About Us

Nobody cares more about your eyes than Dr. Blaize and his staff! Dr. Gerald N. Blaize, Livonia MI optometrist, was born and raised in the Detroit metropolitan area. After receiving a bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University he pursued his Doctorate of Optometry degree at Illinois College of Optometry. In 1991, with his diploma in hand, he came back to Michigan and has been practicing in the tri-county area ever since. In 1999 Dr. Blaize started Bayview Optical in Livonia (near the intersection of 7 Mile and Farmington Road) where he provides the best possible care for each patient.

Michigan Optometrist

Since becoming an optometrist, Dr. Blaize has practiced in both corporate vision care and private practice vision care settings. He prefers private practice where personalized care and patient satisfaction are his main priorities. He values the individual relationships and the rapport he develops with each patient.

Dr. Blaize has been continually studying with top specialists so he can provide the best possible care. In addition he has acquired the most advanced diagnostic equipment so he can best manage and co-manage glaucoma and most other eye related diseases.

With extensive knowledge in prescribing and fitting contact lenses, Dr. Blaize is able to determine the best possible lenses for each patient. He has broad expertise with all contacts even for hard to fit patients. He focuses on identifying the individual needs of each patient and choosing what is best for them. After Dr. Blaize fits the contacts he carefully follows up to make sure all of the patient’s expectations are met.

Michigan Optician

Laurie Morris, ABOC certified optician, joined the practice to in 2008 to direct its operations. She has had more than 20 years of optical management experience and has obtained the highest regards in the industry. Mrs. Morris has trained dozens of employees throughout the years. Of most importance, she not only says that customer service is job number one, but delivers it day after day. Laurie will help you choose eyeglass frames, sunglasses, and special lenses such as Crizal Prevencia lenses that block blue light, transition lenses, and progressive lenses.

Our other staff members are highly trained in their areas of expertise in order to bring you the best possible experience available anywhere.

Office Hours:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Juanita Sirls

Great Eye Doctor

Everyone was so kind and helpful. The eye doctor was very thorough and I would recommend him for anyone that needs eye care.

Leo Hadley Jr.

Great Doctor and Staff!

Great eye doctor and staff!

Joseph Richards

Eye Specialist

I’ve never had a better experience at any eye specialist than here. I would recommend them to anyone.

Sandra January

A Great Optometrist

I have been a long time a patient with Doctor Blaze , I highly recommend him if you are looking for a great Optometrist. Also well organized, well informed staff for your Eyewear needs and friendly you can beat them.


Thorough and Friendly

Dr. Blaize is thorough and clear when explaining your results and possible treatment. Laurie is helpful and detailed when helping you find frames and making sure they fit properly. The whole office at Bayview Optical is so friendly and puts you at ease as soon as you walk in the door. Highly recommend

Nancy Williams

Great Service

Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Great service.

Sam Beri

Excellent Eye Doctor

I am usually very critical when I post a review but in this case I must say that the eye doctor is excellent and so is the staff.

Vickie Winn

Knowledgeable Optometrist

Friendly staff, a knowledgeable attentive optometrist, and great eyeglass selections!

Dennis James, Livonia MI

Dr. Blaize is the Best!

The best thing about this optometrist is that he explains the results of your examination in plain words that you can understand. His staff is top notch also. I recommend Dr Blaize to anyone that has eye concerns.

Adam Minter, Farmington Hills MI

Helpful Staff & Optometrist

Helpful friendly staff and doctor. Personal service so you don’t feel like you’re just being shuffled through. You don’t have to wait long to see the doctor either. They don’t try to push extra tests like some optometrists.

Aya K., Redford MI

Helpful Optician

Dr. Blaize takes his moment to get to know each patient. My family has been coming to Bayview Optical for the last 3 years and has been very happy. Bayview repaired glasses quickly when a repair was needed. Receptionists make us feel welcomed at every visit and the optician is extremely helpful (no pressure) with lots of great advice. Highly recommended!

Holly Antal, Canton MI

My First Eye Exam Ever

I went here last week for my first ever eye exam. The staff are all very nice, and the doctor was very nice. They are very accommodating, pleasant and friendly. I’m not surprised that when I searched them just now to give them this review that they have a solid 5 stars. I will recommend this place to family and friends.

Shawn, Livonia MI

High Praise for Livonia Optometrist and Optician

I like the welcoming feeling everyone of everyone in the office. Everyone is very attentive to what I need. My wife also feels welcome and says that everyone is very helpful when she comes in.

