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We provide patients of all ages with comprehensive medical, surgical and well eye care in a friendly, home-town atmosphere.
Phone: (989) 892-6616
Location: 900 Center Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Eye examinations by State of Michigan, board-certified Ophthalmologist, see Dr. Vandenbelt
  • LASIK and Cataract surgery, see Links
  • Diabetic eye care and Glaucoma management, see Links
  • Optical dispensary with wide selection of glasses and contact lenses -- a selection of over 350 frames, with styles for adults and children that are continually updated. Frame styles range from budget to designer fashion (authorized Maui Jim sunglass dealer). We also offer many brands of contact lenses.
  • Questions about eye care? Please contact us.

Contact us at (989) 892-6616. Preparing for Your Appointment: Bring a list of all current medications you are taking and your glasses or contacts. Please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment time to complete the health care paperwork or click on the following link and bring the completed form with you (see patient data sheet). Billing and Insurance: We accept most insurance. Contact us if you have a question about your specific insurance coverage. Payment for balances is due when service is rendered and may be made by cash, personal check or credit card.


Eye examinations are an important part of health care for adults and children. When an eye doctor performs a comprehensive examination of your eyes, he or she is evaluating the overall health of your eyes, as well as checking to see if you need any vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Adults should have their eyes examined to keep their prescriptions current and/or to check for signs of eye disease. Children should have regular eye exams to monitor development, as vision problems can negatively impact learning. A thorough exam can also detect diabetes and other eye conditions and diseases. Early treatment of any eye conditions may help preserve your vision.


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Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Transitional Residency, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
Ophthalmology Residency, Beaumont Eye Institute, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI and Detroit Children's Hospital, Detroit, MI
B.A. in Biology, magna cum laude, Albion College, Albion, MI
Honors: Chief Resident Ophthalmology 2004-2005; Dong H. Shin Award for Research in Ophthalmology 2001
Certification: State of Michigan Physician’s License, Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology, Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology
Hospital/Surgical Privileges:
Bay Regional Medical Center, Bay City, MI
Mid-Michigan Medical Center, Midland, MI
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Michigan Ophthalmological Society, Michigan State Medical Society and Bay County Medical Society.

Vandenbelt, S., Shaikh, S., Capone, A., Williams, G. Multifocal choroiditis associated with West Nile Virus encephalitis. Retina 2003; 23 (1):97-99.
Shin, D., Vandenbelt, S., Kim, P.,Gross, J.,Keole, N.,Lee,S.,Brit, K., Reed,S. Compaarison of long-term incidence of posterior capsular opacification between phacoemulsification and phacotrabeculectomy. Am J Ophthalmol 2002; 133(1):40-47.

ARVO, Posterior capsular opacification incidence decreased with use of Mitomycin-C during phacotrabeculectomy. April 2001, poster.
b,b′-IDPN as a laboratory model to introduce hydrocephalus in the golden hamster. American Academy of Neuroscience, Fall meeting, 2000, abstract.

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology:
    Professional association for ophthalmologists that provides continuing education.
  • Michigan Ophthalmologic Society:
    Information about eye conditions and diseases, eye surgeries and eye injuries.
  • All About Vision:
    Information about eye glasses, surgeries, contacts, eye conditions and diseases.
  • Get Eye Smart:
    Information regarding the importance of regular eye exams to detect early signs of eye disease and associated risk factors.
  • Aging Eye Times:
    Information about eye care and health for older adults, including nutrition and low vision.

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