Dr. Joanna S. Haws, who is fluent in spanish, has been working in pediatric optometry and ophthalmology practices for over 15 years. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Zoology, and received her Optometry degree at Pacific University in Oregon. In connection with Pacific University, she was selected to participate in the prestigious Pediatric and Strabismus Referral Center in Portland. Since completing her optometric degree, she has worked in a primary care setting, serving all age patients and providing care as a pediatric specialist. She works with state and local preschools, health care providers, and local organizations to assist with infant/toddler early intervention vision programs.
Dr. Haws has a well-demonstrated commitment to helping people improve their ocular health. As part of that commitment, she travelled to Chile where she and other professionals provided eye care and lenses for over 1,500 children and adults in a small community. Dr. Haws is a member of the American Optometric Association, and the Optometric Physicians of Washington, and currently serves as OPW Olympic Optometric Society Secretary and Treasurer. Originally from the Seattle area, she and her husband Dan enjoy the smaller town feel that Olympia has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, quilting, playing the piano, and spending time with friends and family.