Michael J. Katich, OD

low vision specialist

Dr. David Westrich
Dr. David Westrich

Michael J. Katich, OD

low vision specialist

Get to know Dr. Michael Katich

Michael Katich, OD has been offering low vision services through Eye Care Specialists since 1992. His extensive optometric training in primary eye care, vision therapy, and low vision services allow him to provide broader opportunities for many visually impaired patients. Dr. Michael Katich is skilled in prescribing low vision devices which allow patients to maximize the use of their remaining vision, enhancing their day to day activities. Through these devices, patients who may be legally blind or who have lost vision to macular degeneration, diabetes, or glaucoma can function more independently and safely.
Dr. Michael Katich travels from St. Louis every other Wednesday to see patients at our Cape Girardeau office.
In his spare time, Dr. Michael Katich enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also shares his musical talents in the style of his Croatian and Serbian heritage!

DR. MICHAEL KATICH: EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

Externship

St. Louis Optometric Center:
Low Vision Clinic

St. Louis, Missouri

Externship

Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center:
Eye Victors Low Vision Clinic

Kansas City, Missouri

Graduate

University of Missouri – St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Doctor of Optometry

Undergraduate

University of Missouri – St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Bachelor of Arts–Chemistry

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The only Doctor of Optometry between Memphis and St. Louis who has extensive experience in prescribing specialized Full Diameter Microscopi Lenses and Telescopic Lenses made-to-order from Designs for Vision in New York

Instrumental in the development of low vision and rehabilitation services in several areas of eastern Missouri and western Illinois

Recipient of the Crown Optical Optometrist of the Year award

Co-authored Environmental Effects on Contact Lens Wettability published in the Am. Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics

Co-authored Parameter and Environmental Influences on Sessile Drop Contact Angle published in the Am. Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics

Instrumental in the development of low vision and rehabilitation services in several areas of eastern Missouri and western Illinois.

Eye Care Specialists

Caring for the needs of your SPECIAL EYES!