Michael Wieber grew up in St. Cloud and graduated with Highest Honors from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1967. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in physics and mathematics from St. John’s University in 1971. He met a secretary in St. Cloud named Rita Fedor who became his wife and his optician. After receiving his Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University in 1975 he was commissioned as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and assigned to the Eye Clinic at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico. After leaving the Air Force he and his wife moved to Monticello in 1979 where they opened Monticello Optical Center in the Monticello Mall (which is where Cub Foods is located today). They moved to their present location at the Conroy Office Building in 1998. They have two children, Jeffrey and Steven. Our family has enjoyed many family adventures over the years with our off-road Jeep, snowmobiling, ATVing, motorcycling and boating.
John Mark Cavanagh, O.D., is a native of Minnesota who grew up in New Hope, Minnesota. After attending St. John’s University for natural sciences, Dr. Cavanagh excelled in his doctorate program at the University of Houston’s College of Optometry, graduating Summa Cum Laude while also being the Secretary of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. He was also a proud member of the Phi Theta Upsilon National Professional Fraternity and many other prestigious organizations throughout his educational years.
Dr. Cavanagh has been practicing for 30 years and specializes in contact lenses and disease management. This includes Orthokeratology-Elimination of myopia and astigmatism with overnight gas permeable lenses. Kerataconus – Treatment of diseased corneas with specialty Contact Lens and so much more. Dr. Cavanagh finds the eye the most interesting organ because of it’s complexity, direct connection to the brain, and its ability to express human emotions with just a glance.
Dr. Cavanagh enjoys spending time at his cabin while enjoying the pleasures of the outdoors, whether it be snowmobiling, hiking, biking, or any other wonderful pastimes Minnesota has to offer. He also enjoys traveling, but especially enjoys his trips to Madison Wisconsin to visit his daughter and son in law to catch a Badgers versus Gophers game.