Northland Eye Care is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.
From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!
Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.
Dr. Thomas founded Northland Eye Care in 2003 with the goal of building the extraordinary eye care practice in Northern Arizona. He grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. earning his B.A. in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College in 1991. He went on to earn his doctorate degree in 1995 from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia completing an internship at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Hampton, VA. As a member of VOSH he has made numerous trips to Guatemala to provide eye and vision care to people in this beautiful country who can neither afford nor obtain such care. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking, and skiing with his wife and two daughters
Associations & Awards
Dr. Daniel Thomas is a member of:
- Arizona Optometric Association (AZOA)
- American Optometric Association (AOA)
- Membership provides an opportunity for Dr. Thomas to stay current on new and emerging trends in Eyewear and Contact lenses as well as new techniques and treatments for occular conditions.
About Our Team
Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our practice can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.
Learn more about our team here.
Heidi M. Hipsher
Office Manager & Licensed Optician
Position: Office Manager & Licensed Optician
Certifications: Licensed Dispensing Optician, American Board of Opticianry Certified, National Contact Lens Examiners Certified, University of Houston, School of Optometry Certified Office Manager.
Start Year: January 2004
Primary Position: I am the office manager of this wonderful eye care facility and also fit and dispense eyeglasses, along with specialty contact lens consultations.
Education/Experience: I have over 30 years’ experience in this exciting field, including working at the offices of Eye Associates of South Georgia and National Vision Associates. I’ve been with Northland Eye Care since we opened in 2004.
Skills You Have Which Help Patients: I understand deeply the selection of lens and frame options, such as paying attention to detail and personal style, providing the perfect fit for each patient with confidence.
What Do You Enjoy Outside Work: I enjoy raising puppies for Guide Dogs for The Blind, which I’ve done for many years. I relish reading and spending time with my loved ones.
Certifications: ABO under construction, Ashtanga Yoga Certified, & Jazzercise licensed
Start Year: January 2019
Primary Position: My primary focus is assisting patients with their eyeglasses so that their optical preference best suits their work and recreational environment. Educating others about their eye care needs is a crucial part of process, as well as, fitting them to perfection for optical clarity and paying attention to detail.
Education/Experience: Although I have two BA’s in the Liberal Arts, I have an undeniable thirst for knowledge in many fields of study. I am lucky enough to be a part of this fine business with people like Heidi and Dr. Thomas to help expand my knowledge in the world of optics, and I am grateful for their expertise.
Skills You Have Which Help Patients: My friendliness and empathy have taken me a long way in life, but here at Northland Eye Care, I have grounded myself in compassion above all else; this is because everyone is unique in their optical pitfalls and there are so many eye-related issues that can occur to anyone. This ever-growing field of optics reminds me that people are my passion, and everyone deserves adequate eye care.
What Do You Enjoy Outside Work: I love the outdoors! I enjoy hiking and backpacking the most. Other hobbies include star gazing, tennis, yoga, snowboarding, and disc golf.
Donald W. Hipsher
Don came to our team at the end of August, 2010. He is a locally grown, graduate of Flagstaff High School in 1970. Prior to entering the optical profession, Don retired from the U.S.Army with 20 years of service. He has 14 years of experience in the optical field and is ABO and NCLE certified. Don is now formally retired and raising Guide Dogs for the Blind.