Getting a comprehensive eye exam every year is important to check the entire health of your eyes, even if you do not wear glasses or contacts.


Do your eyes feel dry and irritated? Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the United States. Lifetime Eyecare in Jenison, Michigan, is a Certified Dry Eye Center of Excellence.


Myopia currently affects 1/3 of the world, and is estimated to increase to more than half by 2050. There’s a 20% chance that myopia complications can lead to blindness.


From the greeting at the front desk to walking out the door, I was very impressed with everyone in this office. Dr. Smith is knowledgeable, friendly and I enjoyed my visit with him. And who serves flavored coffee in their doctor’s office?? That was a very nice surprise! Thanks for the very professional and friendly care!

Rebecca V.
Rebecca V.

Dr Smith is outstanding! He spends the time to listen and truly understand my questions and concerns about my eye health. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful!

Aliena N.
Aliena N.

Dr. Smith and staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. They are willing to work with you to find a solution for your vision needs.

Lisa S.
Lisa S.

Everyone is very friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming. Most importantly, the eye doctor I saw was nice, listened to all of my concerns and seemed very skilled.

Paige C.
Paige C.

Very nice, friendly staff. Dr. Smith is always upbeat and smiling. He Is efficient and always has time to clearly explain my questions. I can stop by anytime for a repair or to tweak my glasses. I recommend this office to anyone.

Rene B.
Rene B.

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  • Myopia Control

    Myopia, or nearsightedness, is common, affecting nearly one in three Americans. At Lifetime Eyecare in Jenison, Michigan, Allen Smith, OD, and Nicole Gdowski, OD, are experts in diagnosing myopia.

  • BlephEx

    BlephEx™, the newest treatment for blepharitis, is an in-practice procedure performed directly by the eye care practitioner.

  • Skin Tag Removal

    Lifetime Eyecare has brought in an emerging chemical cautery technique that allows Dr. Smith or Dr. Gdowski to painless remove the skin tag in minutes.


    LASIK refractive eye surgery is by far the most popular type of eye surgery in the United States because, for many, it means they can leave their corrective lenses behind.

  • Dry Eye Care

    We provide a broad range of proven dry eye treatments, including TrueTear™️, LipiFlow®️, and beyond.

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is the leading cause for irreversible blindness worldwide, but it may not show any symptoms until eye damage has already happened.

  • Diabetic Eye Care

    If you have diabetes, it is important that you have regular eye exams to avoid common diabetic-related eye problems, such as diabetic retinopathy.

  • Pediatric Eye Care

    Having your child’s eyes monitored throughout their childhood can help to ensure excellent eye health throughout their lifetime.


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About Lifetime Eyecare

Lifetime Eyecare began our mission in 1972 to deliver comprehensive eye care to Jenison families and the surrounding communities. Since then we have proudly grown to serve thousands more in the greater Grand Rapids area.

Dr. Allen Smith and Dr. Nicole Gdowski use the most advanced technologies to offer a wide range of services, ensuring that each patient leaves the office happy with their experience and seeing the world clearly. We believe in offering compassionate care, cutting edge technology, and the latest fashion trends, all while remaining affordable in cost.

Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to working with you to make sure that you receive top quality treatment and that you fully understand your eyes in order to best take care of them outside of the office too. In addition to flexible scheduling, the Lifetime Eyecare team works with you financially and helps you fully understand your insurance coverage so that you get the most out of your care.

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