Optometry - Battle Creek VA Medical Center
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Battle Creek VA Medical Center



Female optometrist examining female Veteran's eyes
What We Do

This clinic provides comprehensive (non-surgical) eye care to Veterans consistent with the current and nationally accepted standards of eye care professionals. 

Key Staff

Service Chief

Michael Vandeveer, OD, MPA, FAAO
(269) 966-5600 Ext. 35190

Battle Creek Clinic Staff Optometrists:
Molly McGinty-Tauren, OD, FAAO
Carla Gilbertson, OD, FAAO
Brian Dornbos, OD, FAAO
For questions concerning glasses call 269-966-5600 ext. 31633
To schedule an appointment directly with the Optometry Clinic at the Battle Creek VAMC call 269-966-5600 ext. 32381/32728

 Wyoming Community Based Outpatient Clinic Clinic Staff Optometrists:
Douglas Coon, OD, FAAO
Joy Kerns, OD, FAAO
Jordan Kuipers, OD, FAAO
For questions concerning glasses call 616-249-5300 ext. 30507
To schedule an appointment directly with the Optometry Clinic at the Wyoming CBOC call 616-249-5300 ext. 30571

Service Information

The staff optometrists have faculty appointments at the following schools of optometry: Michigan College of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry, New England College of Optometry, Western College of Optometry and serve as clinical instructors to fourth year doctoral candidates. 

The clinic also has an accredited optometry residency program for recent optometry graduates who desire post-doctoral training in the specialty of medical optometry.

The Optometry Clinic also runs a Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) clinic that provides evaluation, training and support to Veterans with visual impairment ranging from low vision to total blindness.  For more information on this clinic, click the button below.

Contact Info


  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center - Building 3
    Wyoming Community Based Outpatient Clinic - Lower Level

Contact Number(s)

  • 269-966-5600 Ext. 32381/32728
  • 616-249-5300 Ext. 35053

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.