Meet our Doctors at st. anthony eye clinic
Todd Hanson, OD ▸
Todd Hanson, OD
Dr. Hanson has been the owner of the St. Anthony Eye Clinic since April 1995. Dr. Hanson grew up in southern Minnesota and received a bachelor's degree in Biology from Minnesota State - Mankato. He graduated from the University of Missouri - St. Louis School of Optometry in 1993 with high honors. After practicing in North Branch and Sandstone, MN for a year and a half, he moved to St. Anthony in 1995.
Dr. Hanson has a strong philosophy of giving back to the community and others in need. He has been a member of the St. Anthony Kiwanis Club since 1995, serving as President in 2005. In 2003, the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce awarded the clinic "Business of the Year". Recently, Dr. Hanson was awarded the Helen Keller Sight Award by the St. Anthony Lions Club for being a leader in restoring and preserving sight. Dr. Hanson, by nomination of the city council, served over 8 years on the St. Anthony planning commission. Lastly, the office gives back on an international basis by financially supporting Optometry Giving Sight.
Dr. Hanson, his wife Heidi, and son, Matthew have lived in the Village for many years. Outside the office Dr. Hanson enjoys Gopher football games, listening to music and spending time with his family.
Kari Burgard, OD ▸
Kari Burgard, OD
Dr. Kari Burgard was born in Dickinson, North Dakota. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. Dr. Burgard continued her education by earning her Doctorate of Optometry with honors from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. While in professional school, she served in leadership of Beta Sigma Kappa, the International Optometric Honor Society. She also took part in a vision relief mission to Guatemala while a student.
Dr. Burgard joined St. Anthony Eye Clinic in June 2013. She provides primary care including routine eye exams, treatment and management of ocular disease, contact lens fittings and post-operative care. Dr. Burgard is a member of the American Optometric Association. In her free time, Dr. Burgard enjoys spending time with her husband, son and giant black labrador retriever. She also enjoys photography, hiking, camping, crafting and NDSU Bison football.
Office Manager | Susan ▸
Office Manager | Susan
Susan is our Office Manager. She has been a long time patient of St. Anthony Eye Clinic and joined the team in 2012. Outside of the office, she has 3 adult children and enjoys spending time with her family. She is also an avid volunteer.
Front Desk | Diana ▸
Front Desk | Diana
Diana started as a part-time receptionist in August of 1996. Presently she is the Patient Care Coordinator and Insurance Specialist for the office. Diana enjoys spending time with her fun family of six children. She is an avid reader and thankful there is such a thing as progressive computer lenses.
Angela assists both doctors with specialty testing and is our contact lens expert. In addition to ordering all our contacts, she helps at the front desk by welcoming patients, answering phones and checking patients in. She joined our team in 2017, but has worked several years in other optometric offices and we appreciate the experience and friendliness she adds to our office. Angela enjoys spending time with her husband, spoiling her nephew & nieces, and crafting of all types.
Front Desk | Polina ▸
Front Desk | Polina
Polina joined the clinic in 2021 as a part-time front desk team member. She is currently pursuing a degree in accounting. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.
Jan has worked in the optical industry for more than 20 years. He assists patients with frames and lenses in our optical shop. Jan thoroughly educates his patients on the lens technology options, materials and coatings. Beyond the optical, he also assists our team with various patient testing and helps with appointment scheduling. During his personal time, Jan enjoys traveling, photography, and home remodeling projects.
Barb has been a part of our team since 2014 and shares over 25 years of experience. She is certified by the American Board of Opticianry. Her passion is assisting children, making the frame selection process fun and exciting. Barb is extremely diligent with our young patients and works closely with first time eyeglass wearers easing any concerns they may have. Barb soaks up her free time camping and spending time with her critters and grandkids.
Don joined our team in 2016 with over four years of prior optician experience. He enjoys helping patients in finding a frame that suits their lifestyle and personality and excels at making the frame selection process fun. He is our resident food connoisseur, and spends his weekends golfing and fishing at his family's lake home.
Sarah is our most recent addition to the St Anthony family. She came to us with over three years experience at another clinic. She is a lover of crime shows, cosmetics, and her nine year old Chihuahua Zoey. In her free time she loves singing, spending time with family and blogging.
Aunesti is our newest member of the optical team. She joined our team after working at another office. She is very passionate about customer service and helping patients in every aspect of their experience. In her free time she enjoys gaming, music and her favorite holiday is Halloween.
Mary assists both doctors by doing thorought diagnostic testing and health reviews with each patient. She join our team after working at another clinic in the area. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling, bowling and most importantly hanging out with her grandkids.
Wind performs pre-testing and diagnostic testing for our doctors. She joined our clinic in 2020 with four years of experience as an optometric technician. In her free time she keeps active with her three children.
Ophthalmic Services provided by St Anthony Eye Clinic
- Adult Comprehensive Eye Examination,
including Glaucoma and Cataract Evaluation
- Pediatric and Infant Eye Examinations
- Medical Evaluations and Treatments, including Ocular Emergencies
- Contact Lens Fitting and Evaluation
- Cataract Surgery Co-Management
- Diabetic Co-Management
- Dry Eye Evaluation and Treatment
- Punctal Plugs
- Retinal Photography
- Foreign Body Removal
- Specialty Eyewear and Fashion Frames
- Computer Vision Specialists
- Eyeglass repair and cleaning
- Prescription and non-prescription sunglasses
- Vitamins and supplements
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