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Get to know Dr. Marla Hayden

Owner, Optometrist at Heinsight Eyecare in Milford.

Photo of Dr. HaydenDr. Marla Hayden became an optometrist for one simple reason: She loves to make a positive impact on the lives of other people. She’s been doing just that for more than 20 years. Dr. Hayden is the proud owner and operator of Heinsight Eyecare.

Dr. Hayden grew up in southwestern Kansas and attended Kansas State University for her undergraduate degree. She moved to Chicago to attend the Illinois College of Optometry, where she earned her doctorate of Optometry and met her husband, Dr. Jeff Hayden. To be closer to his family, they moved to Michigan where Dr. Hayden practiced in Flint for 14 years. In 2015, Dr. Hayden purchased Heinsight Eyecare (formerly Heinsight Optical) in downtown Milford where she works as owner and lead optometrist.

As a professional who prioritizes personalized and exceptional customer service, Dr. Hayden is passionate about providing her patients with the latest technologies, services, products, and expertise. She specializes in preventative health care, dry eye treatment, myopia management, multifocal contact, and more. Her decades of experience have allowed her to treat generations of patients who benefit from an accurate diagnosis of and innovative solutions for all vision issues.

When not at work, Dr. Hayden is active in her community and is proud to support fellow local businesses. She serves as President of the Milford Rotary Club and is a member of the Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce as well as Fenton United Methodist Church. Her ongoing service includes multiple community projects, which often include the Heinsight Eyecare team.

An avid reader and exercise enthusiast, she values time with her family. Along with her husband, who is the owner/optometrist at Cook & Hayden Vision Care Center in Brighton, they have three children who keep them busy with sports, activities, and treasured family adventures around the United States.