Welcome to Spearfish Eye Care Center in Spearfish, South Dakota.

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.

  • Kim DeNeui

    Kim has been our optician for 16 years. She started training with Don Magnell & has become an outstanding optician. Whether it is adjusting glasses, repairing or styling Kim is excellent. Kim and her husband Jake have lived in Spearfish for 32 years. They have a daughter Shawn, a little dog Peanut and 2 cats Sassy and Smoke.

  • Karen Stielow

    Karen has been an Optician for 27 years. Relocating to the Black Hills after working in a busy optical shop in Minnesota. Karen has been at our office for 10 years. She does a great job of frame selection, adjustment, and repair. Karen & her husband John live outside of Whitewood and have three children, Alex, John, & Jacque. They also have a son-in-law Will, a daughter-in-law Kayla and a grandaughter Evelyn.

  • Kellye Thompson
    Optometric Technician

    Kellye has been our Optometric Technician for 14 years. Kellye is the one to talk to regarding your contact lenses. She gets you started when you come in for your exam and does any supplementary test you may need.  Kellye and her husband Devan have lived in Spearfish for 32 years. They have two grown children DJ and Darian, one son-in-law Joe and two beautiful grandsons Trey and Asa.

  • Donna Page
    Insurance/Front Desk

    Donna manages the insurance and fills in wherever she is needed. She has been in the eye care business for 36 years, 15 years of which has been with Spearfish Eye Care Center. Donna & her husband Dennis, live in Spearfish. They have two sons Jay & Tanner. They also own their own businesses. Page ETC & Storage Solutions. Donna is a happy Grandma to Cooper, Harper & Parker.

  • Melody Hanzlik
    Front Desk Receptionist

    Melody lives in Spearfish with her husband Colin. Together they have two daughters, two dogs, one cat, one granddog & one grandcat. Melody has been with Spearfish Eye Care Center for 11 years.


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