About Our Practice

Hometown Eyecare and Optical is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.

Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality of eye care available. It shows in everything that we do. From your first contact with us to any in-office visits, we aim to provide you with first-class hometown service. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!

Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.

Dr. Walton
Dr. Walton

Derek A. Walton, OD

Dr. Walton is excited to be practicing in his hometown. He has been working as an optometrist since 2011 and loves the work he does. He especially enjoys meeting people from diverse backgrounds, getting to know them personally, and helping them achieve clear, healthy vision.

Dr. Walton was raised in Riverton and graduated from Riverton High School in 2000. He then received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management at Ricks College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Wyoming, and a Doctor of Optometry degree at the Southern California College of Optometry, graduating Magna Cum Laude in the class of 2011.

On a personal note, Dr. Walton enjoys sports, playing the piano, being in Wyoming’s outdoors, and spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their three fun-loving children.

About Our Team

Our team of eye care professionals is friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.


Kammi is the head optician at Kister Eyecare. She was born and raised in Riverton. She ventured outside of Wyoming’s state lines for 22 years but returned in 2014. She has 20 years of optical experience crafting and fitting eyewear for many people. When not working with glasses, Kammi enjoys gardening, taking care of her four dogs, and hiking, mainly for the fresh air.


Lori is our receptionist and billing specialist. She is also actively involved in patient care. She was born and raised in Riverton and has worked in the medical and eye care fields for 14 years. When she is away from the office, Lori loves spending time with her family.