Meet the InSight Vision Center Team

Dr. Andrew DeMeritt, O.D.
Optometrist

Dr. DeMeritt was born and raised in the town of Owosso and is thankful to be living and working in his own hometown. He is an Owosso High School alumni, participated in the OHS band for many years, was active in the National Honor Society, played tennis and was on the swim team. He attended Owosso First Church of the Nazarene his entire life and was involved in the Bible quiz team and youth group, and is still a part of this church with his family today.  After High School, Dr. DeMeritt attended Ferris State University on a scholarship for his undergraduate studies and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biology. He then completed his 4 year doctorate program at the Michigan College of Optometry. After graduation, he began working at a private practice in East Tawas, MI as well as nursing homes around the state. In Sept of 2012 he began the process of opening his own practice, and doors opened to InSight Vision Center on December 4th, 2012. He is married to Andrea and has two children, Aubrey and Caleb. 



EDUCATION:

Michigan College of Optometry - Doctorate of Optometry

Ferris State University - Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology



EXPERIENCE:

InSight Vision Center - Owner/Optometrist 

OnHealthCare - Nursing home resident eye care across the state

Harrisville Eye Care - Harrisville, MI

New Vision Eye Care - East Tawas, MI

Affordable Eye Wear - Flint, MI

Wal-Mart Vision Center - Ionia, MI

 

CLINICAL INTERNSHIPS:

Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic - Grand Rapids, MI

Cherry Street Health Services - Grand Rapids, MI

University Eye Center - Big Rapids, MI

Andrea

Office Manager

Andrea is Doctor DeMeritt's wife and is the manager & billing coordinator for the practice. She grew up on the west side of the mitten state in the Rockford/Greenville area.  Andrea attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Systems Administration. Andrew & Andrea were married in 2009 and were blessed with two children. As the office manager she works behind the scenes doing billing, working with vision and medical insurance, advertising, marketing, web site maintenance, social media, purchasing, payroll, and finances. According to Andrea, "I feel so blessed to be a small business owner in this great community. It's been a lot of hard work starting our own practice from the ground up, but we couldn't be more proud of how far we've come. It's truly a dream for our family. We couldn't do it without the help of our amazing team and wonderful patients!"

Tina

Optician

​Tina has been a part of the optical industry for over 15 years. Before joining the InSight Vision Center team, she worked as a manager and Optician at SVS Vision. She was born and raised in Chesaning, Michigan and has lived locally ever since. Tina is married to Jason, and they have a son named Easton. According to Tina, "I enjoy working in a family practice where patients receive a personal experience. I love getting to know each patient and helping them choose a pair of glasses that best suits them and their personality!".  As an Optician, Tina assists patients with selecting eyewear, performing fittings and adjustments, advising patients on lens options, helping patients understand their insurance benefits, and billing insurance. She also schedules appointments, and assists patients with the check-in and check-out process. With her years of experience and optical expertise, Tina is a wonderful asset to the InSight Vision Center team that we couldn't do without!

Erin

Optician

Erin began her career as an Optician at InSight Vision Center in 2014. In addition to her Opticianry experience, she has an extensive background in health care, specifically in the dental field where she worked as a Registered Dental Assistant and office administrator for several years. Erin is married to David, and has three kids, Lily, Jacob, and Harper. Erin is ABO certified through the American Board of Opticianry and enjoys learning all things optical. She assists patients with their eyeglasses in various forms; performing adjustments and fittings, helping patients select their eyewear, and advising patients on the latest lens options. She also works at our reception desk scheduling appointments, and assisting patients with check-in and check-out. According to Erin, "Every day is full of new experiences and learning opportunities!" We love her cheerful attitude and are incredibly blessed to have her on our InSight Vision team!

Charlene

Administrative Assistant

Insurance Specialist

Charlene has worked in the optical industry for 11 years as a receptionist. She is married to Brian, and have two grown daughters, Melissa and Candice, and two adorable grandsons named Winston and Killian. Both of her daughters are married and live in Owosso, while Charlene and Brian live on a farm in Elsie. According to Charlene, "I sincerely enjoy working with each and every patient, and my goal is to make them feel right at home the minute they walk through the door!". Charlene's duties include: scheduling appointments, checking in patients, verifying insurance, answering billing questions, among many other responsibilities! We're so blessed by the positive attitude and sweet personality she brings to our team!