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.

Marcus Appy, O.D.

Dr. Appy grew up in Arcata and always appreciated his connections to the community. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and his Master’s degree from Oregon State University.  He graduated with Honors from Pacific University school of Optometry and returned to Humboldt County where he began his role at A to Z Eye Care in 2009. Dr. Appy loves spending time outdoors with his wife and children and you will often find him on his mountain bike or watching one of the kid’s various events. Marcus is thrilled to be back and to help care for patients in such a special area of the world.

Samuel Johnson, O.D.

Dr. Johnson grew up in the Sacramento valley before relocating to Arcata and working as an optician. He enjoyed the sense of community and sheer beauty of the area while living here. He later moved to Houston to complete his Biology degree before attending optometry school at Indiana University where he graduated in 2018.

Dr. Johnson enjoys camping, hiking, and cycling and is thrilled to return to Arcata where he is eager to reconnect with the community and old friends. He is also enthusiastic about providing eye care and helping people achieve their best vision and eye health.