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The Most Devoted Doctors and Staff in Charlotte

Eye Care Associates of Charlotte cares about your vision like you’re family, and we want you to feel that way, too. Get to know us a little bit better. Our large staff is friendly and well –trained. They work hard to be caring and compassionate, to ensure you an excellent patient experience. Here’s a brief list of our staff. If you’d like to know more, feel free to stop by or call us today.

Our Outstanding Optometrists

Harper Wildern, O.D.

Dr. Wildern received his Bachelor of Science from Ferris State University in 1999 and his Doctor of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 2003.

Clinically Dr. Wildern enjoys all aspects of Optometry including helping to meet patient’s visual needs through the use of eyeglasses, contact lenses and low vison devices and also treating and co-managing the treatment of ocular disease.

Dr. Wildern is a member of the Michigan Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry.

In his free time Dr. Wildern enjoys spending time with his wife, Amanda, and two daughters, Marilyn and Catherine.

Dennis Olmstead, O.D.

Dr. Olmstead received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Ferris State University College of Optometry in 1979 and received the Outstanding Clinician Award. He began practicing in the Lansing area while working part time with two ophthalmology practices. He also served as a clinical associate of the Ferris State College of Optometry supervising senior students in clinic. In 1983 Dr. Olmstead began practicing in Charlotte with Charlotte Optometrists while continuing to work as a clinical associate for Ferris State.

In 1995, he and Dr. Darin merged practices to form Eye Care Associates of Charlotte, P.L.L.C. Both doctors were granted HGB Memorial Hospital staff privileges in 1996 and became Assistant Clinical Professors for the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997.

Dr. Olmstead is a member of the Michigan and American Optometric Associations and has served the Michigan Optometric Association in various committees and also on its Board of Directors. Dr. Olmstead attained Diplomate status with the American Board of Optometry in 2014. He was awarded Michigan Optometrist of the year in 1994, and served on the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 1985-1991.

Prior to earning his Doctor of Optometry degree Dr. Olmstead was a graduate of Michigan State University while lettering in hockey all 4 years, serving as the team co-captain his senior year and was awarded the “Big Ten Medal of Honor” for academic and athletic achievement. He served as an assistant hockey coach at Ferris State University and coached various minor league travel hockey teams in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Detroit area.

He and his wife Diane we married in 1977 and have 3 grown children, Angela, Michael, and Amanda

Angela Olmstead, O.D.

Dr. Angela Olmstead received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 2010. Prior to earning her Doctorate, she completed internships at Dwayne Waters Hospital in Jackson, MI; Grand Rapids VA Medical Center in Grand Rapids, MI; MSU Neuro- Ophthalmology Clinic and Rosenbaum Eye and Laser Center in East Lansing, MI.

She is a member of the Michigan Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Olmstead participates in the Special Olympics Vision Screening in Mt. Pleasant, MI annually.

Prior to earning her Doctorate of Optometry Dr. Olmstead was a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology she completed a year of ocular diabetic retinopathy clinical research at Michigan State University preceding optometry school.

Her professional concentrations include primary care optometry, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease management, pediatrics, contact lenses and fitting specialty eyewear lenses.

Jeannine M. Brake, O.D.

Dr. Jeannine Brake-Norder earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Ferris State University College of Optometry in 1994 and received the VSP Scholarship Award, the Vistakon Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care and the Silhouette Award of Excellence in the Study of Optometry. While at Ferris, she participated in the American Optometric Student Association, traveling to California, Illinois, and Tennessee for the annual conventions. She was a member of VOSH (Volunteers in Optometry Serving Humanity) and traveled to Mexico and Domonica, West Indies, providing eye care and glasses to the local population. She began practicing in Charlotte in 1995 with Dr. Darin and Dr. Olmstead and then later at Eye Care Associates of Charlotte, PLLC. She was granted hospital privileges at HGB Memorial Hospital in 1996. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Michigan Optometric Association, the Central Michigan Optometric Society and the National Association of Professional Women. Prior to earning her Doctor of Optometry degree, Dr. Brake graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology. She was a member of Lyman Briggs School and Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.

She married Phil in 1996 and they have 3 children, Caleb, Collin and Aubrey. She spends much of her time actively participating in their activities; soccer, football, baseball, softball and basketball and volunteers in their schools and classrooms. She has been an active member of the local MOPS Chapter (Mothers of Preschools) serving on the Steering Team as both Hospitality Directory and Crafts/Activities Coordinator as well as a Mentor Mom. She is currently serving as Grant Committee Chair on the Eaton Rapids Public Schools Education Foundation Board and is actively participating in the Eaton Rapids Public Schools Board of Education Curriculum Committee.

Our Superior Staff

Our large staff is as above-standard as our optometrists are. They work hard to be caring and compassionate, and to deliver the excellence in eye care and patient care you deserve. Here’s a brief list of our staff. If you’d like to know more, feel free to stop by or call us today.

  • Alice H. – Patient Relations Specialist
  • Amanda M. – Patient Relations Specialist
  • Amanda O. – Optometric Technician
  • Alyssa H. – Paraoptometric Technician/ Optician
  • Andrea D. – Optician
  • Brittany B. – Certified Paraoptometric Technician
  • Cassandra G. – Office Manager/Certified Paraoptometric Technician/Optician
  • Jack C. – ABO Certified Optician
  • Joanna W. – Certified Paraoptometric Technician
  • Kimberly B. – Insurance Specialist
  • Leeza G. – Certified Paraoptometric Technician/Optician
  • Megan F. – Optometric Technician
  • Nancy P. – Patient Relations Specialist
  • Sara R. – Certified Paraoptometric Technician /Optician
  • Rae T. – Patient Relations Specialist

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