Michael W. Ohlson graduated from Buena Vista College and received his doctorate from the University of Houston College of Optometry. He has been awarded Diplomate status in the American Academy of Optometry Primary Care Section and the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry.
He has been inducted as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice and awarded the Optometrist of the Year Award from the Iowa Optometric Association. Dr. Ohlson is a Past President and Life Member of the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry and the low vision consultant to Iowa Educational Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired.
His volunteer efforts include InfantSEE, Lions Clubs International-Special Olympics Opening Eyes, and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity/International. For his contributions, providing eye care to the Head Start children of northeast Iowa, he was presented the Governor’s Volunteer Award.
When not seeing patients at his private practice in rural Iowa, Dr. Ohlson’s favorite activity is spending time with his spouse, Joleen, and their beloved daughter, Samantha.