Resident Biographies

Cynthia Brown, OD

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Dr. Cynthia Brown is the current Pediatric and Binocular Vision Resident at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University in 2010. She then pursued her Doctorate of Optometry at the Michigan College of Optometry where she graduated with high distinction in 2014. Dr. Brown completed clinical rotations at WOW Vision Therapy in St. Joseph, Michigan, Balian Eye Center in Rochester, Michigan, Walton and Becker Eyecare in Oxford, Michigan, and at Grand Rapids Veterans Outpatient Clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Brown is a member of the American Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and Michigan Foundation of Vision Awareness. Dr. Brown plans to pursue a fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry and hopes to join a private optometric practice in West Michigan focusing on pediatric and low vision services after her residency.

Adeline Bauer, OD

Hannah Hays, OD

Dr. Hannah Hays is a current Ocular Disease resident at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Battle Creek, Michigan.  She grew up in North Carolina and earned her bachelors degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010.  She is a recent graduate from the Illinois College of Optometry, graduating Summa Cum Laude.  Dr. Hays completed clinical rotations at Davis Eye Associates in Winston-Salem, NC, University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology in Lexington, KY, and the Hickory VA Outpatient Clinic in Hickory, NC.  Dr. Hays plans to pursue fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry and board certification in medical optometry.  Following completion of her residency, she plans to move to Minnesota to join a medically oriented optometry practice with her fiancé.