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At Great Lakes Eye Care our mission is to preserve and restore eye care in our community and around the world.

With four convenient office location we offer patients the highest quality medical treatments within an atmosphere of personalized care.d restore eye care in our community and around the world.

Ben Nicholson MD

Nicholson 4x6Dr. Ben Nicholson is fellowship-trained in both retina and uveitis.  He has a particular interest in uveitis and retinal diseases including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and central serous chorioretinopathy.  He treats a variety of surgical conditions including macular hole, macular pucker, and retinal detachment.


 Dr. Nicholson grew up in Chesterfield, MO, where he graduated from Parkway Central High School. He attended Dartmouth College and received his B.A. in biochemistry/molecular biology and Middle Eastern studies in 2000. He then attended St. Louis University School of Medicine where he received his M.D. degree. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic. He went on to complete two subspecialty fellowships. The first was at the National Eye Institute and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. There he trained in medical retina and uveitis. The second was a surgical retina fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Nicholson has also spent time in the Middle East and completed Master’s studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Nicholson’s wife, Josephine, is also a graduate of Dartmouth College, and she is a software developer. They have four children: Chloe, Lucy, Silas, and Samantha. They attend the Christian Reformed Church of St. Joseph.

Dr. Nicholson Curriculum Vitae (CV)