Credentials & Experience

Dr. Michelle Calder is a board-certified optometrist with more than ten years of undergraduate and post-graduate education and 15 years of professional business experience.

A graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry, she was recognized with the Carl Zeiss Vision Fellow award in 2008.  Dr. Calder specializes in contact lenses and difficult prescriptions with or without high refractive error. – See more at: .

Dr. Michelle Calder O.D.

Licenses & Certification

State of Michigan Board Certified Optometrist


Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
Michigan College of Optometry
Doctor of Optometry
August 2005 to May 2009

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Bachelor of Science, Packaging, May 3, 1996

Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan
Associates Degree, Liberal Arts, May, 1995; graduated cum Laude

Specialty Optometric Site

Cherry Street Health Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Volunteer clinical site for primary care with emphasis on ocular disease diagnosing and management including glaucoma, diabetes, and systemic hypertension

Optometry Rotation Sites

Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit, Michigan
Primary care and strong emphasis on low vision and contact lens management

Eaton Rapids Optometry, Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Private optometric practice of diagnosing and managing ocular disease, low vision, and primary care, with extensive emphasis on pediatric/binocular vision and vision therapy

Duane Waters Hospital, Jackson, Michigan
Strong primary care management of complex refractions and visual needs, management of emergent, urgent, and routine ocular pathology, diabetes, glaucoma and glaucoma suspects, ocular injury, ocular prosthetics, and low vision aids dispensing


Amblyopia vs. Keratoconus, a Differential Diagnosis Case Study
Michigan College of Optometry
November, 2007

Chronic Panuveitis and Evaluation for Sarcoidosis
Michigan College of Optometry
April 2008

Benefits and Pathology of Ultraviolet Light as it Relates to Ocular Structures
Michigan College of Optometry
April 2008

An Exploration of Episcleritis and Scleritis Differentials
Duane Waters Hospital, Jackson, Michigan
July 2008

Activities, Awards and Associations

  • 2008 American Optometric Foundation – Carl Zeiss Vision Fellow award with $5,000 cash stipend and two $750 travel grants to American Academy of Optometry annual meetings
  • Dean’s List, Michigan College of Optometry, Ferris State University
  • AOSA-Vistakon travel grant essay contest award recipient, 2007
  • Member of AOSA and MOSA: August, 2005 to present
  • Toastmasters International member, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Specialty Contact Lens Training Seminar at The Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Institute™, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2008
  • Pi Kappa Gamma Professional Fraternity, Michigan State University

Non-Optometric Professional Experience

General Motors Corporation, Madison Heights, Michigan
October, 2001 – September, 2003
Container Engineer and Project Liaison—Competitive
Operations Engineering

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan
October, 2000 to October, 2001
Packaging Engineer—Advance Manufacturing Material Handling and Packaging Engineering

Yazaki North America, Canton, Michigan
November, 1997 to October, 2000
Packaging Engineer—Core Manufacturing

General Motors Powertrain Group, Willow Run, Michigan
January, 1997 to November, 1997
Service Logistics and Material Control Coordinator — Production Control & Logistics

Matrix Essentials, Solon, Ohio
May to August 1995
Summer Packaging Engineering Intern

About Urban Optiques

Urban Optiques provides vision care, eye exams & exclusive designer eyewear to Northville, Plymouth, Novi, Livonia, Ann Arbor, Farmington, West Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Birmingham, & Metro-Detroit.

Contact Us

Northville Square Mall
133 W. Main St. - Suite 243
Northville, MI - 48167

Tel: 248.347.9090 Fax: 248.773.7528