Melissa is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant with over 18 years of experience, much of her focus being in the cataract and refractive specialties. She has worked with Dr. Carlson at the Allina Health clinics and the Phillips Eye Institute. Melissa has worked in both the clinical and surgical aspects of ophthalmology and understands the importance of having an experienced surgeon and eye team that you can trust. She is devoted, like the entire Claris team, in giving you the highest level of eye care and knowledge in a caring and comfortable environment.
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Nichole is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant coming to us with over 12 years of experience. She has worked in both a small clinical setting as well as a large university and has always been involved in taking care of patients who have a wide variety of eye care needs. She has worked beside corneal, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, plastic and retinal specialists. That experience is a tremendous asset to Claris Eye Care and our patients.
Nichole knows how important it is to feel comfortable with your surgeon and eye care team. She has helped many pre and post surgical patients and is always excited to see how patients’ lives can change with better vision. She is committed to giving you the best experience and highest level of care.
Front Office Coordinator
Rachel has been with Claris for 9 years. In those years she has come to appreciate the value of excellent customer service and teamwork. At Claris, she demonstrates compassionate care and dedication to excellence that greatly benefits our patients. Rachel received her degree in Child and Family Studies and Health Education from Concordia College, in Moorhead, Minnesota. She enjoys being outside, in all types of weather, and spending time with her family.
Finance & Billing Specialist
Jennifer joined our team in 2018, as our Finance & Billing Specialist. She received her BA degree in Business Administration from UW-River Falls. Jennifer brings over 20 years of experience working in administrative, bookkeeping and customer service roles to the Claris team. She enjoys working in the background to help the clinic run smoothly overall, and also being a part of the front office team where she can get to know patients and help make each patients’ personal experience run smoothly.
Patient Care Coordinator
Molly is our patient care coordinator with over 10 years of experience in healthcare both administratively and clinically as a Medical Assistant. Having worked in both smaller and larger clinic settings, she appreciates the opportunity that Claris offers her to be able to get to know each of our patients and provide personal and exceptional service to each one of them.
Molly has a degree in Human Resources and Organizational Management so she understands how vital it is for our patients that our staff works as a team to provide high quality eye care clinical and administrative services to create a comfortable experience at Claris.
Certified Ophthalmic Technician
Nancy is a Certified Ophthalmic Technician bringing 10 years of eye care experience to the Claris team. She has been a leader on her team in cataracts, refractive surgery, glaucoma, retina diseases and minor surgical procedures.
She loves getting to know patients and providing the education needed to make patients feel comfortable with their eye care. She appreciates the variety of services provided by Claris and is excited to share her knowledge of eye care, skincare and cosmetic treatments.
Nancy received her Ophthalmic Technician degree from St. Catherine’s University and is studying for her Ophthalmic Surgical Assisting (OSA) certification. Nancy’s professional and calm presence will provide you with the personal quality care you deserve at Claris.