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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Avery Eye Care Center a proud provider of vision care products and services in St. Johns.

Our staff at Avery Eye Care Center is well trained and focused on making your patient experience a personal one. All members of our staff attend continuing education classes throughout the year in areas of spectacle lenses, contact lenses and eyewear design. The office culture at Avery Eye Care Center is one of excellence in patient care and personalized service. We believe and practice doing the right thing to make your experience a good one with long lasting happiness, eye health and optimal vision.


Dr. Edward Peters

Dr. Edward Peters received his Doctorate of Optometry in 1986 from Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University.  His professional affiliations include the American Optometric Association and Michigan Optometric Association.

He has been the president and a partner at Avery Eye Care Center in St. Johns since 1988.  Dr. Peters and his wife Sara live in St. Johns with their two sons, Eddie and Zach.  He is a member of Dewitt Redeemer United Methodist Church and the St. Johns Rotary Club.  Dr. Peters enjoys playing golf, exercising and spending time with his family.  His son, Zach, is currently enrolled at Michigan College of Optometry and his son, Eddie, is a part of  Avery Eye Care Center. The Peters family received the Legacy Award from Ferris State University.

Dr. Peter’s specialties include dry eye disease, co-management of Lasik, specialty intra-ocular implants for cataract surgery, and contact lenses.  His passion does not stop with just taking care of eyes but to help his patients improve their quality of life by sharing his knowledge of nutrition, exercise and living life to the fullest. He is committed to supporting and transforming the lives of his patients.

Dr. Thu To

Dr. Thu To is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. To had previously been practicing in the Minneapolis and Chicagoland area and has extensive knowledge in primary care and contact lenses. She is a past member of the American Optometric Association and the Contact Lens Society. Additionally, Dr. To is multilingual with proficiency in both Vietnamese and Spanish.

 In 2010, she moved to the East Lansing area with her husband when he joined Michigan State University as a Professor of Physics. She has two young sons, Gavin and Bryce, and enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. You may also catch her at a Spartan football or hockey game.

Dr. To specializes in contact lenses, co-management of cataract and Lasik surgery as well as managing dry eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetes.

Dr. Mark White

Dr. Mark White grew up in Detroit, attended Michigan State University and received his doctorate of Optometry in 1976 from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois.

His professional affiliations include the American Optometric Association and Michigan Optometric Association.

Dr. White has held the positions of Manager of Professional Services for Bausch & Lomb Canada and Chief of Optometry Services, 927th Aerospace Medicine Flight at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan.  Dr. White retired as a Lt. Colonel after 21 years of service in the Air Force Reserve.

Dr. White has advanced training and extensive experience in diagnosis and management of ocular diseases, laser vision correction and specialty contact lenses.

With the addition of Dr. Eddie Peters to our staff in June 2018, Dr. White looks forward to continue seeing patients 1-2 days a week.

Dr. Roxanne Rottiers

Dr. Roxanne Rottiers graduated from Michigan College of Optometry in 2015.  She has been on multiple mission trips through VOSH to help those in need of eye care.  She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Michigan Optometric Association, and the Scleral Lens Contact Lens Society.

She is certified in fitting the Paragon CRT lens to slow down the progression of myopia in kids and young adults. She also has an interest in scleral lenses that help correct vision and reduce ocular discomfort in those with corneal irregularities and in the treatment of dry eye disease.
Dr. Rottiers and her husband Kyle grew up in St. Johns and are now living in Grand Ledge with their 9-month-old son, Elliott, and their dogs, Aly & Diesel. Dr. Rottiers enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling, playing at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, and visiting Disneyworld.

She specializes in specialty contact lenses, dry eye disease, co-management of Lasik and cataract surgery, and the management of diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

Dr. Eddie Peters

Dr. Eddie Peters is a graduate of Ferris State University and will be receiving his Doctorate of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry in May of 2018. He is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA). Dr. Peters has trained using some of the most recent advancements in the field, including new imaging technology and leading edge specialty contact lenses. Completing training in Pediatric Optometry, Dr. Peters is very comfortable with patients presenting for their very first eye exam, as well as with our longstanding patients.

Dr. Eddie Peters enjoys golfing, fishing, and watching any sporting event involving our Detroit teams (GO Tigers, Wings, Pistons, & Lions!). He enjoys talking optometry with his dad and brother and has been a wealth of growing knowledge over the past 12 years here while working at Avery Eye Care Center. He is excited to join such a successful, amazing team and is ready to keep propelling Avery in the fantastic direction it is already headed.


