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Our eye doctors and staff at Hartland Eye Care have been providing Hartland Township with quality eye care for many years. Our friendly staff is dedicated to providing this care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of eye care through continuing education utilizing the latest state-of-the-art equipment, technology, contact lens, and eyewear products.

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Meet The Eye Doctors At Hartland Eye Care

Our eye doctors takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.

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Dr. Thomas R. Doud, OD

Dr. Thomas R. Doud, OD

Originally from Battle Creek, Michigan, Dr. Doud attended St. Philip High School. He would go on to attend Central Michigan University, where he would major in chemistry. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Doud began studying at Ferris State College of Optometry in 1986, where he would receive his Doctorate in Optometry.

As a staff optometrist at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, he gained extensive experience in the treatment of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes. Returning to Michigan, he joined the staff of one of Michigan’s busiest refractive surgery centers. There, he enjoyed experience in the care of cataract and Lasik surgery patients. Dr. Doud opened Hartland Eye Care in 1992, bringing all of these experiences into his own practice.

In 2000, in response to the myopia epidemic, Dr. Doud began myopia management. He then opened the affiliated Visual Learning Center in 2003 to help care for patients with Learning related visual problems.

Dr.Doud and his optometrist wife Sandy have raised three daughters in Brighton and are involved in various ministries with St. Patrick church. In their spare time they enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Member: American Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association, Optometric Extension Program Foundation, College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Dr. Michael Ruthven

Dr. Michael Ruthven, OD

Dr. Ruthven was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Mi, where he attended Catholic Central High School. He went on to study at Ferris State University and then received his doctorate from the Michigan College of Optometry.

He completed clinical rotations at Duane Waters Hospital, Henry Ford Health System, Mercy Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Center, and Wyoming VA Health Care Center.

Before joining Hartland Eyecare, he spent several years in an ophthalmology practice where he was able to manage ocular disease, pre and post-operative care, fit specialty contact lenses, and help develop a dry eye clinic. Through these rotations and work experiences, he has been able to learn from some of the top doctors in the state.


Hartland Eye Care in Hartland Township

Hartland Eye Care provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Hartland Township. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Hartland Eye Care aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.