Welcome to Spearfish Eye Care Center in Spearfish, South Dakota.
33 Years in Business!

Dr. Mike Richey and Dr. Kathy Haivala along with the Spearfish Eye Care Center team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment with our office.

Spearfish eye Care Center is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the area come to Spearfish Eye Care Center because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr’s Richey and Haivala with our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Spearfish Eye Care Center, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Spearfish Eye Care Center, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Our Doctor’s and the Spearfish Eye Care Center staff make us the vision care providers of choice in the Spearfish area. Our Spearfish Eye Care Center optometrists offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our office at 605-642-8480. Our Doctor’s are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment. Please call us today or schedule an appointment today online.

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  • Michael Richey, OD

    Dr. Richey graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1986. He and his wife, Lorna are originally from Belle Fourche and returned home to start his practice. Spearfish Eye Care Center has been in business for 34 years.  Dr. Richey truly enjoys the patients that have become his friends over the years. He and Lorna have raised four girls, Sydni, Jessie, Mary and Michelle. They have finally gotten some boys with their two grandsons and recently their first granddaughter.  Dr. Richey is an avid fisherman and can often be seen on a lake or creek somewhere with Lorna.

  • Kathy Haivala, OD

    Dr. Haivala obtained her Undergrad Degree from USD in Vermillion and graduated from Southern California of Optometry in 1991. Dr. Haivala is originally from Mitchell and her husband Bryan is from Belle Fourche. They love mountain biking in the Black Hills, so they moved back to South Dakota in 1993 and she joined Dr. Richey’s practice. It’s hard to believe we have been in practice together for 26 years! She and Bryan have three adult children Jake, Sam and Sadie. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and is locally involved in the Zonta Club.


Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

    Spearfish Eye Care is the best. Kathy worked with me to find the best contacts and always helped me get the best deal with rebates. I just picked up my first pair of bifocals. Now I can see everything with no compromises. The staff is excellent. Smart and friendly.

    Cherie C.

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Spearfish Eye Care Center


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8:30 am-5:30 pm