Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Staff members at Richard C. Annis, O.D. are well trained in their field of expertise and attend continuing education classes throughout the year. This creates an office culture designed for excellent patient care and personalized service.

Lynn Wicks

Lynn Wicks

Office Manager / Ophthalmic Assistant

I have called the Saugatuck-Douglas area home for almost 60 years! After temporarily moving away, I returned in 1983. For me, “there’s no place like home” and I am here to stay!

What can I say? My adventure in eye care began over 35 years ago, yet I still get excited about new eyewear styles and new technology! The patients we see, year after year, have become more like family. And the opportunity to meet new people keeps the job interesting!

When I’m not at work, there are so many things I enjoy doing. Bowling during the winter and golfing in the summer. I also enjoy cooking, reading, rock hunting, bird watching and gardening. I especially enjoy trips “up North” in Michigan and since my son has graduated and settled in Traverse City I have a great excuse to head north! What a beautiful state we live in!

All in all – life is truly good. “Every day is a gift.” You’ll see this sign hanging in our office and I truly believe that!

Vikki Jager

Vikki Jager

Optician/Optometric Assistant

My optical career started quite by chance in 1993. By about the 10 year mark, working at an optical chain store, I realized I wanted to help patients with my knowledge and experience in a more complete way. I no longer wanted to just “sell glasses.” There’s more to this profession and I wanted to grow.

Shortly thereafter, my resume and cover letter landed on Dr. Annis’ desk, and even though he wasn’t actually looking to add to his staff, he called me in for an interview. I told him all the reasons why he needed me and he bought it… hook, line and sinker (at least that’s how I role-played it in my head).

This small-town practice truly is the perfect place for me. I’ve gained so much more reputable experience, and I adore the clientele. Also, working alongside my very good friends every day couldn’t be any more fun!

Outside of the office I spend time with my best friend and husband, Tom, at our home at Gun Lake. Together, we’ve done our best to raise three grown children, who continue to impress us as young adults. Since we now have an empty nest, we’re able to enjoy more time camping and gardening. I also spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking for our family and friends. God continues to remind us of just how short and precious our existence is, so we spend every moment “Livin’ each day” to the fullest.

Samantha Nelson

Samantha Nelson

Optometric Assistant

I am one of the newer faces around the office. I was working in a factory and decided that I wanted to do more. I wanted to help people and have a job where I could meet new people and create meaningful relationships. A short time later I came across a job ad to work here at the office. I got an interview and fell in love with the atmosphere. Lucky for me, I got the job! My job is to assist you during your visit with us. I perform many tests here in the office to monitor your eyes and be sure that they are staying healthy. Your care is one of my top priorities. When I’m not in the office, I’m playing with my dogs, riding my horse, or spending time with my family. I look forward to meeting and caring for you soon!

Kate Kaiser

Kate Kaiser

Office Assistant

I am a newbie here at the office.  I joined Dr. Annis’s team after 16 years of being in the banking world.  I really wanted to find my forever work family that was sincere, caring of the people they help and to one another.  I cannot express how lucky I was to be accepted and welcomed to jump on-board to work here.

When I am not here helping you in setting up your appointment, looking for insurance and answering the phone, I am spending time with my beautiful, almost 12 year-old daughter.  We enjoy random trips up north kayaking, and paddle boarding is a must for us in the summer.  We also do enjoy our gaming nights online with friends and family.

I really look forward to putting faces to the wonderful voices I’ve been hearing when making and taking calls here at the office.  Hope to see you soon!

Office Information

  • Monday
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday
  • Closed
  • Friday
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday
  • Closed
  • Sunday
  • Closed

269-857-2020
269-857-4099

  • 114 Blue Star Highway
  • Douglas, MI 49406-0280
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Richard C. Annis, O.D., P.C.

  • 114 Blue Star Highway
  • Douglas, MI 49406-0280
269-857-2020
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Office Hours

  • Monday
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday
  • Closed
  • Friday
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday
  • Closed
  • Sunday
  • Closed
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