Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Family Eye Care Associates – Eastpointe the leading provider of vision care products and services in Eastpointe.
Dr. William Lakin, OD
Dr. Lakin is a graduate of Illinois College of Optometry. He did his undergraduate work at Michigan State University. Upon returning to Michigan he opened a second office for Family Eye Care Associates (formerly Optometry, P.C.) in Clinton Township. His primary responsibility was development of the office and for patient care of new residents in the growing community. The office was relocated to its current location at 19 Mile and Garfield in 1993. When the original optometrists retired over a 10-year span, Dr. Lakin became more involved with patient care in both offices as well as assuming the administrative responsibilities of the practice. To replace the former associates, Dr. Lakin actively sought new doctors that could bring additional expertise in Low Vision Care, Specialty Contact Lens Care and Pediatric Eye Care to both the Clinton Township and Eastpointe locations.
Dr. Lakin has been actively involved in both the Eastpointe and Clinton Township communities. He has served as a board member and president of the Eastpointe Chamber of Commerce. Family Eye Care Associates was recognized as Eastpointe Business of the Year in 2003 by the chamber. Dr. Lakin is an active member of the Clinton Township Kiwanis club. He is a frequent guest at many county elementary schools giving talks to young children on the eye and assisting with eye dissections as well as meeting with high school students seeking career information on the field of optometry.
On a professional level Dr. Lakin has served on the board of directors of the Michigan Optometric Association and as its president in 1995-1996. In 1996 he was recognized as Optometrist of the Year by the Michigan Optometric Association. He continues to be actively involved on the Association’s Legislative Committee. Dr. Lakin has also assisted the American Optometric Association on legislative issues and has served as a board member for VISION USA, a national non-profit charity that assists limited income families without insurance in receiving eye care. He currently serves on the State Board of Examiners in Optometry.
Dr. Lakin enjoys seeing patients of all ages and often finds that a child coming in for his or her first eye examination may be the grandchild of a patient he has recently seen for follow-up care after cataract surgery.
Dr. Robert W. Shick, Jr, OD
Dr. Shick is a 1997 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and has had extensive Low Vision training at the Illinois Eye Institute, as well as from the Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education. Dr. Shick provided care at the Optometric Institute and Clinic of Detroit, where he held a position on its Board of Directors. He is a member of the Metropolitan Detroit Optometric Society as well as the American Optometric Association and their Low Vision Sections. Dr. Shick is also a Vision Consultant for the Macomb Intermediate School District. Dr. Shick specializes in difficult to fit contact lenses for keratoconus, post-surgical cornea surgery and other corneal dystrophies. He is also a member of the Eastpointe Rotary Club and is active with St. Hubert Catholic Church.
Dr. Gregory G. Kalkofen, OD
Dr. Kalkofen is a 1998 graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. He received his training at the Grand Rapids Veterans Hospital, Michigan State University, and the Eye Institute at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital. He was valedictorian of his graduating class. Dr. Kalkofen specializes in Primary Eye Care and specialty contact lens fitting.
He is a member of the Metropolitan Detroit Optometric Society, American Public Health Association, Michigan Optometric Association, and the Lions Club.
Dr. Kalkofen grew up in Sterling Heights and attended Warren De La Salle. He attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate studies. He and his wife have two sons.
Dr. Cheryl A. Junker, OD
Dr. Junker is a 1999 graduate of Southern California College of Optometry. She specializes in working with children as early as 6 months of age and provides Vision Therapy to children and adults. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Michigan and Michigan Optometric Association.
Dr. Michael Breza, O.D.
Dr. Breza is a 1998 graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. He has received training at the Veterans Hospital in Detroit and the Beaumont Eye Institute in Royal Oak. He was the recipient of the first Student Leader of the Year Award 1996. Prior to practicing at Family Eye Care he was nominated twice for Doctor of the Year at D.O.C. Optics Corporation. Additionally, he has been on two international missions to provide vision care to the needy in Mexico treating over 14,000 patients.
Dr. Breza specializes in evaluating eye-disease, fitting glasses and specialty contacts, and LASIK co-management. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Michigan Optometric Association.
Dr. Breza is a guest lecturer for the University of Detroit Physicians Assistant Program. He grew up in Utica and attended Utica High School. He attended Oakland University for his undergraduate studies. He is an active member in his church and volunteers his time off for various projects and ministries.
Dr. Denise Duffy, O.D.
Dr. Duffy is a 2016 graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. She received training at the Veterans Hospitals in Detroit and Saginaw and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.
Dr. Duffy specializes in managing ocular diseases, specialty contact lenses, and pediatric patients. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Michigan Optometric Association.
Dr. Duffy grew up in Macomb and completed her undergraduate studies and Oakland University.
Donna Harville, CPOA