Dr. Michael Cross grew up in Bedford County, PA. He attended Duquesne University from 1991 1996 where he majored in Physics. While there he was a member of the Alpha Phi Delta fraternity, the varsity football team and the freshmen orientation program. In 1996, he enrolled at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, where he met his future wife, Dr. Lisa Cox. Upon graduation they returned to Pittsburgh.
In 2001 Dr. Cross founded Cross Family Eye Care. He began to see patients at Thomas & Cox Eye Care in 2003 and in 2010 the two offices combined creating OneVision Health & Wellness.
He has been active in the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society (WPOS) and Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA). In 2005, he was elected the WPOS and POA Young Optometrist of the Year. In 2006, he became president of the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society. He served as a trustee on the POA board of directors in 2011. He has committed time to school screenings at local elementary schools and the special olympics as well as speaking to PTA and other parent groups.
Outside of the office, Dr. Cross enjoys nothing more than spending time with his wife and three young children. He volunteers his time coaching Cross Country and Basketball at his kids’ school. He enjoys staying physically active and in 2009 ran his first marathon while raising over $4,000 for cancer research. He also completed the 2011 Pittsburgh Marathon and in 2012 ran the Pittsburgh Half Marathon with his wife. He also enjoys adventure racing, completing the Toughmudder twice. In 2017 he completed his 1st triathalon.
Dr. Cross has gone on multiple trips to Haiti with His Vision Project helping to provide eyecare for thousands of people in need.