Meet the Doctors

the doctors

Dr. Mike Richey, Dr. Kathy Haivala and the entire staff at Spearfish Eye Care Center are thankful for the opportunity to take part in your family's eye care needs. We recognize you have a choice for your eye care needs and are committed to exceeding all your expectations.

  • 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.

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Spearfish Eye Care Center


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm