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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Eye Care Associates of Owosso the leading provider of vision care products and services in Owosso.


Dr. RogerRoger R. Seelye, OD

After attaining a Bachelor of Science degree from Adrian College, Dr. Roger Seelye attended the School of Optometry at Indiana University where he graduated with honors. After serving two years as an officer in the Medical Service Corp of the U.S. Army, Dr. Seelye returned to his native Michigan where he has practiced optometry for over 30 years. During his career, Dr. Seelye has dedicated his leisure time to volunteerism serving both the needs of his profession and community. Committing his time to the special needs population of his community, he has provided vision care services to the students at the Michigan School for the Blind and Beekman Center of the Lansing Public Schools, and, as a certified low vision specialist, to the clients of Michigan Commission for the Blind. He has also served the citizens of Michigan as a gubernatorial appointee to the Michigan Health Council, the Michigan Health Occupations Council and the Michigan Board of Optometry where he was elected Chairperson.

Dr. Seelye has assumed many leadership roles in his professional associations which have included President of the Michigan Optometric Association, Member of the American Optometric Association State Governmental Relations Center with specific involvement with state health care legislation and licensing and regulation issues, and as a board Member of the National Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry.

Dr. Seelye has been frequently recognized by his colleagues and peers. He is the recipient of every award given by Michigan Optometric Association. They include the Lifetime Achievement Award, Optometrist of the Year Award, Key Person Award, Leadership Award, Extra Mile Award, and the Legislative Achievement Award. He has also been a candidate for the American Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year Award.

Dr. Seelye continuously strives for the highest level of professional and clinical excellence in his private optometric practice with active participation in national and state level continuing education and state-of-the-art clinical skill training courses. Dr. Seelye and his wife Phyllis, are the proud parents of two wonderful and successful children and the grandparents of two delightful grandchildren.


Dr. MathewMatthew J. Maki, OD

Dr. Maki is a 1990 graduate of Michigan College of Optometry (MCO) at Ferris State University. Following graduation from MCO, Dr. Maki completed a hospital based residency program at the American Lake and Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Tacoma and Seattle, Washington. He then completed a clinical fellowship at the Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute in Chehalis, Washington, where he later served as clinic director in the Kennewick, Washington office.

Dr. Maki has also served as Chief of Optometric Services, Fort Wayne Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana and as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry.  He received the Daniel Peters Memorial Award as the Outstanding Senior Optometry Student at the Michigan College of Optometry, additional awards while a student, and was elected to the Omicron Delta National Leadership Fraternity. He is a member of both the American and Michigan Optometric Associations and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.  He served as President of the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA) in 2011 and was named MOA Michigan Optometrist of the Year in 2014.  He continues as a volunteer in the MOA Committee structure.

Dr. Maki is a published author and lecturer on various clinical subject matters. His special interests are ocular disease management and refractive surgery.  In addition to Optometry, he enjoys running, bicycling, golfing, and reading.


Whitney J Klein, ODKLEIN 0029

Dr. Klein obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Central Michigan University.  She then attended University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, Texas where she graduated with a Clinical Excellence Award.  While in San Antonio, Dr. Klein enjoyed providing comprehensive eye care to the underserved population and volunteering her time for humanitarian missions and care.  She has received training in different aspects of optometric practice including a Veterans Administration Hospital and a multi-disciplinary ophthalmology practice which concentrated on cataract and refractive surgery.  These have helped increase her knowledge and experience in ocular disease and peri-operative surgical co-management.

Dr. Klein takes pride in her work and is dedicated to excellence in treatment and comfort.  She is passionate about educating her patients about their conditions so they can fully participate in the disease management, and as a result, experience a better quality of life.  Dr. Klein is devoted to always putting the patients care first while simultaneously providing the highest professional eye care possible.  Joining the practice in June 2014, Dr. Klein wants her patients’ experiences at Eye Care Associates of Owosso to be unique and memorable.

During her free time Dr. Klein enjoys all outdoor activities that Michigan has to offer and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Klein is thrilled to be a new member of the Eye Care Associates of Owosso family and looks forward to serving the community.


Monica Blankenship

Monica assumed the position of Office Manager for Eye Care Associates in April of 2006. In addition to overseeing business procedures, it is Monica’s responsibility to coordinate staff and patient well-being. She is committed to the values of our office, its team and its patients.


Jen Tarrant

Jen is an Optician for Eye Care Associates. She is here to help you with your eyewear needs; whether it be selecting, adjusting or repairing them. She can also assist with questions concerning your eyewear. Jen has been in optical since 1997 and was certified through the American Board of Opticianary in 1998.


Jody Sivyer, ABOC

Jody started her career in optical in 1995. She has been certified through the American Board of Opticianary since 1998. She has been an Optician with Eye Care Associates since 2005. Jody enjoys assisting patients in frame selections, fitting, adjusting and repairing glasses, and trouble shooting when there is a problem.



Shelly Cavanaugh

Shelly began her fulltime position in April of 2012, although new to the Optometric business, she brings with her an abundance of knowledge in customer relations and service. She is the Contact Lens Technician and assists with various screenings within the office.