Claudia Haddad, Livonia MI

Like Family

Very quick and efficient! Staff was so friendly and make you feel like family. They were so helpful, minus the eye dilation!! [Joke! I know that’s necessary :)]I would definitely recommend this location for anyone looking for a new place. They will guarantee you leave happy!

Alan Brandt, Livonia MI

Friendly and Efficient

Dr. Blaize and his staff are friendly, efficient and helpful. I highly recommend Bayview.

Brian Bookmeier

Great Staff!

GREAT staff. Highly recommend!!

TSF - Michigan State Fan

Happy with Prescription

The staff is very attentive, personable, and professional. Dr. Blaize is extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his exams. Very happy with my prescription and glasses.

Briana Alvarado

Great With Children

I am new to Bayview Optical and would 10/10 recommend them! Right away you are greeted by the nicest staff and it continues throughout your time there! Everyone is extremely nice and very helpful! You feel comfortable and can tell they care about their patients and the treatment they receive! My 5 year old daughter came with me for my first visit and now asks to come every time because of how sweet everyone was to her!

Victor Jackson

Bayview Optical is AMAZING

Had an eye emergency Saturday morning (dropped curling iron and somehow managed to burn my cornea). Didn’t know where to go so just looked for open eye doctors near me. How very fortunate I was to have chosen Bayview. They got me in asap, were kind, understanding, quick and so so so nice. The pain was excruciating and I was a bit embarrassed. Dr Blaize was absolutely wonderful – so kind, gentle and caring. I had to return a second time that day due to the pain and everyone was amazingly concerned and wishing me well. Went back today for follow up. Happy to say my eye is healing well. Thank you Dr Blaize and staff. As I waited to be seen, I witnessed the care and knowledge the entire staff has and how great they are to their patients. 5+stars to a caring establishment!

Ray Hanka

Great Experience

A great experience with the staff and optometrist Dr Blaize. This optometrist is very thorough, pleasant and explains what he’s doing. The optician, Laurie, is very knowledgeable and makes sure I’m looking as good as possible with the frames she selects.

Kaitlyn Ellis, Farmington Hills, MI.

Best Customer Service 

This place is the absolute best! Been to several optometrists throughout my life, and these are the most caring, giving, and spot on I’ve ever been to. I never thought about optometry being customer service before I came here, but they bring the element of customer service to a whole new level. Great selection of glasses for all ages, too. HIGHLY recommend!

Leroy Jenkins, Northville, MI.

Best Optometrist Office 

Best optometrist office! I have been going here since before I even had to wear glasses. Crawling around on the ground waiting for my family to get fitted. This place has always made me feel like an extension of my own home. Kind, courteous, and very well educated in your eye health; they will fight to give you the best experience (and coffee, or soda, whatever your poison). They will always be my go to when it comes to maintaining my vision. I would recommend them to anyone, either first timers or looking to switch up eye care providers.

Avery Young-Fisher, Livonia, MI.

Optometry Staff Like Family

Bayview Optical was my first choice of my last. I’m pretty sure I am not going anywhere else. I’ve been with them for some time and I love them like a second family. The service is great and the people are even better. Every time I stop in we have a great time and they get the job done. I’m always satisfied. I definitely recommend Bayview if you’re looking for an optometry in Livonia!

Pamela Bender, Canton MI

Professional Optometrist

I have been a patient of Bayview Optical in Livonia for more than seven years. Dr. Blaze is very professional, compassionate optometrist. I highly recommend Bayview Optical to family and friends. The office staff provides a family atmosphere. Everyone is caring, helpful and courteous. Exceptionally clean office. I am always impressed with the exceptional service provided by all the staff. Laurie is awesome!

Rebecca Rouse, Farmington Hills MI

Excellent and Personal Service! 

The staff is very professional, make you feel like family, and not satisfied until you’re satisfied!

  • Kim Thomas

    Bayview is a great place to get your eyes checked with personal, friendly service. I love how fun the staff is and the quality product is awesome! They helped me pick out frames that suit the shape of my face. Love my new frames and lenses are awesome!

  • Jason Ruzycki

    I have been going to Dr. Blaze for years now and I have always had a great experience. Dr. Blaze and the staff are always very friendly and willing to help in any way possible. It is a very comfortable setting and the vision after is always better. I would recommend Bayview Optical to anyone with corrective lens needs!

  • Kalma Ross

    I have been going to Bayview Optical for a few years now. I can't say a bad thing about them. They have always made sure my glasses/contacts are perfect. When I did have an issue with my progressive lenses I talked to them and they got it corrected quickly. Here they know who you are and treat you as part of a family. You will never be a number and will get the best service possible.

