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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Main Street Optometry – Pinckney the leading provider of vision care products and services in Pinckney.

Dr. Renee Laliberte

Dr. Renee Laliberte has been practicing optometry since graduating with honors from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 1997. She recieved her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Windsor. Dr. Laliberte completed three externships each providing a fundamental base for practicing primary care full scope optometry. The externships included Beaumont Hospital specializing in low vision and contact lenses, the Duane L. Waters Hospital in Jackson Michigan, emphasizing ocular disease management and the Saginaw Special Needs Clinic focusing on pediatric care and low vision needs.

Dr. Laliberte received the Wesley Jessen Contact Lens Fitting Award upon graduation for proficiency in contact lens fitting. She specializes in bifocal and monovision contacts for those with near vision needs. Dr. Laliberte has an honest, straight forward approach to practicing optometry. Her belief is that every patient has the right to know exactly what is going on with their eyes and all the options available to them whether it includes glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy or surgery.

Dr. Laliberte’s Certifications

Dr. Laliberte is fully certified to use and prescribe all topical and oral medications necessary in diagnosing and treating all diseases of the eye.

  • Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents
  • Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents
  • Cataract Surgery Co-management
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Surgery Co-management

Dr. Renee Laliberte’s Qualifications and Memberships

Dr. Laliberte is a proud member of the Michigan Optometric Association and the  American Optometric Association. Main Street Optometry and Dr Laliberte are members of  Visionsource. North America’s Premier Network of Private Practice Optometrists

She has taken part in humanitarian endeavors abroad such as her VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity) mission to Honduras during which she provided free eye exams and glasses to the local people in need. She and her husband enjoy traveling, skiing, scuba diving and spending time with their two daughters.

Dr. Amanda Himmel

Dr Amanda Himmel was born and raised in Essexville, Michigan, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saginaw Valley State University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Biology.  She then graduated with honors from Michigan College of Optometry in 2019. While there, she completed three externship rotations, one with a focus on primary care and contact lenses at Andersen Eye Associates in Saginaw, Michigan; one a combination between vision therapy and pediatrics at WOW Vision Therapy, and post-operative care and specialty contact lenses at Great Lakes Eye Care in St. Joseph, Michigan, and one at the Saginaw VA center with a focus on ocular disease and low vision care.

Dr Himmel was also the co-liason for the contact lens and anterior segment club, secretary for the public health student association, and web coordinator for the Michigan Optometric Private Practice Association, and participated on a mission trip to Honduras to provide eye care and glasses to over 900 patients.

Dr Himmel is a proud member of the Michigan Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and spends her time baking, running, traveling and spending time with her fiance and their two cats.

Dr. Robert Baltierra

Dr. Baltierra was born in Los Angeles, California where he spent most of childhood and graduated with his undergraduate degree in biology from California State University. After undergrad, Dr. Baltierra moved to Chicago to pursue his doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry. Upon graduation, he then completed a residency in ocular disease from the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio where he worked alongside ophthalmology residents, a retinal disease specialist and his co-optometry residents to treat advanced retinal and systemic eye disease.

Dr. Baltierra has been practicing Optometry in Michigan since 2018. He enjoys providing his patients with the most up-to-date options in contact lens technology, advanced dry eye treatment, myopia management, and binocular vision disorders. He also co-manages cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and LASIK consultations with local ophthalmology.

In his spare time Dr. Baltierra enjoys reading and traveling with his wife and daughter.  He is also an avid Lions, Lakers, and Dodgers fan.


Pam – Optician

My name is Pam, I started my second career as an Optician in 2020 and have been at Main Street Optometry since June of 2023. I am happy to be working in the community that I live in and helping patients select the best eyewear for their lifestyles and needs, whether it is for everyday wear, computer glasses, sportswear or sunglasses!

Calla Snider – Optician

Hello! My name is Calla. I have been working at Main Street Optometry in the Pinckney office since July 2021. Helping patients pick out fun frames is a passion of mine. In my free time I enjoy crocheting and trying out new recipes.

Noah Garrett – Optician

My name is Noah and I have been with Main Street Optometry since 2022 as an Optician. I travel back and forth between the Dexter and Pinckney office. I enjoy helping people meet their eye care needs. I spend my free time traveling, spending time with friends and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Rachel Miller – Office Administrator

My name is Rachel Miller and I have been with Main Street Optometry since 2009. I enjoy being the Office Administrator in Pinckney. Getting to know each patient that walks in the door is what I like most about my job. I have a love of musicals, reading and chicken noodle soup!

Abby – Optometric Technician

My name is Abby and I have been with Main Street Optometry in Pinckney since 2023 as the Optometric Technician. I enjoy chatting with patients as I learn about how we can improve their vision and style. In my free time I love to tend to my plants and play with my dogs Atlas and Maize!