Who We Are...
Dr. Richey 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.
Meet the Doctors
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 25 years now, and Dr. Richey truly enjoys the many patients that have become his friends over the years. He and Lorna have raised four girls: Sydni, Jessie, Mary and Michelle, and finally got some boys with their two grandsons! He is an avid fisherman, and can often be seen "cutting a rug" with Lorna wherever there is good country music!
Dr. Haivala attended undergrad at USD in Vermillion and graduated from Southern California College of Optometry in 1991. She is originally from Mitchell and wanted to move back to South Dakota to raise her family. Her husband, Bryan, is from Belle Fourche and they loved the Black Hills so luckily Dr. Richey was looking for a partner! She has been practicing here since 1993. She particularly enjoys pediatrics and contact lenses, and working with the area ophthalmologists to co-manage LASIK and cataract surgery. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the South Dakota Optometric Association. She is involved in the Zonta Club of Spearfish and is currently the Vice President. Kathy enjoys running with her dogs and playing scrabble. She and Bryan have three children, Jake, Sam and Sadie.
Meet our Staff
Kellye is our optometric technician. She 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 testing for the doctors. She and her husband, Devan, have lived in Spearfish for 27 years and she has been with us going on 10 years now. They have 2 children DJ and Darian. They have recently gained a new son-in-law, Joe.
Kim has been our optician for 12 years. She started training here with Don Magnell and has become an outstanding optician. She and her husband, Jake, have lived in Spearfish 27 years and have a daughter named Shawn.
Donna manages the insurance and fills in wherever she is needed. She has been in the eye care business for nearly 30 years, 11 of which has been with Spearfish Eye Care Center. She and her husband, Dennis, live in Spearfish and their two boys JD and Tanner. They also own their own business Page ETC. Donna is a happy Grandma to Tanner and Lexie's son Cooper, who will become a big brother this summer.
Melody is our front desk receptionist. She is the VERY nice and friendly voice that you will hear answering our phones! She and her husband Colin moved back "home" to Spearfish after Colin retired from the Army. Melody has been with us close to 7 years. They have two daughters, Morgan and Hailey
Karen has been an optician for 21 years and relocated to the Black Hills after working in a busy optical shop in Minnesota. She has been at our office for 4 years. She does an excellent job of frame selection, adjustment, and repair. She and her husband John live outside of Sturgis and have 3 children, Alex, John and Jacque.