Dr. Christopher Appel, OD was born and raise in Susanville, CA, Dr. Appel has always had a passion for helping people improve their quality of life. With a Doctorate in Optometry, he has dedicated his career to ensuring his patients receive the best eye care possible.
Dr. Appel has extensive experience in the full scope of eye care including routine eye exams, ocular disease management, contact lenses, pediatric eye exams, and surgical co-management, dry eye, specialty contact lenses, and eye emergencies. One of his most fulfilling experiences as an optometrist involved detecting retinal birthmarks, which led to the discovery and treatment of a patient's gastrointestinal polyps. This life-changing experience serves as a reminder of the impact a routine eye exam can have on a patient's overall health.
Before pursuing a career in optometry, Dr. Appel worked as an automotive mechanic, a skill he still puts to good use by working on his own cars. When he's not at the clinic or under the hood of a car, he enjoys hiking, camping, and motorcycle riding. Music is also a big part of his life, as he plays the guitar and is currently practicing vocals with hopes of joining a local band.
Although Dr. Appel doesn't follow any particular sports teams, he enjoys watching motorsports. His ultimate goal in life is to help people gain the ability to live better lives, whether it's through driving safely, learning to read, or simply walking around their home with ease.