Our Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Patient Centered Advocate
  • Trust
  • Compassionate

Our mission is simple: Placing patients first by making excellence in eye care a tradition.

Our goal will be achieved by providing all doctors and staff with the highest levels of education, research and development, and access to the most sophisticated equipment so that they can provide patients the best possible eye care, both today and in the future.


Specialty Eye Institute was founded in 1978 by Paul H. Ernest, M.D. in Jackson, MI. The company now has 10 locations and over 20 doctors. Our physicians are nationally-known leaders in the industry performing thousands of procedures each year.


The doctors with Specialty Eye Institute use leading clinical technologies and equipment when diagnosing and treating your eye problems. Our comprehensive eye exams are designed to detect these eye problems and other diseases in their early stages. Early detection allows our doctors a greater chance to maintain vision and treat the disease before it has inflicted irreparable harm on the eye.


We believe in bringing tomorrows treatments to today’s patients through research and clinical trials. Our physicians participate in on-going studies on new treatments and have been part of clinical trials for some of the revolutionary treatments being used in patient care today.


I had my cataracts taken care of with Specialty Eye Institute. I decided to have the same day surgery because I wanted to see better for the holidays and did not want to wait. To know that such a caring professional team is there for me as well as for others is something I will always keep in mind. I would recommend having the same day surgery because it’s over before you know it and I can see better already!

Stockbridge, MI