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Our doctors and highly trained staff strive to give you an exceptional patient experience by using the most advanced testing and diagnostic equipment available today. This allows us to provide you with thorough preventative care, treatment, and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye syndrome. We combine this technology with our focus on education and create a partnership with you to give you the best visual and eye health results for a lifetime.
Dr. Richter has been with the Eye Care Center since 1983. A native of Mitchell, SD, Dr. Richter received his BS degree from Augustana College and his Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Dr. Richter’s commitment to his profession is paramount with the numerous patient relationships he has developed throughout the years at the Eye Care Center.
Mitchell H. Albers, OD joined the Eye Care Center professional staff in 2001 and became a partner in the practice in 2002. Originally from Bismarck, ND, Dr. Albers received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1999 from Pacific University in Oregon. While in optometry school, he was a member of the Beta-Sigma-Kappa optometric honor society for academic excellence.
Dr. McCarty joined the Eye Care Center team of doctors in 2003 and became a partner in the practice in 2015. She is a native of the Twin Cities. She received her bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University and her Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. Dr. McCarty was vice-president of her class at PCO, graduated as a member of the Gold Key International Honor Society, and received honors for clinical excellence.
Dr. Keith joined the Eye Care Center team in 2014. Originally from Sherwood, ND, he received a degree in Biology from Minot State University in 2004 and his Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 2008. At graduation he was awarded the Dean's Award, the highest honor in his optometry class.
Dr. Herde joined the Eye Care Center team in 2012. Originally from La Crosse, WI, she graduated magna cum laude from St. Olaf College and received her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry. While in school, Dr. Herde was a member of the Beta-Sigma-Kappa optometric honor society for academic excellence and graduated top ten in her class. During her final year of optometry school, Dr. Herde was privileged to participate in a six-month clinical rotation at the nation’s top eye hospital, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida where she obtained extensive ocular disease training. She is also a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
Dr. Alvarado joined the Eye Care Center team in 2018. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and received her Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry. After graduation from optometry school in 2016, she completed an optometric residency at Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A. in Minneapolis where she received further training in cornea, refractive surgery, glaucoma, and surgical co-management.
Dr. McDevitt joined the Eye Care Center team of doctors in 2020. She is a native of Ankeny, Iowa and grew up vacationing in Minnesota. She received her bachelor's degree from Creighton University and her Doctor of Optometry from University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. McDevitt was president of her school's private practice club at UHCO and graduated as a member of the Gold Key International Honor Society.
Dr. Ruesch joined the Eye Care Center team in 2021. She is originally from Medford, WI. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a degree in Chemistry and went on to attend The Ohio State University College of Optometry where she graduated with honors in 2015.