Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Maintaining your eye health is a lifelong effort, and our doctors look forward to partnering with you to care for your eyes and insure all of your questions are answered.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Melissa Viker founded The Eye Doctors, Inc. in 1993 to provide convenient and comprehensive eye care. Dr. Viker grew up in Mahnomen, Minnesota and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Concordia College. She then completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at Pacific University, near Portland, Oregon. Dr. Viker worked with an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) in South Dakota before moving back to her home state to start The Eye Doctors, Inc. She has served as a clinical investigator on numerous contact lens and contact lens solution clinical trials and has done speaking engagements at the local and national levels.
Dr. Viker was a collegiate golfer and continues to golf when the Minnesota weather allows it. She is an avid wooden boat collector and has had mid-century boats refurbished, which she enjoys taking out on the lakes up North during the summer months. She resides in Eden Prairie with her husband, Jeff and daughter, Tori.
Dr. Britt Gustafson joined The Eye Doctors, Inc. in 2001. Dr. Gustafson grew up on the Oregon Coast and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Oregon State University. She then finished her Doctor of Optometry degree at Pacific University, where she was named Outstanding Graduate of 2001. Dr. Gustafson has served as a Professional Development Consultant and speaker to Alcon Vision Care since 2010. Additionally, she has worked as a clinical investigator since 2006 on contact lens and contact lens solution research projects.
When not at the office Dr. Gustafson enjoys traveling; she has been to 24 countries and tries to visit a new country each year. She volunteers her time by writing grant applications for an educational non-profit organization that mentors low-income, high-achieving high school students. Dr. Gustafson also enjoys biking, tennis and trying new restaurants. She lives in Eden Prairie, with her husband Matt.