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Welcome to The Eye Doctors Inc.

We utilize modern technology to ensure you receive a thorough eye examination and tailor each exam to meet the needs of our patients.

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The Eye Doctors, your local Eye Care Specialists, serving all of your family’s vision care needs.

Dr. Viker & Dr. Gustafson provide quality eye care services and vision care products in Eden Prairie; we truly care about the health of your eyes and offer local vision care to all family members.

We are conveniently located near you in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and service, Bloomington, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Chanhassen.

The Eye Doctors stock Contact lenses, and we offer Eye exams, Emergency Treatment as well as the Management of Ocular Diseases.

The local Eden Prairie Optometrist near you, offering you and your family top quality eye care delivered with unsurpassed customer service.

The Eye Doctors accepts a number of Insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.

Meet Our Eye Doctors

Our Eye Care Services

Located inside Walmart in Eden Prairie, we provide comprehensive eye care to residents of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul Metro Area. Our services include the evaluation of a range of conditions including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Eye Exams at The Eye Doctors in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Learn about eye exams and special considerations for kids and contacts.

Contact Lenses at The Eye Doctors in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Check out our selection of Contact Lenses that fit all your needs.

Advanced Technology at The Eye Doctors in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

The best technology to ensure the best eye care possible.

Our Eye Care Services

Located inside Walmart in Eden Prairie, we provide comprehensive eye care to residents of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul Metro Area. Our services include the evaluation of a range of conditions including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Our Doctors

Dr. Melissa Viker

TheEyeDocs DrVikerDr. 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 Arts in Biology from Concordia College. She then completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at Pacific University, near Portland, Oregon. Read her full bio here.

Dr. Britt Gustafson

TheEyeDocs DrGustafsonDr. 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. Read her full bio here.

Ask Our Doctors a Question...

What are the warning signs of cataracts?

Dr. Viker: Cataracts generally cause blurry vision that happens very gradually over time. Patients will typically report that they notice it has gotten harder to see at night or it feels like they are looking through smudged glasses.

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What are the common symptoms of allergies?

Dr. Viker: The most common symptoms of allergies are red, watery itchy eyes, nasal congestion, and sneezing.

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What is the examination like to determine if someone has dry eyes?

Dr. Viker: A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We look at the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film.

Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy. Typically, a drop of yellow dye is placed in the eye which helps us look for dry spots on the surface of the eye.

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What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease process in which pressure builds up inside of the eye and damages the optic nerve. The optic nerve is the nerve that sends the information from your eyes back to your brain. Once the optic nerve is damaged, peripheral or side vision loss occurs.

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What exactly are ‘Ultraviolet rays”?

Dr. Gustafson: Ultraviolet rays are emitted by the sun and are invisible to the human eye due to their shorter wavelengths. UVA accounts for 95% of the solar radiation that reaches the surface of the Earth and is present during all daylight hours year-round.

UVB rays are more intense than UVA rays and their intensity varies by day and season; they are most intense between April and October and between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM.

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Are there advantages to single-use contact lenses? What are they?

Yes – there are many advantages to single-use contact lenses! Daily disposables offer the most convenient way to wear contact lenses; patients do not have to utilize disinfecting solutions or contact lens cases since the lenses are thrown away after one use.

In my experience, patients that wear single-use contact lenses benefit from a more comfortable wearing experience. Their lenses feel better throughout the day since they have a fresh, sterile lens every day. Additionally, I rarely see a patient that wears daily disposable lenses have an eye infection.

Daily disposable lenses are the easiest way to wear contact lenses. Patients don’t have to keep track of how old their lenses are, they don’t have to clean the lenses every night, and they don’t have to carry contact lens solution with them when they travel.

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What our Patients have to say

See Your The Eye Doctors Optometrist for LASIK, Refractive Surgery
and Cataract Surgery Co-Management

LASIK surgery and other refractive surgery can allow people who require vision correction to see crisp and clear without the nuisance of eyeglasses and contact lenses. For many people, the idea of having sharp vision without eye wear is a dream come true.

LASIK surgery is currently the most popular elective procedure in the US, which is why our optometrists offer convenient co-management services to make it easy for you to benefit from this laser refractive surgery

Is laser eye surgery good?

LASIK refractive surgery is an advanced and contemporary way to decrease or eliminate your need for eyeglasses and contact lenses.

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Will removing cataracts improve vision?

Cataracts refer to when the normally clear lens of your eye clouds over. In a nutshell, cataract surgery removes this hazy lens and replaces it with a transparent artificial intraocular lens

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Pre-op and Post-op LASIK and Cataract Surgery Care at The Eye Doctors family Optometrists

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Eye Emergencies

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office during office hours at 925-829-9024 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

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