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David Hays, O.D.

Dr. Hays graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry. He grew up in University Place, graduated from Curtis High School, and upon completion of optometry school he returned to practice optometry with his father Dr. Sidney Hays. Dr. Hays is member of the Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW), American Medical Athletic Association, and the Optometric Education Foundation (OEP). He is also a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), including both the Contact Lens and Sports Vision Sections. Dr. Hays was president of the Optometric Physicians of Washington.  As an early practicioner, Dr. Hays, was the recipient of the Young OD of the Year award by his peers. Currently he is a council member of the Accrediation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE).


   Dr. Hays believes in giving back to the community, especially at the local level.  He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce in University Place and Yelm.  He has volunteered at school screenings and is a provider for the InfantSee TM program, which provides no-cost vision screenings for babies within their first year of life. He also is a provider for Vision USA, which provides patients in financial need with desperately needed eyecare. 


Dr. Hays enjoys spending time with his wife Karen and his two children: Kaitlin, a Western Washington University Graduate, and Kevin, a current student at Cal Lutheran.  Dr. Hays is a former runner, who also  has interests in photography, spending time outdoors, and sailing the Puget Sound.