Contact Lenses

Millions of people every day rely on contact lenses as a safe, effective solution for clearer vision. When you need contacts, you can trust your lasting vision to the experts at Lifetime Eyecare in Jenison, Michigan. Allen Smith, OD, and Nicole Gdowski, OD, offer eye exams and comprehensive diagnosis and fitting for contacts, as well as a full range of contact lens options.

Diabetic Eye Care

If you have diabetes, it is important that you have regular eye exams to avoid common diabetic-related eye problems, such as diabetic retinopathy. Allen Smith, OD, and Nicole Gdowski, OD, of Lifetime Eyecare, located in Jenison, Michigan, are experienced at helping you lower your risk of long term vision loss.

Dry Eyes

Do your eyes feel dry and irritated? Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the United States. Lifetime Eyecare in Jenison, Michigan, is a Certified Dry Eye Center of Excellence. Allen Smith, OD, Nicole Gdowski, OD, and provide a broad range of proven dry eye treatments, including TrueTear™, LipiFlow®, and beyond. You don’t need to suffer any longer.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Do you find yourself struggling with a gritty sensation in your eyes, redness, excessive tearing or burning? You may be struggling with some of the most common signs of Dry Eye Disease. Lifetime Eyecare is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye with the newest and most advanced technologies available. Dr. Allen Smith and Dr. Nicole Gdowski and our team of expert technicians are passionate about dry eye care and can answer all of your questions when you book a dry eye consultation with our office.

Eye Exams

Having regular eye exams is one of the best ways you can protect your vision and prevent long-term effects of common eye problems. Allen Smith, OD, and Nicole Gdowski, OD, of Lifetime Eyecare, offer comprehensive eye exams for adults and children at their location in Jenison, Michigan. Whether you have blurry vision, dry eyes, or have no symptoms at all, Dr. Smith and Dr. Gdowski can help every member of the family keep their eyes healthy and working well.

Eye Glasses

Are you thinking about getting a new pair of eyeglasses? Does your child need their first pair of glasses? Lifetime Eyecare in Jenison, Michigan, offers a collection of eyeglass frames with a full range of styles from the top names in eyewear fashion and beyond. Allen Smith, OD and Nicole Gdowski, OD will match you with an ideal pair of eyeglasses that suit your lifestyle and budget. And with an onsite lab, you can start wearing your new glasses faster than you might expect.


Glaucoma is the leading cause for irreversible blindness worldwide, but it may not show any symptoms until eye damage has already happened. Allen Smith, OD, and Nicole Gdowski, OD, of Lifetime Eyecare in Jenison, Michigan, are experienced in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of this progressive, complex eye disease. To protect your vision, it is important to have regular eye exams and glaucoma checks.


The ophthalmic lenses we use at Lifetime Eyecare meet the highest standards of technology and personalization. We work with industry-leading lenses to protect our patient’s eyes from things like UV and blue light while providing the utmost amount of comfort. In 2019 we invested in new equipment to be able to cut the lenses here at our office in Jenison, MI making it even easier to get you into new glasses.


Most treatments are focused on tear deficiency issues, but, in most cases, dry eye symptoms are caused by blockages in the tiny meibomian glands in your eyelids. When these glands are not functioning properly, it’s called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), a leading cause of dry eye. Early detection is essential as MGD can progress and, if left untreated, may cause permanent damage.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a significant eye problem that can cause permanent vision loss, especially for adults 80 years old and older. Allen Smith, OD, and Nicole Gdowski, OD, of Lifetime Eyecare, located in Jenison, Michigan, have experience in prevention, treatment, and management of this complex eye disorder.


Myopia, or nearsightedness, is common, affecting nearly one in three Americans. At Lifetime Eyecare in Jenison, Michigan, Allen Smith, OD, and Nicole Gdowski, OD, are experts in diagnosing myopia. Whether you want contacts or glasses, the practice fits you with the right prescription and offers the convenience of an onsite lab. They also can also tell you if you’re a good candidate for LASIK to correct your myopia.

Pediatric Eye Care

Having your child’s eyes monitored throughout their childhood can help to ensure excellent eye health throughout their lifetime. Allen Smith, OD, and Nicole Gdowski, OD, of Lifetime Eyecare, located in Jenison, Michigan, offer pediatric eye care for infants and children. They’re also proud to be part of the national InfantSee Program, which offers free initial eye assessments for children six months to one-year-old.

Red Eyes

When you have red, irritated eyes, it may be that your eyes are strained or tired, or may be a sign of a serious eye condition. Allen Smith, OD, and Nicole Gdowski, OD, of Lifetime Eyecare, located in Jenison, Michigan, have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating both the simple and complex causes of red eyes.


According to the Vision Council, only 31% of Americans wear sunglasses despite the fact that 75% of Americans believe them to be important for their eye health. Allen Smith, OD, and Nicole Gdowski, OD, and their team of optical specialists at Lifetime Eyecare offer a wide selection of prescriptive sunglasses. Located in Jenison, Michigan, their office is proud to offer popular name brands that can protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays all year round.