About Us

Our Doctors

Edward Scarbrough, O.D.

Edward Scarbrough, O.D.

Dr. "Ed" has been practicing in Traverse City for 20 years. He is a native of Benzie County and now lives with his family near Maple City. He enjoys golfing, cycling and hunting.

Dr. Scarbrough graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He has an interest in children’s vision, medical management of eye diseases like glaucoma and dry eye syndrome, and also fits all types of contact lenses.

Ed married his high school sweetheart, Sandy, and they have raised four children; Josh, Rachel, Adam, and Sarah. He and his wife are currently adjusting their lifestyles as they are now "empty nesters."

Our Staff


Gary Wertz, Optician

Gary has been an Optician since 1972 and has been working at Scarbrough Family Eyecare for 18 years. He is available to our patients to help them with frame selection, repairs and ordering new glasses. He is originally from Wisconsin and is an avid Green Bay Packer fan (Cheesehead). Gary has lived in Traverse City for 40 years and enjoys many of the beautiful golf courses in the area. He is married to Gail and together they enjoy their pet cats.

Dawn Briggs

Dawn has been with us for about a year and a half now and diligently works as the check out receptionist. She is originally from Westland, MI and now resides in Traverse City as a single mother of 3 special needs children. Dawn has 19 adopted siblings, a half-brother, a stepsister and a foster brother. She enjoys spending time with her Great Dane, Data, and her cat, Oreo. Dawn also enjoys reading, cross-stitch, and crocheting.

Pennie O'Brien

Pennie O'Brien

Being the only Traverse City native in the office, Pennie has been here at Scarbrough Family Eyecare longer than the doctor. She is an indispensable asset as she is responsible for most of the clerical business. Pennie and her husband Pat have raised two children and now enjoy their time walking the family dog. She also enjoys reading, skiing, biking and going to the beach.