We Believe Life Is All About Your Vision
How clear is your vision? Eyewear Concepts is a leading provider of optometry services and vision care products in the Dickinson community, and we want to help you achieve and maintain a clear vision for years to come.
Dickinson Optometry Services
Eyewear Concepts has been a leading provider of optometry services and vision care products in the Dickinson community since 1981, and we want to help you achieve and maintain clear vision for years to come.
Our experienced eye doctors offer comprehensive vision examinations at our Dickinson optometry office and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems. We use advanced diagnostic technology and vision correction products and are committed to improving the quality of life of persons in the Dickinson community through enhanced vision. Give yourself the gift of clear vision – schedule an appointment with your eye care provider today.
About Eyewear Concepts
The leading provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services in Dickinson. Since 1981, Eyewear Concepts has been the leader and preferred provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to our patients in Dickinson and the surrounding areas. Our experienced doctors and staff offer comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems.
In our mission to provide the best eye care services possible, our doctors use only the most advanced, state-of-theart diagnostic technology and eye care products available. We are committed to educating our patients and providing personalized eye care services to the people of Dickinson and the surrounding areas. At Eyewear Concepts, you will find eye care professionals who genuinely care about your health and are dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to everyone who walks through our door.
Schedule an appointment with an experienced eye care provider at our Dickinson optometrist office and give your
vision the level of care and attention it deserves.
Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Eyewear Concepts the leading provider of vision care products and services in Dickinson.
Dr. Melanie Oltmanns
Dr. Melanie Miller Oltmanns grew up in rural North Dakota. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, with majors in Composite Science and Spanish from Dickinson State University. She received her Doctorate of Optomety degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR, where she was awarded the Vistakon Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care. Dr. Oltmanns is an active member of the American Optometric Association. She has earned and maintains her certification for the treatment and management of ocular disease. She also maintains DEA certification. She is an active member of the North Dakota Optometric Association, and has served in all chairs of the Board of Directors. Dr. Oltmanns has been enjoying and appreciating the opportunity to practice primary care optometry for 20 years, in southwest North Dakota. In her spare time, she loves visiting with family and friends and reading.
Dr. Nate Shilman
Dr. Nate Shilman grew up in Bowman, ND. He attended the University of Mary and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in chemistry. He received his Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. Dr Shilman is an active member of the North Dakota Optometric Association and American Optometric Association where he is a member of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section. Dr. Shilman has been practicing primary care optometry with Eyewear Concepts and serving patient of southwest North Dakota since 2004. Dr Shilman and his wife Angie have two children: Jacob and Lucas. Dr Shilman enjoys running, mountain biking, downhill skiing and reading. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling.
Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA)
Lisa was born and raised in Dickinson, and graduated from Dickinson High School. Lisa has had the pleasure to work for this amazing practice since August of 2000. She earned certification as a Certified Paraoptometric (CPO) in December of 2000. After that, she completed the next level of certification and earned the title of Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA). Lisa has been fully trained in every area of the office. She has spent time as a receptionist, worked as a technician in the medical department of the office and trained for basic adjustments and repairs in the optical department. Lisa has full knowledge of working in our in-house optical lab, verification of glasses, the process of cutting lenses into the frame and assembly of the glasses. In 2017, Lisa was promoted to the business manager of the office. Being the business manager is proving to be her best challenge yet! Lisa has two daughter, Meghan and Isabella; they are the light of her life. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her girls, their dogs and cats, family and friends.
Lisa’s favorite frame line is Jimmy Choo. They are very comfortable and always fit my face well! There is such a wonderful selection of different frame shapes and colors within the Jimmy Choo brand.
Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)
Laverne is a native of rural Dickinson, ND. She has lived in Dickinson, since 1978. Laverne began working with Dr. Melanie Oltmanns in September of 1998 as a Paraoptometric. In 2001, she became a Certified Paraoptometic (CPO) and a member of the American Optometric Association. She has maintained her certification though continuing education. She specializes in patient care, pretesting, special testing, contacts, and low vision care. In her spare time, Laverne is a host of a local cooking show called Cooking Crave. They have 4 children and 7 grandchildren that keep them very busy.
Laverne’s favorite frame line is Jimmy Choo, because she loves their wide selection and sophisticated style.
Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)
Deidra is originally from Dickinson but also lived in Fargo, ND while attending college at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has been a part of the Eyewear Concepts team since fall of 2013. She works with patients while pretesting, completing medical testing, contact lens training, and filing insurance. Deidra enjoys art, travel, fashion, and drinking coffee.
Deidra’s favorite frame line is definitely William Morris because of their original design aesthetic.
Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)
Cheryl is originally from Mandan. She moved to Dickinson area to attend college at Dickinson State University with a degree in elementary education. Cheryl has been with Eyewear Concepts since September 2013, she is a Certified Paraoptometric. She works with pretesting exams, performs special testing, contact lens training and can also perform frame selections, repair of eyewear and adjustments of frames. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends and camping and hot tubbing. Cheryl and her husband Kenny have three children Jacob, Jessica, and Jarrid.
Cheryl’s favorite line is the fun, fancy Fendi!
