Dr. E. Michael Howlette grew up in Richmond, VA. He attended under-graduate school at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and received his Doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. For twenty years he practiced with his father Dr. John Howlette in downtown Richmond. For more than thirteen years now he has been dividing his time between his own two practices in Richmond and Fredericksburg: his concentration being on Complex Contact Lens fits and General Optometry. Dr. Howlette stays active in many civic activities such as providing more than 130 free eye examinations a year through the OneSight program. Dr. Howlette is a participating member of the Gold Key International Optometric Society, The Virginia Optometric Association , The American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association and the National Optometric Association which was co-founded by Dr. John Howlette.