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Our History

Learn more about our extensive history at Ferman Optometry, dating as far back as 1931.

1931 Original Practice Location


  • Cyral Ferman started a wholesale optical business in Detroit, MI.


  • Cyral’s son, William, also known as Dr. Bill, graduated from Illinois College of Optometry and joined a practice in Detroit, MI.


  • Dr. Bill opened his first Ferman Optometry practice on Greenfield Dr. in Detroit, MI.


  • Dr. Bill’s son, Ted, went to work for his dad as an optical technician in the lab.


1977 Whole Family Business

  • The business moved to Plymouth, MI.
  • Dr.Bill’s son, Dr. Greg, joined the practice. For several years, Ferman Optometry was very much a family practice, with Bill’s wife Lee managing the reception desk and their daughter, Sue, handling the books.


  • Ted became a board-certified optician.


  • Dr. Bill and Lee retired to Clermont, FL.
  • Dr. Greg was joined by Dr. Andy Ealovega.


  • Dr. Greg retired to Branson, MO.


  • The office underwent an extensive remodel.
    • Completely new frame room.
    • Completely new reception area.
    • Updated examination rooms.
    • Updated lighting and flooring.