Meet the experienced and friendly eye doctors who make Great Lakes Vision Care a proud provider of vision care products and services in Monroe, MI.
Dr. James Hardie is originally from Ironwood, Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. He graduated with his Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Ohio State University in 2010.
Dr. Hardie was the recipient of the Michigan Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year award. During his time at the Ohio State University, he received the College of Optometry’s Graduate of the Year award and the Vision Service Plan Nexus award for ophthalmic dispensing.
He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Ohio Optometric Association, the Toledo Area Optometric Association, the Michigan Optometric Association, the Bedford Business Association, Bedford Lions Club, and the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce.
His volunteer activities include Vice President of the Bedford Business Association, Past President of the Elite Referral Partners, Past Zone governor of the Toledo Area Optometric Society, and Trustee for the Michigan Optometric Association.
Dr. Hardie’s interests include sports, travel, community involvement, and Spartan athletics.
Dr. Holly Hardie is originally from Gaylord, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University. She graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University in 2010.
Dr. Holly has served on the Board of the Toledo Area Optometric Society and is an active member of both the Michigan Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Holly is our vision therapy specialist having received significant training in helping adolescents and adults with vision needs. Great Lakes Vision Therapy is located within the Pinnacle Eye Group location in Lambertville.
In her spare time, Dr. Holly enjoys visiting family in Northern Michigan, traveling, and cheering on both the Spartans and the Buckeyes with her husband James. The Hardies have two young children and enjoy living in and serving the Monroe County community.
Dr. Ashley O’Dwyer, formerly Ashley Ryckman, received her Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University College of Optometry in 2017. Her undergraduate studies were done at Lake Superior State University. She graduated with Honors receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. Dr. O’Dwyer grew up in Houghton Lake Michigan, graduating from Houghton Lake High School where she participated in varsity basketball and track.
While she worked on her doctorate at Indiana University, Dr. O’Dwyer also completed research on dry eye disease as well as scleral lenses. She presented online workshops for scleral lenses and was the founding president of Indiana University’s Contact Lens Club. She was also a student fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
In her free time, Dr. O’Dwyer spends time with her husband Shawn a firefighter for the City of Dearborn. They enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, and being on the water with their dog, Cola.
Dr. O’Dwyer is a strong advocate for medical optometry, believes the patient always comes first and is excited to serve the community.