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

Monday10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Happy customers.

  • Bayview is a great, friendly and very professional optical practice. I have a large family and they are always incredibly accommodating. We've been living in Livonia for the past four years and we're very happy we found them and plan to be customers for a very long time!

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    Paul Husak
  • From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave the office, it is a pleasurable experience from Laurie and Michelle. They are smiling professionals with genuine interest in the customer. They are prompt and provide expert advice to ensure you "see more" and feel good about your visit. Thanks - great customer service. Great team, Dr Blaize.

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    Winfield Humes-Holmes
  • Bayview Optical is a great place to get care for your eyes. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.Every time I go to get eyes check up , front desk a is very welcoming , they are very professional, everything happens on time , the doctor is very thorough with the examination and recommendations.I trust them with the care of my whole family.

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    Antima Gupta
  • Bayview Optical is the absolute best place to be a patient at!! Not only are they incredibly kind, welcoming and loving but, they also treat you like family!

    There has NEVER been a time that I have left unsatisfied or unable to see things clearly! They are ALWAYS VERY happy and helpful people who love their jobs and who change the way you look at things 👓

    Thank you for helping me see the world as a better, unblurry and beautiful place ! 👓 🌎

    Very satisfied and happy life long patient...
    Manuela 😘

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    Manuela M. Paglia
  • Dr. Blaize is incredibly informative and efficient with his eye exams. I felt completely at ease and learned just how important it is to get my eyes checked each year. He answered all of my questions in a manner that was easy to understand. The staff, too, they are amazing. I've never been to a more friendly office in my life. They are genuine and care about the well being of their patients. I highly recommend Bayview Optical to anyone. In fact, now that my daughter is old enough, I will be making her first appointment. Bayview Optical earned another patient today!! Keep doing what you do!!
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    Jennifer Bennett
  • 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!
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    Claudia Haddad
  • I first came to Bayview Optical in 2010 after experiencing a disastrous experience with another office when I tried to get contacts. As a new contact wearer, the other office didn't teach me to put the contacts in nor fit me properly. Bayview fitted me with the perfect contact prescription and I could see better than with my glasses. Not only that, Laurie was such a big help, teaching me how to put them in and take care of them. Even though I no longer wear contacts, I've remained with Bayview because the service is great, the staff is friendly, and I'm always satisfied with the choices Laurie has helped me make when getting new glasses. Can't recommend Bayview highly enough!

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    Deb Drummond
  • Our family highly recommends Bayview Optical. They offer friendly, kind service from the reception desk, to the eye exam to glasses selection. They know our family and are able to offer personal service - we are not just another patient. I have referred friends here and they have thanked me for sending them to such a great office. You won't be sorry!

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    Sarah Miller
  • Coming to Bayview is a no brainer! They always take good care of me. Doc is great and my contacts are always are perfect! Lori and the crew make sure I am super happy with my contacts and always take care of me. This place is great!

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    Cory Byers
  • I would highly recommend Bayview Optical! The customer service of the staff is top notch and they always make you feel welcome. Dr. Blaize is professional and thorough! I have been going to the office for several years and feel like family. I am able to get in and out quickly while still getting everything I need done. Great experience every time

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    Kerri Baptist
  • I have been going to Bayview for many years. Doc and staff are wonderful . Lori is very helpful in helping my pick out frames. Very happy !

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    Andrea Patrias
  • 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!

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    Claudia Haddad
  • My wife and I went in for our eye exam there and it is a quiet and quaint place.
    The eye exam was is typical as you would find in many other places, but the customer service is top notch. We browsed Costco’s selection of frames but they were not as nice as Bayview’s. Bayview has a friendly staff. Dr. Blaize is laid back and very kind. The staff does not pressure you into buying anything. My wife got a pair of glasses and they bothered her. We went in every week for 3 weeks and they made sure that everything was OK. We eventually ended up going with a different frame and they were very helpful in the process and helped us out. I would highly recommend this place. It is the type of place I would take my own mother to.

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    Kevin Casey
  • Since I started coming to Bayview in 2013, the whole entire staff has been FANTASTIC. They adjust my frames when I come in for other items, Laurie is always a great deal of help with my decision making in frames and or contact lenses. They are truly the epitome of excellent customer service. The whole staff is phenomenal. I would rather be here at Bayview then Lens Crafters or anywhere else

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    Tracy Hill
  • I have been a client of Bayview Optical since my first pair of glasses in 2008. Dr Blaize and his staff are thorough and courteous. They have always taken the time to ensure I am a satisfied client. They have a flexible schedule, where clients who need late appointments (after 7p) can ascertain. The location is central, and if you have some specialty grocery shopping to do, Joe's Produce is practically right next door!

