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.

Norwood Young America

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Norwood Young America

  • 304 US-212
  • Norwood Young America, MN
  • 55368



  • Monday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday
  • by appointment
  • Sunday
  • Closed
November 28th-Closed Thanksgiving
November 29th: Closed
November 30th-Closed Thanksgiving weekend

Available Optometry & Ophthalmology Services:

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



Ophthalmology and Optometry care in Norwood Young America, MN

Southwest Eye Care is a full service ophthalmology and optometry practice serving the Norwood Young America 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!

Rhonda Bates

Rhonda Bates

Clinic Manager

Rhonda has 22 years of optical industry experience. Rhonda has been with the Southwest Eye Care family for almost 5 years.

What Rhonda enjoys most about her job as Clinic Manager is working directly with patients. She is very fulfilled when she is able to help a patient from beginning to end, ensuring an awesome personal experience for them. Rhonda enjoys working with her co-workers in NYA and keeping a positive fun working environment.

In her spare time Rhonda enjoys spending time with her husband of 20 years Jason, and two kids Gabbie and Gavin. She is very involved with her children’s school and extra-curricular activities. Rhonda enjoys being their biggest fan in the bleachers cheering them on. She loves to walk her 5 year old black lab, and spending time at the lake as a family. Rhonda also enjoys volunteering at her church where she has taught Sunday school for 8 years.