Dr. Michael Cobean

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  • Began his undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo in 1991
  • Graduated with honors from Indiana University, School of Optometry in 1998 and was the recipient of the Corning Low Vision Award for proficiency in the area of low vision patient care
  • Was an intern at the prestigious Faust Gelvin Eye Institute in Marion Indiana, where he was exposed to all aspects of specialized eye care
  • Worked with cataract, glaucoma, and retinal specialists
  • Completed a clinical rotation at the Vision Institute of Canada, one of Canada’s most hallowed eye clinics
  • Certified by the America Board of Examiners in Optometry in the treatment and management of ocular disease
  • Began his professional career as an eye doctor at the North Bay Eye Clinic in association with Drs. Cynthia Bullen and Kenneth Kesty, ophthalmologists
  • Experienced in all aspects of primary and therapeutic eye care including the medical co-management of ocular diseases and pre and post operative care
  • Entered private practice at his Lakeshore Drive location in North Bay where he uses his education, experience, and excellent clinical skills to provide his patients with the superior eye exams to which they have become accustomed

As an eye doctor, Dr. Cobean’s particular areas of interest are eye diseases, cataract and refractive surgery, diabetic eye disease and contact lenses. Dr. Cobean is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Ontario Association of Optometrists, and the College of Optometrists of Ontario where was an elected member of the Council from 2001 to 2009. At the College, he served on many committees including the Quality Assurance, Discipline and Ethics committees. From 2007-2009 he served as Vice President of the College. Currently, he serves as an elected member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists Board of Directors where he was elected as treasurer.