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Dr. Heavin Maier – Optometric Physician

Dr. Heavin Maier

Dr. Heavin Maier founded Eyes For Life in 2005. It was her desire to serve patients’ vision and eye care needs in an independent setting, where she could best provide the most personalized care and build long term relationships with her patients. She knows that the best care can be given when time is taken to listen to her patient’s concerns. She is grateful to her patients for having spread the word about the care they have received at Eyes For Life, enabling the practice to really blossom. As the practice grows, Dr. Maier enjoys looking for new technology and products to better solve patient needs.

While Dr. Maier has called many places across the country home, she refers to Kenai, Alaska as her hometown. She received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University in North Carolina. Dr. Maier was drawn away from environmental research to the field of optometry by her desire to work directly with people in a scientifically based, yet relationship building career. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She then moved to Spokane to make a home with her husband, fellow optometric physician, Mitchell Maier.

Dr. Maier has been blessed with two lovely children, Julia and Quinn. Adding the mommy dimension to her family life has enriched her ability to relate to and care for her younger patients.

Dr. Maier is a proud member of the American Optometric Association. In 2005, she was honored with the Cameron Living Memorial Award. She partners with Optometry Giving Sight, a global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error. She has served on her church council at St. Mark’s Lutheran and currently serves on the board of directors at Lutheran Community Services Northwest.

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