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    Brandy Belcher
  • My friend recommended Bayview Optical and I'm glad that he did. The environment is friendly and they try to help you out as much as they can. They are very nice people and give great service. Really enjoy the environment.
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    Shaun Lee
  • Bayview Optical was wonderful! I spoke with Lori before coming to the appointment I had scheduled for my daughter. She went above and beyond to get my insurance figured out and make sure we were all set. She was very kind and helpful! At the appointment Dr. Blaize was excellent and did a great job. Michelle was very knowledgeable and took the time to show my daughter all different types of glasses. I recommend Bayview to anyone looking for a quality eye doctor without all the overhead and hassle of a large company. Thank you Dr. and staff.

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    Megan Jones
  • Laurie at Bay View Optical did the impossible...teach me how to use contacts. I've been a patient at Bay View for a few years now. I enjoy visiting there because the staff gets to know their patients and Dr. Blaze conducts a thorough exam. I have full faith and confidence in my optical care with Dr. Blaze and his crew.

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    Susan Kapplinger
  • I have been going to Bayview Optical for the past several years.  I’ve worn glasses since I was ten years old.
    I am now 61 years old ~~ so I have had decades of experiences with optical offices. I have never been so happy as I have been with the care I received at Bayview. Dr Blaize gives such a thorough examination. Laurie has been there the whole time I’ve been going to them. She is also excellent.  Jessica was new ~~ at least since I was there last time.
    She was the one that fitted my glasses this time ~~ once again totally satisfied with her care. I must say it is not just the eye care but the personal care they give as well. Before I I went to Bayview I read their reviews. They almost seemed too good to be true. Now that I have gone to them these past years I’m sure my review probably sounds too good to be true. I told them I felt I died and went to optical heaven Cheril

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    Cheril Hartman
  • This place is great! I take my whole family to Bayview. The office team and doctors are always friendly and helpful.

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    Bobby Joseph
  • We love this office. The staff is friendly and very responsive. Appointments are easy to get and the doctor very kind and most importantly....knowledgeable. Eye glass selection is comprehensive and the turn around for my child's new glasses has been timely. We highly recommend Bayview Optical.

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    Lesa Ferencz
  • Michelle, Laurie, Doctor B all are so personable!! They take the uncertainty out of choosing new frames and options for eye wear. I have been a customer for over 4 years and keep coming back. RB
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    Renee Bellas
  • I have been coming here for about 4 years. The staff is great and friendly. Dr. Blaize has always been very nice and professional. The. selection of glasses is a decent size with a lot of quality frames. There Saturday hours are a huge help as I work longer hours through the week.
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    Michael McCleary
  • I scheduled exams for both my 5 year old and myself. While I was being seen, my daughter was kept occupied with conversation, a book, and a mug of hot chocolate. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. I chose Bayview because of the great reviews here and they didn't disappoint!

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    Felice Gilmore
  • This is the best optical experience I have ever had. The entire staff from front desk, manager, to doctor are all extremely kind and accommodating. They treat you like family and truly care about you. I look forward to coming!

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    Jennifer Coccia
  • There was great service and care! It was fast and easy to find the right prescription for me.

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    Mike Harding
  • Dr. Blaize and his staff are friendly, efficient and helpful. I highly recommend Bayview.

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    Alan Brandt
  • Bayview is a great place to get your eyes checked with personal, friendly service. I love how fun the staff is and the quality product is awesome! They helped me pick out frames that suit the shape of my face. Love my new frames and lenses are awesome!

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    Kim Thomas
  • I found Bayview when I moved to Livonia and needed a new eye doctor. I'm glad I found them because my wife and I have had nothing but good experiences with the Dr and support staff. They have been great with everything from helping figure out insurance to style advice when picking out glasses. If you need an eye doctor I would definitely give them a shot!

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    Kevin O
  • Dr. Blaize has been my eye doctor for 14 years. I trust him. He's always taken good care of my eyes. Lori and the rest of the staff are very courteous, they answer my questions, and explain my insurance benefits. I highly recommend Bayview Optical.

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    Joe Kustra
  • What a wonderful staff! Dr. Blaze is always willing to answer questions. You never feel rushed or pressured to purchase certain frames or optical plans. An A+ operation!

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    Donald E.
  • The staff and doctor are knowledgeable and always pleasant; I actually look forward to my annual checkups! I have been coming here for over 11 years and I have always been very satisfied with the service that I have received. It is easier to remain consistent with checkups since I enjoy the interaction with my optometrist and his staff; my vision has benefited as well. 'Eye, laddie!

