Optometry (Eye Services)
Eye Services

Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and conditions. Includes regular annual eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, and contact lens fitting and dispensing.

Our contact lens department has a wide variety of lenses available:

  • Gas permeable lenses for single vision, astigmatism and multi focal.
  • Lenses for corneal refractive therapy (CRT).
  • Soft lenses for single vision, astigmatism and multi focal.
  • Sclera lenses for single vision, astigmatism and multi  focal.
  • Hybrid lenses for single vision, astigmatism and multi focal.

All of these lenses also have abilities to correct cornea problems due to trauma or disease.

Contact lens fun facts:

  • The first contact lens, developed in 1888, was glass blown.
  • The first plastic single vision, bifocal and trifocal lenses were patented in 1936.
  • The first corneal lens was released in 1950.
  • In 1970, the first soft lens was developed in Czechoslovakia and marketed by Bausch and Lomb.
  • The first hybrid lens was released in 1976.
  • The first CRT lens was approved by the FDA in 2002.

Optometry is part of Eye Services, located on the 1st floor of the medical center.

Call 507-373-8214

Related services:


Optical Services


  • Monday - Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 8 a.m. to noon (Sept. through May)

Contact Us

Hospital and Clinic
888-999-2386 (toll-free)

507-373-8214 (appointments)

Where to Find Us

Hospital and Clinic
404 W. Fountain St.
Albert Lea, MN 56007