Care Stories

I had such an amazing experience with all the people I interacted with at the clinic! Before I had LASIK I was wearing my glasses almost full time. Contacts had been my preferred way to see, however I fled with age that my eyes were getting drier and drier, hence wearing glasses most often. When I went in to see Dr. Birkholtz she said I would be a perfect candidate for LASIK. After the procedure I woke up the next day and could see everything! Seriously, I think the first words were, “Why didn’t I do this sooner!” So that is my advice to everyone that is thinking about it. Do it! It is the best decision I could have made. I love that I don’t have to wear glasses, clean glasses, worry about my toddler breaking my glasses or having glasses on hand because my eyes are so dry from my contacts. I love waking up in the morning and I can see everything. I love that I see better now than I ever have before! I can see better than I could with my contacts or glasses.


If you are in doubt about placing a call for your next eye appointment, this is the place. The doctors and staff are very caring and compassionate.


We feel 20/20 Optical offers the very best in friendly, professional and personalized assistance. We have been visiting 20/20 Optical for our eyewear for many years. The staff all share a commitment to providing outstanding customer service and have always gone above and beyond to assure our complete satisfaction. They have a great selection of frames and each of the staff is excellent at helping select the right frame for appearance, our lifestyle and vision needs. We highly recommend you give 20.20 Optical an opportunity to impress you, too.

Mike & Cindy

I had my left eye cataract surgery on January 7, 2019 and my right eye cataract surgery on January 28, 2019. I need to say Ophthalmology Associates have an absolutely wonderful staff. You have very knowledgeable and professional people who make you feel very comfortable. I can not say enough about Dr. Emily Birkholz—She is an absolute wonderful doctor and I would recommend her and the Ophthalmology Center. Thank you so much.


I have been a patient of Ophthalmology Associates for 20 plus years and have been very satisfied with the eye care I have received including exams, eyeglass and contact prescriptions and ongoing treatment of an eye condition I developed years ago. The doctors I have seen were very knowledgeable and were able to explain things in terms that I could understand. The nurses and other staff were all very cheerful and the atmosphere was always very comfortable as if everyone was enjoying working together. I recommend Ophthalmology Associates to my family and friends and they have also been very pleased with the care they have received. Thank you to Ophthalmology Associates for always providing excellent eye care.


I have been coming to Ophthalmology Associates for 32 years and have always been pleased and satisfied with the care I received. Dr. Roust and Dr. Brkholz have always explained procedures and options for me and answered all questions. When my mother moved to Mankato, she became one of Dr. Birkholz’s first patients and loved “Dr. Emily”. Our family speaks highly of the doctors and staff of Ophthalmology Associates!


Our family has been going to 20/20 Optical for years because the service and quality of care is excellent. From contact fittings to fittings for glasses, Sue, Jayne and Mandi deliver fantastic customer satisfaction along with making sure the health of our eyes are at the forefront of their priorities.