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Welcome to Shores Optometry East
Your Optometrist in Fort Gratiot, MI

Call us at (810) 985-3333 today.


Welcome to Shores Optometry East in Fort Gratiot, MI. Dr. Leigh Shores and Dr. Mary Coughlin-Shores strive to provide the best in eyecare services in the Bluewater area. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometric services. Join our patient family by making an appointment at our Fort Gratiot office.

Shores Optometry East is a full service eye and vision care practice, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Bluewater area come to Shores Optometry East because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Shores and Dr. Coughlin-Shores are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well informed at all times. At Shores Optometry East, we will explain every examination and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes our doctors at Shores Optometry East the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Bluewater area. We offer the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. At Shores Optometry East, we are dedicated to providing high quality optometric services in a comfortable environment. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our office at (810) 985-3333.

Dr. Leigh Shores
Dr. Mary Coughlin-Shores

Fort Gratiot Optometrist | Shores Optometry East | (810) 985-3333
3923 Pine Grove Rd
Fort Gratiot, MI 48059


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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Shores Optometry East


Vision Therapy by appointment only


10:00 am-6:00 pm


10:00 am-6:00 pm


10:00 am-6:00 pm


10:00 am-6:00 pm


Vision Therapy by appointment only



Meet The Doctors & Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Leigh Shores, OD

    Dr. Shores graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor's in Vision Science and Doctorate of Optometry. He has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Shores is also a member of the Michigan Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association

  • Mary Coughlin-Shores, OD

    Dr. Coughlin-Shores graduated from Adrian College and Ferris State University with a Bachelor's in Biology and Doctorate of Optometry. She has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Coughlin-Shores is also a member of the Michigan Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

  • Benjamin Fulbright
    Vision Therapist



Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I was a patient there and there where great!Like others mentioned ,the Shores family is super nice and patient.I have changed so much from this and had a great experience.I no longer have double vision which is great!I highly suggest this place for all ages!!!Thank you Shores optometry East for helping me!"
    Carrie T.
  • "Great People! Leighton and Mary are some of the nicest people I have ever met! As the other reviewer mentioned, they treat you like family. I could not even think of going to see anyone else to look at my eyes. My family found Dr. Shores when we needed vision therapy for my son, he was the most pafient and kindest person when it came to working with my son. I admire Dr. Shores for his unbelievable intelligence and understanding of visual processing.If you need something as extensive as vision therapy or just a simple eye exam, this is the place to go."
    Jason K.

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