PEOPLE

David A. Dueweke, O.D.-

The owner and optometrist at Dobbs Optical is steeped in the field of eyecare.  A fourth-generation optometrist born and raised in Metro Detroit, Dr. Dave developed an interest in optometry at an early age through working at his father’s practice.  After receiving his doctorate from Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 1987, he spent several years working with an ophthalmologist that specialized in cataract and corneal surgery.  Dr. Dave subsequently joined the partnership of his father’s practice until 1997.  Realizing his ongoing interest in the fashion aspect of eyeglasses, he sought out Dobbs Optical in Kalamazoo and re-located his family to pursue purchasing the long-standing business.  In January 2000 the business was purchased and re-located to its present location in June 2000.  Dr. Dave annually attends world-class trade shows and educational offerings to find the most innovative eyewear and learn the latest developments in areas such as laser vision correction and diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.




Vonnie Smith-
Growing up in a military family, Vonnie has lived in many corners of the globe.  Vonnie started in the optical industry while raising his family in Central Indiana.  He is the most recent addition to Dobbs Optical and brings twenty-plus years experience ranging from optical manufacturing to managing the optical department at a large retail chain and to his last position as the optician and office manager for a private optometric practice near Purdue University.  Vonnie re-located to Kalamazoo in 2005 and continues to show his commitment to customer service skills he developed in his previous positions.