Meet Our Optometrist

Michael Haugen, O.D.

Dr. Michael Haugen is a Palm Beach County native. He has worked at Seaview Optical as a specialist optometrist since 2013, but he has been an optometrist since 1987.

Dr. Michael Haugen


Michael got his undergraduate in physics at the University of Florida, and his doctorate in optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Michael is a mild-mannered family man who enjoys spending time with his wife, adult children and grandchildren. Golf and fishing are two of his favorite pastimes.

Education & Experience


South College of Optometry

University of Florida


Doctorate in Optometry

Optometric Associations 

American Academy of Optometry

American Optometric Association



Chris Childress

Store Manager

Chris Childress is the manager of Seaview Optical, a locally-owned company that has been providing quality eye care for over 30 years. Chris was born and raised in South Florida. He studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Florida. Chris has been a part of the Seaview Optical family for over 20 years, as his sister was the store manager for 17 years before he took over as manager 8 years ago. Chris is an excellent leader who adores his hometown and takes special interest in the quality of life of the community.

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