Eye care services have been available in downtown West Branch since 1932. Dr. Gerald Garner began seeing patients in 1950. His mother was an optometrist before him. West Branch Eyecare now has two eye doctors offering comprehensive eye exams. The doctors treat glaucoma, infections, allergies, dry eyes and injuries. They also diagnose and co-manage diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Both doctors are refractive surgery affiliates.
Dr. Barnhart has been providing eye care services in West Branch since 1980. He graduated from H.H.Dow High School in Midland in 1971, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Alma College in 1975, and a Doctor of Optometry degree from Michigan College of Optometry in 1979. He has interned in the Optometric Institute and Clinic of Detroit, has been a clinical instructor at the Optometry College, and worked in an Ophthalmology office in Saginaw.
Dr. Barnhart and his wife Terry have three daughters and a son. All have graduated from Ogemaw Heights High School. All are married. Amy and husband Ermi live near Seattle with sons Yabi and Keli. Mary and husband Ben live in South Lyon with Annie, Lane and Wesley. Leslie and husband Logan live in Springboro, Ohio with Nathan and Isaac. Andrew and Katie live in Mukilteo, Washington.
Dr. Lenahan has been providing eye care services in West Branch since February 2002. She joined West Branch Eyecare after practicing optometry in the Metro Detroit area for nine years. She graduated from Reed City High School in Reed City, MI in 1985. Dr. Lenahan earned her Bachelor of Visual Science degree from Ferris State University in 1990 and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Michigan College of Optometry in 1992. She completed her internship at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, MI and at Colmery-OíNeill Veteranís Administration Medical Center in Topeka, KS.
Dr. Lenahan and her husband Chris Finkbeiner have twin boys, Colin and Dylan. Life is a never-ending whirlwind of activity at the Finkbeiner home. When Dr. Lenahan is not busy working or taking care of her children, she enjoys hiking, gardening, reading and crafts.
Dr. Reder has been providing eye care services in West Branch since June 2013.
Dr Reder is a graduate of Ogemaw Heights High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at Ferris State University and received her doctorate from the Michigan College of Optometry.
Her clinical training included internships at the Veteranís facility in Saginaw, the Heart of the City Health Center in Grand Rapids, and the University Eye Center in Big Rapids.