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Dr. Keith H. Carlson

MD, MMM, facs ophthalmologist
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Melissa is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant with over 18 years of experience, much of her focus being in the cataract and refractive specialties. She has worked with Dr. Carlson at the Allina Health clinics and the Phillips Eye Institute. Melissa has worked in both the clinical and surgical aspects of ophthalmology and understands the importance of having an experienced surgeon and eye team that you can trust. She is devoted, like the entire Claris team, in giving you the highest level of eye care and knowledge in a caring and comfortable environment.


Clinic Supervisor
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Marti received her BS degree from the University of Minnesota. She is a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist and has been working with Dr. Carlson for over 20 years. As a technologist she specializes in retinoscopy, refractometry and strabismus measurements. Marti has served on the advisory board of the Phillips Eye Institute Early Youth Eyecare community initiative (EYE). Like the entire Claris team, Marti has a sincere desire to understand your vision needs and to address any fears that you may have related to eye procedures. She has the experience to address all of your questions with care and comfort.


Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist
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Rachel has been with Claris for 9 years. In those years she has come to appreciate the value of excellent customer service and teamwork. At Claris, she demonstrates compassionate care and dedication to excellence that greatly benefits our patients. Rachel received her degree in Child and Family Studies and Health Education from Concordia College, in Moorhead, Minnesota. She enjoys being outside, in all types of weather, and spending time with her family.


Front Office Coordinator
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Nichole is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant coming to us with over 12 years of experience. She has worked in both a small clinical setting as well as a large university and has always been involved in taking care of patients who have a wide variety of eye care needs. She has worked beside corneal, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, plastic and retinal specialists. That experience is a tremendous asset to Claris Eye Care and our patients.

Nichole knows how important it is to feel comfortable with your surgeon and eye care team. She has helped many pre and post surgical patients and is always excited to see how patients’ lives can change with better vision. She is committed to giving you the best experience and highest level of care.


Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
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Molly is one of our front office coordinators coming to us with over 10 years of experience in healthcare both administratively and clinically as a Medical Assistant. Having worked in both smaller and larger clinic settings, she appreciates the opportunity that Claris offers her to be able to get to know each of our patients and provide personal and exceptional service to each one of them.

Molly has a degree in Human Resources and Organizational Management so she understands how vital it is for our patients that our staff works as a team to provide high quality eye care clinical and administrative services to create a comfortable experience at Claris.


Patient Care Coordinator
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