Serving Eden Prairie from the Walmart Supercenter
Eden Prairie Eye Doctors
Eye care professionals understand 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 also know how age and risk factors affect vision over time - from birth to old age - and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including glasses and contacts.
Our optometrists at The Eye Doctors 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 eye doctors look forward to partnering with you to care for your eyes as well as answering all of your eye care questions.
Q&A with "The Eye Doctors"
Q: What type of contact lenses are best for children?
A: Dr. Viker and Dr. Gustafson recommend daily disposable contact lenses for children. Daily disposables allow the patient to have a sterile, fresh lens every day. Many infections occur when patients do not properly disinfect their contact lenses with solution. Daily disposables eliminate this step completely and help decrease the risk for contact lens related problems. This method of wearing contact lenses also eliminates the need for you and your child to keep track of when the contacts need to be replaced, as they are thrown away at the end of every day rather than at the end of two weeks or a month.
Meet Our Optometrists:
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.