Wearing glasses is often a necessity, but why not do it in style? LaCroix Eye Care, with its history of serving Mount Clemens for over 80 years, combines a commitment to quality care spanning three generations with advanced diagnostic technology and the latest trends in eyewear.
LaCroix Eye Care was founded in 1939 by Dr. Albert LaCroix. His daughter, Dr. Ann LaCroix Fredal, joined the practice in 1984, after watching her father work as a child. Says Dr. Ann, “My mom was my dad’s receptionist, and they would take me to work with them on Saturday mornings. I was fascinated by the precision and attention to detail that was incorporated into the eye examination. I couldn’t have imagined a better career for myself. I have now had the honor of personally taking care of five generations of patients!”
Dr. Ann was joined in 2015 by associate Dr. Joyce Yestrepsky, and finally in 2022 by her daughter, Dr. Tessa Fredal, who adds, “My grandparents were honest, hardworking people who always treated patients in and out of the office with genuine care, and my mother fostered this culture. I was inspired by her example to carry on the legacy of conscientiousness and exceptional care.”
“The patients at LaCroix are like family,” says Dr. Joyce, “and it is so rewarding for me to help each of my patients to see at their optimal level.” Supporting the doctors in this goal is cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art instrumentation. “Lens technology has evolved exponentially in the last few years,” notes Dr. Tess. “We are dedicated to ensuring that each patient receives the personalized attention necessary to achieve optimal visual performance, eye health, and overall wellness. We think our mission statement says it all: VISION. WELLNESS. STYLE.”
Speaking of style, says Denise Schroeder, an optician at LaCroix, “Oversized frames have been on trend for a few seasons, and we have an impressive selection at every price point. Round frames with a key-hole bridge, popularized by Oliver Peoples, have a classic cool vibe. This silhouette is available in many of our collections. Translucent and colorful plastic styles and geometric metal frames are all the rage.”
In addition to Oliver Peoples, “We offer a myriad of cutting-edge designer collections such as Tom Ford, Gucci, and Tiffany, to name a few,” says Denise. “We have also added a fabulous new line to our practice, CoCo Song. Based in Florida and made in Italy, the uniqueness of the assembly is what elevates the brand. Each frame is handcrafted and takes at least six months to produce—no two are the same.” No matter what your style, she adds, “We definitely have something for every taste and every face.”
“Over eight decades of longevity and loyalty to serving the community with quality eye and wellness care speaks volumes,” says Dr. Ann. “Our team has been voted Best of the Best by the readers of the Macomb Daily three years in a row, and we are committed to earn that title every day.”
“Oversized frames have been on trend for a few seasons, and we have an impressive selection at every price point. Round frames with a key-hole bridge, popularized by Oliver Peoples, have a classic cool vibe. This silhouette is available in many of our collections. Translucent and colorful plastic styles and geometric metal frames are all the rage.”