Offering Premier Eye Care in Bakersfield, CA
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.
Our optometrists 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.
Meet our Bakersfield doctors:
Dr. Hawley was born and raised in Southern Utah where his family farmed and owned a cattle ranch. He graduated Cum Laude from Utah State University. Dr. Hawley completed his Doctorate studies at Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California. After receiving his Doctor of Optometry Degree he moved with his family to Bakersfield in 1986. He was in private practice for 10 years. In 1997 a large Ophthalmological practice recruited him. For five years Dr. Hawley worked in this large multi-specialty surgical eye group gaining valuable experience. A desire to give quality care and a slower pace, he opened his own office again in December 2002.
He has been active in the California Optometric Association throughout his career. Legislative activities have taken him to Sacramento many times to lobby for scope of practice issues and patient care legislation. He has served as the President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Political Action Chairman for the Kern County Optometric Society. The California Optometric Association conferred "Young Optometrist of the Year" award for his contributions to the profession of Optometry in the state of California.
Dr. Hawley is married to his wife, Shelly, and they are the proud parents of three children and ten grandchildren. He enjoys sports, backpacking, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Crawford was born and raised in southeastern Idaho and attended Brigham Young University. After receiving his bachelor's degree in Zoology, he moved on to his graduate education at the Southern California College of Optometry where he graduated summa cum laude and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2006. While in school, he met his wife, Rachel, and they are now the proud parents of four wonderful children.
As part of his optometric education, Dr. Crawford had the opportunity to provide care to patients in a variety of practice settings including the Salt Lake City Veteran's Hospital, Warm Springs Oregon Indian Reservation, and the Naval Hospital in Lemoore, CA. During this time, Dr. Crawford gained valuable experience in primary eye care, specialty contact lens fitting, and ocular disease diagnosis and management..
While in California, Dr. Crawford has served as President Elect, board member, and Legislative Keyperson for the Kern County Optometric Society. His service in the California Optometric Association has taken him to the state capitol many times to lobby for scope of practice issues and patient care legislation.
Dr. Crawford is excited to be back in California and is looking forward to providing exceptional eye care to the residents of Bakersfield. He loves playing all sports, camping, and of course spending as much time with his young family as he can.
Dr Keith Miller is a native of Denver Colorado. He performed his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado and completed his professional studies at Northeastern State University College of Optometry.
He graduated magna cum laude in 2002. Dr Miller was a member of the honor society Beta Sigma Kappa while completing his education and received the Ocular Sciences Innovative Research Award.
He moved here with his family in 2010 to serve as the Director of Refractive Surgery Services for Bakersfield's largest LASIK surgery provider.
Since 2003, he has worked with LASIK and other refractive surgeries providing evaluative, pre and post-operative care for thousands of patients. In addition to refractive surgery his expertise includes ocular therapeutics, dry eye management, contact lenses and primary eye care. He recently authored a book discussing the causes and treatments for dry eye.
It is important for Dr Miller that he gets to know each patient. This knowledge helps him better understand each individual's interests and vision requirements, so he can best educate them about advancements in eye care and provide the best options available. Dr Miller enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids in the outdoors. He particularly likes hiking, camping, cycling and spending time at the beach.