Optometrists

Optometrists

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Margaret Baumgartner, OD

Dr. Baumgartner provides comprehensive eye care ranging from routine exams to full-scope optometry, including contact lenses, pre- and post-operative care, ocular disease treatment/management, and dry eye. Dr. Baumgartner received her Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry and is a graduate of the University of Detroit-Mercy. Her experience also includes medical residency rotations in glaucoma, retina, cornea, refractive surgery, low vision, specialty contact lenses, and dry eye. She is a member of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and Michigan Optometric Association (MOA).

Gerard Choryan

Gerard Choryan, OD

Dr. Choryan specializes in contact lenses, dry-eye treatment, and urgent eye care. His contact lens work involves people with all types of vision problems including astigmatism, keratoconus, and corneal transplants. He has successfully treated many dry-eye patients allowing most to return to contact lens wear or experience renewed ocular comfort. He is also available for routine eye examinations and red-eye treatment involving foreign bodies, infections, and trauma. Dr. Choryan received his Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry and is a graduate of Ferris State University. He has been in private practice since 1990.

Lewis Dekuiper

Lewis DeKuiper OD

Dr. DeKuiper provides primary eye care for the entire family. He is experienced in all aspects of contact lenses, including premium lenses for astigmatism and presbyopia. He has a special interest in consulting with patients considering laser vision correction and providing appropriate pre- and post-operative care. Dr. DeKuiper also provides comprehensive management and treatment of ocular disease. He is members of Michigan Optometric Association and American Optometric Association; and is past President of West Michigan Optometric Association. He received his Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry and is a graduate of Calvin College.

David Den Braber

David Den Braber, OD

Dr. Den Braber provides comprehensive eye care for all ages, specializing in contact lenses and the treatment and management
of ocular disease. He especially enjoys working with children and co-manages eye muscle dysfunction. He received his Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry and is a graduate of Ferris State University. Dr. Den Braber practices at Grand Rapids Ophthalmology-Ionia and at the East Beltline location.

Claire Diekema

Claire Diekema, OD

Dr. Diekema provides routine eye care for all ages, including pediatric and contact lens exams, pre- and post-operative medical exams, and management of ocular disease. She is a member of American Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association, and West Michigan Optometric Association. She received her Doctor of Optometry at Ohio State University College of Optometry and is a graduate of Oakland University.

Annessa Dix

Annessa Dix, OD

Dr. Dix provides medical-based eye care, specializing in retina and glaucoma management. In addition, she is also available for routine eye exams. She received her Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry. Dr. Dix joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology in 2011 and practices primarily at the Walker location.

Thomas Dunning

Thomas Dunning, OD

Dr. Dunning specializes in primary eye care for all ages with an emphasis in contact-lens fittings for difficult-to-fit eyes. He is a dry-eye specialist and has a dry eye clinic at Grand Rapids Ophthalmology— 7 Mile. He is the current President of West Michigan On-Site Eye Care, past Associate Clinical Professor for Michigan College of Optometry, and past Vice President of West Michigan Optometric Association. Dr. Dunning received his Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry and is a graduate of Lake Superior State University. He has been in private practice since 1989.

Monica Fenton

Monica Fenton, OD

Dr. Fenton provides routine eye care for patients of all ages. She received her Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry, completed her primary care residency at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital in Arizona, and is a graduate of Arizona State University. Dr. Fenton practices at Grand Rapids Ophthalmology-Holland.

Charlene Hamilton

Charlene Hamilton, OD

Dr. Hamilton provides routine eye care for patients of all ages. She is highly experienced with contact lens patients and providing pre- and post-operative care for laser and medical patients. Dr. Hamilton received her Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science from Indiana University. She is a member of American Optometric Association and Michigan Optometric Association.

Rachel Hollenbeck

Rachel Hollenbeck, OD

Dr. Hollenbeck is available for routine and medical eye exams, contact lens exams, and pre- and post-operative exams. She received her Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry and is a graduate of South Dakota State University. Dr. Hollenbeck has participated in several VOSH (Volunteer Optometrists Serving Humanity) vision missions, including missions to Dominica and Saint Lucia. She is an active member and past President of Greenville Rotary Club; and past President of West Michigan Optometric Association. Dr. Hollenbeck practices at Grand Rapids Ophthalmology-Greenville.

