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.