An estimated 61 million adults in the United States are at risk for serious vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the last 12 months.
– Centers for Disease Control
Meet Our Doctors
Our talented team of highly trained doctors are absolutely committed to providing the highest standard of eyecare available. From protecting the health of your eyes, to ensuring the best vision possible, our doctors deliver the care you and your eyes deserve.
Dr. Aaron R. Boatz
About Dr. Boatz
Dr. Aaron Boatz joined our practice in 2003. He became a co-owner of Northway Eye and Gaida's Opticians in 2012. He graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2003. He is a graduate of St. John's University and Sartell High School. Dr. Boatz has two children Ryan and Grace. He is a member of the American Optometric Society and the MN Optometric Association.
Dr. Erin Carlson
About Dr. Carlson
Dr. Carlson joined Eagan Eye Clinic in 2001. She grew up in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Dr. Carlson graduated cum laude from Illinois College of Optometry in 1999. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science along with her doctorate in Optometry. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa in 1995. Dr. Carlson specializes in family practice optometry with a special interest in both pediatric and geriatric patients.
Dr. Stephanie Norberg
About Dr. Norberg
Dr. Stephanie Norberg joined Eagan & Savage Eye Clinics in 2019. Dr, Norberg grew up in Burnsville, MN and she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Dakota in 2013. While on break from UND, Dr. Norberg interned here at Eagan Eye Clinic. She went on to Oregon to complete her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2018. After optometry school, Dr. Norberg completed a one-year residency program ant the Minneapolis VA Medical Center specializing in Primary Care, Brian Injury and Low Vision Rehabilitation. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the lake, biking and traveling.
Dr. Shalon Ronning
About Dr. Ronning
Dr. Shalon Ronning joined our practice in 2017 as a graduate from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. There she received her degree as a Doctor of Optometry and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is a native of Albany, MN, where she attended high school and graduated in 2009. After high school she earned her Bachelors of Sciences in Biomedical Sciences from St. Cloud State University before beginning optometry school in 2013. She & her husband Nate reside in St. Augusta, MN. When she is not working, she enjoys running, spending time on the lake, and spoiling her beagles Cooper & Cora. Dr. Ronning strives to provide an extraordinary experience to each of her patients.
Dr. Benjamin Stout
About Dr. Stout
Dr. Stout grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College in 1995. He completed his Doctorate and earned a Bachelor of Science of Visual Science from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1999. Dr. Stout’s professional interests at Savage Eye Clinic include specialty prescription contact lenses and the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular diseases.
Dr. Michael D. Sufka
About Dr. Sufka
Dr. Michael Sufka is a co-owner of the practice. He graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 1999. He is a graduate of St. John's University and Cathedral High School. Dr. Sufka carries on the Sufka name taking over the business after his father Dr. David Sufka retired. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Minnesota Optometric Association.
Dr. Kimberly H. Watson
About Dr. Watson
Dr. Kimberly Watson joined the practice in 2014. A St. Augusta native and graduate of Tech High School, she attended St. Cloud State University and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biomedical Science and Chemistry. She received her Doctorate of Optometry with honors from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2001. When away from the practice, she enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities and community involvement. She is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease. Dr. Watson is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and treating each patient as family.