Meet the Team

Dr. Christopher Bettner - Colorado Springs, Colorado


Dr. Christopher Bettner has been serving the optometric needs of Colorado Springs since 1995. Dr. Bettner is trained in ocular pathology with an emphasis in the treatment and management of ocular diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma,and pre and post-operative care. Dr. Bettner specializes in computer vision syndrome, dry eye therapy, geriatric, and children’s vision. He is also an expert at specialty contact lens fittings including Corneal Reshaping Therapy (CRT), bifocal contacts, Kerasoft for keratoconus, and medically necessary contact lenses. Dr. Bettner is also licensed by the Colorado State Board of Optometry and is certified in the use of topical as well as oral therapeutic medications related to the care of the eyes.

Dr. Bettner received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Indiana University in 1991 and his Doctorate in Optometry from Indiana University in 1995. He has been a member in good standing of the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association for 15 years.

Besides being an avid golf enthusiast, Dr. Bettner enjoys spending time with his wife, Gretchen, and three children, Jordan, Nick, and Erin.

Bettner Vision's exclusive eyewear designs and knowledgeable staff are a wonderful complement to his clinical expertise.

Justin L. Manning, OD, MPH, FAAO - Colorado Springs, Colorado


Dr. Manning received his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University in 2013, where he was awarded the Graduate of the Year and Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care awards. He was also awarded Student of the Year by the Optometric Physicians of Washington. As a student, he completed externships at the White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont and Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons, a multidisciplinary cornea, cataract, and LASIK center.

Dr. Manning also completed advanced residency training, an opportunity pursued by only 30% of optometrists, in Geriatric Optometry at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Tacoma, WA. His professional interests include geriatrics, ocular disease management, retina, and specialty contact lenses. He recently completed a Master of Public Health degree from Salus University. His knowledge and experience in clinical optometry, as well as public health, give Dr. Manning a unique perspective in providing the best quality of care possible to his patients.

Dr. Manning takes pride in educating his patients, the public, and optometrists alike. He served as a professor of optometry at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua from 2015 to 2017 where he taught Nicaraguan optometry students in clinical skills and contact lenses. He is fluent in Spanish. He currently serves on the editorial board for the university's peer-reviewed medical journal and continues to lecture internationally on contact lenses and ocular disease. He was awarded the President's Circle award in 2015 by VOSH/ International for his work in Nicaragua.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association. He resides in Northeast Colorado Springs with his wife Danielle and two daughters, Lucie and Isabella.

Visit today and schedule your next Colorado Springs eye exam or consultation.

Dr. Mark Yates - Anthem, Arizona

Dr. Mark Yates - Anthem, Arizona

Bettner Vision Arizona would like to introduce Dr. Mark Yates as the newest addition to our team.

Dr. Yates received his Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a major in pre-optometry and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. He has always been passionate about health care, which led him to pursue his Doctorate of Optometry from USML, graduating in 1990. While in optometry school, he completed internships at the State University of New York, School of Optometry and the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Dr. Yates joins Bettner Vision after relocating to Arizona from Quantum Vision Centers in Illinois. He brings decades of experience in medical eye care and specialty contact lenses.

He takes great pride in providing his patients with the highest level of eye care in Arizona. His primary concern is for his patients’ visual needs and overall ocular wellness.

When Dr. Yates isn’t in the office seeing patients, he enjoys hiking and traveling with his sons, Mason and Landon. Mason is an author and guitarist and Landon is an excellent student and an avid gamer.

Dr. Jeff Jones, MB - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Dr. Jeff Jones - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Jeff Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from La Sierra University in Riverside, California, and later completed medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. He completed an internship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, and then his ophthalmology residency at Loma Linda University.

He is passionate about ocular health and treats a broad range of ocular conditions including eyelid conditions, corneal disease, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal disease.

His main hobbies are mountain biking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.

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