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Advanced Optometry

Advanced Optometryadvanced
120 Paluster St.
Cadillac, MI  49601

Type of Practice:

Primary Care/Health/CL/Peds



At Advanced Optometry, our optometry staff works together to ensure your visit is comfortable and completed in a timely manner. We have a qualified team of professionals that will work around your busy schedule and address any questions or concerns prior to the appointment. Whether it’s a general eye exam or treating a condition that requires an in depth diagnosis, our team provides undivided attention to each patient so we can evaluate a plan based on your needs and our professional opinion. Our doctor offers full vision examinations and will diagnose and treat an array of eye diseases and conditions to keep your eyes healthy!


  Orientation Instructions:

Please contact Dr. Amanda Johnston 6 weeks prior to the beginning of your rotation to verify dates, times, directions, parking, and any other information.   Please check with the site for specific health testing requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact (231) 591-3845 Dr. David Durkee, Director of Externships - [email protected] .


Contact Person:

Amanda Johnston, OD
E-mail: [email protected]

Clinical Teaching Faculty:

  • Amanda Johnston, OD
  • Richard McDonald, OD

Support Staff:
Optometric Technicians
        Office Staff

Externs Scheduled Hours

Monday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday - 8:00 am-8:00pm
Wednesday - 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Number of patients seen by extern per day:

Externs will work 5 days a week and have between 8-12 patient encounters per day.  

Directions to Clinic:

Travel US 131 N and take exit 177 towards US-131 BUS/Mitchell St
Turn left onto S 43 Mile Rd continue on US-131 N/S Mitchell St
Turn Right onto Paluster St, Advanced Optometry is on the right


Educational Objectives:

To improve the extern's ability to:

  • Problem focused exam
  • Speed and accuracy


It is the responsibility of the intern to find housing. Average apartment cost can range from $560-750/month.


Cadillac, MI

pop. 10,453

Cadillac offers:

Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac, downtown shopping and dining, farmers market, water sports, and activities.  White Pine Trail, Caberfae Peaks skiing and golfing.  Many outdoor activities year round.


  • Internet access available

    Auxiliary Equipment: