Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Apple Valley Vision the leading provider of vision care products and services in Payson.
Dr. Brian Rowley
Brian Rowley, O.D., grew up in a large family in Richfield, UT. He has been in interested in optometry ever since the day, as a young teen, he put on a pair of prescription glasses for the first time and saw what he had been missing! He went on to receive degrees from Snow College, BYU, and then his Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR in 2002.
Dr. Rowley purchased a small optometry practice in 2004, named it Apple Valley Vision and has been caring for patients in the Payson/Santaquin area ever since. He has extensive experience in family eye care, including diabetic eye care, red eyes, glaucoma treatment, dry eye management, computer vision problem-solving, contact lens fitting, eye surgery co-management, low vision services, pediatric exams (he’s great with kids!), and eye emergencies.
Dr. Rowley is Utah State licensed and national board certified to administer ocular pharmaceutical agents and to perform minor optometric surgical procedures. His training and experience allow him to diagnose, treat, and manage or co-manage all eye conditions. He works closely with many local eye specialists to ensure that his patients get the best care available.
Dr. Rowley and his staff, are friendly and energetic people, committed to taking care of your eye care needs and making your experience a terrific one.
Steven Blake, O.D., was born and raised in Richfield, Utah where he graduated from Richfield High School. After serving a 2 year LDS mission in Fort Worth, Texas, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University in 2012 and his Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2016.
While a student at Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Blake completed internships at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, and Child and Family EyeCare Center in Pleasant Grove. He is very comfortable with managing many eye problems including cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye disease. He specializes in fitting hard to fit contact lenses for Keratoconus and other corneal diseases. He has a passion for Vision Therapy to treat patients of all ages with learning related vision problems, amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (eye turn), acquired brain injuries (like concussions), and other binocular vision problems.
Dr. Blake is an active member of the Utah Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and an associate of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), in which he is working on a fellowship specializing in the areas of vision development, binocular vision, visual information processing, vision therapy, and sports vision training. He is licensed in the state of Utah to diagnose and manage or co-manage all eye related conditions.
While not seeing patients, Dr. Blake enjoys spending time with his wife, Kami, and their two children, Ellie and Parker. He enjoys hunting, camping, golf, tennis, woodworking, and sitting down to enjoy a good movie.