Doctors & Staff
Trent Cole, O.D.
Doctor of Optometry
Dr. Cole has been practicing comprehensive eye care in Minnesota for 15 years. He provides comprehensive eye care at all locations: Mendota, 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.
Brittany Radke, O.D.
Doctor of Optometry
Dr. Brittany Radke was born and raised in Hastings, Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Radke received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN while graduating summa cum laude. After practicing in Madison, WI for 5 years, Dr. Radke joined SPMI in March of 2018.
Dr. Radke enjoys seeing patients of all ages and offering full comprehensive eye care — including fitting eyeglasses and contact lenses, ocular disease management and treatment, as well as surgical co-management. Dr. Radke is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association, Wisconsin Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In addition, Dr. Radke participates in the Cottage Grove Area Women in Business. Dr. Radke looks forward to meeting you and providing you and your whole family personalized eye care.
Dr. Radke is happy to finally get back to her MN roots. She enjoys spending her free time cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers with her husband, son and golden retriever.
Taylor Lauermann, O.D.
Doctor of Optometry
Dr. Taylor Lauermann 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.
Director of Vision Therapy
Rita is an Optometric Vision Therapist and member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She has 13 years of experience working with pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations in a variety of multidisciplinary settings.
Her research, clinical interests, and specialties include Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) diagnostic testing, neurological visual disorder diagnostics, neuro-visual rehabilitation, vision therapy for concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI), binocular dysfunction, visual perceptual delays, visual-motor integration performance, sports vision training, and online vision training.
She is an advocate for brain injury, concussion prevention, and youth with autism and ADD/ADHD. She provides training at national meetings and local optometric and occupational education programs on VEP technology, TBI visual rehabilitation, and binocular vision disorders’ impact on learning.
As part of the team at Strategic Practice Management, Inc., she directs the Vision Therapy Program, teaching patients how to use neuro-muscular patterns of vision more effectively. In addition to providing therapy, she provides medical insurance support for patient care and manages our team of vision therapists.
Rita enjoys spending time with her children, camping and travel.
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