Coronavirus update:

In times of crisis, it is important to come together to care for one another. We are committed to the safety and health of our team, our patients, and our community. As new guidelines emerge from the CDC, we have been advised to postpone routine eye care. By limiting the number of patients and team members in our current open clinics and maintaining our rigorous disinfecting procedures, we are confident we can safely care for patients still in need of our services.

For all of our patients the Chaska, Glencoe, and Hutchinson clinics remain open Monday through Friday 8:30-5:00 with reduced services. We ask that you call before coming to our clinics so we can best meet your needs. We may be able to accommodate your product requests by drive up service or shipping directly to your home.

We will continue to care for patients that may require the following services: blurred vision, broken glasses without back up, low stock of contact lenses, red or irritated eyes, trauma, postoperative care, continuing care of diabetics, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

We truly appreciate your patience as we all work through this unprecedented yet tumultuous time.


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  • 1200 Chaska Creek Way
  • Suite 110
  • Chaska, MN
  • 55318



  • Monday
  • 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday
  • 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday
  • Closed
  • Sunday
  • Closed
November 28th-Closed Thanksgiving
November 29th: 7:30am-1pm
November 30th-Closed Thanksgiving weekend

Available Optometry & Ophthalmology Services:

  • Eye Exams
  • Treatment of Eye Infections
  • Treatment of Eye Disease
  • Prescription Glasses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Cataract Consults
  • Lasik Consultations
  • Lasik Eye Surgery
  • Cataract Treatment
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Eye Lid Surgery
  • Chalazion Treatment
  • Stye Treatment
  • Blepharoplasty Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration Treatment
  • Cosmetic Treatment



Ophthalmology and Optometry care in Chaska, MN

Southwest Eye Care is a full service ophthalmology and optometry practice serving the Chaska community. Our Ophthalmologist and Optometrists will work with you to ensure your visit is enjoyable and satisfying. Southwest Eye Care offers many services, please see services section for more information. We also offer pediatric optometrist services to children in need of vision correction. We use the most up-to-date instrumentation, well trained and friendly technicians and staff, and have the latest in high-quality prescription glasses including a variety of eyeglass frames and lens designs.

Interested in Lasik Eye Surgery? Southwest Eye Care’s optometrists will consult with you on laser eye surgery options that will work for you.

We want your experience at Southwest Eye Care to be an enjoyable one – one that you will want to enthusiastically tell your friends, family and neighbors about. Feel free to learn about us through this site and call with any additional questions or eye care needs!

Clinic Management Team

Taylor Kahl

Taylor Kahl

Lead Technician Supervisor

Taylor has been a part of the Southwest Eye Care family since 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 2016. Taylor is also COA certified.

What Taylor enjoys most about her position as Lead Technician Supervisor is getting to know her patients and providing quality eye care experiences.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, boating, hiking and playing with her new puppy.

Wendy Eckstrom

Wendy Eckstrom

Patient Service Specialist Supervisor

I joined Southwest Eye Care in 2009. I started as a receptionist, but because I was interested in growing within the company, soon after I had the opportunity of becoming an optician and tech. I feel very fortunate to be cross trained in the various departments.

My favorite part of my job, besides the wonderful team I get to work with every day, is working with patients. I have lived in the area for 20 years, so I feel a special connection with our patients. I love getting to know the patients, hearing their stories, and helping them with their needs.

My husband, Larry, and I live in Carver. We have three children, Kyle, Kelsey and Kevin. We also have a Granddaughter, Lacie, who we absolutely adore. We have two little dogs, Marley and Apollo.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, going on a short run or taking a long walk with my husband. I absolutely love watching the Hallmark Channel, so that will be my “go to” if I’m home relaxing. I am a very positive person, and I try very hard to carry that with me every day. Striving for balance is always my goal.