Who we are
Dr. Lavar KofoedFounder & CEO
Dr. Lavar Kofoed has been a practicing optometrist since 1996. Over the years, he’s seen a lot of changes in technology -- specifically with how offices interact with their patients. Keeping with the times was tough. It meant using multiple different companies to cover the office needs, and it became frustrating when his office staff used up all their time doing paperwork. In 2012, he tasked his team to find ways to simplify all the different technologies. It needed to be easier and more cost effective for everyone to use. And so EyeAppoint was created!
EyeAppoint is the one-stop-shop solution for your optometry technology needs. We offer a wide variety of services that all support the basic tenets of EyeAppoint: Attracting, Engaging, and Retaining Patients.
All of our technologies are built by an optometrist for optometrists. Our team has robust knowledge of the needs optometry faces in today’s market, whether you’re a mobile clinic, a small rural office, or a large group. We love creating efficient, creative, and customizable solutions to increase efficiency and automate the patient experience from start to finish. We enjoy partnering with clients who want to get back to what they do best: providing world class care for their patients.
Using the solutions provided by EyeAppoint, Dr. Kofoed has expanded into 9 office locations providing close to 50,000 appointments annually in Idaho and Utah. To this day, all EyeAppoint solutions are tested across his network for quality assurance. Since we officially launched to a wide audience in late 2018, we’ve partnered with over 60 offices across the United States and Canada -- and we just keep growing!
Scott ChristophersonOwner & Digital Marketing Director
Scott Christopherson has been a serial entrepreneur most of his life. He founded and operated a multi-million dollar chain of cellular phone stores in the northwest. He later created a company to market and distribute products and services for the satellite industry. This company became nationally recognized by satellite giants DIRECTV and Dish Network. Scott was a founder and officer of G Cubed, a manufacturer of skin care products sold through large retailers, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Walgreens to name a few. Once that business was successfully sold he operated an ambulance EMS company that contracted with the US federal government to provide medical services to the wildland firefighters.
Scott has worked with Dr. Kofoed since 2012 and has a deep understanding of the optometry industry. Recognizing the importance of marketing in each of his previous businesses, Scott has applied his expertise to help EyeAppoint clients grow their own practices. He currently oversees the digital marketing services for EyeAppoint. He is a native of Idaho and resides there with his wife and 4 children.
Richard ErwinOwner & Business Director
Richard Erwin has enjoyed working as an international business leader for over 2 decades. He currently advises as a consultant and Business Director to companies in both the US and UK. He has progressed a string of start up and small companies to become multi million dollar companies with both a national and international presence.
Richard has known Dr. Kofoed since 2005 and is one of the originators of the EyeAppoint concept. Richard strongly promotes involving the whole office team in development. Everyone from front office staff to management and owners help EyeAppoint create solutions designed for efficiency and effectiveness-- all while keeping costs low. Everything EyeAppoint offers is thoroughly tested and used every day in our own offices. Richard continues to work closely with Dr. Kofoed and other business partners of EyeAppoint as Business Director.
Richard and his wife Angela currently reside in Norwich, England. Richard enjoys watching Norwich City Football Club and loves visiting the US to see his children and grandchildren.
Maddy QuastBusiness Manager
Maddy Quast is the newest addition to our team. She graduated from Brigham Young University - Idaho with a degree in Digital & Social Medias and Public Relations. She has worked in various communications and marketing roles across many industries including health & wellness, agriculture, travel, and promotional products. She loves working with clients and enjoys getting to know more about their practices, patients, and care.
Maddy joined EyeAppoint as the Business Manager in 2020. She currently oversees all business transactions and client communications. Maddy grew up in southern Idaho and currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. In her free time, she loves to travel, ski, and enjoy the latest Netflix series.