About Dr. Allen R. Smith
Dr. Allen Smith is a 2002 graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry. His internships included Duane L. Waters Hospital in Jackson, Grand Rapids Health Care Center, and University Eye Center at the Michigan College of Optometry. After completing his education he joined the US Navy and quickly received recognition for his clinical skills and exceptional patient care, earning the prestigious Commendation Medal. Dr. Smith joined Lifetime Eyecare in 2005.
In addition to being a member of the American Optometric Association and Michigan Optometric Association, Dr. Smith is a former President of the West Michigan Optometric Association and a former Board Trustee of the Michigan Optometric Association. He was also awarded the “Key Person” award for his involvement in the community at large.
Dr. Smith is committed to maintaining the ocular (or eye) health of patients of all ages. He specializes in dry eye therapies, including LipiFlow® , skin treatments, including glaucoma, and specialty bifocal contact lens fittings. He has passion for his work and a love for his patients that is hard to match.
About Dr. Nicole M. Gdowski
Nicole M. Gdowski, OD, joined the Lifetime Eyecare team in Jenison, Michigan, in 2014 and quickly earned patients’ trust thereafter. She has practiced optometry in a variety of settings, including a mission trip to Guyana with the Fellowship for Christian Optometrists in 2008. She looks forward to treating patients during other mission trips and continuing to give quality optometric care at home in Michigan.
Dr. Gdowski attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for her bachelor’s degree in psychology. After graduating with distinction in 2007, she attended the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. There, she earned her doctorate degree in optometry with highest distinction in 2011.
Dr. Gdowski has been the President of the West Michigan Optometric Association since 2012 and is an active member of the Michigan Optometric Association. She is skilled in a wide range of optometric disciplines, including the treatment and management of dry eye with LipiFlow®, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetes. She also participates in the InfantSee program, providing optical care to infants, and specializes in Corneal Reshaping Therapy (CRT) contact lenses to correct astigmatism and nearsightedness.