Holt Eye Care celebrates 15 years
“We’re bigger and busier,” says Dr. Houser. “We’re kind of excited about where we’ve been and where we’re going.”
That includes advanced instruments and technology that help the doctors check the entire visual system and detect conditions such as dry eye, cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma. In fact, says Houser, many times there are ocular symptoms that may suggest an overall health concern such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis.
“It is our job as optometrists to monitor the health of your eyes as well as your overall well-being,” he said.
Of course, proper fit and function—and yes, appearance—of eyewear is important, too. Improved technologies in frames and lenses, along with more custom frames and unique designs, help set Holt Eye Care apart, Houser says.
Now with a staff of 14 doctors at the Holt location (the couple also own two Draper Eyewear offices in Lansing), Houser hopes to continue to grow the practice and improve its efficiencies in helping patients.
“It shouldn’t be stressful for people to have an exam or to have glasses,” he says. “We want to do everything we can to make eye care less hassle.”
Holt Eye Care is at 2040 North Aurelius Road, Suite 20, Holt, 699.3937, holteyecare.com.