About Our Practice in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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Comprehensive Eye Care with Modern Technology

At Great Lakes Optometry, quality service is one of our top priorities. A great patient experience is crucial, and through our modern technology and comprehensive services, we are able to deliver on that. 

We offer services such as comprehensive eye exams, dry eye treatment with OptiLIGHT by Lumenis, and eye disease diagnosis and management. 

Our team brings experience and enthusiasm to every patient interaction, and we look forward to helping you achieve your vision goals. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.

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Our Mission

Our mission is centered around our community in Sault Ste. Marie. We strive to create an outstanding experience for our patients with quality service and comprehensive eye care while supporting our local community.

Experience comprehensive care and a friendly, welcoming team every time you visit us.

Check-In Forms to Complete

Convenience is key, so we provide the check-in forms you’ll need to complete online prior to your appointment. You can fill out your forms at home and bring them with you to your appointment:

You can also fill out your intake forms through our online portal once an appointment is made.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

Please arrive 5–10 minutes early for your appointment, if possible. You can also fill out your needed intake paperwork through our online portal.

We will check you in at the front desk and verify your information and insurance. We will also answer any questions you may have. We may have some paperwork for you if it hasn’t already been completed.

Next, the doctor will see you and start the exam!

Vision Plans We Accept

We accept the following vision plans:

Medical Plans We Accept

We accept the following medical plans:

Meet Dr. Choponis

Dr. Thomas Choponis graduated with honors from Ferris State University with a Doctor of Optometry degree. Throughout his academic journey, he honed his skills through rigorous externships at renowned institutions such as Cherry Health in Grand Rapids, MI, the Wyoming VA Health Care Center, and Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Before transitioning into optometry, Dr. Choponis amassed years of invaluable experience as an optician, fostering a deep understanding of optical intricacies and patient care. His commitment to excellence is evident in his approach, as he collaborates closely with individuals to achieve the best possible vision outcomes and ensure overall ocular wellness.

Since 2017, Dr. Choponis has been dedicated to serving the Upper Peninsula community, bringing his expertise in both refractive procedures and the comprehensive diagnosis and management of various eye diseases. With a specialized focus on conditions like dry eye, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts, he ensures optimal ocular health for his patients. Dr. Choponis is also adept at evaluating and fitting specialty contact lenses, offering personalized solutions for his patients’ unique needs.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Dr. Choponis finds joy in his roots, having grown up in the town of Luther, MI. He embraces an active lifestyle, indulging in hobbies such as hiking, skiing, and ATV riding, all while cherishing moments spent with his beloved family. Actively engaged in community service, Dr. Choponis proudly contributes to the Lions Club in Sault Sainte Marie, lending his time and expertise to various volunteer initiatives.

Dr. Choponis shares his life’s journey with his loving wife, Stephanie, and their two children, Madison and Natalie. Together, they embraced a new chapter in Sault Sainte Marie in 2017, where they have found both professional fulfillment and personal joy.

Our Location

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  • 2237 Ashmun Street
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

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