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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.

Dan Van Elk OD

Van Elk Headshot newbackgroundGreat Lakes Eye Care is excited to welcome Dr. Daniel J. Van Elk (OD) to the practice! 

Dr. Van Elk is originally from Portage, Michigan. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Michigan University. He went on to receive clinical training at the Michigan College of Optometry where he achieved high distinction honors. Dr. Van Elk has completed several externships, including at Rosenbaum Eye and Laser Center, where he provided pre- and post-operative refractive and cataract surgical care. In addition, he served as an extern at Michigan State University – Department of Neurology/Ophthalmology where he received exposure to complex neuro-ophthalmic disorders. Most recently he completed a one year optometric residency in ocular disease at Specialty Eye Institute in Jackson/Lansing, Michigan. 

He is a member of the American Optometric Association.  He and his wife, Lindsay, have been happily married for 10 years. They have two children, James and Lillian. 

Dr. Van Elk is excited to relocate so close to Lake Michigan and is looking forward to establishing new friendships in this great community!