118 Stimson St., Cadillac, Michigan


I would like to welcome you to my website and, hopefully, to my office. I would also like to pose a question...Is there a difference?

My answer is,  Yes.


The Proof is in

the Process.

I learned a long time ago that an examination, any examination, is an integration of science and art. Yes, we are examining your eyes, but we are also treating you, the patient.

An eye exam is both objective and subjective. The objective portion requires knowledge, state-of-the- art equipment and experience. As important as this is, the subjective part of the exam is of equal importance.  This is the part of the exam when the patient speaks. When you talk, I will listen. What the patient tells the doctor can reveal much about an eye condition, and I pay attention to what the patient says. Indeed, there is a science to an examination, but there is also an art to listening. The diagnosis is an integration of each. This is the difference.





 Meet Dr. Melstrom

Dr. Melstrom graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1974. He was the recipient of the Yale C. Knight Award. The honor is presented to a senior student for outstanding research in the field of visual science.

Dr. Melstrom has been in private practice in Cadillac for his entire career. Active in the comunity, Dr. Melstrom recently retired as a Trustee of the Cadillac-Wexford Public Library.

His true legacy, however, is his devotion to his wife Laurie, his four children, numerous horses, dogs and, of course, all the patients he's treated over the years.


My daughters will be the third generation of my family to become patients of Dr. Melstrom.  No matter how long it's been since I've seen him, he always remembers my name and is genuinely happy to see me. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Stephanie,  Cadillac

Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-1:00pm