About Us

Nobody cares more about your eyes than Dr. Blaize and his staff! Dr. Gerald N. Blaize, Livonia MI optometrist, was born and raised in the Detroit metropolitan area. After receiving a bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University he pursued his Doctorate of Optometry degree at Illinois College of Optometry. In 1991, with his diploma in hand, he came back to Michigan and has been practicing in the tri-county area ever since. In 1999 Dr. Blaize started Bayview Optical in Livonia (near the intersection of 7 Mile and Farmington Road) where he provides the best possible care for each patient.

MI Optometrist

Since becoming an eye doctor, Dr. Blaize has practiced in both corporate vision care and private practice vision care settings. He prefers private practice where personalized care and patient satisfaction are his main priorities. He values the individual relationships and the rapport he develops with each patient.

Dr. Blaize has been continually studying with top specialists so he can provide the best possible care. In addition he has acquired the most advanced diagnostic equipment so he can best manage and co-manage glaucoma and most other eye related diseases.

With extensive knowledge in prescribing and fitting contact lenses, Dr. Blaize is able to determine the best possible lenses for each patient. He has broad expertise with all contacts even for hard to fit patients. He focuses on identifying the individual needs of each patient and choosing what is best for them. After Dr. Blaize fits the contacts he carefully follows up to make sure all of the patient’s expectations are met.

MI Optician

Laurie Morris, ABOC certified optician, joined the practice to in 2008 to direct its operations. She has had more than 20 years of optical management experience and has obtained the highest regards in the industry. Mrs. Morris has trained dozens of employees throughout the years. Of most importance, she not only says that customer service is job number one, but delivers it day after day. Laurie will help you choose eyeglass frames, sunglasses, and special lenses such as Crizal Prevencia lenses that block blue light, transition lenses, and progressive lenses.

Our other staff members are highly trained in their areas of expertise in order to bring you the best possible experience available anywhere.

Office Hours:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Dennis James, Livonia MI


Dr. Blaize is the Best! The best thing about this optometrist is he explains the results of your examination in plain words that you can understand. His staff is top notch also. I would recommend Dr Blaize to anyone that has eye concerns.

Adam Minter, Farmington Hills MI


Helpful Staff & Optometrist Helpful friendly staff and doctor. Personal service so you don’t feel like you’re just being shuffled through. You don’t have to wait long to see the doctor either. They don’t try to push extra tests like some optometrists.

Aya K., Redford MI


Helpful Opticianm Dr. Blaize takes his moment to get to know each patient. My family has been coming to Bayview Optical for the last 3 years and has been very happy. Bayview repaired glasses quickly when a repair was needed. Receptionists make us feel welcomed at every visit and the optician is extremely helpful (no pressure) with lots of great advice. Highly recommended!

Holly Antal, Canton MI


My First Eye Exam Ever I went here last week for my first ever eye exam. The staff are all very nice, and the doctor was very nice. They are very accommodating, pleasant and friendly. I’m not surprised that when I searched them just now to give them this review that they have a solid 5 stars. I will recommend this place to family and friends.

Shawn, Livonia MI


High Praise for Livonia Optometrist and Optician I like the welcoming feeling everyone of everyone in the office. Everyone is very attentive to what I need. My wife also feels welcome and says that everyone is very helpful when she comes in.

Claudia Haddad, Livonia MI


Like Family Very quick and efficient! Staff was so friendly and make you feel like family. They were so helpful, minus the eye dilation!! [Joke! I know that’s necessary :)]I would definitely recommend this location for anyone looking for a new place. They will guarantee you leave happy!

Alan Brandt, Livonia MI


Friendly and Efficient Dr. Blaize and his staff are friendly, efficient and helpful. I highly recommend Bayview.

Kaitlyn Ellis, Farmington Hills, MI.


Best Customer Service  This place is the absolute best! Been to several optometrists throughout my life, and these are the most caring, giving, and spot on I’ve ever been to. I never thought about optometry being customer service before I came here, but they bring the element of customer service to a whole new level. Great selection of glasses for all ages, too. HIGHLY recommend!

Leroy Jenkins, Northville, MI.


Best Optometrist Office  Best optometrist office! I have been going here since before I even had to wear glasses. Crawling around on the ground waiting for my family to get fitted. This place has always made me feel like an extension of my own home. Kind, courteous, and very well educated in your eye health; they will fight to give you the best experience (and coffee, or soda, whatever your poison). They will always be my go to when it comes to maintaining my vision. I would recommend them to anyone, either first timers or looking to switch up eye care providers.

Avery Young-Fisher, Livonia, MI.


Optometry Staff Like Family Bayview Optical was my first choice of my last. I’m pretty sure I am not going anywhere else. I’ve been with them for some time and I love them like a second family. The service is great and the people are even better. Every time I stop in we have a great time and they get the job done. I’m always satisfied. I definitely recommend Bayview if you’re looking for an optometry in Livonia!

Pamela Bender, Canton MI


Professional Optometrist I have been a patient of Bayview optical /Livonia 7yrs. Dr. Blaze is very professional,compassionate optometrist. I highly recommend Bayview / Livonia to family and friends. The office staff provides a family atmosphere. Everyone is caring, helpful and courteous. Exceptionally clean office. I am always Impressed with the exceptional service provided by all the staff. Lori is awesome!

Rebecca Rouse, Farmington Hills MI


Excellent and Personal Service! The staff is very professional, make you feel like family, and not satisfied until you’re satisfied!