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Nothing Is More Precious Than Your Eyesight

Minnesota Eye Institute provides complete eye care including cataract and LASIK eye surgery for patients in and around Alexandria, MN.

Our Services

Our services include LASIK, cataract and Evo ICL surgeries as well as general eye care services. 


We offer financing options to help make eye care services accessible and affordable for our patients.

About Us

We are local and family-owned with 35+ years of experience among our qualified staff. 

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Minnesota Eye Institute | Alexandria, MN Ophthalmologist

Providing the ultimate in convenient same-day ophthalmic surgical care for our patients in our top of the line surgical center.

Our Services

LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery involves using a laser to reshape the cornea and fix vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a procedure that involves removing the cloudy lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial one, typically resulting in improved vision.


Short for Implantable Collamer Lens, is a type of refractive surgery that involves inserting a soft, biocompatible lens into the eye.

Flexible Financing Options

At the Minnesota Eye Institute, we believe financial decisions should not play a role in a patient's need to treat eye problems. We will work with you to help you make the best decision.

Why Choose Us?

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  • Local and Family-Owned

    We prioritize personalized care, ensuring that each patient receives exceptional service and attention to detail.

  • 35+ Years of Experience

    We are proud to have 35+ years of experience among our qualified staff.

  • Financing Solutions Offered

    We will work with you to help you make the best decision when it comes to financing your eye care. 

Take Their Word For It

"Dr. Nelson and the entire medical staff were outstanding! My surgery was absolutely painless, and the resulting vision improvement was incredible."

-Jan N.

"Amazing experience. The ladies are wonderful and explain everything perfectly. Dr. Carlson takes you through the procedure step by step, and the after care is great. Recommending to everyone I know."

-Bianka M.

"My Lasik was an absolute breeze thanks to the team at MN Eye Institute. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. Dr. Carlson does phenomenal work while simultaneously being caring and very personable."

-Tara W.

"Excellent care and concern for eyesight and for your happiness with treatment needed for success. As a trucker, I have trusted Dr. Carlson and their excellent staff's skills to see clearly and safely on the road. I now have the best eyesight I have ever had since my birth."

-Alan B.

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