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 Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Zainea’s training in Chicago had a strong focus on treating and managing ocular disease as well as serving kids K12 in the Chicago public school system. His training also included rotations in a pediatric clinic and the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw. When not at work Dr. Zainea enjoys hunting, weightlifting, and taking his dogs to the local parks in Mount Pleasant. Dr. Zainea and his wife Erin are big football fans and regularly attend CMU football games. He and his wife also enjoy spending time up north with family and friends.