Jason Vanderploeg, O.D.

Dr. Aaron Stewart, O.D.

I am excited to join the staff of Creekside Vision & Hearing as an enthusiastic and dedicated doctor of optometry with ten years of experience in a primary care setting. I am driven by a passion to enhance the gift of sight to all people and seek to practice in a facility where patient care is the primary focus. I desire to work where I am able to continue to broaden my scope of practice and challenge myself to become a better optometrist for both my patients and myself.

Education:
Optometry:
Doctor of Optometry, with High Honors - Michigan College of Optometry, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Professional Areas of Interest:
Specialty Contact Lenses
Diabetic Eye Care
Glaucoma
Low Vision
Dry Eye and Lid Disease

Professional Associations:
American Optometric Student Association, 2002 to 2006
Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, 2002 to 2006
with optometric service trips to Guyana and Jamaica
American Optometric Association, 2007

Personal:
Originally from Big Rapids, I have lived in Grand Rapids for the past ten years with my wife Jennifer Vanderploeg, a designer at Wolverine Worldwide in Rockford. We have a growing young family with two daughters, Maggie and Vivienne, and a son Spenser! We are active members of our church in Grand Rapids. I am passionate about the outdoors and enjoy camping in the summer and winter months, water skiing, catamaran sailing and gardening at our local community garden. As the owner of a 106 year old home in Grand Rapids as well as a recently purchased weekend cottage, I have gained a lot of experience in home improvement over the years and fancy myself as some sort of handyman, my wife may or may not agree! I pride myself in my family and my profession and work hard to be loyal to them both.