Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Front Range Eye Associates the leading provider of vision care products and services in Broomfield.
Mary Anne C. Murphy, O.D.
Dr. Murphy’s college career began at the United States Air Force Academy where she majored in Physics. After a few years, she moved to California and completed her undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley. She went on to complete an additional four years of optometric doctoral training at U.C. Berkeley graduating in 2002. She received multiple honors throughout her graduate career including: – Golden Retinoscope for Outstanding Graduate Student – George I. Deane Memorial Leadership Award – RGPLI Award for Excellence in Contact Lens Fitting – Corrine Engall Award for Excellence in Pediatric Care – Vision Service Plan Award for Primary Care Excellence, and – Marchon Award for Excellence in Ophthalmic Dispensing. Dr. Murphy was selected to perform her internships at leading eye clinics across the nation. She completed specialty healthcare training in ocular disease at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL and received advanced training in primary care and dry eye at Lovelace Eye Hospital, Albuquerque, NM. Immediately upon graduation, Dr. Murphy moved to the Front Range to begin her career. She is now an active member of the Colorado Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She currently serves on Advisory Boards for several ophthalmic industry companies. She speaks professionally, educating her colleagues on behalf of companies such as Bausch & Lomb, Allergan, and Synergeyes specialty hybrid contact lenses. She also serves on the board of industry companies. Additionally, she worked with the industry’s leader to develop software used by eye doctors around the country. She continuously completes post-graduate training at prestigious institutions across the country. Dr. Murphy grew up in a small town in Northwest Indiana. Through college, she worked as an optician and decided on the career of optometry very early. Dr. Murphy is the proud mother of two rambunctious children. She enjoys hiking, skiing, golf and anything else that takes her into the mountains.
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Shira L. Pipkin, O.D.
Dr. Pipkin is a proud Colorado native. After attending Cherry Creek High School and Colorado State University, where she majored in Biological Sciences, Dr. Pipkin graduated cum laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2011. During the four years she was completing her optometric doctoral training, she was an active member of Gold Key Honorary Optometric Society and Beta Sigma Kappa Honorary Scholastic Fraternity, both of which recognize students for leadership and academic excellence. While in school, she was awarded the Walman Optical Scholarship, as well as the Optometry Award for Excellence in Ocular Disease. She was recognized by Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, based upon academic achievement, community service, leadership and potential for continued success. After receiving state of the art clinical training while in Memphis, Dr. Pipkin returned to Colorado for her internships where she completed specialty training in ocular disease, contact lenses, and pediatrics. Dr. Pipkin is an active member of the Colorado Optometric Association and served as the President for the local Denver Metro Optometric Society. Dr. Pipkin is passionate about serving her community and providing the best vision care possible. She feels fortunate to call Broomfield home along with her husband Dan and two daughters.
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Marisa A. Perez, O.D., F.A.A.O
After living and traveling coast to coast, Dr. Perez and her family found true home to be in Colorado. She was raised in Northern California, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Psychology from U.C. Davis in 2001. She then obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree with honors from U.C. Berkeley in 2006. During that time she was awarded the Vision Service Plan Scholarship and the U.C. Berkeley Optometric Performance Grant for Excellence in Primary Care, the Greenwood Family Memorial Award for Outstanding Patient Management Skills, the Michael Harris Family Award, and the Shanaz Rafinejad Eyewear Center Award for Excellence in Ophthalmic Dispensing. Following graduation, Dr. Perez completed a one year residency in Ocular Disease at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. She fell in love with Colorado after joining a private practice in the Front Range for a short period of time before getting married and returning to Florida to practice as a full time faculty member at NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry as Assistant Professor. After four years, the song of the mountains once again called to her and she is now a proud (permanent!) resident and eye care provider of the Front Range. She has authored and presented posters in various topics in ocular disease and primary care at the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) meetings where she continues to receive post-graduate continuing education. She obtained her Fellowship from the AAO in 2010 in Ocular Disease and is published in Optometry: Journal of the American Optometric Association. She also continues to teach by providing online continuing education courses through NOVA Southeastern College of Optometry. Dr. Perez is a member of the Colorado Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Perez enjoys hiking, skiing and camping with her husband and 2 children.
