Dr. Irvin has been practicing Optometry since 2002. He and his wife Mindy have three children: Jessie, Benner and Gabrielle. Dr. Irvin grew up in southern Indiana and earned his Bachelors (1998) and Doctorate (2002) degrees from Indiana University. After graduation he moved to Evansville, purchased an established practice from a retiring doctor and began his career. A few years later he joined forces with Dr. Bigham, which led to the creation of Northside Eyecare and its state-of-the-art medical office which is proudly rooted on Evansville’s north side.
Dr. Irvin enjoys everything that primary care Optometry has to offer. He embraces new research and believes in investing in technology that will give his patients the best eye exam and disease prevention possible.
“I try to treat every patient encounter as if it is the only appointment I have all day. Taking the time to talk to the patient, hear their concerns and ultimately help them see better is very rewarding. I work with the best Doctors and Staff each day, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else for a career.”
Dr. Bigham was born and raised in Oakland City, IN (Gibson County). He is the son of Jim and Suzanne Bigham. Dr. Bigham is a graduate of Wood Memorial High School (1994), University of Southern Indiana (1998) and the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry (2002). He and his wife Allyson have five children: Lauren, Lindsey, Nolan, Joley, and Betty. The family lives in Evansville and enjoys spending time together especially through camping, youth sports (basketball, softball/baseball) and activities at First Christian Church of Evansville.
“I became nearsighted in my teens and started to go to my childhood Optometrist. His professionalism and joy for what he did inspired me to pursue a career in Optometry. I enjoy coming into work each day because each patient experience is unique. What I try to do is listen to my patients and present options best suited to meet their individual needs.”
Dr. Heather Russ was born in Haubstadt, IN. She is a graduate of Gibson Southern High School, Purdue University, and the Indiana University School of Optometry. Dr. Russ and her husband Adam reside in Evansville, IN with their daughter Evelynn.
Dr. Russ has been practicing optometry since 2010. She enjoys working with all age groups but pediatrics holds a special spot in her heart. “I enjoy seeing the awe on a child’s face when I show them how their glasses will improve their vision. It’s such a wonderful feeling to help improve someone’s well being.”
When not in the office, Dr. Russ enjoys reading, cooking, doing puzzles, and playing outdoors with her family including her dog, Daisy.
Dr. Hannah Powers was born and raised in Oakland City, IN (Gibson County). She is the daughter of Henry M. Brewster and Julie Brewster of Oakland City. She is a graduate of Wood Memorial High School, Indiana University, and Indiana University School of Optometry. Dr. Powers and her husband Alex have a son, Samuel and they live in Oakland City.
“I love having a job where I can work with people and improve their quality of life through their eyes. I enjoy every day because I am able to do something that I have a passion for. I especially love working with children.”
Ms. Crystal Wilson is our Office Manager. She was born in Evansville, IN and currently resides in Oakland City, IN. She has two children, Preston and Anna.
Crystal has been with our office since 1997. She enjoys her job because she gets to interact with the public on a daily basis. “It’s been great building relationships with our patients over the years. I still know and see patients from when I started my first day at the office.”
Crystal works mainly at the Northside office. You can see her most days at the front desk welcoming you with a warm smile and chatting about your day. When she is not at the office, Crystal enjoys volunteering at her church and spending time with her family.