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Lapeer County Vision Center

129 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer • 810-664-3937 • www.664eyes.com


The team at Lapeer County Vision Center is a “group of locally-minded individuals who live in the community, where their roots continue to grow.” Established more than 30 years ago, Lapeer County Vision has a total of six locations. The team at Lapeer County Vision Center is a “group of locally-minded individuals who live in the community, where their roots continue to grow.” Established more than 30 years ago, Lapeer County Vision has a total of six locations. LAPEER — The Lapeer County Vision Centers and Opticare Vision Centers have had a busy year of updating and growth. Drs. Johnston and Watson spent months researching equipment and recently added an OCT retina and nerve fiber layer scanner that provides a three-dimensional view of the back of the eyeball.

This new technology gives the doctors the amazing ability to offer complete and comprehensive care to their patients. “We are able to care for patients with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye in ways we have never been able before,” said Dr. Craig Watson.

Founded more than 30 years ago, the practice provides services such as comprehensive eye exams, contact lens evaluations, yearly diabetic exams and emergency eye care. With six offices included in the practice, and three Lapeer-area locations, Lapeer County Vision has a team of skilled opticians on hand to repair and adjust glasses, and their downtown Lapeer office has an on-site laboratory run by Doug Kollar that allows for quick processing of many glasses prescriptions.

“We continue to build a portfolio of lenses to suit all of our patients, from those struggling with computer vision to those with advanced corrections,” said Dr. Jeff Johnston. “From the teenager to the bifocal wearer, there are options for everyone.”

Contact lenses are an ever-changing market and the practice carries the best contact lenses at competitive prices. Each office also has a unique array of frame selections tailored to their individual community.

“Where one area might have a large patient base of hunters, we have the Real Tree brand of frames. Where another might have a more urban patient base, we have the Ray-Ban and Oakley brands, just to name a few,” said Valerie Jones, the optical manager at the Lapeer location. “We are always looking for high-quality frames to fit every budget.”

For the second consecutive year, the entire Lapeer County Vision organization partnered with Operation Care Package Michigan, and with the help of the community, raised a check for more than $3,000, which was presented to the organization in December. In an effort to raise funds, Lapeer County Vision Center offered patients a $25-voucher towards their bill in return for a donation for the same amount.

“The support from our patients in each of the communities we serve was absolutely outstanding,” said Cindy Kish, the director of operations. “We were so happy with the outcome, and to be able to support such a great cause was something that we were very excited about.”

“Each year, we look forward to doing more and giving more,” said Watson. “We strive to make every year better than the last.”

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