Meet our Staff
Drs. George and Joan Hayes are a husband and wife optometric team who graduated from Loyola College of Baltimore, MD in 1978. They attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, graduating in 1982.
The team opened York Eye Associates of East York in April of 1984. The practice grew quickly and a major renovation and expansion was necessary in 1985.
In December of 1990, they purchased Dairyland Eye Care Center in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. An optical surfacing and edging lab was added to the second office, expanding the team's services. In June 2000, the Red Lion office moved to 3094 Cape Horn Road and was renamed York Eye Associates of Red Lion and Dallastown.
Dr. George E. Hayes
Dr. George E. Hayes is particularly interested in low vision care. His passion for assisting partially sighted patients was initially sparked by an internship at the Feinbloom Low Vision Center in 1982. Since that time he has used his expertise to assist patients with reduced acuity and/or visual fields, maximize their visual potential.
Aside from low vision care, Dr. George Hayes also enjoys fitting challenging contact lens patients, including scleral contact lenses. Additionally he enjoys providing routine and specialty eye care, including the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease. Dr. George Hayes is passionate about the role of technology in eye care and always keeps York Eye Associates on the cutting edge.
Dr. George Hayes grew up just an hour from York in Baltimore County, Maryland. In his youth he was actively involved in sports and played competitive tennis and soccer. His enthusiasm for soccer continued into adulthood as he not only played at Loyola College in Baltimore but later coached his children's teams for many years. Dr. George Hayes also competed in motorcycle trials and still has his vintage Bultaco motorcycle. Today, Dr. George enjoys playing golf and woodworking in his spare time.
Dr. Joan A. Hayes
Dr. Joan A. Hayes is especially interested in pediatric eye care. She was first introduced to the specialization through an internship at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which she completed in 1982. Her success led her to become the Pediatric Director of the Optometric Center of Maryland, and today she treats her patients as she would her own children.
Outside of pediatrics Dr. Joan Hayes also enjoys contact lens and geriatric eye care.
Dr. Joan Hayes also grew up in Baltimore County, Maryland and graduated from Loyola College where the husband and wife team first met. When Dr. Joan Hayes is not involved in patient care, she enjoys cooking Greek food and entertaining friends and family. She also enjoys sewing, crafts and decorating. In the summers she maintains a healthy vegetable and herb garden with her father.