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 has been 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 as well where she assists in the development of quality care guidelines for optometrists and their patients. Dr. Markis-Meyer is also licensed in the treatment and management of ocular disease, including glaucoma. Some of you may have met her before when she was an associate of Dr. Brian McPartland from 1997-2000 here in Grass Valley.

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. 

Grass Valley Eyecare is fortunate to have the assistance of our highly educated and well established associate doctors in addition to Dr. Markis-Meyer.

All of our doctors are certified co-managing optometrists for laser eye surgery and cataract surgery.

Our doctors continue to expand their knowledge by taking continuing education courses, to ensure you that we can provide the newest treatments and services to safeguard your vision.


Tanya Markis-Meyer and Mike Meyer / Owners
Tanya Markis-Meyer and Mike Meyer are the proud owners of Grass Valley Eyecare, where providing quality eye care and supporting our community is their focus. The company has been under their ownership for the past 8 years, 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 currently is a member of the Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills and has been for the past 7 years; serving on the board of directors on multiple occasions. Mike is the President of the Nevada Union Junior Miners Football program and has always been an active coach and 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 three dogs, Gracie, Ozzy and Rusty along with their 4 cats. They enjoy being a part of this community and taking in all Nevada County has to offer.

Cynthia- Optician
Cynthia brings years of experience in the optical field to our office. She helps in many ways by aiding in pretesting, patient coordination, and dispensing glasses but her area of great expertise is helping our patients make the best choices for their lenses and frames. 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.

Danielle- Optician
Danielle comes to us as an experienced optician with a special eye on style and fit. Danielle will take the time to find out about your lifestyle and how you use your glasses to locate the best match for lenses to help you see your world more clearly. Frame styling is her favorite aspect, so once the technical lens choices are made, she can make sure to find a frame that fits with a fashionable flare.


Dawn—CPO/Office Manager/Billing Department
Dawn brings years of experience in accounting, finance, marketing, merchandising, patient relations and management to our office. She is available to assist you with repairs, dispensing glasses and contact lenses, frame selecting, and processing orders. Allowing her creative side to shine, Dawn chooses only the most stylish frames for our office. Lines such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Silhouette, Calvin Klein, Jones New York, Lucky Brand, and Bebe are just a some of the designers we carry and styles are rotated consistently to keep choices fresh and new.


Mike—Lab Manager/Quality Control
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 checks orders that are handled by outside laboratories to verify they too meet all specifications as well as ordering of the lenses. He aides in repairs and making sure all orders for glasses are handled properly and efficiently.


Sandi- Office Assistant
Insurance verifications and completing all the proper paperwork is also a part of her many duties, assisting both the patient and the doctor that the appointments are handled efficiently.

Lydia, Bridgett, Shae and Ashlie- Optical Technician’s

Your appointment will begin with our Optical Technicians. They will assist the doctor by conducting some preliminary testing prior to the doctor beginning your exam. All provide extensive work experience in the medical field and are able to bring those traits into your examination so that the full health evaluation is assessed.