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” www.myvisionmyhope.com to students and the public as she is out telling her personal story of opiate addiction and recovery.