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E. Michael Balok, MD

An education focused on you.

“Building upon a solid foundation has allowed me to focus my attention on providing you with the type of care you demand and deserve. My education and training have laid the groundwork for me to practice safe, effective, advanced patient care. My goal in creating Riverside Eye Center is to provide you with a single source for comprehensive vision care, delivered by top experts in the field. I do this because I believe everyone deserves to have access to solutions that will help them maintain clear, healthy vision for life. The ability to give people in my community the gift of better vision makes my practice extremely rewarding.”


Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology, National Board of Medical Examiners
Ophthalmology Residency: Kresge Eye Institute
Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology
MD: Wayne State University
BS: Biology, Michigan Technological University


Faculty Member: Kresge Eye Institute

  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
  • Michigan Ophthalmological Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Christian Medical & Dental Association


Seeing the future of eye care.
“Sharing my knowledge with colleagues and students is an important benefit of being an active participant in the ophthalmology community. I am proud to be a faculty member at Kresge Eye Institute as well as an active member of several ophthalmic organizations. The time I spend teaching and sharing information with my peers is the best way I know to stay on the leading edge of this great profession.”


Giving back to the profession that has given him so much.
“One of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done is to donate my time and skills to those who need it most. I enjoy traveling the world and providing essential vision care to the citizens of third-world countries. Seeing people arrive blinded by cataracts and witnessing their joy as they see their families and the world around them clearly again is a humbling and joyous experience that I feel very fortunate to be a part of.”


Volunteer: Ophthalmic surgeon for missionary organizations that provide free vision care in third-world countries.

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East China Office

First building north of St. John River District Hospital 4050 River Road, East China, MI 48054
PH: (810) 329-9045
FAX: (810) 329-8732
Optical: (810) 329-5953

Fort Gratiot Office

Located 1/4 mile north of Birchwood Mall
4656 24th Avenue, Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
PH: (810) 385-3600
FAX: (810) 385-0603
Optical: (810) 385-7200


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