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    Robert Eckfeld
  • My wife and I went in for our eye exam there and it is a quiet and quaint place. The eye exam was is typical as you would find in many other places, but the customer service is top notch. We browsed Costco's selection of frames but they were not as nice as Bayview's.

    Bayview has a friendly staff. Dr. Blaize is laid back and very kind. The staff does not pressure you into buying anything. My wife got a pair of glasses and they bothered her. We went in every week for 3 weeks and they made sure that everything was OK. We eventually ended up going with a different frame and they were very helpful in the process and helped us out.

    I would highly recommend this place. It is the type of place I would take my own mother to.

    Edit: I have been here a few times now. It is just as good as it was when I first visited.

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    Kevin Casey
  • This was a great experience the staff and the doctor are caring and friendly and professional and they make the experience a great and memorable every time they are patient and understanding and work great with children and adults. I would recommend this office for anything eye related they're awesome!

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    Lala Michelle
  • I am a long time patient of Bayview Optical. Dr Blaze, Laurie and crew have always taken amazing care of me. They have squeezed me in during an emergency eyeglass repair. Always Professional and knowledgeable, answer all questions I may have. Also help decide which frames fit and look best! I love my optical team! Highly recommended!! Great hours of service, day, evening and weekend appointments.
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    Rankey, Lisa
  • Very nice staff and great Dr. I've been going here for years and they are always very helpful.

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    Amy Lois
  • The staff are Excellent!! Very personable, mannerable and respectful. Awesome service and very prompt

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    Keisha Hampton
  • My whole family loves Bayview Optical! Dr. Blaize is fantastic, has a great sense of humor, and is wonderful with children. He takes his time and is very thorough, and is even very knowledgeable about rare eye conditions and their treatments. The staff is also great, always with smiles, and Laurie is super friendly, professional, and very patient and helpful. Everyone at Bayview Optical has become like family to us!

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    Erin Scheffler Franklin
  • My visit was nice, the people were nice. I had good service. Helpful, generous, outstanding! Gave me everything I needed. I highly recommend everyone come to Bayview to get their eyes checked! The doctor and the staff was good!

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    Tawana Hampton
  • The customer service at Bayview is always excellent. The staff is super helpful and willing to go the extra mile to make sure your needs are met. Laurie went out of her way to make sure my lenses looked great, and that they didn't make my eyes look buggy. Very Happy!

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    Stephen Webster
  • I started going to Bayview Optical last year and wish I had started sooner! All the workers are so professional and knowledgeable of their profession.They are SO helpful and make you feel very welcome in their store. They have a great selection of glasses and make sure you feel you are 100% satisfied before leaving. I would recommend this optometrist to anyone and already have!

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    Elizabeth Marino
  • Came here for a syte, and i got right in, even with a busy waiting room! Came back for a full eye exam four days later and had no wait. The staff is very friendly and welcoming and remembers your name! Doctor is very knowledgeable and not pushy at all. I found my new eye doctor! Thank you!

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    Lorne Kasenow III
  • Excellent Doctor. Amazing staff. Appointments are always on time. I highly recommend this office.
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    Brooke Mullender
  • Bayview Optical is the BEST!!! Dr. Blaize and the staff are amazing! Always helpful and so welcoming! I started going to Bayview a couple years ago and will never leave!! I still fly in every year from Arizona to have Dr. Blaize do my eye exam. A forever customer here and highly recommend for all your eye care needs!

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    Marc M
  • I have been a customer at Bayview optical for 5 years. I've always had excellent customer service. I've always received flexible, prompt service and would recommend Bayview Optical to everyone with glasses or contact needs.

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    Brian Burns
  • Dr Blaize and the entire staff is very friendly and show a lot of care. They go over and beyond and really helped me with my transition from soft contact lenses to hard. I felt at ease and know that I can trust them with my vision and over all eye care! 🙂
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    Amanda Hatfield
  • I just got off the phone with Laurie who was an absolute gem. Unfortunately Heritage doesn't cover me at her office or I would be there in a heart beat. Although she knew my insurance didn't cover me at her office she still took the time to go through what I should know before heading into another larger chain office to see if they would be able to help me with my vision problems. Now that's some great service, thank you Laurie, I really appreciated your advice!

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    Daphney McCristal
  • We love this office. The staff is friendly and very responsive. Appointments are easy to get and the doctor very kind and most importantly....knowledgeable. Eye glass selection is comprehensive and the turn around for my child's new glasses has been timely. We highly recommend Bayview Optical.
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    Lesa Ferencz
  • Excellent and personal service! The staff is very professional, make you feel like family, and not satisfied until you're satisfied!
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    Rebecca Rouse
  • Great service and beautiful eyeglasses! I have been coming to Bayview Optical for my eye exams and glasses for five years. Five Stars!

