Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Boren was selected as the Young Optometrist of the Year for the State of Nevada for 2001.
A former physics and chemistry teacher, Dr. Boren is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and a past president of the Northern Nevada Optometric Society. He is active in the Lions Club and donates his services to many charitable and service organizations. He enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his two sons.
Dr. Smith is a Reno native, having attended Little Flower Elementary and Bishop Manogue Catholic High School. She went on to receive her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego, and her doctorate from the Southern California College of Optometry (now Marshall B. Ketchum University).
Dr. Smith is a member of the Nevada Optometric Association, and was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve on the Nevada State Board of Optometry. As a member of the Board, she volunteers her time to to help ensure high professional standards for optometrists in the state of Nevada.
While available for comprehensive care and disease management, she particularly enjoys children's eye examinations and specialty contact lens fits. In her spare time, she volunteers with the local Make-A-Wish chapter and travels to foreign countries with Lions for Sight to provide eye examinations for those in need.
Dr. C. Annie Solberg grew up in Incline Village, Nevada, in beautiful Lake Tahoe. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts. She then moved to Portland, Oregon to attend Pacific University College of Optometry, graduating in 1999 with a Doctor Of Optometry degree. Dr. Solberg then worked in the Portland area as an associate in private practice. She performed comprehensive vision exams on adults and children and participated as a clinician in a major FDA contact lens study. In 2002, Dr. Solberg was named an Assistant Adjunct Clinical Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry. In 2003, Dr. Solberg moved back to Reno with her husband and son and continued working in private practice until 2016. At that time she joined a leading surgical center as an independent practitioner performing pre-operative and post-operative exams on cataract and refractive surgery patients. In 2018, Dr. Solberg returned to private practice at Reno Family Eye Care, bringing nearly 20 years of Optometry experience with her.
Dr. Kappes, or "Dr. K" as her patients call her, is a Nevada native, having grown up in Elko. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Marshall B. Ketchum University's Southern California College of Optometry. She furthered her education with a residency in Ocular Disease and Refractive Surgery at Eye Care Associates of Nevada.
Dr. Kappes is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a member of the Nevada Optometric Association. She is certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease. In 2019, she earned her Nevada Glaucoma Certification.
Dr. Kappes is available for comprehensive examinations, as well as glaucoma evaluation and treatment, pediatric eye examination, and specialty contact lens fits. She has a particular passion for the management of dry eye symptoms.