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Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Southglenn Eyecare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Centennial.


Jon F. Pederson, O.D., FAAO

Originally from Littleton, Dr. Pederson graduated in 1998 from Washington State Universitywith a degree in Biology/Zoology. He graduated with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2003. Dr. Pederson completed an additional year of residency training in the areas of Geriatrics and Hospital Based Optometry at the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center. He continued to work at the VA medical center as well as teaching courses in ocular disease and advanced clinical procedures at Pacific University College of Optometry until 2005. Upon returning to the Denver area, Dr. Pederson was the Clinical Director at the Colorado Optometric Center in Five Points, a non-profit teaching clinic providing eye care to the indigent population of Colorado. Dr. Pederson remains active within the public health sector, volunteering for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless’ Stout Street Clinic, as well as serving as a consultant optometrist for the Fort Logan Mental Health Center. He has also led several international volunteer eye missions, including Veracruz, Mexico, Chisinau, Moldova and Quito, Equador. Dr. Pederson is a founding member of the Colorado Optometric Glaucoma Society and is also involved with the Front Range Optometric Society and American Optometric Association. Dr. Pederson is also an active member of the Colorado Optometric Association, and was the 2017-2018 president for the association. Dr. Pederson is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Pederson has been presented with the 2010 Keyperson of the year award and has been named the Young Optometrist of the Year award in 2014. Dr. Pederson currently lives in Denver with his wife Courtney, and their two children Harper and Lincoln.

Jerry R. Pederson, O.D., FAAO

Originally from Iowa, Dr. Pederson graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1965. He established his practice in the Southglenn area in 1970. A longtime member and former president of the Colorado Optometric Association, he has been awarded Optometrist of the Year as well as the Distinguished Service Award from the COA. Dr. Pederson has served on the Colorado State Board of Optometry as well as serving a term as president of the board. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Pederson has two sons, one with whom he used to practice with. He currently lives in Greenwood Village with his wife Linda. Dr. Pederson retired from the practice but still visits the office every now and then.