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Northern Eye offers complete eye care services in a caring environment.

History of Northern Eye

Dr. Robert Currier founded Northern Eye on September 13, 1982, after moving to Alpena. He purchased the practice of the then recently deceased Dr. Leonard Sachs at 123 N. Second Avenue. Prior to that time, ophthalmology in the Alpena area was attended by Dr. Lynn Riker, Dr. Ed Hier and Dr. Newton.

Dr. Currier began with one exam room and a staff of two. He quickly grew expanding to two exam rooms and later four. Many innovations were introduced to Northern Michigan through Northern Eye such as the first YAG laser and completion of the first corneal onlay graft.

A new office was completed and opened at 127 Park Place in May of 1987 after the old office at 123 North Second Avenue had been in use for five years. The “new” building has a fascinating history. Having been initially completed in 1907, it was used as a car dealership with working elevator. When the high school burned down in 1940, the Northern Eye building served as a temporary high school. In the more recent past, the building served as a furniture store, storage for airmen serving overseas, a roller rink and an antique shoppe.

The second story of the building is now an annex to the Alpena County Library. A unique second story walkway is visible from the street connecting the library two floors.

Providing Expert Service

We are able to diagnose and treat various eye diseases and vision disorders

with medication, surgery or corrective lenses.  We also have an in-house optical

that offers a complete line of frames and lenses as well as contact lenses.

See all our services here.

Our staff of ophthalmic technicians, licensed practical nurses, opticians,

and other specialists work together with Dr. Currier to screen and treat

visual problems. Individualized care and comfort is our first priority.

The Friendliest Staff

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