Meet Dr. Keith Carlson

Twin Cities South Metro Cataract & LASIK Surgeon for Claris Eye Care

For over 25 years, thousands of patients have trusted Dr. Carlson with their eyes. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist, trained at the Mayo Clinic. He is one of the most highly experienced vision correction specialists in the Twin Cities area. Thousands of pairs of Minnesota eyes see better today because of his work.
Dr. Carlson holds a list of long certifications including advanced refractive cataract surgery with PanOptix® and TECNIS® multifocal IOL’s, IQ Vivity™ and IQ Toric® IOL’s utilizing femtosecond laser technology. He is also certified in LASIK, PRK, LASEK, Alcon WaveLight® Wavefront Optimized laser vision correction and VISX Custom Wavefront Laser Vision Correction.

Education, Memberships & Awards

  • “Top Doc” by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
  • Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America
  • Phillips Eye Institute Hope Award
  • Who’s Who of Board Certified Medical Specialists
  • University of North Dakota Medical School (Top of Class)
  • Graduate of Mayo School of Medicine
  • Tulane University, Masters of Medical Management
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member, International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Member, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American College of Physician Executives
  • Member, Heed Ophthalmic Society
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Member, Delta Omega Honor Society

“The best part of my work is taking people from a place of fear and concern about their vision and upcoming surgery to a new place of joy and relief with their improved vision post-operation.”