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Our practice is thankful to have providers that share the same philosophy of providing the best care for their patients utilizing advanced technology for evaluation of eye health and vision. Additionally, they understand that by carefully listening in the exam room, more accurate diagnosis and better treatment can be achieved. Education is another crucial element necessary for providing exemplary care not only for staff and doctors, but also for patients. We work very hard to explain the examination results so that our patients understand how their eyes work and which treatments will be best for them.
Dr. Appy grew up in Arcata and always appreciated his connections to the community. He went on to the University of Oregon where he completed a degree in biology and then received a Master’s degree from Oregon State University before realizing his passion for the visual system and returning to school to study Optometry.
He graduated with Honors from Pacific University and returned to Humboldt County where he began his role at A to Z Eye Care in 2009. Marcus is thrilled to raise his two amazing daughters in the wonderful community where he grew up and he has enjoyed reconnecting with old friends, many of whom are patients at A to Z Eye Care.
Linda Azevedo grew up in Montana and Washington, then graduated from U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry in 1981. She and Loren practiced optometry together for over 35 years before Loren's retirement in 2016. In addition to continuing to provide eye care to the community, Linda is also still very active in community and sports. She enjoys horseback riding which allows her to immerse in the breathtaking beauty of Humboldt County trails.
Linda and Loren also stay active with their adult children all of whom attended Jacoby Creek School and Arcata High before launching into their own careers.
As you can see, each of our optometrists come from unique backgrounds and each are very talented and highly specialized in their work. From delivering quality eye care and comprehensive eye exams to offering stylish glasses and contact lenses, A to Z Eye Care has you covered. Make an appointment today to meet your optometrist who will not only give you personalized attention during your first meeting, but will also provide you with a customized plan that suits your goals and needs.
I moved to the SF Bay Area 7 years ago which sent me to find a new optometrist. After several tries (in different cities) none were as good as the A-Z eye care. I am lucky to have family in Arcata that I visit and continue visiting this office. Their equipment, attention to detail, large selection of glasses, professionalism of all the staff, and, most importantly, the optometrists’ knowledge and information shared during my appointments are superb! I’ve been a client for over 14 years!