Jerry R. Pederson, O.D., FAAO (Dec.)
Originally from Iowa, Dr. Pederson graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1965. He established Southglenn Eyecare in 1970. A longtime member and former president of the Colorado Optometric Association, he was been awarded Optometrist of the Year as well as the Distinguished Service Award from the COA. Dr. Pederson served on the Colorado State Board of Optometry as well as serving a term as president of the board. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Pederson is survived by his two sons and his wife Linda. After 40 years, Dr. Pederson retired in 2010. He passed away in December 2019.