The Eye Department provides comprehensive exams and addresses urgent eye-related conditions such as red eyes, eye pain, eye trauma and sudden vision loss. We see patients of all ages from children all the way up to 100+.

Eye Care Services

RPHC Eye Clinic has the latest and best technology including an ultra-wide field camera, optical coherence tomography and visual field, which are essential to diagnose and monitor all types of eye conditions.

Professionals at River People Heath Center are working closely to integrate health care. At any given health visit, doctors and health care providers who identify patients with diabetes that have not undergone a recent diabetic retinal evaluation can do an instant referral to our Wi’ Clinic. Wi’ is a unique clinic that allows patients to have an ultra-wide imaging (Figure 1 and 2 below) of the inside of their eyes where diabetic complications can take place. After imaging is performed, the patient will sit with the eye provider to review the image and allow an open discussion and questions about the health of their eyes. HealthCare Provider referral needed.

Eye Care Providers

Dr. Marie Andree Trottier is our Clinical director at RPHC Eye Department. She is a Board Certified Optometrist with 17 years’ experience in different clinical settings. She completed her Doctorate in Optometry at the University of Montreal. Dr. Trottier is from a snowy rural area in Northern Quebec, Canada. Dr. Trottier truly cares about people and loves to help. She volunteered in different humanitarian missions providing free eye care for those in need.

“I want the best for my patients and always here to help.  I’m honored to serve this community.”

Dr. Kelsey Sterk was born and raised in Iowa. She graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, NE and then continued her education at Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry. After graduating optometry school she completed a residency at Tuba City, AZ in 2019 and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2020.

“I look forward to serving all our patients in keeping their eyes healthy and helping them to see as clear as possible. “

Dr. Iris Huang is a California native. She studied at UC Berkeley for her undergraduate education and optometry school. After graduating, she completed a residency in ocular disease and hospital-based optometry at Zuni Indian Health Service in Zuni, NM. Following her residency, Dr. Huang continued to practice optometry at Zuni IHS for the next few years before moving to the Phoenix area.

“I am excited to join the River People Health Center’s Eye Clinic and am thankful for the opportunity to serve this community.”

Tamecia Lomawaima chose to be a part of the Optometry team because she loves to help and make sure all patients have understanding of their plan of care. She enjoys to actively listening to patient’s needs.

“I feel I can make a difference by advocating for patients.”

Melissa Jackson chose to venture into optometry to help our eye doctors convey the importance of eye health.

“I hope to create a good experience for the patients through education, communication and utilization of the resources we have here in the eye clinic with our state of the art imaging technology.”

Leah Manuel’s goal is to provide patients with a positive experience here in the Eye Clinic.

“Our team and I strive to give you the best vision care possible using the most current technological equipment available. “

Leah Thomas chose to become an ophthalmic technician because she wanted to work alongside the doctors to provide patients with the best vision care.

“I enjoy explaining to patients the purpose of each tests and instruments.”

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment for eye care, call 480-278-RPHC (7742). Select Option 1.

All federally recognized tribes are eligible to be seen at the Eye Clinic. No referral needed.

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