  • Craig Willbanks
    I've been coming to Bayview for many years and have always had great experiences! Dr. Blaize has been very helpful in finding the right prescription for me and trialing different lenses until finding one that works great. He also has wonderful help up front, Laurie has been extremely helpful in picking out glasses that look good.
  • Stephen Webster

    The customer service at Bayview is always excellent. The staff is super helpful and willing to go the extra mile to make sure your needs are met. Laurie went out of her way to make sure my lenses looked great, and that they didn't make my eyes look buggy. Very Happy!

  • Kimberly Robertson
    My experience at Bayview Optical has always been great. Dr. Blaize is very knowledgeable, and has a very patient staff. Everyone is very helpful and ready to make you satisfied with your experience. They have very stylish frame choices, with a generous selection. I have absolutely no complaints. My whole family is treated by Dr. Baize and his staff and we couldn't be happier!
  • Nancy Schneider

    I was referred to Bayview by a gal at ANOTHER Optician's office. She knew I would find the frames I was searching for there. I met with Lori, Michelle, Kelly, and Dr. Blaize and was very impressed. All of them were/are very personable and professional. I was able to locate my "special" frame, and get all of my questions answered. There were/are no insurance issues and I always feel well-cared for, with undivided attention. I highly recommend Bayview Optical!!!

  • Lesa Ferencz

    We love this office. The staff is friendly and very responsive. Appointments are easy to get and the doctor very kind and most importantly....knowledgeable. Eye glass selection is comprehensive and the turn around for my child's new glasses has been timely. We highly recommend Bayview Optical.

  • Elizabeth Marino

    I started going to Bayview Optical last year and wish I had started sooner! All the workers are so professional and knowledgeable of their profession.They are SO helpful and make you feel very welcome in their store. They have a great selection of glasses and make sure you feel you are 100% satisfied before leaving. I would recommend this optometrist to anyone and already have!

  • Rebecca Sitler
    I've been coming to Bayview Optical for about ten years. Everyone there is always so welcoming and professional. I couldn't imagine a better experience and selection for my glasses and contacts needs.
  • Michael McCleary
    I have been coming here for about 4 years. The staff is great and friendly. Dr. Blaize has always been very nice and professional. The. selection of glasses is a decent size with a lot of quality frames. There Saturday hours are a huge help as I work longer hours through the week.
  • Deb Drummond

    I first came to Bayview Optical in 2010 after experiencing a disastrous experience with another office when I tried to get contacts. As a new contact wearer, the other office didn't teach me to put the contacts in nor fit me properly. Bayview fitted me with the perfect contact prescription and I could see better than with my glasses. Not only that, Laurie was such a big help, teaching me how to put them in and take care of them. Even though I no longer wear contacts, I've remained with Bayview because the service is great, the staff is friendly, and I'm always satisfied with the choices Laurie has helped me make when getting new glasses. Can't recommend Bayview highly enough!

  • Monica Levin

    Great service and beautiful eyeglasses! I have been coming to Bayview Optical for my eye exams and glasses for five years. Five Stars!

  • Maureen M
    From my initial call to Bayview Optical all the way through to completion of my eye exam and order, I was treated with such respect and kindness. In the past I have shopped eyeglasses at the large retail chain stores because I thought I was getting a better deal - NOT TRUE, Bayview was on point with pricing and selection. I will go back again for sure!
  • Kelsey Lamb

    Excellent customer service and quality care. The only facility I have been to that takes so much time to help me select the best pair of frames for me. Lori also sat and helped me feel confident with contacts, which is something I have always had trouble with. Highly recommend.

  • Shirley Robertson

    Our family have been going here for quite a few years now. Dr. Blaize is thorough and takes the time to listen to any concerns you have. Laurie is awesome. She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to picking out glasses and is excellent at fitting them to your

  • Kevin Casey

    My wife and I went in for our eye exam there and it is a quiet and quaint place.
    The eye exam was is typical as you would find in many other places, but the customer service is top notch. We browsed Costco’s selection of frames but they were not as nice as Bayview’s. Bayview has a friendly staff. Dr. Blaize is laid back and very kind. The staff does not pressure you into buying anything. My wife got a pair of glasses and they bothered her. We went in every week for 3 weeks and they made sure that everything was OK. We eventually ended up going with a different frame and they were very helpful in the process and helped us out. I would highly recommend this place. It is the type of place I would take my own mother to.