Dr. Tanya Markis-Meyer, Owner & President
Dr. Tanya Markis-Meyer holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Biological Sciences from Sacramento State University and her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. She was a key member of a Sacramento private practice for ten years prior to residing in Nevada County. She is the Associate Optometry Director at one of the largest vision insurance companies in the nation, where she assists in the development of quality care guidelines for optometrists and their patients. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association, the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society, the Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce, the California Optometric Association, and the Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills. Some of you may have met her before when she was an associate of Dr. Brian McPartland from 1997-2000 here in Grass Valley.

Dr. Markis-Meyer is licensed in the treatment and management of ocular disease, including glaucoma, and is certified in the co-management of laser eye surgery and cataract surgery. Grass Valley Eyecare is fortunate to have the assistance of our highly educated and well established associate doctors who continue to expand their knowledge by taking continuing education courses to ensure that we can provide the newest treatments and services to safeguard your vision.

To learn more about her background, a local newspaper, The Union, wrote an article featuring her story. Click HERE to read more about Dr. Tanya Markis-Meyer.


Dr. John McDonald, Associate Optometrist
Grass Valley Eye Care is very pleased to welcome Dr. John McDonald to our team! Dr. John graduated with his Masters of Science degree in Diabetes Education and Management from Columbia University recently. He obtained his Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science in Visual Science degrees from the Illinois College of Optometry. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. He is certified in the treatment and management of glaucoma and ocular disease as well as a Diabetes Related Retinopathy Image Screener. Dr. John is also an accomplished writer in the optometric field with multiple publications on diabetes education and a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Optometric Association, and has been an active member of the California Optometric Association, where he has held various positions. Visit Dr. John Mcdonald's website on Diabetes Care HERE.

He resides in Chico, CA and will be seeing patients here in our office one-two days per week- When you come in for your eye exam please welcome Dr. John to our great community!

Tanya Markis-Meyer and Mike Meyer / Owners
Tanya Markis-Meyer and Mike Meyer are the proud owners of Grass Valley Eye Care, where providing quality eye care and supporting our community is their focus. The company has been under their ownership since 2006, beginning in partnership with another doctor. The Meyer family retained sole ownership in February of 2011. Along with being hands-on business owners, they thrive on being active members of our community. Tanya is a member of the Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills, a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, and has served on the board of directors on multiple occasions. Mike is an enthusiastic advocate of local youth sports. Along with their son AJ, they enjoy supporting various programs by participating, sponsoring and assisting in fundraising efforts. In their free time they simply enjoy being a family along with their 2 dogs and 4 cats.

Mike - General Office and Lab Manager
With our optical lab on site, many of our glasses are made right here on the premises. Mike makes sure they meet our high standards. He also verifies that the lenses handled by outside laboratories are made to specification. He will often dispense glasses to patients, and repair and adjust frames. Mike is also our most qualified optometric technician, administering visual field and OCT diagnostic tests. After years in the operating room as a surgical technician, Mike brings meticulous accuracy to his work in the office.


Cynthia - Optician
Cynthia has over 20 years of experience in the optical field. Her great expertise is helping our patients select the best lenses and frames for their needs. She is well versed in the technical side of optics and can explain with ease and certainty the choices that are available, advising and guiding our patients so that the best results are achieved. Her outside interests include sewing, scrapbooking, and gardening—in fact, she holds a master's degree in biology with a concentration in botany. Her favorite activities are walks on the beach with her grandchildren and spending time with her dog, Lindy.


Misty - Optician
Misty has been an optician since 2000 and joined Grass Valley Eye Care in 2015. She thrives on repairing and adjusting frames, and also has an experienced eye for finding the right style of frame for our patients. She takes the time to learn about each individual's occupational needs and lifestyle so that they receive the optimal pair of glasses. Outside of work, Misty enjoys cooking, crafting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Lydia - Billing and Optometric Tech
Lydia joined Grass Valley Eye Care in 2013 with a background in education and consumer relations. She works in many positions around the office and can assist patients with glasses repairs and adjustments, insurance questions, as well as pre-testing. In her free time she enjoys reading, practicing yoga, playing music, and hiking with her dogs.


Avery & Cassidy - Optometric Technician’s
Avery and Cassidy will complete your preliminary testing prior to your exam with the doctor. This includes recording a detailed health history, visual acuity testing, measurement of intraocular pressure for glaucoma and gathering an estimate for your current prescription. They can also obtain wide-field retinal images of your eyes with our state of the art Optomap technology that offers a digital view of the back of your eye for the doctor.