Eye care practice to build expansion





Look for changes to the west side of the Michigan Eye Institute, facing Linden Road, as the eye care practice moves forward with expansion plans.

Look for changes to the west side of the Michigan Eye Institute, facing Linden Road, as the eye care practice moves forward with expansion plans.

FLINT TWP. — Michigan Eye Institute (MEI), 4499 Town Center Parkway, is envisioning an expansion..

It have received preliminary approval from the township Planning Commission to add approximately 8,000 square-feet to the west side of the building for a new surgical area, according to Tracey Tucker, township building director and planning commission coordinator.

“We have not received construction plans as of yet,” Tucker said on behalf of the planning commission.

The west side of the MEI building currently houses the entrance, a drive-through canopy and parking lot. It is not disclosed how or if that layout will be affected by the addition.

MEI traces its roots to 1940, in a practice established by Dr. Fleming Barbour, a Flint ophthalmologist, and has evolved into a fully integrated regional eye care practice, according to its web site.

Besides its main office in Flint Township, MEI has state-of-the-art facilities in four satellite offices located in Grand Blanc, Fenton, Lapeer and Oxford.

These facilities provide all aspects of primary and specialty eye care – from examination and treatment to optical services – under one roof.


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