About Our Practice
Desert Valley Eye Care 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.
Our mission is our patients and their eye health. It shows in everything that we do. From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!
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 optician can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.
Learn more about our team here!
Maureen Fahey, OD – Doctor of Optometry
Dr. Fahey was born and raised in the Hudson Valley in New York State. She completed her undergraduate studies at Siena College, graduating with a Bachelors in Biology. She then moved on to attend Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Dr. Fahey did her internship at The Illinois Eye Institute. After graduating she then studied under Dr. Lawrence Stone, at Weiss hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Fahey moved and has been practicing in the Tri-Cities since 1999, she opened Desert Valley Eye Care in October 2008. Outside of running a business, Dr. Fahey loves to spend time with her two boys, Aidan and Liam. They enjoy traveling, skiing, the great outdoors and Dr. Fahey is now a PADI certified scuba diver. Dr. Fahey enjoys watching her sons’ in their sporting events as well. Dr. Fahey recently achieved a life time goal by joining a medical mission, Loloma Foundation to Fiji in May 2016. After this rewarding experience DR Fahey plans on doing a medical mission every 18-24 months.
Jana Mounts, OD – Doctor of Optometry
Dr. Mounts is a 2004 graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry. She completed a vision therapy and rehabilitation residency at SUNY State College of Optometry in 2005, where she earned the Martin Birnbaum Award for outstanding knowledge and skill in behavioral optometry. Professionally, Dr. Mounts enjoys working with children with visually related learning problems. She also enjoys helping patients who have suffered post-traumatic vision problems.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, water sports, reading, and traveling.
Kimberly – Office Manager
Kimberly started her career in 1995 working for an Optometrist in Coeurd A’lene, ID, learning how to run a full lab. Styling, fitting and selling frames and lenses to patients with different visual needs. She became a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant doing pretesting, refracting, scribing, fundus photography and assisting in minor operations. Kimberly has had the opportunity to go to Guatemala in 2008 and Ethiopia in 2015 with two different surgical eye teams where they helped those in need to regain sight. After relocating to WA she also assisted two different doctors in Cataract surgery, Plastic Reconstructive surgery, and LASIK surgery. Kimberly is now helping build a great team and wonderful practice at Desert Valley Eye Care.
Kimberly personally works to enjoy life, having fun, and spending as much time with her family as possible.
Candis – Technician/Certified ParaOptometric/Apprentice Optician
Candis was born and raised here in the TriCities. She started her career in 2007 working part time as an optometric technician while completing her Asscoiates Degree at Columbia Basin College. Candis graduated in June 2007 with an Administration degree but she continued in the eye care industry because she found it so fascinating. In 2010 Candis transferred to the optical department and is now Apprentice Dispensing Optician as well as a Certified Paraoptometric.
Candis enjoys working with people of all ages and is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of patient care possible. Her passion is to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Outside of eye care Candis enjoys spending as much time as possible with her children, Jayson and Taylor. They enjoy family barbecues, camping, hiking, playing basketball and watching movies.
Cassandra – Apprentice Optician
Cassandra Martinez moved to Kennewick by way of Moses Lake, WA over 13 years ago. She has studied at Columbia Basin College and proceeded to work at AT&T for 7 years exceeding sales and ensuring customer delight. Passionate about helping others the move to Desert Valley Eye Care was a natural fit. In her free time Cassandra enjoys the outdoors and her family. Cassandra makes sure that customers are always welcomed in a way that has become customary to Desert Valley Eye Care.
Cynthia – Apprentice Optician
Cynthia was born and raised in Tri-Cities, started in the optician field back in 2014 learning how to frame style and managing a full lab, and getting my apprentice registration in Oct. 2014, also have some experience with billing and vision testing. Love working with people and keeping people happy. I am also a mother of 2 and enjoy spending time with them in my days off. we enjoy going to the park, swimming and fishing in the summer. or indoors activities like rollerskating and going out for a movie in the cold weather.
Felisha – Technician
Felisha was born in Bremerton Washington on a small Navy base. She grew up in Hermiston Oregon where she attended medical school. Felisha relocated to Kennewick Washington to raise a family where she later joined the optometry field as an optometric technician for Desert Valley Eye Care. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, attending stock car racing, helping in the race shop, camping and anything outside. She has a beautiful little girl named Bristol with her
husband Derek. Patient happiness is Felisha’s number one priority.
Celina – Front Desk Coordinator
Celina started at Desert Valley Eye Care in February 2012, prior to that she worked at a Chiropractor’s office giving great customer service and billing, for over 4 years.
She likes working with people. She knows how important eye health is, and she can communicate this to patients in both English and Spanish.
In her off time Celina enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.
Alese – Front Desk Coordinator
Alese started in the optometry field in April of 2015. Before she started in the optometry field she worked as a scale house operator for Canoe Ridge and also in retail at Ranch and Home. I have been with my husband since 2005 and we have 3 beautiful daughters. In her down time she likes to BBQ with friends or at the stock car races. I also enjoy hunting and fishing as well.
Caileigh – Front Desk Coordinator
Caileigh was born in Nashville, Tennessee and moved to Washington with her family in 2013. She started her career in the optometry field with our office in 2015. Her favorite part of working here is being able to see all of our patients and provide them with great customer care.
In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, reading, and going on walks with her boyfriend and their dog. She hopes to continue her career in the Optometry field and learn as much as she can to
continue helping patients.