Claris Eye Care & Surgery

Minneapolis Cataract Surgery and Laser Vision Correction Specialists

For over 25 years, patients have trusted Dr. Carlson with their eyes. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and trained at the Mayo Clinic. He is one of the most highly-experienced vision correction specialists in the Twin Cities area. Thousands of Minnesota eyes see better today because of his work.

Our Claris team has experience and expertise in treating a wide range of eye health and vision problems, but our specialty is surgical vision correction. Whether you’re noticing slight changes to your vision, or a sudden and dramatic change, we offer expert guidance and treatment.

Meet our team of skilled eye care professionals.


Specializing in Surgical Vision Correction

Clear Vision at Every Distance

Imagine Life Without Contacts

Tap Into the Fountain of Youth

Preserving Your Eye Health

Meet Dr. Carlson

Keith Carlson, MD | Minneapolis Cataract, LASIK & Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Keith Carlson is a Minneapolis LASIK and cataract surgeon. With over 20 years of ophthalmology experience, Dr. Carlson specializes in bladeless vision correction, cataract removal and advanced lens replacement surgery.  He is also skilled in the diagnosis, treatment and management of a variety of ocular diseases, including glaucoma.

What sets Claris Eye Care & Surgery apart is Dr. Carlson’s expertise in surgical vision correction, along with his passionate commitment to personalized patient care. Dr. Carlson is dedicated to providing patients with sophisticated technology, in a comfortable, patient-focused environment. This combination of accuracy, safety, customer service and patient satisfaction is truly world-class.

Outstanding Results

See for yourself why patients love Claris Eye Care & Surgery

  • “Fantastic experience. Everyone was professional, warm, and competent. Dr. Carlson took time to explain the procedure (Botox for eye twitch), and performed it perfectly. I’ve been to other ophthalmologists for this condition, and they didn’t have the knowledge or expertise that Dr. Carlson clearly has in administering small amounts of Botox. I don’t intend on seeing anyone other than Dr. Carlson for my complete eye care needs.”
    -Kathryn P., Cosmetic
  • “I’ve been self-conscious about the wrinkles on my forehead for quite awhile now. The timing was right so I gave it a try. I was nervous but everything worked out even better than I expected. The results are significant! I would do it again. Thanks!”
    -Jane D. Cosmetic
  • "Dr. Carlson performed my LASEK and I couldn’t be happier with the results! The entire staff was very nice and professional too. I thought about going to a place like Whiting Clinic, but I’m very happy I got the much more personal service of Dr. Carlson who did the consultation and was always available with any questions after the surgery. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my eyes.”
    -Elliot W. LASEK
  • “The first time I looked at my cell phone after cataract surgery, I couldn’t help but notice how much brighter the screen was and how vivid the colors were."
    -Harrison N. Cataracts