Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Cheboygan Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Cheboygan.
Ronald Mead, O.D.
Undergraduate: Central Michigan University, Ferris State University
Doctor of Optometry: Ferris State College of Optometry
Married to Lori, childen: Jason, Kristin, Cameron and Trevor.
Dr. Mead’s professional associations include the Michigan Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He serves as a Vision Source Adminstrator for Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Hobbies include: Golf, computer.
Peter Oppermann, O.D.
Grayling High School graduate with honors.
Bachelors of Vision Science: 1995 Ferris State University with honors.
Doctorate 1998 Michigan College of Optometry with honors.
Dr. Oppermann specializes in the eye health examination of patients of all ages, including the management of complicated eye disease as well as recommendation of all forms of eye wear.
He married and the father of two children, enjoys downhill skiing, hunting, boating, fishing and various other outdoor activities.
Dr. Oppermann is an active member of the Rotary Club of Gaylord, the Michigan Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He also serves as an Administrator for Vision Source of Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
Bachelor of Science , 2006 Central Michigan University.
Doctorate of Optometry 2010 with Highest Distinction, Michigan College of Optometry
Dr. Slezak specializes in eye health examinations for patients of all ages including pediatrics, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and corneal disease. He currently fits most of our specialty contact lenses.
Dr. Slezak enjoys coaching athletics, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife and 3 kids.
Amy has been worked as an optician since 1999. She has also worked as an optical tech in an ophthalmology office and done contact lens training as well.
At Cheboygan Vision Source she assists with the selection of eyewear as well as adjustments. Amy has completed the Essilor Appollo certification. Amy attended North Central Michigan College for medical terminology , anatomy and medical billing.
Amy is married to Brian, they have 4 kids and 6 grand kids. In her leisure time she enjoys walking, boating, camping, reading, gardening, decorating for the holidays and spending time with her grandbabies.
Betsy was born and raised in Cheboygan, Michigan. After graduating high school, Betsy attended college at Saginaw Valley State University where she obtained a bachelors degree in secondary art education with a minor in communications and theater. After college she taught art and theater in Mt. Pleasant, but the north and her loving family drew her back home.
It’s evident that Betsy loves being the receptionist at Cheboygan Vision Source. She always has a smile and will always give you a warm welcome to our office. When you call or stop by Betsy can verify your insurance, check eligibility and schedule your appointment. Sometimes you can even find her doing the pre-testing.
Betsy is happily married to her husband Sean and is a proud mother of her amazing son Kade. She enjoys being a northern Michigan native who takes full advantage of all it’s beauty with her family and friends. She loves to go camping, boating, hunting, fishing, traveling, and exploring the nature of northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. We are happy Betsy joined our team August of 2018.
Adrienne is the most positive person you will ever meet. We are so very fortunate that she joined our team in July of 2014. She works at the front desk and has her job down to a science. When you either walk in the front door or call the office you will see and hear the smile on Adrienne’s face and in her voice. She absolutely loves her job and her co workers.
Adrienne has a son named Jack and a twin sister Alex who she loves going on adventures with and enjoying life together. She takes pleasure in spending time with family and going for walks.
Working hard to advance her career in the optical field, you will find Adrienne performing glasses adjustments and repairs. We are very blessed to have her at our office.
Robert Merrick, O.D.
Dr. Merrick, who is originally from Wyandotte, MI, moved to Northern Michigan during his grade school years. He graduated from Onaway Area Schools in 1978. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State College in 1981 and went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Ferris State College of Optometry in 1985. Dr. Merrick has been an active member of both the American Optometric Association and the Michigan Optometric Association for over 25 years. He has been very active in coaching youth hockey and has served on the board of Baraga Boosters in many key leadership positions. Dr. Merrick has also served as a member of the Cheboygan Board of Education.
Dr, Merrick officially retired in April 2017 when he sold his practice to Drs. Ron Mead, Pete Oppermann and Nate Slezak.