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Caring Optometrist Dr. Gareth S. Hataye

Dr. Gareth Hataye was born and raised in Hawaii. He attended the University of Hawaii from 1978 to 1982. In 1983, he received his B.S. degree from Pacific University, and in 1986, his O.D. degree from Pacific University College of Optometry. He began his professional career back in Hawaii, and then to Oregon. In 1988, he and his wife, Dr. Alaina Softing-Hataye, moved to Minnesota, where they have since called home. With two grown daughters, they still find free time in short supply. He enjoys outdoor activities, with cross country skiing and cycling taking up the lion’s share. He is...
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