Vitreo-Retinal Associates, P.C. (VRA) was founded in 1990 with the mission of providing state-of-the-art, specialized retinal care in an honest, caring, and trustworthy environment. Their top priority is that all patient and referral relationships are handled with excellence, compassion, and integrity. VRA specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the eye including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular disease, and retinal detachment. As the area’s leader in innovative research, VRA offers the latest advancements in diagnostic and surgical technologies. VRA has convenient locations in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Muskegon; their team includes five physicians and nearly 50 staff members.
Michigan Optical offers a full line of eye care services, including eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses. The practice is based on the belief that customer needs are of the utmost importance. Conveniently located at 511 Wilson Ave. NW, just north of the intersection at Lake Michigan Drive, the vision of Michigan Optical is to provide professional service, quality care, and products while remaining competitively priced. Michigan Optical accepts most medical and vision care plans.
Since 1996, Shoreline Vision has been providing the West Michigan lakeshore communities with a wide range of eye care services from comprehensive eye examinations to cornea and retina care, and the most advanced techniques in cataract and ocular surgery. As witnessed by the long and dedicated history in their community, Shoreline Visionʼs objective remains the same: to be the premier, fully-integrated regional eye care provider with the mission of preserving and improving vision. Shoreline Vision has a team of 13 providers and over 150 dedicated eye health professionals emphasizing clinical excellence and patient centered care throughout seven locations including a surgical center dedicated solely to eye surgeries and procedures.
Walker Surgical Center is fully accredited by both AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) and CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and fully licensed by the state of Michigan. Walker Surgical Center serves pediatrics and adults with eye, plastic, hand, and upper and lower extremity surgical procedures. There are nine board-certified foot and ankle surgeons; six board-certified orthopaedic and plastic surgeons who perform hand, upper, and lower extremity surgical procedures; seven ophthalmic surgeons who perform procedures such as oculoplastics, eye muscle and glaucoma surgery; and one credentialed specialist performing vein surgery. Walker Surgical Center began in 2007 and employs 40 full- and part-time staff. There are three operating rooms where nearly 5,000 surgical procedures are performed every year by the 23 surgeons who utilize the facility.
Lakeshore Eye is the first independent eye care provider to join GRO and Blue Sky Vision. This partnership reflects a growing trend for eye doctors and their practices to become part of a larger, comprehensive eye care services organization, rather than function as independent entities. William Schultz, OD, who has been providing eye health care in East Grand Rapids for the past 21 years, 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. Lakeshore Eye’s optical boutique offers a wide selection of frames and sunglasses for adults and children, including options for every budget and lifestyle.
Surgical Care Center of Michigan
Surgical Care Center of Michigan (SCCM) is fully accredited by both AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) and CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Opened in 1990, SCCM has grown to include 38 staff members, 12 ophthalmologists, and five anesthesia providers. There are three operating rooms and one refractive room with state-of-the-art equipment where cataract, retina, glaucoma, and cornea surgeries are performed, in addition to Yag Laser and Refractive procedures. SCCM is fully licensed by the state of Michigan as a free-standing Ambulatory Surgery Center; approximately 6,200 procedures are performed at SCCM every year.
Founded in 1982, Grand Rapids Ophthalmology (GRO) is the largest fully-integrated eye care medical group in West Michigan. It offers a full suite of eye care services from routine eye exams, contact lenses and glasses, to pediatrics and the most advanced medical and surgical treatments such as LASIK, cataract, cornea, retina, glaucoma, and oculoplastics, including cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery. GRO employs the largest number of eye care specialists and professionals in the region: 11 ophthalmologists, 20 optometrists, and 50 certified opticians; with a total of 400 employees at 12 locations.