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The new office is at 

2701 Franklin Street!


Valued patients,

The doctors and staff of Dunes Optical are happy to report the opening of our new office on Tuesday, March 31st.  At this time, we will be open from 9am-1pm Monday -Thursday.
In line with current medical and governmental guidelines, we will be diligently sanitizing all common surfaces and we will be seeing  “emergencies” only.  These would include infections, injuries, sudden changes in vision, loss of vision, and those with broken glasses without a back-up option, etc.
Please call to discuss your individual needs. 
Our entire staff will be wearing masks and gloves, and kindly ask that you do as well. 

Please call 219.873.2977 or email us at to schedule an appointment.

Thank you! 

2701 Franklin Street

2701 Franklin Street, Michigan City

About Us

Why Choose Dunes Optical

Our optometric practice proudly serves the Michigan City, IN community with a tradition of quality service and a friendly staff. Our highly skilled team of optometrists takes great pride in offering every patient the absolute best in vision care—whether through fitting them with eyeglasses or contact lenses, diagnosing cataracts and other eye diseases, or recommending LASIK or other procedures. Our expert eye doctors and experienced staff will take the time to answer all of your questions, explain treatment options, and provide the highest quality eye health treatments available.

How We Can Help You

At our Dunes Optical Michigan City, IN office, our professional eye care staff will be happy to assist you with your vision needs.

See the Difference

Dunes Optical offers a wide selection of products in our office as well as through custom orders. We use only the highest quality materials and will courteously recommend eyewear and contact lenses that fit your lifestyle and fashion - all within your budget.

Our Services

Total Eye Health

Extensive Selection

Extensive Selection

Our office is part of this community. We want you to have sharp vision and great comfort with your glasses and contact lenses. The health of your eyes is our major concern. That is why we stand behind our products and services with unique warranties, and a professional and well-educated team. Different prescriptions require certain frame styles and lens treatments in order for your glasses to perform well and look great.

Extensive Selection

Extensive Selection

Extensive Selection

Our trained opticians can guide you through this process. Our dispensary has hundreds of frames from which to choose, including a large selection of children's frames. We can help you find the size, shape and color of frame that is perfect for all family members. When it comes to contact lenses we offer a full spectrum of the latest and best performing products. Even if you have been told before that you cannot wear lenses, we may have a solution that is right for you.

Competitive Pricing

Extensive Selection

Competitive Pricing

We offer competitive pricing, affordable eyewear packages, and multiple pair savings. You are also welcome to take advantage of manufacturer rebate programs and special promotions through our office. Be sure to ask about our convenient contact lens direct shipping program. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the performance of your materials from Dunes Optical, let us know immediately and we will issue a refund or replace it. 

Our Doctors


Dr. Julie Dabkowski, O.D.

Dr. Julie Dabkowski, O.D.

Dr. Julie Dabkowski, O.D.

 Dr. Julie Dabkowski graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry and has been a member of the American Optometric Association practicing in Northwest Indiana since 1991.   She trained at V. A. Medical Centers in both Topeka, KS and Cleveland, OH.  She has extensive, well-rounded experience in contact lens fitting, pre and post-op cataract care, and is certified in treatment and management of ocular disease.  Dr. Dabkowski was born and raised in Michigan City, and is truly enjoying the benefits of practicing in her hometown again!


Dr. Laura Zaknoun, O.D.

Dr. Julie Dabkowski, O.D.

Dr. Julie Dabkowski, O.D.

 Dr. Laura Zaknoun graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1999. She trained at Shaw Air Force base in South Carolina, and at Sheppard Air Force base in Texas. She provides comprehensive eye care with a special interest in contact lens fitting.  Dr. Zaknoun is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease including pre and post-operative cataract  care.  She is a member of the American Optometric Association.


Dr. Michael Bassett, O.D.

Dr. Julie Dabkowski, O.D.

Dr. Michael Bassett, O.D.

 Dr. Michael Bassett earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University. He is a member of the American Optometric Association. He is optical manufacturing and eyeglass lens production specialist for Dunes Optical. Dr. Bassett has experience in comprehensive optometry with a special interest in contact lenses.

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The care you deserve!

Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.   


2701 Franklin Street, Michigan City, Indiana 46360

(219) 873-2977


Until our new offices are open, please call the number above or email Thank you!


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