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Doctors & Staff

Basin Vision Center is the leading provider of vision care products and services in Cody, Wyoming

Dr. James H. Bell, OD

Dr. Bell was raised in Powell, WY and received his degree from Pacific University’s College of Optometry in Oregon. He has been practicing in Cody at Basin Vision Center since 1991. He has served as President for the Wyoming Optometric Association and has recently completed serving on the Wyoming Board of Examiners for Optometry. In 2015, Dr. Bell was given the honor of receiving the WOA Optometrist of the Year award.

Dr. Bell and his wife, Stefanie are very active in the Cody community and are busy keeping up with their children and grandchildren. The members of the Bell family are avid skiers in the winter and spend the summer months doing everything that Northwest Wyoming offers.

Dr. Jonathan Hartley, OD

Dr. Hartley is a Wyoming native who was born and raised in Worland, Wyoming. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in molecular biology from the University of Wyoming before beginning his formal optometric training. In 2007, Dr. Hartley graduated summa cum laude with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California. He completed his externships at the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, Eye Care Associates of Nevada, and at the Indian Health Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma. In 2007, he joined Basin Vision Center. Dr. Hartley is a member of the Wyoming Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Hartley has a special interest in pediatric optometry. He targets not only visual acuity, but also functional vision for early readers. He conducts vision screenings with the Children’s Resource Center and Headstart. Dr. Hartley has been married to his wife, Brooke, for twelve years and have three children. They enjoy spending time hiking and fishing in the Beartooth Mountains.

Front office staff and Opticians

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to assist you throughout your appointment at Basin Vision Center. Our highly trained opticians can help you find the perfect pair of glasses and are always available without appointment for adjustments and repairs. With more than 500 frames to choose from, they are sure to help you find something that fits you and your unique style. We carry brand name frames from Maui Jim, Oakley, Kate Spade, Vera Bradley, Nike, Flexon and many more.

If you have billing or insurance questions, our front office staff are more than happy to help. Feel free to give us a call or stop by and let us answer any questions. We pride ourselves with our excellent customer service and look forward to meeting you and assisting you in any way that we can.

Our certified Vision Therapist works alongside our doctors to help children and adults who are needing treatment for vision disorders, such as lazy eyes (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), difficult focus, and learning difficulty due to vision disorders.