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David W. Nelson O.D., MBA
Dr. David W. Nelson is a board certified optometrist*, an advanced certification awarded by the American Board of Optometry. Dr Nelson graduated from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 1985. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Business with a diversified Masters in Business Administration in 1991. Dr. Nelson served in 2001-02 as President of the American Optometric Association, a 33,000 member organization of optometrists, following his eight years of service on the Board of Trustees. He currently provides consulting and educational lectures across the United States for optometric colleagues in newly advancing areas of retinal assessment with advanced technology, age-related macular degeneration genetic testing, and nutrition supplement prescribing for improved eye health. He is also on Signet Armorlite’s Education Board, manufacturer of Kodak Brand Spectacle and Progressive Lenses.
Brittany E. Radke O.D.
Dr. Radke is a 2013 graduate of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated Summa Cum Laude. Prior to attending optometry school, Dr. Radke graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Dr. Radke is happy to be back in Madison to start practicing optometry. She is a member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She has experience in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, as well as the prescribing of glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Radke enjoys running, traveling, and cheering on the Badgers.
Jami L. Swenson O.D.
Dr. Swenson is a South Dakota native who received her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She then went on to attend Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Swenson is excited to join the Eye Contact team and experience all that the great state of Wisconsin has to offer. In her spare time, Dr. Swenson enjoys spending time outdoors, bicycling, and listening to live music.
Valerie Vanden Boom O.D.
Dr. Vanden Boom joined Eye Contact in 1991 and has been practicing continually at the west side office since. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Optometry in 1990 after receiving a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Southwest Missouri State University. She is a member of both the Wisconsin and American Optometric Associations. Specialty contact lenses and refractive surgery consultation as well as peri-operative care are among Dr. Vanden Boom's areas of interest. Dr. Vanden Boom enjoys running, gardening and spending time with family and friends.