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The Minnesota Eye Institute is a cutting-edge ophthalmology clinic. Our locally owned facility is the clear choice for all of your eye care needs. Whether you're ready to ditch your glasses or are struggling with vision loss, you can rely on Dr. Kent Carlson and his team to help.

Over the last 15+ years, Dr. Carlson has used state-of-the-art procedures to help many patients see a brighter future. If you're ready to change your view, call 320-759-2020 now.

Invest in your eyes

When you choose Minnesota Eye Institute, you can rest assured that we make your vision a top priority. That's why Dr. Carlson invests in top-of-the-line technology and treatments. Some of the most popular procedures we complete include:
 

  • Laser-assisted cataract surgery
  • Dropless cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Laser vision correction treatment (LASIK)

Want more details about our treatments? Contact us today.

See how easy improving your vision can be

Minnesota Eye Institute isn't like other ophthalmology clinics in the area. You can rely on Dr. Carlson to make sure you get the best treatment available. Over the years, he has completed more than 50,000 vision correction procedures at our local institute.

Need more reasons to choose us? We're a locally owned facility in Alexandria and the only laser-assisted cataract surgery provider in central Minnesota.


Had my LASIK surgery done here 1 year ago! Love it! Easy and relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, and couldn't have asked for better results!

Danae T.


Did my eyes 8 years ago and was the best money I ever spent. Had my girlfriends eyes done a month ago. Get what you pay for so I was not willing to bargain shop for this procedure. Both of us left with 20/15 vision.

Mike N.


Dr. Carlson has taken care of both my mother and fathers eyes. He was great - both in the surgical and optometrist skills part of their care and in the comfort part of his job. My father's retinas detached, and for a few months he was completely blind. Dr. Carlson was great in helping him through the mental and emotional strain he went through facing blindness. The doctor was able to help him regain full vision in one eye andpartial in the other. I am grateful that he was there for them.

Judy B.



Unbelievable! Dr. Carlson has the upmost care for his patients and makes time to answer questions with clear answers that I could understand. He did a fantastic job and his staff made me feel comfortable before surgery.

Payton G.


The whole experience with MN Eye was the best I could of hoped for with not knowing the steps. Dr Carlson walked me through the procedure and is super confident which helps more than you know. All the girls will answer any questions you have before, during, and after. I have recommended and will continue! If you want the best, it is worth the drive to get it here.

Adam D.


I just had Lasik surgery at the Minnesota Eye Institute. I had a great experience with Dr. Carlson and all of the staff. Now I'm seeing 20/20!

Luke Z.


I am very appreciative of Dr. Carlson and the outstanding staff at MEI! I was treated with amazing care and concern from the time I entered until rebtime I left! Thank you so much!!

Dave W.


I just had my LASIK eye surgery on Monday and I already love it! 20/20

Brittany G.


So glad I did this! The staff at MN Eye Institute was excellent and Gwen did a great job explaining everything to me, answering all my questions, and making me feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible during the actual procedure. Dr. Carlson kept me calm during the procedure. I felt confident in his work because of his experience. So far I'm elated with my results! The best part of LASIK is being able to see without pain, irritation, or restrictions. Thank you to everyone at Mn Eye Institute!!

Monique J.


One of the best days of my life! It is so nice being able to see on my own again. Huge thank you to MN Eye Institute and staff - you're awesome!!

Anita L.


I had LASIK done here just last week!! Had a flap move the day after procedure but was an easy fix! I believe Dr. Carlson makes sure patients get what they payed for and wants them to achieve the best vision possible! :) Haven't had glasses in almost a week and so far am Loving It!! I was nervous about the procedure at first, but the doctors emphasize on how safe the procedure is!!

Troy I.


Best money I ever spent and I am soooo glad I did it here. They know their stuff!

Wendie T.


totally a great experience with Minnesota eye institute and dr. Carlson. he did a wonderful job on my cataracts and I can see again. highly recommend them. very professional

James G.


I personally haven't been to you, because I don't need glasses, but you guys took great care of my dad Bill! He is just on the tail end of beating cancer and then he found out the chemo caused some cataracts in his eyes and you took care of him and supported him through yet another thing he has to get done! He was so thankful for how wonderful his experience was and that made me soooo happy to hear- if I ever do need anything with my eyes I know where I'm going! Thank you for taking care of my dad & being so great!

Amanda S.

  • Minnesota Eye Institute

    3401 S Broadway St.
    Alexandria, MN 56308

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    Phone: (320) 759-2020

    Hours
    Mon: 8:00AM-4:30PM
    Tue: 8:00AM-4:30PM
    Wed: 8:00AM-4:30PM
    Thu: 8:00AM-4:30PM
    Fri: Closed
    Sat: Closed
    Sun: Closed