To Schedule an Exam : 248.274.4752
    Office Phone : 248.347.9090
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    Credentials & Experience

    Dr. Michelle Calder Cardwell 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. Michelle specializes in contact lenses and the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease.

    Dr. Michelle Calder Cardwell 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

    Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Michigan
    September 2003 to June 2005

    Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    January 2005 to May 2005

    Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
    January 2005 to May 2005

    Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan
    January 2004 to May 2004

    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, MI - 48167

    Tel: 248.347.9090

    Fax: 248.773.7528