James R. Spears, O.D.
PersonalEYES Vision Care is the private practice established by Dr. James Spears. Dr. Spears attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies and is a graduate of Michigan College of Optometry. He has been in private practice in northeast Grand Rapids since 1979. He originally started in practice with Dr. H.L. PreFontaine, and took over that practice when Dr. PreFontaine retired. Many of our patients have been with us for all that time.
Dr. Spears is actively involved in the West Michigan Optometric Association, previously serving as President. He currently serves the Michigan Optometric Association as a Regional Director for Grassroots Optometry. Dr. Spears also currently holds a leadership position at St. James Lutheran Church.
He and his wife Nancy have two married daughters and love spending time with their six grandchildren.
Dr. Aaron Stewart
Dr. Aaron Stewart graduated from the Honors College at Michigan State University in 2006. He then attended the Michigan College of Optometry, graduating with high honors in 2010. Before joining PersonalEyes in 2016 he worked in an ophthalmology practice south of Grand Rapids.
Dr. Stewart is involved in the West Michigan Optometric Association, currently serving as Vice President. He has combined his love for travel with his expertise in eyecare by participating in several international eyecare missions. He has provided medical eyecare at a rural clinic in Guatemala in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, and looks forward to more trips in the future.
Dr. Stewart and his wife enjoy traveling, tennis, and spending time with family.
Practice Manager, Lens and Frame Specialist