Doctors & Staff


Dr. Carl Cottrell, O.D. - Eye Doctor OptometristCarl C. Cottrell, O.D.

Dr. Cottrell, a Meeteetse, Wyoming native, decided when
he was a young boy that he wanted to be an optometrist
after he got his first pair of glasses. He was so excited to
be able to see that he wanted to do the same thing for
others.  He graduated from Northwest College in Powell
then attended the University of Wyoming. After receiving
his doctor of optometry degree from Southern California
College of Optometry in 1998, he then moved to Newcastle,
Wyoming where he practiced optometry in the Newcastle
Vision Clinic. In 2010, Dr. Cottrell purchased another practice in Worland, Wyoming and began
the Worland Vision Clinic. He loves being able to help people with their eye care needs in both
communities and helping people see the best they can with personable exams and friendly service.  
He served as president of the Wyoming Optometric Association in 2009, and has been a volunteer
optometrist for three VOSH (Volunteer Optometry for the Service to Humanity) programs in
Mexico and Guatemala where they provide hundreds of eye exams and used eyeglasses to
underprivileged people.    
Dr. Cottrell and his wife Candace enjoy raising their five daughters and watching them in their
sporting, musical and drama events.


Emily A. Bryant, O.D. 

Dr. Bryant is originally from Sheridan, Wyoming and later graduated from the University of

Wyoming.  She attended optometry school at Western University College of Optometry in

Pomona, CA where she earned her degree as a Doctor of Optometry in May, 2017.  Her

husband, Brady, grew up in Worland, and both of them are excited to be back "home." 

Dr. Bryant joined the team at the Worland Vision Clinic on August, 2017. We are very

pleased to have her energy in the office and will feed off her desire to help everyone in

the surrounding communities with complete vision care.   __________________________________________________________________________


Paige M. Nielsen, O.D.

Dr. Nielsen grew up in Wheatland, WY and attended Chadron State College in Nebraska

where she obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Biology.  Four years later,

in 2014, she graduated as a Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University College of

Optometry in Forest Grove, OR.  From August 2014 to June 2017, Dr. Nielsen was a

full time Captain and clinical optometrist in the United States Air Force at F.E. Warren

AFB in Cheyenne, WY.  She is married to Matthew, who is a Nebraska native and is currently

doing a family medicine residency in Rapid City. Her hobbies include swimming, crochet,

and playing the alto saxophone.  We are honored to have her working part time in Newcastle

at the Newcastle Vision Clinic!  Dr. Nielsen has a great and fun personality, and will be sure

to brighten anyone's day.


Our Staff:

Newcastle Vision Clinic


Worland Vision Clinic

The staff at both of our locations excel at providing a friendly

and fun experience. They are an exceptional team and will work to provide

the best and most innovative vision products. Their combined

years of experience will work to serve all your visual needs.