Lapeer County Vision Centers


Dr. Craig Watson graduated from Ferris State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biology. In 1995, he received his Optometric Doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry and became certified to use diagnostic and therapeutic medications. He started working for Dr. David Bush and the Lapeer County Vision Center in 1997 and purchased the practice with Dr. Johnston in January, 2003.

Craig, the youngest of nine, and Kelly(Hicks), oldest of two, married in 1995 and returned to her hometown of Lapeer in 1997. They love spending time with their children; a son, Gabriel, and a daughter, Ava.

Dr. Watson has been an active member of the Lapeer Kiwanis since 2003, especially enjoying participating in the annual "Kapers" show performed in the early spring.


Dr. Jeff Johnston graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Northeast Missouri State University in 1991. Dr. Johnston played football for NMSU and was active in the science research department at the university. Dr. Johnston continued his education at the Illinois College of Optometry, where he received his Doctorate and diagnostic/therapeutic certification.

Jeff is an active member of the Lapeer Rotary and Trinity Methodist Church. He and his wife Melissa live in Lapeer with their three children Chase, Drew and Grant. Dr. Johnston's hobbies include golf, sports and spending time with friends and family.

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