Our Doctors

Birch Lake Eye Clinic’s commitment is to provide the highest quality of family health care in both services and products. Our Doctors and staff will provide the highest comprehensive care to our patients focusing on their every need.

Brian Grudem, O.D.

Brian Grudem, O.D.

Established Birch Lake Eye Clinic in 1979. Dr. Grudem received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, and his Doctorate of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Minnesota Optometric Association, and is on the Board of Directors for TLC Laser Center. Dr. Grudem resides in Blaine with his wife.

Kevin Lucas, O.D.

Kevin Lucas, O.D.

Dr. Kevin Lucas received his Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in 1998. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Chemistry from Mankato State University.

Dr. Lucas has been in practice since 1998 and specializes in glaucoma treatment and contact lens fitting. As an optometrist, Dr. Lucas applies his knowledge and experience to each patient’s particular needs as they relate to vision problems and overall eye health.

In addition to addressing available treatment options, Dr. Lucas enjoys his role in continuously helping patients to understand their eye health and vision needs.

Brad Schwantke, O.D.

Brad Schwantke, O.D.

Dr. Brad Schwantke received his Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University in 2011. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from St. John’s University.

Dr. Schwantke, whose field specialty is in pediatric eyecare, has been practicing optometry since 2011. As a young man, Dr. Schwantke was particularly influenced by his hometown eye doctor who he was able to observe and, through him, learned more about the optometry profession. He saw firsthand the importance of his mentor’s role in the community and his enjoyment as he helped provide people with better vision. It was then Dr. Schwantke knew that optometry was a profession he would really enjoy.

Dr. Schwantke especially enjoys getting to know and connect with his patients and their families. He truly considers all of his patients as friends.

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