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Chad Dockter, O.D.


Chad Dockter, O.D.

Professional Bio

Dr. Chad Dockter attended the University of Minnesota from 1985-1989 to study Biology. He then attended Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 1989 and graduated in 1993. At Illinois College of Optometry he completed an externship at Low Vision Resources in Minneapolis. He and his wife moved back home to the Twin Cities and have resided in the Chaska/Carver area along with their two girls Avery and Shayne. In 2005, Dr. Dockter formed a partnership with Drs. Chris & Amy Freed, and Southwest Eye Care was born.


Chad has been heavily involved in the community since moving to Chaska. He served on the City Council for eleven years, chaired the Southwest Metro Transit Board and served on numerous committees. When you see Dr. Dockter for an appointment, you can expect it to be honest, direct, and relationship-based. He truly cares about his patients' problems, and is committed to solving them.

  • Minnesota Board of Optometry

Specialty Areas
  • Primary Eye Care

  • Diagnosing & Treating Ocular Disease

Why I'm an Optometrist 

Optometry is a special way to be involved in business while at the same time being involved in healthcare. I also enjoy the ability to get to know people through the cycles of their lives. It's very satisfying!




Belle Plaine

One of my favorite things about Optometry is being a part of my patients' lives.       
     - Dr. Chad Dockter
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