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Our team of doctors and professional staff take the time to get to know you and your eyes. Patient care and satisfaction is our number one priority. We take the time to listen to your concerns, evaluate your eyes, and carefully explain treatments that are right for you.
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Meet Our Doctors
Trent Cole, O.D.
About Dr. Cole
Dr. Cole is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Practice Management, Inc. Dr. Cole has been practicing comprehensive eye care in Minnesota for 15 years. He provides comprehensive eye care at all three locations in Oakdale, Cottage Grove and Woodbury. Dr. Cole is passionate about providing neuro-optometric rehabilitative vision therapy to adult and pediatric populations with binocular vision dysfunction.
Dr. Cole serves as a vision consultant resource for numerous local school districts and is a resource for Children's Hospital Occupational Therapy services. He is co-founder of the Minnesota Vision Coalition, which works to improve children's vision through legislation in Minnesota. Locally, Dr. Cole serves on the Executive and Education board of the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Cole is a member of the American Optometric Association, Minnesota Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision and Development and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.
Dr. Cole loves to spend time with his children, being outdoors and traveling.
Taylor Lauermann, O.D.
About Dr. Lauermann
Taylor Lauermann, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University in 2020 and received his Bachelor of Arts from Concordia College in Moorehead, MN.
Dr. Lauermann decided to become an optometrist after shadowing and working in optometric practices and seeing just how they can manage and treat patients’ eye health throughout their life. Dr. Lauermann feels that seeing patients yearly provides him the opportunity to help them function to the best of their visual potential and make everyday life easier for them. He can also direct patients to the proper physician if a systemic condition is discovered.
Dr. Lauermann says his career in optometry is very rewarding and intriguing, and he is constantly motivated to provide the best care to every patient he sees. He particularly enjoys seeing his patients smile when they get their first pair of glasses allowing them to see how clear the world can be.
Eric Thiem, O.D.
About Dr. Thiem
Eric Thiem, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed his undergraduate studies at the College of St. Scholastica.
In practice since 1999, Dr. Thiem specializes in contact lens fitting. He enjoys interacting with a wide range of patients each day and especially loves being able to provide his patients with clearer vision and offer them unique solutions that also improve the overall health of their eyes.
In his time away from the office, Dr. Thiem enjoys spending time with his family and staying active by doing yard work, skiing, cycling, and playing golf.
Kim Nguyen , O.D.
About Dr. Nguyen
Kim Nguyen, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from New England College of Optometry in 2013 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 2006.
Dr. Nguyen specializes in contact lenses. Her experience with myopia, also known as nearsightedness, began at an early age where she struggled to see at a distance and had to stand next to the whiteboard to take notes. She soon was fitted for glasses and contacts, which immensely improved her vision and quality of life. Dr. Nguyen’s personal experience with myopia developed into a passion for optometry giving her the opportunity to incorporate her love for both medicine and science. Optometry allows Dr. Nguyen to detect, treat and manage various ocular conditions to help patients achieve and maintain their maximal visual potential and ocular health.
In her free time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys traveling, drawing, and staying active through outdoor activities and sports.
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Contact Any One of Our Four Convenient Locations
Oakdale Optical Center
7011 10th St N
Oakdale, MN 55128-5938
Woodbury Eye Care Clinic
2070 Eagle Creek Lane, Suite 200
Woodbury, MN 55129-3217
Cottage Grove Eyecare Clinic
7430 80th St S, Suite 103
Cottage Grove, MN 55016-3035
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