Jason Vanderploeg, 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.
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
Dry Eye and Lid Disease
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
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.