Kenneth Ridder, O.D.

Kenneth RidderKenneth Ridder was born and raised in Burlington, Colorado. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and completed his doctoral studies, with distinction, at Pacific University College of Optometry. He interned at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora. His honors include the Bausch and Lomb Excellence in Academic Achievement Award and the VSP Excellence in Primary Care Skills Achievement Award. Postgraduate studies include advanced ocular therapeutics, advanced glaucoma treatment & LASIK co-management. Dr. Ridder has been in private practice since 1992 and he is a member of the American Optometric and Colorado Optometric Associations. Dr. Ridder is Board Certified, American Board of Optometry.

His special interests include LASIK, nutrition and complex contact lens fitting including multifocal, keratoconus, CRT & Synergeyes lenses. He believes that patient education is critically important to improving long term eye health. This includes education on safe contact lens wear as well as the prevention and management of conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Dr. Ridder has been featured on local television and radio discussing vision care and has been published in professional journals.

Dr. Ridder and his wife Chris enjoy traveling and spending time with their twin sons Tyler and Brandon. In his spare time, he also enjoys photography, videography, biking and racquetball.


Wonderful staff. Dr. Ridder is incredible. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and takes the extra effort to explain everything in great detail and answer questions.

— Andy S., Highlands Ranch Location