Dr. Lee Newton is a graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. In 2000, he began practicing in Bay City, where he continues to serve patients with thorough, high-tech eye care in an independent professional setting.
Dr. Newton has dedicated his career to vision correction, specialized contact lens fitting, eye health care, and detecting and correcting visual problems in children. An active member of the Michigan and American Optometric Associations, he has donated his time to InfantSee, the AOA initiative to provide free eye examinations to infants up to 1 year of age. Dr. Newton is certified in the use of both topical and oral medications for the treatment of eye conditions. He is continually educating himself through professional journals, seminars and continuing optometric education courses.
Though he grew up near Lapeer, Dr. Newton grew fond of the mid-Michigan area while completing his optometry externships in 1999-2000 and subsequently decided to stay, purchasing an established practice from Dr. Louis Schueneman. Dr. Newton lives with his wife, Mollie, and their two daughters, Anika and Chloe, less than a mile from the office. He enjoys spending time with his family, bicycling, yard work, projects around the house and playing the saxophone. His biggest “claims to fame” are being the top high school saxophonist in the state of Michigan for two years and competing in the William C. Byrd International Music Competition in 1997, when he was runner-up to the individual who later achieved second-place saxophonist in the world.
Dr. Newton strives to treat patients the way anyone would like to be treated, and to provide quality care with the personal attention often missing in today’s world.