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Welcome to Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic – Optometry Services in Mankato & New Ulm

If you are looking for a great optometrist in downtown Mankato or downtown New Ulm, look no further. Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic has been the leading optometrist in Minnesota for over 100 years. When it comes to your family's eye care, you can trust your doctor here. 

Our mission is to protect your overall eye health and eyesight for you and your family. Regular eye exams are important to have on an annual basis, since it is possible for changes in your vision to occur within one to two years. Not only does having an exam every year promote visual acuity, but we can offer early diagnosis for eye diseases and preventative treatments to safeguard your eye health. We can even detect diabetes risk and high blood pressure through retinal exams!

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

What to Look for in a Professional Optometry Doctor in New Ulm and Mankato

We have a full staff and four doctors of optometry on duty to help you with regular visits or eye emergencies. We also offer evening and Saturday appointments so that we can better work with your family by meeting your needs.

Services Offered

Our services are some of the most comprehensive in the area. We are a one-stop optometry office with same-day services.

    • Thorough prescription eye exam
    • Same day eyewear on most prescriptions and medicated eye drops
    • Huge selection of frames including Kate Spade, Nautica, Jones New York, Salt, Prodesign, Woow, Lindberg and many more
    • Includes sunglasses
    • Comprehensive contact lens exam
    • Contacts ordering online through our website
    • Provide soft contacts, daily contacts, gas-permeable contacts, toric lenses, multifocal lenses and some contacts that will help correct astigmatisms or ease the pain of dry eye and more
    • Provide hard-to-fit contact lenses such as GPC (Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis), Keratoconus, Presbyopia

Conditions Treated

Here's a list of some of the most common eye care concerns that we treat. We are always here for an eye emergency, too!

    • Glaucoma
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Macular degeneration
    • Dry eyes
    • Allergies
    • Computer vision
    • And much more

How to Get Started with Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic in Mankato and New Ulm

To make an appointment, you may schedule one online or give us a call. Or if you just want to find out more, call us at our Mankato office at 507-345-5087 or in New Ulm at 507-354-7407. 

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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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