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.

Dr. Mark Wellnitz

Dr. Mark Wellnitz

Dr. Mark Wellnitz


Dr. Mark Wellnitz graduated from UW Madison in 2005 with a degree in Kinesiology and then from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2010.  During his 4th year clinical rotations, Dr. Wellnitz focused on cornea and contact lenses, pediatrics, refractive surgery, and ocular disease comanagement.  He had an especially rewarding rotation at the Mountain Home VA in Johnson City, TN and enjoys seeing patients of all ages.

Dr. Wellnitz is originally from Jefferson, WI and although he loves Wisconsin very much, he is happy to call the Twin Cities his home since 2009. He recently moved to Minnetonka, near Purgatory Park, with his wife, twin son and daughter, and dog, Tyson. In his free time, Dr. Wellnitz enjoys playing legos with his kids, fetch with his dog, snowmobiling in the winter, and spending summer weekends at the lake in Eveleth.

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