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OUR OPTOMETRIC TEAM


Meet our optometric team in Alma, Carson City, Mt. Pleasant & St. Louis, Michigan. We’re dedicated to optimizing your vision through individualized care and attention with a full range of eye health services for clients of all ages. Each patient will be experience a warm and inviting atmosphere during their visit.

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Dr. Peter B. Tacia OD

Dr. Peter Tacia received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1985. He went on to obtain a Doctor of Optometry degree from Ferris State University College of Optometry in 1989. Dr. Tacia's training includes management of diabetic eye diseases, glaucoma, management, contact lens fitting, and...
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Dr. Garrett W. Whitmore OD

Dr. Garrett Whitmore is an Alma High School graduate who attended Alma College for his undergraduate education where he received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Science. He went on to receive a Bachelor in Vision Science and a Doctorate of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in Ft....
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Dr. Jacob J. Zainea OD

Dr. Zainea grew up in Midland and attended Alma College where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Exercise and Health Sciences. While at Alma he played football all four years and also participated in competitive powerlifting. After matriculating from Alma College Dr. Zainea moved to Chicago to attend the...
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Dr. Kyle D. Lark OD

Dr. Lark was raised in Alma, MI where he graduated from Alma High School before enrolling at Western Michigan University. During his time as a Bronco, he was a member of the football team and received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. He completed his doctorate at the Michigan...
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Dr. Megan Lark OD

Dr. Megan Lark was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI where she graduated from Hackett Catholic Central High School before attending Western Michigan University. She served as a member of the women’s soccer team and received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. She went on to receive her Doctorate...
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Dr. Laura Keller

Dr. Laura Keller was born and raised in Battle Creek, MI where she graduated from Lakeview High School. She went on to attend Michigan State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State...
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Dr. Stephen Near OD

Dr. Stephen Near grew up in Shelby, Michigan. He attended Muskegon Community College before going on to earn a Doctor of Optometry degree from Ferris State University in 1989. He has practiced in St. Louis since 1994 and has served on the St. Louis Downtown Development Authority board for many...
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Dr. Shelby Alda OD

Dr. Shelby Alda grew up in East Tawas, MI where she attended Tawas Area High School. Her undergraduate and graduate studies were completed at Ferris State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with high distinction then went on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry. Dr. Alda continued her training with Andersen Eye...
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Our practice aims to provide the best solutions for your eye health and vision needs. We are dedicated to utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments to ensure optimal eye health and vision.

New patients are always welcome!