Angela Huizenga

Angela Huizenga, OD

Dr. Huizenga provides primary eye care for the entire family. She received her Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry. Her externships included pediatrics, binocular vision, specialty contact lens fitting, and primary care; she completed a oneyear residency specializing in ocular disease at Eye Center of Texas where she evaluated cataract, LASIK, glaucoma, cornea, and retinal patients; and is a graduate of Ferris State University. Dr. Huizenga joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology in 2012.

Chad M. Kresnak

Chad M. Kresnak, OD

Dr. Kresnak provides routine eye care for all ages, including primary care, contact lenses, pediatric exams, dry eye management, and medical optometry. He received his undergraduate degree from Hillsdale College, his Doctor of Optometry degree from Michigan College of Optometry, and is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and Michigan Optometric Association (MOA). Dr. Kresnak has been providing eye care for patients since 2007; he joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology in 2017 and practices at the Ionia and Walker locations.

Gregory Patera

Gregory Patera, OD

Dr. Patera provides routine eye care for patients of all ages and is certified in the treatment of external eye diseases, injuries, and glaucoma management. Dr. Patera is highly experienced with custom contact lenses, including bifocal design, toric (for astigmatism), specialpurpose soft lenses and rigid, gas-permeable lenses. He received his Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Dr. Patera practices at Grand Rapids Ophthalmology-Ionia.

William Schultz

William Schultz, OD

Dr. Schultz specializes in primary eye care for all ages, including routine eye exams, preventative care, specialty contact lens fittings, medical eye care, and pre-and post-operative management. Dr. Schultz graduated from Michigan College of Optometry and has been in practice since 1989. He is available to see patients in many of the Grand Rapids Ophthalmology offices; his primary location is in East Grand Rapids at Lakeshore Eye – Grand Rapids Ophthalmology.

Shannon Stanek

Shannon Stanek, OD

Dr. Stanek provides complete eye care for the entire family. She has completed advanced training and education in fitting specialty and unique contact lenses, including RGP, Hybrid, and Scleral lenses. Dr. Stanek is a member of West Michigan Optometric Association. She received her Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Dr. Stanek practices at the East Beltline office as well as other Grand Rapids Ophthalmology locations.

Ashley Tholen

Ashley Tholen, OD

Dr. Tholen provides comprehensive eye care ranging from routine examinations to full-scope optometry to patients of all ages, including children as young as 6 months. Her experience includes fitting a variety of contact lenses, post-operative care, managing pathology, and treating myopia progression and amblyopia. Dr. Tholen received her Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry and is a graduate of University of Iowa.

Phil Vanderlugt

Phil VanderLugt, OD

Dr. VanderLugt has been an optometrist with Grand Rapids Ophthalmology for over 20 years. In addition, he serves as Grand Rapids Ophthalmology’s Optometric Affairs Liaison. Dr. VanderLugt received his Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry and is a graduate of Calvin College. He is the past President of West Michigan Optometric Association as well as an Associate Clinical Professor at Michigan College of Optometry

Abby Veldkamp

Abby Veldkamp, OD

Dr. Veldkamp specializes in complete eye care for pediatric patients, including routine exams, binocular vision, and contact lenses; she also provides comprehensive adult eye care. Dr. Veldkamp is a member of American Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association, and West Michigan Optometric Association. She received her Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry and is a graduate of Calvin College. She practices at various Grand Rapids Ophthalmology locations.

Holly Wall

Holly Wall, OD

Dr. Wall provides routine eye exams for all ages, including contact lens patients, management of ocular disease, and pre- and post-operative medical exams. She is members of American Optometric Association and Michigan Optometric Association; and a fellow of American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Wall received her Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry and is a graduate of Calvin College. Prior to joining Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, Dr. Wall served as an Optometrist for the United States Air Force in Texas.

Lindsay Weatherhead

Lindsay Weatherhead, OD

Dr. Weatherhead is available for routine eye exams, pediatrics, contact lens patients, and pre- and post-operative medical exams. She is a member of American Academy of Optometry, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, and Michigan Optometric Organization; in addition, she volunteers for Optometric Service to Humanity. Dr. Weatherhead received her Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry; she completed her primary care residency at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry where she gained experience in all specialties including retina, glaucoma, cornea, and neuro-ophthalmology; and is a graduate of Kalamazoo College.

Andrew Wilke

Andrew Wilke, OD

Dr. Wilke provides eye care for the whole family, from routine eye exams and specialty contact lens fittings to the management of ocular disease and low-vision services. In addition, he provides pre- and post-operative care for surgical patients. Dr. Wilke received his Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry and is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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