Meet Our Board Certified Physicians

Jim Conahan, M.D. – Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Jim Conahan

Jim Conahan, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive and cataract surgery.  He has been practicing since 1991 and was voted Denver’s Top Ophthalmologist in 5280 Magazine by his peers.  Dr. Conahan has experienced the miracle of LASIK himself, and shares his experiences as both a surgeon and patient.  He is involved in the entire process of laser vision correction, helping you to make the best decision, answering all of your questions and concerns, and personally seeing you at every appointment.


Dr. Conahan has always believed that it was a privilege and a gift to be able to give sight to the blinded poor of the world. Through his volunteer work in Mante, Mexico he has performed well over 1000 free cataract surgeries.  In 2006, he and his wife, Molly, formed a nonprofit organization called The Mission of Healing Eye. Their mission seeks to bring free medical and surgical eye care to the blinded poor in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Dr. Conahan and his volunteers have performed over 2500 cataract surgeries, seen 11,000 people in the eye clinic, and distributed 11,000 pairs of glasses—all with no charge to the patients.


He lives in Highlands Ranch, CO with his wife, Molly, and is father to three adult children and one granddaughter.

Danelle Habhab, O.D. – Board Certified Optometrist

Danelle Habhab, O.D. received her B.A. in psychology from Boston College. She went on to receive a B.S. in visual sciences and a doctorate in Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry. Following her time there, she completed her residency in ocular disease and hospital based eye care at Cleveland V.A. Medical Center. She is a member of both the Colorado Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.


Dr. Habhab has worked with United Eye Centers since June 2001. Her particular areas of interest include geriatric-based eye care and family eye care.   Danelle lives in Centennial with her husband and two daughters.  She enjoys hiking, running, and all the wonderful outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.

Dr. Danelle Habhab

Dr. Keri Vervaet, O.D. – Optometrist

Dr. Keri Vervaet

Dr. Keri Vervaet received her B.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Wyoming in Laramie. She then completed her Doctorate of Optometry at Pacific University, College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.  Dr. Vervaet provides comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fitting, and management and treatment of ocular disease for all ages. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Colorado Optometric Association, and the Denver Metro Optometric Society.


Before moving to Colorado in 2007, Dr. Vervaet and her family lived in San Antonio, Texas where she served as an optometrist in the United States Air Force. While serving, she provided eye exams for active duty military members, their families, and retirees. She also ran the Air Crew Contact Lens program that provided contact lenses for pilots and aircrew members.


Dr. Vervaet now lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband and three boys. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.

Meet Our Friendly Staff

Billing and General Business Support

Molly has been working with UEC for over ten years. At UEC, Molly spends most of her time in the billing office. An avid volunteer, Molly works tirelessly for The Mission for Healing Eyes and helps lead multiple missions annually to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Mexico. There, along with a team of surgeons and support staff, she helps manage the week-long missions focused on provided cataract surgeries, glasses, and more to the poor in that region.


Brooke is Dr. Conahan's Certified Ophthalmic Assistant; she also performs all of his contact lens fittings. She has been working at United Eye Centers for ten years and loves every minute of it. She has been a volunteer on two life changing missions with Dr. Conahan in the last two years to Zihuatenjo, Mexico. Brooke is the mother of three young children.

Office Manager & Billing Supervisor

Valerie has been working with UEC since 2011 and has become something of a Swiss army knife. Aside from her dual roles of billing supervisor and office manager for UEC, she is the general go-to when an office issue needs to be solved. She handles all UEC billing and account receivable.  Valerie lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband, son, and daughter. She enjoys reading, sleeping, movies, and home projects.

Optician and Optical Manager

Audrey is our licensed and certified optician and optical manager at UEC. She has been with our office since 2012 and has been working as a licensed optician in the Denver Metro area since 2007. She enjoys working closely with UEC patients to best meet their needs. Audrey has a BA in Criminal Justice and Criminology/Sociology from Metropolitan State University of Denver. As a Colorado native, she loves spending time outdoors with her four children. Her hobbies include reading, crafting, jogging, and quiet moments with her family and friends. She is also an avid fan of collecting crazy fun eyewear!

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