About

About Us

Our mission is to serve you and your family's optometric needs.

If you are looking for quality care with a personal touch, we hope you’ll schedule an appointment with us. Our offices have been serving the community for over 30 years, with personal and professional eyecare as our number one priority.  We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your family’s optometric needs. We hope to see you soon!

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Years of experience.

Meet Our Doctors

Craig J. Watson, O.D.

Doctor on Staff

Dr. Watson originally from the Redford area, 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. Gabe is a sophomore at Grand Valley State University and Ava is a Sophomore at Lapeer High School.

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. He also is an active member of the LEADER fund and the Chatfield board of education, and he coaches girls basketball for the highschool.

Jeffery D. Johnston, O.D.

Doctor on Staff

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 a past president of the club in 2012. 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.

We love our community and support it every day.

Lapeer County is our home. We love to give back our time and efforts towards our community at any time we can. We love to support any activity to benefit our home.

Update about the fire

We're still open & available.

It is with great sadness that we lost the structural components of our Lapeer office, but we are committed to rise and thrive through the ashes. 

We have our Imlay City and our Opticare Lapeer office that are both part of our family of practices and are here to serve you. If you are in need of an appointment please fill out the request form here and we will reach out to you ASAP. 

If you are inquiring about the status of your glasses or contact lenses please also fill out an inquiry here and make note of that. We will respond to all inquiries within 48 business hours. Your patience as we navigate these tough times is appreciated, and rest assured, we are here to serve you in every way possible!

Thank you for your business!