Minneapolis Cataract & LASIK Surgeon

For over 25 years, thousands of 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 pairs of Minnesota eyes see better today because of his work.

Dr. Carlson holds a list of long certifications including LASIK, PRK, LASEK, Alcon Wavelight Wavefront Optimized laser vision correction, VISX Custom Wavefront Laser Vision Correction and small incision multi-focal intraocular lens surgery with ReSTOR™, PanOptix™, and TECNIS™ multifocal IOL’s utilizing femtosecond laser technology.


  • “Top Doc” by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
  • Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America
  • Phillips Eye Institute Hope Award
  • Who’s Who of Board Certified Medical Specialists
  • University of North Dakota Medical School (Top of Class)
  • Graduate of Mayo School of Medicine
  • Tulane University, Masters of Medical Management
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member, International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Member, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American College of Physician Executives
  • Member, Heed Ophthalmic Society
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Member, Delta Omega Honor Society

“The best part of my work is taking people from a place of fear and concern about their vision and upcoming surgery, to a new place of joy and relief with their improved vision post-operation.”