Dr. Ruehlen grew up in Colorado and completed her BS in Merchandising at Colorado State University - Fort Collins. She pursued a career in Retail Management for six years prior to graduating from Pacific University (OR) with a Doctor of Optometry degree. While studying at Pacific University, she completed training in dry eye and ocular surface disease, diabetic eye disease, specialty contact lenses, glaucoma, and other ocular disease management. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Colorado Optometric Association, and the Southern Colorado Optometric Society.
She is married to her wonderful husband, Jon. They enjoy spending time with their two kitties (Cash and Mae), traveling, hiking, and attending sporting events to cheer on the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos.