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Welcome to Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic
Your Optometrist in Mankato and New Ulm, MN.

Your leading local eye care provider for the past 100 years offering:

  • Downtown locations in both Mankato and New Ulm
  • Special care for children and seniors
  • Exams, complex diagnoses, LASIK and surgery evaluation
  • Huge selection of designer frames, sunglasses and contacts
  • Advanced technology
  • Same day eyewear on most Rx's from the area's best full-service lab
  • Convenient evening and Saturday hours
  • Emergency Eye Care

Whether you need prescription contact lenses, prescription eye glasses, or prescription designer sunglasses, Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic has something to suit your eyes, your style and your budget. We offer a huge selection of frames by all of your favorite brands including Salt, Prodesign, Woow, Lindberg, Jones New York, Kate Spade, Nautica, and many more. We also carry sunglasses by Oakley, Costa, Maui Jim, Under Armour, Ray Ban, and others.

When it comes to your family's eyes, trust Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic.

We know you want to protect your eyesight and overall health for yourself and your family - that is why regular eye exams are important. Many vision problems begin at an early age, so it's important for children to receive proper eye care from the time they are infants. We manage a whole spectrum of eye problems including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, dry eyes, allergies, and more. We utilize the best experts in the state to refer our complex cases to when needed.


Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Matt Downs
    Dr. Downs is an optometrist in Mankato providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities.
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  • Marina Mason
    'I love coming to work every day and watching the transformation in our patients. It never ceases to amaze me how being able to see clearly and without pain boosts their confidence and restores independence. So many people are living with limitations due to visual impairment – and might not even know it! Working here with Dr. Anderson has shown me how even the smallest improvement in one’s sight can make a huge positive impact on their lives.”
  • Terry Noble
    'As a child, I had a hard time at school. I had difficulty reading and was labeled a “slow learner.” It was only later revealed that vision problems were at the root of my difficulties. Once I saw an eye care professional and was fitted with corrective lenses, my performance in school excelled. We see these type of success stories every day at Dr. Anderson and it’s one of the many things that makes my career so rewarding!”

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

    Very friendly and professional. I actually look forward to the exam.

    Gregory M.

    Friendly, professional staff. Well kept, pleasant offices. Organized.

    Albert F.

    Carlson-Tillisch is always a such pleasant visit. I almost wish I need to be seen more often! Front desk staff makes checking in so easy. Staff explain the exam so it’s never uncomfortable and the physicians are wonderful! They are always so thorough and help me to fully understand my options.

    Jessica S

    Staff and doctors are very friendly. Up to date equipment is amazing!!

    Cynthia H.

    The staff was efficient and friendly. I was really happy with the examination and the consultation. I would recommend them 100%.

    Mary W.

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  • Macular Hole

    The condition known as a macular hole refers to a tiny break in the macula that results in blurry or distorted vision. To fully understand the condition, one must understand eye anatomy. The macula is a spot located in the center of the retina (the back portion of the eye). Located where light comes ...

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  • How It Helps

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  • How It Works

    Vision therapy, also referred to as vision training, neuro-vision therapy, or vision rehabilitation, is an optometry subspecialty. Vision therapy is prescribed to develop, improve and/or enhance visual function so an individual’s vision system functions more smoothly. Vision therapy can be beneficial ...

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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

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  • Signs and Symptoms Checklist

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  • Pediatric Ophthlamology

    Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ...

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  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

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  • Myopia

    Myopia, or nearsightedness, means that your eyes can see close objects clearly but struggle to see things in the distance. Nearly 30 percent of Americans are nearsighted. This condition usually develops in children and teenagers, up to about the age of 20. A teacher or parent might notice a child squinting ...

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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

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Hours of Operaton

Our Regular Schedule

Mankato Hours

Monday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:45 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

New Ulm Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed