Meet our Team

Meet our Team

Meet our Team

Meet our Team

Dr. Maribeth Bangert


Dr. Maribeth Bangert was born and raised in White Cloud, MI, and is a 1995 White Cloud High School graduate. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Vision Science from Ferris State University in 2000 and received her doctorate in Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 2002, graduating with highest honors in both degrees.

Dr. Bangert is a member of the West Michigan Optometric Association. She frequently participates in international Eye Care Mission trips with several organizations including Fellowship of Christian Optometrists (FCO), Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity (VOSH), and several local churches. She has participated in over a dozen Eye Care Mission trips where she has helped to provide vision and eye examinations, and dispense glasses and medications free of charge. These trips have included Haiti, Honduras, Ecuador, the Philippines, and most frequently Guyana, South America.

Dr. Bangert specializes in routine and problem-focused eye examinations, family comprehensive care, pediatric eye exams, contact lens fittings, and pre-and post-operative examinations.

When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Andy, their 2 children, and menagerie of animals and pets. Family time and travel are her favorite ways to spend her free time.


Optician, Repairs and Custom orders expert

​​​​​​​Boss man Josh specializes in fitting eyewear, custom lenses for Cartier style glasses, difficult repairs and eyewear adjustments. His journey in optometry started in his father's office in 2014. When not in the lab, he enjoys spending time with his two cats, working in his workshop, wandering the outdoors and gardening.


Optician, Office and Technical Associate

​​​​​​​Susan has worked at Modern Optics since 2001. She loves to assist people with frame and lens selection! A self-taught computer gal, Susan also serves as our office "IT" Department. She will occasionally answer the phone if she can beat Amber to it!

When she isn't working, Susan plays the French Horn in several local bands and orchestras in addition to an occasional gig in the pit for musicals around town! She loves spending time with her husband & three children and 2 ridiculous cats.

Amber Hartigh

Optician / Receptionist
Amber has been American Board of Opticianry Certified since 2015. It's her voice you will hear when calling the office! When not at the office she enjoys watching all genres of movies, time with her son, and roaming the outdoors. She hopes to have a cat someday.

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