Lead Certified Paraoptometric
Trisha was raised in Dickinson and graduated from Dickinson State University in 2015. Trisha has been with Eyewear Concepts since October 2016. Trisha assists our patients while pretesting their exams, completing medical testing, contact lens training, and scribing for Dr. Oltmanns. In her spare time, Trisha enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with her husband Andy and their two cats.
Trisha’s favorite frame line is Fendi with unique frames and a feel of luxury.
McKenzie was born and raised here in Dickinson. She graduated from Dickinson High School with honors in 2011. McKenzie has been working as an optician for Eyewear Concepts since August 2011. She assists patient with frame selection, frame adjustments, edging and fabrication, along with the maintenance and repairs of frames. McKenzie loves working with patients and is always happy to help with any of your eyewear needs! In her free time, McKenzie enjoys being a mom to her daughter Aubrey, spending time with family and friends, and spending time outdoors.
McKenzie’s favorite frame line is Fendi. They are created for a sophisticated, feminine and elegant woman, with a strong personality!
Denise was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota and has lived in Dickinson since 1994. Denise has been with Eyewear Concepts since September of 2013 as a receptionist. Her responsibilities include checking in/out patients, answering the phones, and scheduling appointments. Denise enjoys working at Eyewear Concepts and greeting all of the patients. In her free time, Denise enjoys spending time with family and friends, knitting, reading, cooking/baking, and riding motorcycle with her boyfriend, Reid. Denise and her late husband, Francis, have two sons Franc and Tristan.
Denise’s favorite frame line is William Morris because they always fit well, have a variety of colors, and are lightweight.
Lisa grew up on her family farm south of Dickinson and graduated from Dickinson High School with honors. Lisa is trained to work in all areas of our office! She started with Eyewear Concepts as a receptionist in 2016, became an Optician in 2017, then moved over to the Paraoptometric side in 2019. She pretests patients, performs medical testing, and assists with contacts. As needed, she works on the optical side and helps with frame selection and adjustments. She also sends out statements, assists the front desk, and co-manages our Facebook page. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, board games, and baking cheesecakes for the office.
Lisa’s favorite frame line is Etnia Barcelona. They have such an exciting and diverse style with their funky lightweight frames and color selections!
Chris was born and raised in Dickinson. She has been with Eyewear concepts since April 2014. She is currently an Optician and Paraoptometric assistant. She works with frames and lens selection and adjustments as well as pretesting exams, performs special testing, and contact lens training. Chris is married to Aaron and has two daughters, Alie and Bree. In her free time she likes to travel and spend time with family.
Chris’s favorite frame line is Etnia because of comfort and the fun colors and designs
Lynn grew up north of Dickinson and graduated from Dickinson High School in 1986. She married Terry in 1988. They live near Dickinson and have two children, Carly 22 and Christopher 19. Lynn started with Eyewear Concepts in February 2017 as a receptionist. Her duties include welcoming patients by name to Eyewear Concepts, as well as registering new patients, answering the phone, making appointments, checking insurance, and taking payments. In her free time, she enjoys her garden, flowers, spending time with her family, her dogs, reading, and baking.
Lynn’s favorite frame line is Tura because of their lightweight and vibrantly colored frames.
In 2013, Trinity moved here from Deadwood, South Dakota. She worked at Deadwood Eyecare for 6 years as a paraoptometric and also helped out at the front desk and optical. She started at Eyewear Concepts in 2017 as an Optician, and in the fall of 2019, she moved to the Paraoptometric side and loves pretesting patients before they see the doctor. Trinity is married to Michael Bates and has two sons, Landon and Joseph. In her spare time, she likes to knit and ride ATV in the Black Hills with her family.
Trinity’s favorite line is Kate Spade. This collection recalls the 60’s and their influence is seen in both the design and colors.
Dusty moved here from Rapid City, SD. She graduated from Dickinson High School in 2011. Dusty has been with Eyewear Concepts as an optician since July 2018. She loves working with our patients and making them laugh. Her duties include working with frames, lens selections, adjustments, and edging lenses in the lab. Dusty is married to her husband Leland and they have a daughter named Lindy. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, fishing, and hunting.
Dusty’s favorite frame line is Fysh, because Fysh is designed for the strong, ambitious, game changing woman who embraces individual style.
Amber was born and raised in Dickinson. She graduated from Dickinson High School in 2009 where she met her husband Nicholas. Together they have two boys, Brody and Briar. Amber has been an optician with Eyewear Concepts since October 2019. She works with frames, lens selections, and adjustments. In her free time, she loves traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family and their three dogs.
Amber’s favorite frame line is Etnia Barcelona because they have a diverse selection of colors and frames!
Beau grew up in Coeur’d Alene Idaho, where he enjoyed spending time on the lake and in the mountains with his family. In 2015, Beau moved to Dickinson on a golf scholarship for DSU. Beau has been working as an Optician at Eyewear Concepts since 2019. He assists patients with frame and lens selection, repairs and adjustments. Beau looks forward to his role in preserving your vision! Beau spends most of his free time with his Australian Cattle Dog, Apollo. They enjoy fishing, hiking, and playing golf.
Beau’s favorite frame line is Ray-Ban because of their timeless look.