About Our Practice
Eye Care Associates is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.
Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.
About Our Team
Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.
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Dr. Helaina Boulieris, OD
Dr. Boulieris first attended optometry school at the age of 10. It was a snow day and the elementary school was closed. Her mom was a student at the Illinois College of Optometry, so she packed Helaina up with a Nancy Drew book and took her to class. The book was quickly set aside as she started to listen to lectures about optics, eyeballs, and diseases. A love of vision had begun.
Ninth grade found Helaina working after school and in the summer at her mom’s new Moses Lake Vision Center. As the only employee, she would answer the phone, make appointments, help people pick out glasses, buy frames, run some testing, mow the lawn, and balance the books. All these were great skills to have when she eventually went to optometry school herself.
Dr. Boulieris graduated from Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Washington and then was an honors graduate from Walla Walla College. She attended Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society, and earned awards in children’s vision and low vision. Dr. Boulieris graduated “With Distinction” in 1998.
After graduation, Dr. Boulieris and her husband, Brent Stanyer, moved to Spokane. She bought a practice from retiring doctor, John Smith and renamed it Eye Care Associates.
Dr. Boulieris and her husband have three children and a schnoodle. She plays the oboe and loves to sing. She is the counselor for the teenage girls in her church’s Pathfinder (scouting) Club, so she can indulge in making s’mores and having sleep overs even though she is grown up. She loves to make things—-especially quilts. She still loves to read. Her passion is long-distance hiking (although she is very slow). She has nearly completed hiking the Washington portion of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Patti joined Dr. Boulieris in 2011 as her office manager. Patient care and satisfaction is top priority. She and her husband Dave have been married 36 years and have raised 3 children here in the valley and now have 5 grandkids. When not enjoying time with the family she and Dave are usually cheering on the Zags and Eastern Eagles, spending time in the yard, or at the family cabin picking huckleberries and boating.
Breanna – Optometric Assistant
Breanna is currently studying at Spokane Community College to earn her AA before transferring out to a university. She has been working for Dr. Boulieris for over a year, and loves to meet new patients and see familiar faces. She loves providing a warm and welcoming environment to our patients. In her spare time, Breanna’s hobbies include taking her two dogs, Maui and Woody, out for runs and hikes all over Eastern Washington, and spending time with friends and family.
Kayla is our licensed optician with over 5 years of experience in the optical industry. She was born and raised in Spokane. Her expertise includes fitting contact lenses and assisting patients in selecting the perfect eyewear. During her time away from work she loves being outdoors and enjoys hiking, backpacking, playing volleyball and spending time with her newly started family.
Alicia started working at Eye Care Associates in March of 2019. She studied Vision Care Technology at Spokane Community College ( SCC ) and graduated in 2006. Alicia enjoys getting to know her patients from the beginning of their visit to the end, so whether she’s at the front desk or dispensing eyewear, she loves it all. When Alicia is not hanging out with her work family, she enjoys spending time with her husband of almost 28 years. They have two grown children who they raised here in Spokane. A few of her favorite things to do include camping and kayaking. If she has to be inside, she will either be binge-watching a show on Netflix or in her craft room!
Renee is our Receptionist but does so much more than just answer phones and schedule appointments! She is the first smiling face you see when you walk in the door. She verifies whether or not a patient has active insurance benefits and helps answer any questions regarding their appointment. Renee is also the last person you see before you leave the office. She will collect any co-payments or fees for glasses or contact lenses and schedule any follow-up appointments. Renee moved to the area from the Seattle/Ballard area in 2016 and started working at Eye Care Associates shortly after. She has two daughters who still live in the area and have each given her a grandchild. She loves to visit them as often as she can. In her spare time, she likes to hike, take her dog “Tank” for walks or do beadwork.