Our Staff


Scott M. Buckingham, OD

Dr. Buckingham graduated from the Ferris State University College of Optometry in 1988. He has been in practice for over 20 years and assumed leadership of the office in 1994 after the passing of the founder, Dr. Bruce Arnold. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association, and Michigan Eye Associates. Dr. Buckingham has been a long time volunteer for the Midland Public Schools and coached both youth baseball and basketball. Dr. Buckingham has been awarded several Midland Daily News Readers Choice Awards. Dr. Buckingham is originally from the Midland/ Coleman area. His wife, Michelle, is also from Midland/ Coleman area and works at Dow Corning. Dr. and Mrs. Buckingham have one son.


John E. Kaminski, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Kaminski received his Doctorate of Optometry concurrently with a gerontology graduate certificate from the Ohio State University in 1999. He joined Dr. Buckingham in March 2003. Dr. Kaminski's special interests are low vision rehabilitation and geriatric optometry. He has co-authored multiple research studies, teaches at Central Michigan University, and lectures nationally on gerontology/ aging topics. Dr. Kaminski serves as a trustee on the Midland Public Schools Board of Education and is appointed by the Governor to the Michigan Board of Optometry. He is a member of the American and Michigan Optometric Associations and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Kaminski is an active member of the Midland Lions Club and has served four years in the U.S. Army as an imagery intelligence analyst. Dr. Kaminski's hometown is Wyandotte, MI (in the Detroit area). His wife, Dianne, is from Bay City and is a pharmacist at Meijer Pharmacy. Dr. and Mrs. Kaminski have three children.


Jeri, Optician and Office Manager

Jeri is the office manager for our practice. She has been with the office since its founding in 1981. Jeri is a certified optician with the American Board of Opticianry with over 30 years of experience. Jeri coordinates the pre and post operative care of our LASIK (laser vision correction) patients.

Jeri has been in the Midland area her whole life along with her husband Rick. They have 4 children, 9 grandchildren, a black lab, Sadie, and German Shorthairs, Remi, and Elli.


Al, Sylvia, and Tim, Opticians

Al, Sylvia and Tim are the primary opticians for our office. Al has 32 years of experience in the optical business, Sylvia has 22 years, and Tim has 27 years experience to assist our customers with new eyewear selection, education about products, and options or eyeglass repairs.

Al performs much of the specialized testing in the office such as visual field testing and ocular photography. Sylvia trains all our new contact lens wearers. Tim is an expert in soldering eyeglass frames.


Bonnie & Celestina

Bonnie is our receptionist and assists patients in the check in process. She is the first contact for many of our patients visiting our office. Celestina "Cella" assists patients in the check out process, ordering of contact lenses, and is a Certified Paraoptometric.

She has been with Mid-Michigan Eye Care for 6 years. Cella handles most of our insurance billing.