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About Our Doctors

Dr. Lee Newton grew up in mid-Michigan and has provided eye care and vision care to the residents of Bay County since October, 2000.

He attended Central Michigan University for undergraduate work and then attended and graduated from the Michigan College of Optometry in May, 2000.

Rigorously independent at heart, Dr. Newton considers himself fortunate to have been able to purchase an existing practice in Bay City the year he graduated. This allowed him to remain passionate about providing the best care for his patients’ needs under his own terms – without being constrained by corporate policies and procedures that, in his words, tend to distort the quality and delivery of care.

Dr. Newton has been married to his wife, Mollie, for 23 years. A former teacher, Mollie works in the practice 4 days per week and coordinates the optical end of the practice – managing frames, lenses, and even producing the lenses in your glasses. Together, they have two daughters – Anika, a student at Central Michigan University; and Chloe, a student at John Glenn High School in Bangor Township.

A unique and special area of eye care interest is children’s vision care. Children have very special vision needs, and even though a child may be able to read the 20/20 line of letters, this does not mean that he or she possesses the visual skills necessary to perform well and thrive in school.

Hobbies include music, real estate, and construction.

Music – Dr. Newton has played saxophone since 1985 and has had the good fortune to rub shoulders with industry giants such as Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis. In addition, he has performed at Hard Rock Cafes in Las Vegas and Times Square.

Real Estate – “History’s most proven asset class” – Dr. Newton has been immersed in real estate, starting with his own home and office, for decades. He feels there is nothing quite like the satisfaction from a home or office improvement project, especially when he is able to roll up his sleeves and participate.

Construction – Dr. Newton has been sought after in the commercial real estate development space. He is the author of the prolific blog, “Cutting Edge Insights with Dr. Lee.” As well, he has been instrumental in helping several other doctors and health care professionals design and build their own professional practices, saving them as much as $1 million in the process.

In addition, Dr. Newton is a 2x best-selling author, with his most recent book achieving #1 ranking in over 30 categories on Amazon. If you’d like a free digital copy, send him an email at

Dr. Newton looks forward to providing you and your family with the very best in eye health and vision care.

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