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Work experience

Feb 2007Present

Head Managing Optometrist

Pearle Vision, Lake Orion, MI  Luxottica Retail North America

Perform  Patient Examinations, including primary care, contact lenses, pediatrics, urgent care, diabetic retinal care, post-op Lasik and cataract.  Manage communication  with and training of adjunct staff.  Promote Neighborhood Eye Care method.  Assist with optical laboratory and eyewear adjustments and  trouble shooting.  Have developed an excellent  rapport and reputaion with with the community.

Jun 1998Feb 2007

Optometrist

D.O.C, Lake Orion and Auburn Hills, MI

Dual Practice Position.  Primary care optometry, contact lenses , post-op Lasik co-management, urgent care. D.OC was acquired by Luxuttica in a corporate buyout Feruary 2007.

Nov 1997May 1998

Associate Optometrist

Cascade Optical, Grand Rapids, MI

Primary care Optometry and contact lenss fitting.  Private exclusive high-end optical provider.

Jun 1997Apr 1998

Associate Optometrist

Smeelink Optical, Grand Rapids, MI 

Primary care Optometry with an emphasis on contact lenses, including keratonic fittings. 

May 1994Oct 1996

Associate Optometrist

Lapeer  County Vision Center, Lapeer , MI

Primary care optometry with an emphasis on contact lens fitting and pediatics; urent care, glaucoma management and cataract comaqnagement.

Education

Sep 1990May 1994

Doctor of Optometry

Ferris State University College of Optometry
Sep 1987May 1990

Bachelor of Vision Science

Ferris State UIniversity

Internships

Sep-Nov 1993                 Saginaw Special Needs Clinc, Bridgeport,  Mi

            Provide examinations and fit  eyewear on a population of mentally impaired infants  and children.  Also provided vision therapy and low vision device fitting and training.

Sep-Nov 1993                 Michigan Commission for the  Blind, Saginaw, MI

            Provide in home eyecare to individuals  who are deemed legally blind and non-ambulatory.  Duties included routine examinations and eyewear prescriptions, diabetic care, glaucoma management, low vision evaluations as well as device prescriptions and training.

Dec 1993-Feb1994        Veterans Administration Medical Center, Battle Creek, MI

          Provide examinations to both outpatient and hospital residents.  Emphasis  on  diabetic care, retinal disease and  glaucoma management.  Also performed routine vision exams, prescribed and fitted eyewear.         

Mar-May 1994                 Ferris State University Vision Clinic, Big Rapids, MI

          Extensive experience in all aspects of optometic care for patients of all ages and any level of need.