Your Pueblo Eye Exam Team

Friendly and professional eye care every time we see you.

Look No Further For Eye Exams, Contact Lenses, and Overall Eye Care

At Joseph Gowen, O.D. & Associates, we are committed to serving the eye health needs of Pueblo and Southern Colorado.

Here’s how we do it:


We’re committed to providing you with top-notch customer service and quality eye care


We’ve been in the same Pueblo, CO location with the same eye doctor for 10 years and counting


We ditch the medical jargon and answer your questions so you can really understand our recommendations


We carry the most comfortable contact lenses on the market so you can start seeing clearly right away


We offer same-day appointments and walk-ins in our Pueblo office so we can meet your busy schedule


We’re partnered with Eyemart Express who offer competitive pricing on glasses and can often have them ready in 1 hour

Our Eye Care Process is Simple

We See You

With appointments available Monday through Saturday and walk-ins accepted, it’s easy to fit your eye exam into your day.

We Are Committed

Our doctor and team have proudly served Pueblo and the surrounding community since 2012.

We Deliver Service

The patient love is real. Check out our reviews that showcase our dedication to providing top-notch service.

*Eyemart can make over 90 percent of glasses the same day as your appointment, including sunglasses, no-line bifocals and high power lenses. Oftentimes you can walk out the door with your new glasses in less than an hour.

Located inside Eyemart Express

Meet Our Team

Dr. Joseph Gowen, OD

Dr. Gowen is passionate about helping patients improve their quality of life. After all, we only get one pair of eyes! With the opportunity to see many patients more often than they see their primary care provider (don’t forget to come in once a year!), he enjoys the opportunity to educate and counsel patients about their eye health and wellness as well as their overall health.  

Dr. Gowen graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry, and has been practicing optometry since 2005. He cares deeply about his patients and strives to treat them with the same care that they give their own family members.

Dr. Gowen has lived in Southern Colorado since 2007, and enjoys running, hiking, snowboarding, watching movies, and pickleball in his spare time.

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Lori Santistevan, Office Manager

Lori is fascinated with the science and history of eyecare–did you know that Leonardo da Vinci created the first contact lens? While she is enthralled with the advances in eyecare, her favorite part of working here is helping patients get much-needed relief with eye issues.

Lori began in the field at a gas-permeable contact lens lab, and her interest in the complexity of the eyes has led her to become an optician. She encourages everyone to attend their annual eye exam—the correlation between eyes and brain is very important and many medical conditions can be discovered in the yearly checkup.

In her free time, Lori loves to watch movies, spend time with family, write, game, and just enjoy being home.

Rhonda Pantello, Optometric Technician

Rhonda loves helping people see the world in a different light, and eyecare is the perfect way to do that! She is always looking for ways to continue learning about eye health, and wants everyone to remember…”You only have two eyes. Take care of them!”

In her free time, Rhonda enjoys spending time with her family.