Mankato, MN (March 13, 2019) – Ophthalmology Associates’ is pleased to announce the addition of two ophthalmologists. Dr. Justin Kuiper will begin seeing patients on August 5, 2019 and Dr. Nathan Carpenter will begin seeing patients on July 31, 2019. In addition, Dr. Carpenter will be the area’s only pediatric ophthalmologist that provides care for children of all ages.

“We are very excited to be adding two doctors and expand our services,” said Ophthalmology Associates Administrator, Nate Erickson. “The ability to see children of all ages allows us to better serve this region for
eye care.”

Dr. Kuiper grew up in Northwest Iowa and attended Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, before earning his medical degree at the University of Iowa. He completed a transitional year internship at Unity Point Health in Des Moines, Iowa before moving to Columbus, Ohio for ophthalmology training at Ohio State University. He will finish his residency in June 2019. Dr. Kuiper specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology, with interests in cataract and refractive surgery, glaucoma evaluation and management, laser treatment for glaucoma and retina problems, medical retina management including intraocular injections and functional eyelid surgery.

Dr. Carpenter was born and raised in North Dakota. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota in 2014 before completing a year internship at Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 2018. After receiving his comprehensive ophthalmology training, he elected to train one more year in a fellowship of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Carpenter specializes in comprehensive eye examinations and surgery for both adult and pediatric, cataract surgery, eye muscle surgery, functional eyelid surgery, corneal refractive surgery and laser surgery.


About Ophthalmology Associates

Ophthalmology Associates has been serving the greater Mankato area for over 50 years. They presently have four highly trained ophthalmologists with an exceptional support staff to serve patient medical and surgical needs. Services including Routine Eye Care, Medical Eye Care, Cataract Care & Surgery, Corneal Treatment & Surgery, Glaucoma Treatment, Retinal Condition, Lens Implants, Diabetic Care and Other Surgeries & Care. In addition, Ophthalmology Associates offers the most advanced LASIK technology on-site and a customized approach for individual needs. They are located on Adams Street in Mankato, also housing 20/20 Optical, along with Outreach Clinics in Fairmont, Le Sueur, New Ulm, St. Peter, St. James and Waseca. For more information, visit