Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Dr. Robert L Flood

Dr. Robert L. Flood is a therapeutically certified eye doctor providing vision examination, corrective spectacle and contact lenses, therapeutic eye care and medical management and referral services for various ocular conditions and surgical care.

He was born in Chicago Illinois and grew up in South Haven Michigan. He later attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelor in Science. He then attended the prestigious school of Illinois College of Optometry. He graduated in 1978 with honors. He holds a license to practice in Virginia and Michigan. He is a member of the Michigan Optometry Association and the American Optometry Association.

He has volunteered in Honduras and plans to return to help this area of much needed region. He was awarded Michigan Optometric Key Person in 2006.

Dr. Flood is an accomplished Medical eye care Doctor for Southwestern Michigan.

Dr. Joshua S. Byers

Dr. Joshua Byers joined Dr. Flood’s Vision Center as a licensed Optometrist in July 2016. Born and raised in MI, Dr. Byers graduated from Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Ferris University, and the Michigan College of Optometry. After completing internship rotations at the Dorn VA hospital and Eglin Air Force Base, he and his wife are settling into the area and enjoying the beauty of Southwest Michigan.

Qualified and Caring Staff

At Flood's Vision Center, we are dedicated to serving you, our patients! Our knowledgeable staff puts their many years of experience together to serve you. If you have any questions, please ask us. We are happy to help you!


Krista Byers

Krista joined Dr. Flood's Vision Center with her husband Dr. Byers and began supporting the office as an administrator in March of 2017. Previously she earned her Bachelor's degree in Education from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in 2012. After teaching all kinds of school- private, public, online and international, she is excited to be a part of the Vision Center team, but will always have a place in her heart for kids. Lucky for Krista, she gets to meet wonderful people and families everyday at the office! 


Bonita is an optician with 20 years of experience. She has served the Twin City area since 1997 helping her patients look and feel good about their optical choices. Bonita loves helping everyone look fashionable in their eyeglasses and listens to her patients. As a wife and mother of two teenage boys, she especially loves helping children find glasses that they will feel comfortable in and enjoy wearing. Bonita is currently working to become a licensed foster parent to help children in need of a loving home whether temporary or long term. Besides serving as an optician, Bonita also specializes in eye care insurances, so if you have any questions that need answering about your coverage, or need help figuring out what insurance you have, please don't hesitate to call or stop by our office, and she will be happy to help!

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Elaine joined Dr. Flood's Vision Center in October 2016 as an ABO certified optician. Having left Saint Joseph to start a family in Wisconsin, she has now returned with an incredible 23 years of experience in the field. In 1999 Elaine achieved her American Board of Opticianry certification, a nationally recognized credential to dispense and craft eyewear. She has spent most of her working years as a certified optician, specializing in selling, dispensing,and adjusting eyewear. Her passion is helping people see and helping people love the look and feel of their eyewear. “I love my patients and making them smile. It's like they become part of my family when they choose us as their eye care provider.” Elaine also manufactures most of the eyewear on site. If you're lucky enough to catch her at just the right time, she just might make your glasses the same day!

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With almost 30 years of experience as an optician my main goal everyday is to make our patients' experience at our office the best they have ever had.  I am very knowledgeable in all aspects of your eyewear lenses, and in choosing the best frame for your prescription, and of course the frame that makes you look GREAT! I have taught patients how to put contacts in for the first time and how to care for them.  My duties have also included assisting the doctors in the exam room and explaining insurance benefits.  I am used to multitasking being the mother of three.  I have a daughter who is a Michigan State graduate, a son who is a senior at Ferris, and a 8th grader at Lakeshore.  

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Kathleen was born and raised in beautiful southwest Michigan. She received her Associates of Liberal Arts in 1991 from Lake Michigan College and one year of a child development associates degree from Tri-County Head Start. She has 25+ years experience in customer service and loves working with the public. 
Kathleen enjoys supporting local nature centers and animal shelters. She is the proud mother of triplet daughters and also the author of two children's chapter books whose main characters are triplet girls.

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Tricia has 5 years experience in the optical industry and loves her job! She has been an optician, technician, and participated in insurance billing. Now she works along side both Dr. Flood and Dr. Byers as a Medical Assistant. Tricia loves helping patients to see and understand any questions they may have about their eyes. Her favorite hobby is finding new stylish glasses to add to her big collection. She's also a proud single mother of one beautiful, smart daughter in Kindergarten.

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Renee is the newest member of our team at Flood's Vision Center. She, her husband, and five children moved here a few years ago. Once tourists, now locals -- they are enjoying the beach, lake, and checking out southwest Michigan. Soon after moving, many of her family became patients at Flood's Vision Center. Now, she is excited to be a part of the team! Renee loves assisting the doctors, helping the patients, and learning so much about the optometry field.