Stephen Thompson, O.D.
Born and raised in mid-Michigan, Dr. Thompson received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University before completing his professional doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1995. After a few years of living in Philadelphia and North Carolina, he relocated back to East Lansing, where he lives with his wife, Jessica, and their two children.
Dr. Thompson completed training at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, Sinai Hospital in Detroit (now DMC Sinai-Grace) and The Eye Institute in Philadelphia. He received the William Feinbloom Low Vision Rehabilitation Honors Award and the Albert Fitch Award for Clinical Excellence.
Dr. Thompson has built a distinguished career in both corporate and private optometry settings. While working for Luxottica North America, he was promoted to Eye Care Director, where he helped oversee patient care operations and optometric education for corporate and franchise based offices in a region that covered the entire state of Michigan and extended to include St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee.
Together with his wife, Jessica, who is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant herself they opened Thompson Eyecare in East Lansing in 2010. There, they built a reputation and family practice based on personal service and building lasting relationships with their clients. Now, Dr. Thompson is excited to join with long time colleague, Dr. Kevin Jacobs, in creating the new East Lansing Family Eyecare practice.
In 2006, Dr. Thompson was appointed to the Michigan Board of Optometry, where he served for eight years as a member and the final two years as its Chairperson. In 2014, he was appointed to the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education, which he currently still serves.
In addition to his general family practice, Dr. Thompson is licensed in the treatment and management of ocular diseases including glaucoma, diabetic eye exams and all forms of irritated redness, and is certified in orthokeratolgy management of myopia control.