118 Stimson St., Cadillac, Michigan

Richard T. Melstrom, O.D.


As a practicing optometrist for more than 30 years, I’ve seen a lot of changes to the industry. From basic frames to hi-tech and high fashion contact lenses, the world of optometry bears little resemblance to that of its early days.

Despite all the changes and advances in modern technology, however, one thing remains as true today as it did when I started my practice in 1976 — if you listen to your patients and provide them with quality, personalized care, they keep coming back.

Like any business, we stay current with new developments in the industry and offer the latest fashion trends in frames and contact lenses, but to us, that’s just not enough.

Long ago, I learned that an examination, any examination, is an integration of science and art. A typical eye examination requires knowledge, state of the art equipment and experience, but you can get that type of exam from any reputable optometrist. We offer something more. Asking questions and listening to what our patients have to say often tells us as much about the condition of the eye as the exam itself. By integrating the science of the exam with the fine art of listening, we provide a level of personalized care that is often difficult to find in this fast-paced world.

To experience the difference of “personalized eye care”, simply call our office and we’ll make time to evaluate and discuss the health of your eyes.






Karen Boven


This my trusted asssistant, Karen. She is happy to answer all of your questions about your insurance. Likewise, she is well-infomed about your optical and contact lens needs. She has over 20 years of experience in patient care and in the optical industry. She is dedicated to our patients and will cheerfully address your requests.




Our Office


Our office is a model for personalized attention to detail. Whether it is a technologically advanced eye exam, or custom fitting of contact lenses, or eyeglasses that are appropriate for fashion and function, the patient has my commitment that my knowledge and experience will be devoted to them.

My reputation for excellence as an optometrist in the Cadillac area has been earned by a high level of communication with the patient and by dedication to patient care.