. Howell

Dr. Howell was born and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming. Her interest in optometry began in High School on a class field trip to the local optometrist’s office. From that point on Dr. Howell knew eye care was meant for her!

Dr. Howell first moved to Colorado in order to attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins. There she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and from there, she was accepted into an Optometry school in Davie, Florida. After four years at Nova Southeastern University she received her doctorate of optometry in 2007. After optometry school, Dr. Howell felt the need to return West and practiced for two years in her home town. In 2010, she moved to Denver and began working as a civilian contractor at Buckley Air Force Base serving the families and retirees of the military.

In April 2014, Dr. Howell began working for American Vision Center and then took over the Littleton practice from Dr. Greenstein in February of 2020. In her free time, Dr. Howell enjoys a good book, gardening or playing with her two cats and dog.

Dr. Howell

Dr. Jay Greenstein

Dr. Greenstein was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from Boston Latin School (the oldest continual Public school in the country) he entered the University of Massachusetts graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In 1972, he attended New England College of Optometry. After graduating, he worked in Israel at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem before being offered a position at the Iranian Medical Institute in Tehran, Iran. His position there was to fit specialty contact lenses for certain post-surgical cases. Upon returning to the States, he moved to Colorado in 1977 and opened his first office in Denver. In 1983, he opened a second location in Littleton. Both locations are currently still active…as is Dr. Greenstein himself. He was president of VOSH for 20 years, a service organization dedicated to bringing eye care to the underprivileged. He personally has gone on over 20 volunteer missions to Mexico and Central America. Dr. Greenstein is an avid skier, snowboarder and guitarist. He considers himself a confirmed Coloradan now, although his accent has persisted! Dr. Greenstein is now semi-retired and in his spare time plays guitar to entertain residents of local nursing homes.

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