Meet The Doctors

At Gregory Optical... Our Focus is You!

Optometrist, Dr. Buckingham and the entire Gregory Optical staff take the sincerest pleasure in taking part in your family's eye care needs. We are dedicated to providing the best care possible and helping our patients make the right decisions about their eyewear without pressuring them into purchasing unnecessary options.

We realize you have a choice in your eye care provider, and want to thank you for allowing us to meet your optical needs.

Meet the Doctors


William Buckingham, OD

Optometrist, Owner
Dr. Buckingham received his training at Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, graduating in 1979, magna cum laude. Practicing since 1979, Dr. Buckingham joined Gregory Optical in 1990, and assumed ownership of the business in 2004. Dr. Buckingham served in the United States Naval Reserve for 20 years, attaining the rank of Captain. Prior appointments include: Associate Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry, Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry, and Adjunct Professor at Southern College of Optometry. He is a member of the American and Michigan Optometric Associations.


Cliff Carter, OD, BSc

Dr. Carter graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1998. He graduated with awards of distinction in Pediatrics and Binocular vision services. Dr Carter’s training includes externships at two VA hospitals. While at the Perry Point MD VA, he attended rounds at Johns Hopkins Hospital, following up at the John Dingell VA Hospital in Detroit MI, where he attended rounds at the Kresge Eye Institute. He has been practicing in the Jackson area since 2000, and joined Dr Buckingham at Gregory Optical in 2012.