Robert A. Foote, OD

Robert “Bob” Foote, a board certified Doctor of Optometry, was born in the beautiful state of Hawaii and completed his undergraduate education degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Alma College in Alma, Michigan. He then went on to graduate with high honors from Ferris State College—College of Optometry in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Foote has over thirty years of experience in all areas of optometry and vision care. He is one of Michigan’s certified Low Vision specialists. Dr. Foote’s outstanding care of his patients makes him one of the areas’ most sought after eye care specialists.

In addition to his strong vision care practice, he is actively involved in VOSH—Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, Lions Clubs, and the Suttons Bay Leelanau County Rotary Club eyeglass project. Through his work with VOSH, Dr. Foote leads mission trips to Honduras and has participated in mission trips to Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru. He has also aided in providing children with eyeglasses through the Northwest Michigan Migrant program.

Dr. Foote is a member of the AAO—American Academy of Optometry, AOA—American Optometric Association, and the MOA—Michigan Optometric Association. He is also involved with Optometry students at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University.

Dr. Foote, who resides in Traverse City Michigan with his wife, Sandy, and two dogs—Belle and Dutch, enjoys spending time with his grown children who live in Traverse City and Marshall, MI. He has five grandchildren that are his passion. He loves to spend time with them. He is a family man.

Dr. Foote is also an avid outdoorsman who likes to golf, hike, fish, and bird hunt. He enjoys all outdoor activities, especially traveling to our nation’s National Parks. He is actively involved with the community and his church. Dr. Foote continues to participate in spinning classes that keep him going and in great shape to meet the demands of his practice and family.

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