Growing up near the Klamath basin in Susanville, CA, Dr. Appel graduated from Lassen High School and underwent training for automotive repair. After several years as an automotive technician he decided to retrain into a more personally fulfilling career. He graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, then obtained his Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. After living in Alabama for a short while, he was excited to return to a more familiar climate and be nearer to family.
Dr. Appel offers routine eye exams, ocular disease management, contact lenses, pediatric eye exams, and surgical co-management.
Dr. Appel and his wife and 3 children greatly enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, snowshoeing. The Appel family is excited to be involved with such a welcoming and genuine community!