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Meet the Doctors

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Palos Verdes Family Vision Optometry a proud provider of vision care products and services in Rolling Hills Estates.

James Hawley, O.D.

Photo of Dr. J HawleyDr. James Hawley was born in New York City but raised in Anaheim, where he earned his Eagle Scout and worked his way through school at Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise. He attended Fullerton College, and received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from California State University Fullerton in 1976. In 1980, he earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). While in optometry school, Dr. Hawley married fellow classmate Terry Whitesides, and they began a personal and professional collaboration- three children and the opening of Palos Verdes Family Vision (1981).

Dr. Hawley has served as a consultant with the US Department of Defense, Assistant Professor of Optometry at SCCO, and a clinical investigator for contact lens companies. He is presently an Adjunct Professor for SCCO and is certified in Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPA), Lacrimal Irrigation and Dilation (TPL), and Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (TLG). His professional memberships include the American and California Optometric Associations and the South Bay Optometric Society. He enjoys golf, paddle tennis, water skiing, snow skiing, gardening, and most of all, his family.

Terry W. Hawley, O.D.

Photo of Dr. T HawleyDr. Terry Whitesides Hawley grew up on the Peninsula, attending Miraleste High School. She went on to graduate from The University of Colorado with a degree in Biology in 1976, and then received her Doctor of Optometry degree with honors from Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) in 1980. There she met and married Jim, and they have worked together since, raising three children and establishing Palos Verdes Family Vision in 1981.

Dr. Hawley serves as Adjunct Professor at SCCO and is certified in Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPA), Lacrimal Irrigation and Dilation (TPL), Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (TLG), and Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT). She especially enjoys contact lens fitting and dry eye management. Dr. Hawley has been active in the community through her childrens’ school and sports activities and she is a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association and The South Bay Optometric Society. She is a member of The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), dedicated to diagnosing and treating learning-related vision problems. Outside of the office, she enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, paddle tennis, gardening and family.

Kathleen Hawley Dyke, O.D.

Photo of Dr. K Hawley DykeDr. Kathleen Hawley Dyke was born and raised in Palos Verdes, attending Silver Spur Elementary, Rolling Hills Country Day School, and Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. While at Peninsula, Kathleen played and captained varsity and club volleyball teams, and was recruited to play volleyball at the College of William and Mary (The Tribe). Kathleen earned a B.S. in Psychology while playing Division 1 volleyball and she still holds many Tribe school records.

Dr. Kathleen began her professional career in Human Resources with Nestlé, before attending optometry school at Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University, graduating in 2014. Upon graduation, she was the first student to receive the Dr. Morris Berman Clinical Excellence Award, as well as the Eschenbach Award for Excellence in Low Vision. After many years of working at PV Family Vision in different roles throughout her young life, “Dr. Kathleen” officially joined the practice in May 2014! She is married to Shaun, who brought three wonderful sons to her life. Four year old Charlotte, two year old Graham, and the three boys keep them busy! In her spare time, when she can find it, Dr. Kathleen loves to read, slalom water ski, snow ski and exercise with her dog Fynn.

Dr. Kathleen’s special interests include pediatric exams, vision therapy, sports vision and specialty contact lenses. Her years as an athlete as well as coach, tutor, and volunteer with youth have inspired a passion and dedication to assure children and adults are performing at their visual peak. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, The South Bay Optometric Society and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez Kenkel, O.D.

Photo of Dr. R KendelDr. Rebecca Rodriguez Kenkel grew up in San Jose, California.  Dr. Kenkel attended the University of San Diego where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with minors in Biology and Spanish. During her time at USD, she also worked as a reading tutor for elementary students and assistant for the office of Community Service Learning on campus. She also had the opportunity to study abroad in Madrid, Spain and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Dr. Kenkel began in the field of Optometry as an optometric assistant. A year later, she joined Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity on a service trip to Loreto, Mexico. In 2014, Dr. Kenkel graduated with honors from Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University.

Prior to joining PV Family Vision, “Dr. Rebecca” lived and practiced in Oceanside, California. She has a special interest in helping children optimize their vision for learning and development. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association. She enjoys visits to the beach, taking long walks with her dog Pepper, and trying new local restaurants with her husband David.

Amanda Powers Havens, O.D.

Photo of Amanda Powers Havens, O.D.Dr. Amanda Powers Havens grew up in Torrance, CA, and graduated from West High School. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from UC Santa Barbara, with a minor in Italian Studies. In pursuit of her true passion, she attended the New England College of Optometry in Boston, where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree. She then completed her optometric residency, specializing in ocular disease and primary care, at the Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Brockton, MA.

She worked for over 10 years at Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA in the Cataract and Refractive Surgery Division. During her time there, she cared for many complex patients and was a co-investigator in clinical trials for artificial iris devices and intraocular lens implants. She practices full-scope optometry, managing cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other ocular diseases.

She carries on her important work beyond her office through volunteerism. She serves as a volunteer faculty member and enjoys molding the next generation of optometry students and ophthalmology residents and fellows. She has also volunteered her time and skills abroad to examine patients in the Dominican Republic through Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), a not-for-profit, international optometry humanitarian organization.

Dr. Havens has been recognized as Young Optometrist of the Year in 2020 by the California Optometric Association and one of America’s Best Eye Doctors by Newsweek in 2021. She has also served as President of the Board of the South Bay Optometric Society.

She lives in Redondo Beach with her husband and two children. She enjoys cooking, baking, reading, and exploring all that South Bay has to offer while giving back to her community.