Peter Bast, MD

Ophthalmologist

peter-bast-mdA native of West Michigan, Dr. Peter Bast is an experienced ophthalmologist who is proud to be serving his home communities.

Education and Training

Born in Holland and raised in Grand Rapids, Dr. Bast received his bachelor’s in biology from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He spent two years researching with the Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Pharmacology Research Lab, after which he returned to Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor in 2006. As a medical student, he conducted research on retinal degenerative disease in mice. His years on research teams led to him co-authoring studies published between 2001-2004 as well as a 2006 poster presentation.

Dr. Bast completed his general medical internship at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn, MI. After that, he traveled to Texas to complete his ophthalmology residency at the Scott & White Eye Institute at the Texas A&M University Medical Center. He then returned to West Michigan to pursue private practice as an ophthalmologist.

Working with Sight Eye Clinic

Dr. Bast came home to West Michigan and joined the Sight Eye Clinic in 2010. He is currently a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He also maintains memberships with multiple boards and associations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Michigan State Medical Society, and the Christian Ophthalmology Society. He is an experienced eye surgeon, having performed thousands of eye surgeries throughout his ophthalmology career, specializing particularly in cataracts. He participates in ongoing education to stay at the top of the field and up-to-date on medical advancements. He is also trained and certified in LASIK eye surgery.

More about Dr. Peter Bast

Dr. Bast and his wife married in 2002, and they have three young children. Outside the office, he prioritizes time with his family and is active in his church. He also enjoys reading, writing, and music. More recently he has taken up woodworking and boatbuilding.

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