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    Monica Levin
  • This was a great experience the staff was warm and kind I was a walk in asking questions and the doctor saw me within 30 minutes. The doctor was very nice and knowledgeable answering all of my questions. One of the really nice things he didn't try to have me buy things I didn't need he was honorable which is so rare nowadays. I appreciated that and would definitely recommend this office to anyone looking for eye care.

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    Karla Robinson
  • I have poor eyecare coverage, and unfortunately most optometrist offices do not take it.
    Even so Kelly was so positive and helpful in helping me find some of the very few offices that did take my coverage.
    It shows they were there to help and that they cared.
    Thanks Kelly @ Bayview

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    John Doe
  • I have been going to Dr. Blaze for years now and I have always had a great experience. Dr. Blaze and the staff are always very friendly and willing to help in any way possible. It is a very comfortable setting and the vision after is always better. I would recommend Bayview Optical to anyone with corrective lens needs!

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    Jason Ruzycki
  • I've been coming to Bayview Optical for about ten years. Everyone there is always so welcoming and professional. I couldn't imagine a better experience and selection for my glasses and contacts needs.
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    Rebecca Sitler
  • From my initial call to Bayview Optical all the way through to completion of my eye exam and order, I was treated with such respect and kindness. In the past I have shopped eyeglasses at the large retail chain stores because I thought I was getting a better deal - NOT TRUE, Bayview was on point with pricing and selection. I will go back again for sure!
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    Maureen M
  • I've been coming to Bayview for many years and have always had great experiences! Dr. Blaize has been very helpful in finding the right prescription for me and trialing different lenses until finding one that works great. He also has wonderful help up front, Laurie has been extremely helpful in picking out glasses that look good.
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    Craig Willbanks
  • I have been going to Bayview Optical for a few years now. I can't say a bad thing about them. They have always made sure my glasses/contacts are perfect. When I did have an issue with my progressive lenses I talked to them and they got it corrected quickly. Here they know who you are and treat you as part of a family. You will never be a number and will get the best service possible.

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    Kalma Ross
  • Great location for eye exams and glasses. Even though I live in Novi, I come here because of the service. My glasses broke today and I had to get a replacement quickly but they had closed by then. In spite of that Laurie kept the doors open for me to come and get a temp replacement. I was very happy that she went above and beyond on a Saturday. Places like this are hard to find where they put the customer first. Thanks for the service. My wife too loves the place and never do they come across as trying to push products. The doctor also takes his time reviewing the patient which I like.

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    Srinivasan Kilambi
  • This office has very friendly staff members, and the doctor is efficient! They were able to see me within a couple hours when I called them for an eye emergency, and they were so great that I came back a week later for a full eye exam! Would definitely recommend this optometry office!

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    Abigail Norway
  • Our family have been going here for quite a few years now. Dr. Blaize is thorough and takes the time to listen to any concerns you have. Laurie is awesome. She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to picking out glasses and is excellent at fitting them to your

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    Shirley Robertson

This website is the sole property of Bayview Optical, Inc. Bayview Optical is an optometric practice located in Livonia Michigan and serves Wayne County, Livingston County, and Oakland Counties. Our optometrist, Dr. Gerald N. Blaize, and manager/optician, Laurie Morris continually strive to best serve our patient’s eye care needs. Dr. Blaize is a registered VSP eye doctor/optometrist, EyeMed eye doctor/optometrist, and Davis Vision eye doctor/optometrist. In addition, we provide eye care for Aetna, Medicare, United Healthcare, Blue Cross, Cofinity, and Priority Health.

Doctor Blaize sees patients from Livonia, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Redford, Northville, Plymouth, Southfield, Novi, Westland, Wayne, and Canton. Our optometrist, optician, and eye doctor provide comprehensive eye examinations, eyewear, contact lens fittings and services, assessment and/or treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, eye injuries, infections, allergies, pink eye, dry eye, and diabetic eye disease. Bayview Optical is the premier provider of designer glasses, no-glare Crizal lenses, Transition lenses, Varilux progressive lenses, disposable contact lenses, Biofinity toric contact lenses for astigmatism. Bayview Optical is a preferred retailer of Acuvue Oasys, Acuvue Oasys for astigmatism, Acuvue Trueyes, Acuvue 1 day Moist, Acuvue 1 day Moist for astigmatism, Acuvue 1 Day Moist Multifocal, CooperVision Biofinity, Coopervision Biofinity Toric, CooperVision Biofinity Multifocal, Ciba, Alcon, Bausch and Lomb, and Air Optix contact lenses. At Bayview Optical, Nobody Cares More About Your Eyes Than We Do.

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