Dr. Douglas Wiersma

Dr. Douglas Wiersma

My Why:

“You would be hard-pressed to find a practice that places more focus on creating a patient-centric culture than us. It’s our why and has been since day one. We built this practice the right way, putting the patient’s mindset first. Starting from humble beginnings, we are slowly and organically growing, without losing sight of what we all agree is most important; a practice that takes care of every single person who walks through our door. That is our mantra for not only our patients, but for everyone who chooses to work here. Owning a small business with people I love, respect and learn from daily is more rewarding than I imagined it could be.” – Dr. Doug Wiersma

The Fun Stuff:

The self-proclaimed health nut of the practice, Dr. Wiersma lives at the intersection of nutrition and exercise. That being said, his last meal on earth would be a medium rare ribeye, lobster bisque and sweet potato fries (he earned it, after all!). He’s an avid golfer in the summer and downhill skier in the winter. Like most of us Clevelanders, he is predicting that this is “our year”, as he has been a diehard Cleveland sports fan since his childhood days in Westlake. Fast forward to today, Dr. Wierma is still living in Westlake, alongside his wife Allie and their three children. Dr. Wiersma can be a bit of a coffee snob and loves supporting local coffee shops. If you’re up early enough, you might spot him at Mojo’s coffee in Bay Village, Roasted coffee shop in Olmsted Falls, or Five Points coffee in West Park.

The Credentials:

As a child, Dr. Wiersma was inspired early on by the immediate gratification of improved eyesight while sitting in an exam chair. This transformative experience took him from the University of Dayton, with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, to The Ohio State University College of Optometry, where he graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Wiersma enjoys practicing all aspects of optometry, with a special interest in ocular disease, and all things nearsighted (like him). If you know how Dr. Wiersma feels, be sure to ask him about myopia management to slow the progression of prescription change, which is now possible! He sees patients in our Berea and Broadview Heights locations.