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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and staff who make Greater Thumb Eyecare the leading provider of vision care products and services in the Thumb Area.

Jean Hess Barden, OD

Dr. Barden is  a 2001 graduate of Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. While there she received the Michigan Optometric Association Student of the Year Award. She also went on a mission trip to St. Lucia providing eye exams to residents as part of Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity.  After graduating, she practiced primary care optometry in the Detroit Metro Area for several years before returning to Vassar to provide care for her hometown community as well as surrounding areas.  She greatly enjoys the small town practices where she can get to know her patients and their families, from infants to the elderly.

She is a member of the Saginaw Valley Optometric Society, the Michigan Optometric Association,  as well as the American Optometric Association. She is also a member of a charitable organization named 100+ Women Who Care in addition to being active in her church and her children’s activities. She enjoys running and playing the piano.