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For over 20 years, thousands of patients have trusted Dr. Carlson with their eyes. He is a Mayo Clinic trained and board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Carlson was among the first to work in laser vision correction, having begun before the opening of today's mega-surgery centers. He is one of the most highly-experienced vision correction specialists in the region. Thousands of pairs of Minnesota eyes see better today because of his work. After 17 years working in a large multi specialty practice, Dr. Carlson opened his own private practice, Claris Eye Care & Surgery, in 2009 to bring a renewed focus on patient needs and care. "Over the years, I have worked with the best people in the business. I am grateful for those opportunities," says Dr. Carlson. "I feel that many aspects of patient care have been lost. With Claris, our team renews a commitment to the patient." That renewed commitment consists of limited wait times for patients; same-day appointments; the implementation of advanced clinical technology for improved outcomes; and the use of electronic medical records that support greater transparency, improved administration, and timeliness in communication with patients. Expanded focus on patients includes work with those who cannot afford proper eye care which is why we support programs that help serve the vision needs of such patients." One specific program supported by Claris is the Early Youth Eyecare (EYE) program operated by the Phillips Eye Institute. EYE provides free vision screening to thousands of public school children. Dr. Carlson also believes in the importance of giving back to the community so he reads to the preschoolers at The Times for Tots Preschool in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis every month, provides eye examinations to the students and always looks forward to attending their Christmas and graduation programs. In addition to a clinical team with extensive experience, Claris also has an experienced administrative team committed to helping patients navigate the challenging world of insurance.