Dr. Gundersen knew in high school that he wanted to be a doctor. Once in college, he started to realize if he wanted to be a “family man” and have somewhat normal working hours, Optometry sounded interesting and a way to have the best of both worlds. Dr. Gundersen graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in May 1979 and along with Dr. Ron Zuker (they became friends at I.C.O.), decided to go into practice together and bought Dr. Louis Jullie’s practice in Muskegon in August 1979. In 1980 , they started a new office in an old house in Shelby and began seeing patients there. In 1986 they purchased the practice of Dr. Wayne Gillan in Montague and started seeing patients there as well. In 2009, they moved the Montague practice to a larger more modern building in Whitehall. Dr. Gundersen and his wife of 40 years, Kate, have three children and five grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, sailing, reading, golfing, and fishing.
Dr. Rillema is accepting new patients! She is delighted to return to the lakeshore where she grew up to serve patients of all ages!
Dr. Rillema is a proud Ferris State Bulldog! She graduated with Honors from Ferris State University with her undergraduate Bachelor's degree in Vision Science, and attended the Michigan College of Optometry, where she graduated with Honors and high distinction. She was recognized as a top new pediatric optometrist May of 2017 from colleagues at the college of optometry. She is currently pursuing her low vision certification with the Association for Blind and Visually Impaired. Her passion for eyecare and her friendly personality shines with her patient care!
During her spare time, Dr. Rillema enjoys sailing, golfing, kayaking, downhill/cross-country skiing, and anything outdoors!
Dr. Morse graduated from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 2013, and has been working in our two locations since the Spring of 2015, providing top-notch eye care to many of our patients. He grew up in Lake Ann and now lives in New Era with his wife, Joni, a pharmacist at Shelby Pharmacy.
Although now retired, Dr. Zuker makes his way back into our office on occasion. He enjoys assisting patients in better health and vision and also enjoys getting to know patients and their families.
Dr. Zuker originally hails from Owosso, MI. He received his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1979 where he met Dr. Gundersen and they decided to go into practice together. Dr. Zuker is an active member of Lake Harbor United Methodist Church and volunteers at the Muskegon Rescue Mission. His hobbies include computers, video, photography and kayaking. He and his wife, Vicki, have two children.