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.
Dr. Kristi Woesner, OD
Dr. Woesner grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina. Her journey has since moved her further west. She graduated with a Biology degree from Southern Adventist University near Chattanooga, Tennessee. From there she attended Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon and graduated in 2010. Dr. Woesner then completed a residency at the Jonathan M. Wainwright VA Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington where she specialized in ocular disease and surgical co-management. The next 10 years she served on the island of Guam where she managed a variety of conditions including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and basic vision therapy. She joined Eye Care Associates in 2021.
Dr. Woesner and her husband, Max, enjoy hiking, backpacking, snow skiing and scuba diving. After their time in the tropics, Dr. Woesner is excited to once again pursue her passion of horses and can be found soaking up the beauty of the Spokane area on the trails with her horse, Keona.
Kate recently joined the Eye Care Associates team as office manager. She loves to help the clinic run smoothly and strives for patient satisfaction. Kate attended Eastern Washington University for her undergrad degree and has now returned to complete her MBA online. Some of her favorite activities outside of work include eating good food with her husband Josh, playing games with friends, singing, and serving as a youth leader at her church.
Kayla is our licensed optician with over 10 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.
Luke joined Eye Care Associates in the fall of 2019 after moving to Spokane from Pennsylvania. He is one of our technicians and helps patients have a great experience with eyecare. You will also see him helping out in our optical center. His job knowledge and friendly personality help patients feel comfortable and cared for. Luke has been in the optometry field for four years and is both a Certified Paraoptometric and Apprentice Dispensing Optician. Before transitioning to the field of optometry, Luke was a firefighter/EMR. In his free time, Luke enjoys spending time with his fiancée Emily and their dog Bud, and he also likes camping, hiking, fishing, meditation and enjoying what nature has to offer. Luke and Emily are expecting a new baby in January 2022.
Renee is one of our receptionists, but does so much more than answer phones and schedule appointments! She is one of the first smiling faces you see when you walk in the door. She verifies whether or not a patient has active insurance benefits, helps answer any questions regarding appointments, collects co-payments, and schedules follow-up appointments. Her expertise with insurance and kindness help keep our clinic running smoothly. 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, kayak, or do beadwork.
April is one of our receptionists who joined the ECA team in October 2020, and she never fails to greet patients with a smile. Both coworkers and patients appreciate her “team player” attitude and her outgoing personality. She helps answer phones, keep the clinic clean and organized, and takes down important information and transactions. Her passions outside of work include spending time with her four beautiful kids, her new engagement to her loving fiancé Kevin, as well as art, writing, singing and dancing, baking, and the great outdoors.
Skylar is one of our technicians who hopes and plans to be an optometrist herself. She grew up in Colorado, but graduated from Gonzaga University in Spring 2021. She just recently joined our team, but has already added so much. Her excellent quality of work and willingness to go above and beyond help patients receive the best eyecare possible. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, learning to cook, and hanging out with her cat Bruce.
Sonya recently joined Eye Care Associates as a technician, and both patients and coworkers enjoy her kind and comforting interactions. She has lived in Spokane for 32 years and feels like it is paradise! Her work history is varied, and includes work in industries such as construction, health coaching, and retail. Now, she is excited to step into the world of healthcare. In her time away from work, she enjoys the outdoors, crafting, activities that help keep her fit, and spending time with her family.