About Us

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About Hillsdale Optometry

Dr. Amburgey, Drs. Brichta and the entire staff at Hillsdale Optometry are thankful for the opportunity to take part in your family's eye care needs. We recognize you have a choice for your eye care needs and are committed to exceeding all your expectations.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. CW Amburgey is from Hillsdale. He studied at Michigan State University before attending The Michigan College of Optometry. He has been married to Emily for 20 years and they have three children. Dr. Amburgey is dedicated to his patients. He is committed to providing the best eye care for each patient.

Dr. Robert Brichta has been serving the Hillsdale community for 40 years. He received his Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University. Dr. Robert and Dr. Elaine have one son.  Dr. Robert is now seeing patients 2 days a week. He is an experienced and caring doctor.  Dr. Robert has many long time patients who can attest to his excellent practice of optometry!

Dr. Elaine Brichta has also been providing excellent eye care to Hillsdale for 40 years. She received her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University and is a die hard Hoosiers fan!  As mentioned above, Dr. Elaine and Dr. Robert have one son who is now a Dr. of Psychiatry. Dr. Elaine will be working a limited schedule at Hillsdale Optometry. Her career has focused on children's eye care.

Dr. Bethany Russell joined Hillsdale Optometry in 2022.  She grew up in Adrian, and then attended Hillsdale College before receiving her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University. After living and practicing in Indiana for 9 years, her family moved to South Dakota for 8 years before relocating back to Michigan. Dr. Russell and her husband have 3 boys and enjoy traveling, gardening, attending sporting events, and making memories with their sons. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages, and giving them her best care.

Our Staff

The staff at Hillsdale Optometry give attentiveness and care to each patient. Denise, Leilani, Terra, Liz and Penny form a wonderful team and are well trained in their field of expertise. Together they have many years of providing the highest quality of patient care.