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Tracy L. Aigner, O.D.
Dr. Aigner grew up in Fort Collins. She graduated cum laude from Colorado State University with a degree in Biological Sciences in 2002. She then completed her Doctor of Optometry degree with highest honors from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2006. During her four years of optometric training, she was awarded multiple scholarships and awards, including the Cooper Vision Excellence in Contact Lens Award, Vision Service Plan Scholarship for Clinical Excellence, Gas Permeable Lens Institute Award of Clinical Excellence, Presidential Scholarship, and E.F. Wildermuth Memorial Scholarship. She was also chosen to be a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honorary Society and Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society. She completed internships and was awarded clinical excellence in ocular disease, contact lenses, low vision, primary care and pediatrics. After graduating, Dr. Aigner co-wrote a chapter in a corneal surgery textbook about central corneal thinning and perforation. She continues to stay up to date with the latest advancements and technology in optometry through continuing education courses. She started her career in Maryland before moving back to Colorado. She is an active member of the Colorado Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Aigner enjoys spending time with her 2 sons, running and skiing.
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Carrie M. Burleson, O.D.
Dr. Burleson grew up in Kansas, Wyoming and Missouri, but has called Colorado home since 2002. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Kansas in 1998 and is a 2002 graduate with honors from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. During her fourth year of optometry school, she completed externships in ocular disease management, contact lens patient care, primary care, and pediatrics/binocular vision. Throughout her schooling, she received numerous scholarships and awards for optometric academic excellence and leadership including the Robert A. Koetting Scholarship, the Bellingrath Scholarship, the William R. Jackson Scholarship and Class Marshall for the class of 2002. She was also a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Burleson is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Colorado Optometric Association, the Denver Metropolitan Optometric Society and is a past board member of the Vision and Learning Forum. She has served on the Children’s Vision Committee of the COA and is an InfantSee volunteer. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, skiing and spending time with her husband, two daughters and a variety of pets.
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Karra, Certified ParaOptometric Technician, NCLE
Karra joined Front Range Eye Associates in September 2009. She brings to FREA years of customer service experience and a bright smile. Karra has a degree in Sociology. In 2010 she completed her Level II ParaOptometric Certification, in 2017 she completed her National Contact Lens Examiner Certification, and in 2020 she completed her Level III ParaOptometric Certification, making her even more qualified to provide the highest level of eye care to FREA patients. In her free time, Karra enjoys baking.
Marisa, Certified ParaOptometric
Marisa joined Front Range Eye Associates in September 2018 with experience as a ParaOptometric for 3 years. A Colorado native, Marisa is currently working on acquiring her ParaOptometric certification to continue providing the highest level of care to our patients.
Sabrina, Optometric Technician
Sabrina joined the FREA Team in 2020 and is working on getting her Certified Paraoptometric Certification. She received her certificate in Medical Assistance along with Phlebotomy in 2015 and has been in healthcare since. In her free time she loves to bake and hike with her cat and dog. Yes, you read that right, she hikes with her cat.
Daniel, Certified Optician, ABOC
Daniel joined Front Range Eye Associates in January 2014 and brings over 8 years of opticianry experience with him. Daniel is working on becoming an American Board Certified Optician. He has experience in frame styling, optical troubleshooting, frame adjustments, and patient customer care. Daniel continues his training to make sure patients are delivered the most up to date technology and glasses that best meet their needs. Daniel is a Colorado native is bilingual and loves camping, fishing, and spending time with family.
Taylor, Certified ParaOptometric
Taylor joined Front Range Eye Associates in 2021. Since becoming part of the FREA family, she has received her ParaOptometric certification, and plans on obtaining her next level certification in 2023. Taylor is crossed trained to assist at the front desk, and has previous optical experience making her readily available to assist you. Taylor loves spending time with family, and her dog, Gabbi during her free time.