Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Tooele Vision Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Tooele.
Jed C. Winder, O.D.
Dr. Winder graduated with his Doctorate of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry; he is a 6th generation Utahan, and native of West Valley City, Utah. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management, and a degree from Ricks College in Natural Science, graduating in the top 5% of his class. While recieving his doctoral training he worked 7 years with several ophthalmologists and optometrists as a technician, optician and assistant; including The Ohio State University Ophthalmology Department where he was on staff with the university’s retinal specialists helping to treat diabetic eye problems and Macular Degeneration. While also in optometry school Dr. Winder completed additional training to receive a ‘specialization in aging’ credential, and was awarded by the College for a Research Article on glaucoma.
His professional affiliations include membership in the Utah Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association. In 1999 Dr. Winder traveled with a group of Utah eye doctors to Mexico on an optometric humanitarian trip with the Lions Club. In 2012, he and his son Cannon went to Peru with The Hope Alliance for another humanitarian trip. He also served a two-year mission in Edinburgh, Scotland for the LDS church. Dr Winder is an active member of the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce where he has served as an ambassador for 3 years, and 6 years as a board member including service as Chairman of the Board in 2012.
In his personal time Dr. Winder has always been active in sports, outdoor activities, and family. While at Hunter High School he was captain of the swim team and named All-American in water polo. He has completed ultramarathons (including the 50 mile Rim to Rim to Rim of Grand Canyon in a day & Zion Traverse), St George & Ogden marathons, triathlons, Spartan Obstacle races and is determined to hike the highest point in each state (he has completed 22 states so far; including Utah’s King Peak in 9 hrs). In 2009 he ‘Escaped from Alcatraz’ when he swam across the SF channel from the infamous prison island, and in 2017 he trekked to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. He loves to spend time with his wife Lisa and their five children Cannon, Rachel, Devon , Leah, and Aiden.
Dr. Winder is genuinely committed to your eye health and vision.
Kris A. Hill, O.D.
Dr. Hill is a graduate of Skyline High School where he was a member of the swim team and was also a member of the State Championship football team. He attended the University of Utah and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University. After completion of Optometry school he served as an Officer in the United States Navy and was Chief of Optometry at NRMC Camp Pendleton California. He returned to Utah in 1980 and established his private practice in Tooele where he has practiced the past 23 years.
Among his honors and accomplishments, he served as President Of the Utah Optometric Association in 1989 and in 1990 was selected by his peers as the Optometrist of the Year for the state of Utah.
Draper’s South Mountain is the current home of Dr. Hill and his wife Merry. They are the parents of 4 grown children and are enjoying the freedom to travel and enjoy the great outdoor lifestyle Utah has to offer. On your next visit to our office ask him about his hiking, biking, boating and scuba diving adventures. If he talks too long remember , you asked.
He joined Eyecare Associates, located in Midvale in 1999 and after Dr. Jeff Keller’s retirement later that year has continued providing the caring and personal service Eyecare Associates as well as Tooele Vision Center. Dedication to serving our patients with the highest quality eyecare and eyewear is what drives our practice.
Dr. Hill will always treat his patients with courtesy and respect and make it a point to answer any question concerning their eyes and visual needs. He is committed to continuing education to remain a leader in the profession. The visual needs and wellness of each patient will guide all his professional decisions.
Heidi Likens – Optometric Assistant / Office Manager
Heidi is married with two beautiful daughters. She has worked as an Optician and Optometric Assistant for the past 16 years; 5 in Las Vegas and has been here at Tooele Vision Center since 2001. She is our frame and lens specialist who is skilled in selecting the perfect lens and frame for optimum vision and fashion. Additionally, she does much of the optical lab work such as edging, tinting and polishing lenses. She also assists with patient testing and contact lens training for new wearers. In 2005 Heidi had LASIK after being highly nearsighted for years; and still benefits from great vision. She loves to give patients a first hand experience of the procedure.
Angela Curtis – Optometric Assistant/ Optical Manager
Angela was raised in Grantsville, is married and has 2 daughters. In addition to being an optician that loves to help you find the perfect frame she is a contact lens specialist who teaches many of our new wearers proper handling, insertion, removal, and care for their new contact lenses. With her love of fashion Angela meets with many frame reps to make sure we have the latest styles. Angela has many pairs of designer glasses & sunglasses and loves to share her enthusiasm with patients in their selection of personalized eyewear. She is certified by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO).
Callee Didericksen –Billing Manager
With many years of experience working for Select Health in resolving eligibility concerns, collection issues and billing we are happy to have Callee helping with all of our insurance billing and accounts receivables. She is excellent at making sure your insurance is used properly and you receive the benefits expected for your eye care services.
Marcie Dewsnup – Optometric Assistant/ Front Desk
With a cheerful smile to greet you as you check into our office Marcie is excellent at helping you get ready for your eye exam. She will determine your insurance benefits, and assist the doctor during the exam by performing visual field testing and auto-refraction/keratometry and digital imaging of the inside of your eyes with the new Optomap Camera.