Dr. Tessa Fredal
Dr. Tessa Fredal grew up in metro Detroit, where her mother and grandfather served the Macomb County communities at LaCroix Eye Care for over 80 years as optometrists. She continues their tradition of combining experience and expertise with elite technology to ensure her patients receive optometric care of the highest quality. Dr. Fredal provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. In addition, she has a special interest in dry eye disease and specialty contact lenses. Above all, she is passionate about developing relationships with her patients and creating a family-like atmosphere, as her mother and grandfather have done through generations.
Dr. Fredal completed her undergraduate studies at Hope College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Dance Performance & Choreography, graduating summa cum laude. She obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree with highest honors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.
As a part of her training, Dr. Fredal completed internship rotations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Birmingham, Virginia in specialty areas including retina, glaucoma, cornea/cataract, pediatrics, binocular vision disorders, diabetes, and advanced contact lens fittings, including scleral lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, and specialty soft lenses. While in optometry school, she participated in Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity and Remote Area Medical to provide eye care for patients in rural communities of Alabama and Tennessee. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, the Michigan Optometric Association, the Scleral Lens Education Society, and the Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society.
Among her interests, Dr. Fredal has nurtured a lifelong passion for the art of dance. Prior to entering optometry school, she pursued a career in dance, performing and teaching ballet with Eisenhower Dance Detroit, Michigan’s premier professional contemporary dance company. In her free time, she now enjoys golfing, skiing, walking her dogs, and spending time with family.