Jenny Morrison

Jenny has been working in the eye industry for 10 years. She graduated from Lansing Community College with an associate’s degree and went on to Ross Medical Education Center to become a Medical Assistant. She has been employed with Avery Eye Care Center since 2007. Outside of work, you can find her hanging out with her husband Will and two children Nayeli and Chayten. Her children are her greatest achievement and there is nothing in this world better than being their mom. She loves this job because it’s such an amazing feeling helping patients out and being able to have conversations with patients and understand what their needs are when it comes to their vision and better yet being that person who can help answer their questions.

Ruth Brya

Ruth has been with Avery since 2005. She Graduated from Davenport University in business administration.

She likes to spend time with family, read and watch movies. Ruth has two children all grown up and two grandchildren still growing. She likes her job because she gets to interact with people and be of service to them and she always has something to do.

Lou Ann Roberts

Lou Ann Has been with Avery since 1999 and truly loves the day to day challenges. It gives her much pleasure to work with Doctors and staff that have a passion for helping people and enjoy doing their jobs. Lou Ann and her husband live in St Johns and have 2 married daughters, 2 granddaughters and 1 great-grandson. She enjoys working in the yard, spending time with family, friends and enjoying all the blessings that she has been given.

Heather Quinn

Heather has been with Avery since 2016. As a graduate of Ovid- Elsie and Blue Heron Academy, she enjoys exercising and shopping and spending time with her husband and dog.

Mary Prowant

Mary has worked at Avery for 23 years and has worked in the Optical industry for 26 years. She attended Lansing Community College. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids. She also likes to spend time at Houghton Lake and go to garage sales and antique stores.

Lisa Hollis

Lisa has worked at Avery since 2015.


Ruthie Gillespie

Ruthie has worked at Avery since 2000 and is the Contact Lens Coordinator. She is passionate about helping patients and forming a bond with those patients over the years. She is married and has two children. In her spare time you will find her exercising and spending time with family and friends.

Randy Rey

Randy attended LCC for vocational training and has been at Avery and in the industry since 2014. He is married to Jill and they have two adult children Lindsey (Bennie) and Stephen (Kayleigh) and two granddaughters Amelia and Lydia. Randy likes his job because no two days are the same, the work is very challenging and he enjoys speaking with people.

Kate Maynard

Kate has been an optician at Avery since 2016. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration from Western Michigan University. The best part about her job is connecting with our patients and helping them select a pair of glasses that makes them feel great about themselves! She recently purchased a fixer-upper, and lives there with her dog, Pippa. In her spare time she enjoy s spending time at her family farm and showing her horse, Sophie.

Katie Goff

Kate attended MSU (Psychology) after high school…GO GREEN! She has been an optician for almost 15 years, and has been ABO certified for about 8 years. She enjoys being an optician because it combines science and art, and loves helping people feel good about themselves! Kate is a proud wife and mother and receives great joy out of watching her children excel at what they love to do. Kate and her husband have a mutual obsession for music, so they spend their “free” time going to concerts. They are also die-hard Detroit Tiger fans and enjoy watching or listening to the games.

Trevor Kramer

Trevor attended Albion college for athletic training and Davenport for Nursing, He started at Avery in 2017 and has been an optician for 4 years. Dr. White and Dr. Peters set him up with his first set of glasses in elementary school. From that point, he learned how to fix broken glasses because he was constantly in the office as a kid getting his glasses repaired. He enjoys being an optician because he can help patients see better, which made a huge impact on him when he was young and wants to pass that on.


Megan Montes

Megan graduated from Northwood University with a Bachelors in Business Administration and started working at Avery February 2016. Prior to working at Avery she was in the banking industry for 8 years. Megan is married and has 1 daughter. She loves reading, being outside, and staying active. She feels working at Avery is like working with a big family, and from day one she has felt very welcomed.

Leanne Toribio

Leanne has worked at Avery since 2007. She is married and has 2 children.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, baking, gardening, and exercising.

Marissa Deitrich

Marissa has been at Avery since December of 2015 and is a Certified Medical Assistant. She has a 4-year-old daughter named Peyton. She loves spending time with family and likes working at Avery due to the fact she is able to interact with patients each and every day 🙂

Lynsi Mrazek

Lynsi has been at Avery since June 2018. She graduated from St. Johns High School in 2012. She loves to spend time with her family, boyfriend, dogs, and friends in her free time. She also likes to travel, swim and read.