Dr. Agnone’s personal mission is: “To Serve Well.”
Dr. Agnone is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry where he received his “Doctor of Optometry” degree. He received his undergraduate “Bachelor of Arts” degree from Michigan State University and did post-graduate work at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Agnone was recently named the “National Optometrist of the Year” by the American Optometric Association (AOA) for 2014-2015. The award was presented to Dr. Agnone at the Association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia on June 25, 2014. Dr. Agnone also served on the AOA Executive Third Party Committee.
Dr. Agnone was also honored as the Illinois College of Optometry “2017 Alumnus of the Year.”
An active member in the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA), Dr. Agnone served on the MOA Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2004 and as President in 2003. Dr. Agnone was named the “Michigan Optometrist of the Year” in 2000 and also received the MOA “Distinguished Service Award” in 2011. Dr. Agnone was appointed by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to serve on the Michigan State Board of Optometry from 2008 to 2012.
Over the years, Dr. Agnone has been active in his local elementary schools teaching children about the eye’s anatomy and how it works. He also lectures to teachers on how to help recognize common eye and vision problems. He has been an invited guest to speak about eye and vision care for Career Day and Science Day at the Grand Blanc public schools on multiple occasions. Dr. Agnone has regularly provided eye exams and glasses to children with limited family income or health insurance in the school district.
Dr. Agnone has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America, including District Chairman, for many years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts’ Tall Pine Council in the Flint area, and received numerous service and recognition awards, including the “District Award of Merit.” In addition, Dr. Agnone has mentored many students in the health care field, and a number of these students have gone on to become optometrists.
Dr. Agnone is married to Sally and they have two grown children: Michael and Katie. Dr. Agnone is an avid reader and active runner.
Dr. Stacey Alarie is a life-long Grand Blanc resident having graduated from Grand Blanc High School in 1984. She received her undergraduate degree from Ferris State University and continued her optometric studies at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) graduating in 1990. While at ICO, Dr. Alarie was active in student government, intramural athletics and worked in the sports vision department of the Illinois Eye Institute.
Dr. Alarie returned to the area after graduation and started practicing in Lapeer, Michigan. In 2000, she received her fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). She eventually made her way back to Grand Blanc and Grand Blanc Eyes! She has been active with the high school music boosters, the Chamber of Commerce, and is the past chair of the Grand Blanc Community Fund—part of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. She is also active as a member of Common Grace, a group of singers and musicians that leads the 9:00 service at Grand Blanc United Methodist Church.
Dr. Alarie lives in Grand Blanc with her husband, Bill, and son, Andrew, who is presently studying at Michigan Technological University.
Why I practice: to improve your life.
Dr. Agnone specializes in 3 things: Ocular Efficiency, Eye Nutrition, and Glaucoma. Dr. Agnone wanted to personally write his bio to you. He writes, “Here’s how I will try and improve your life.. I specialize in three things.”
I want you to feel massively productive while working, I want to increase your eye’s efficiency, reduce your eye fatigue, and make you more sustained as you work throughout the day. My goal for you is clear and comfortable vision with un-strained eyes.
We will discuss the latest research to feel nourished throughout your body and your eyes. We discuss evidence based nutrition to improve headaches, prevent macular degeneration and dry eye, reverse ageing, and fight against bodily and eye cancers.
Glaucoma is known as a silent disease, meaning you could have it without knowing and lose vision. I specialize in early detection of glaucoma; as well as, rule out diseases that can mimic glaucoma such as multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, or conditions with poor blood perfusion. Together we follow a plan for your eyes and explain every step along the way.
What do I do? I am an Optometrist, trying to provide leading-edge eye exams with new innovations and research explained so you can understand. I am going to bring my best to work every day to attempt to improve your life by seeing better. I uphold our mission statement deeply: Excellence in Eye Care.