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Our Eye Doctors

Serving Eden Prairie from the Walmart Supercenter

 

Meet Our Optometrists:

Viker

Dr. Melissa Viker

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 Arts 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.

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Dr. Viker was recently honored with Walmart's Health & Wellness 2018 Excellence in Patient Care Award.

Please read various Q&As offering invaluable eye information from Dr. Viker here:

Cataracts Q&A

 

Contact Lens Fitting

Gustafson

Dr. Britt Gustafson

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 26 countries and tries to visit a new country each year. Dr. Gustafson also enjoys biking, tennis and trying new restaurants. She lives in Eden Prairie, with her husband Matt.

Diabetes Q&A with Dr. Gustafson

OCT Q&A with Gustafson

Computer Glasses Q&A with Dr. Gustafson

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To our valued patients,

At The Eye Doctors, Inc. the health and well-being of our patients is at the core of everything that we do. In light of the rapidly changing situation and the spread of COVID-19 we made the difficult decision to close the clinic on Tuesday, March 17 th.

At this time, the Wal-Mart Vision Center remains open limited hours for urgent glasses repairs, pick-ups of existing orders and new contact lens orders. The vision center is open every day from 10 AM to 2 PM and on Tuesdays from 6 AM to 2 PM, with the hour of 6 AM to 7 AM reserved for senior citizens.

If you are experiencing an eye emergency, please call 952-955-4427 to leave a message for one of the doctors. Messages will be checked Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

We are monitoring the situation closely and will re-open when it is safe to do so. We look forward to seeing you when things improve and thank you for your continued support of our practice. Please continue to our website for further information.

Dr. Melissa Viker & Dr. Britt Gustafson

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The Eye Doctors, Inc. COVID-19 Information:

Our clinic closed on March 17th and will remain closed until it is safe to re-open.  Please watch our website and Facebook page for updates.

Urgent or Emergent Eye Concerns

If you have an eye emergency, we are here to help.  Please call 952-955-4427 and one of the doctors will return your call.  The messages are monitored Monday through Saturday between 9 AM and 5 PM.  Eye emergencies include (but are not limited to): eye pain, a recent onset of redness in one or both eyes, flashes of light or sudden onset of new floaters, double vision, and sudden change/worsening of vision in one or both eyes.

Glasses and Contact Lens Orders:

The Wal-Mart Vision Center is open daily at this time from 10 AM to 2 PM and 6 AM to 2 PM on Tuesdays for limited services. The hour of 6 AM to 7 AM on Tuesdays is reserved for senior citizens.  One optician is on duty to provide urgent glasses repairs and adjustments; at this time no new orders for glasses are being accepted. Existing orders of contact lenses and glasses may be picked up from the vision center.  New orders of contact lenses can be placed in store and will be shipped to your home if we do not have the lenses in stock. Additionally, you may order contact lenses at www.walmartcontacts.com

Contact Lens Safety

There is no evidence that contact lens wearers are at greater risk for a Corona Virus infection, per the American Optometric Association Cornea and Contact Lens Section.  Please follow the below tips:

  • Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before handling contact lenses
  • Avoid using contact lenses if you are ill with any cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Reduce your risk for infection by avoiding sleeping, napping, swimming or showering in contact lenses
  • Replace your contact lens case every 2 months
  • Use fresh contact lens solution each time you store your lenses
  • Do not reuse single-use/daily disposable lenses