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Our Eye Doctor

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Dr. Weiss will take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.


Dr. Melanie Weiss

Dr. Melanie (Borns) Weiss was born and raised in Watertown, SD. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1990 and went on to receive her Bachelor of Biology from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. She then went on to obtain her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1998. She opened Weiss Eyecare Clinic in July 2003 and is currently in her 20th year of practice. Her specialties are many including routine eye care, specialty contact lenses, pediatrics, foreign body removals, glaucoma management and dry eye treatments. She has been married to Paul for almost 25 years and has three daughters: Becca is 20 and currently attending college and twin daughters Abby and Allie that are seniors in high school. In Dr. Weiss’ free time she is giving a “Vision of Hope” to students and the public as she is out telling her personal story of opiate addiction and recovery.


Chelsea Mack

Chelsea is one of the Opticians here at the clinic so if you are in need of finding some new trendy frames, she’s your gal.

Chelsea grew up in Kranzburg SD and graduated from Waverly-South Shore Highschool in 2013 and then graduated from Lake Area Tech in 2016 from the Medical Assisting program. She has an Australian/Border Collie puppy named Jax who is her best friend.