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 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.

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.