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About Us
The staff at Brainerd Eye Care Center is here to serve all of your primary eye care needs.  We not only provide comprehensive eye examinations, glasses and contact lenses, but also diagnose and treat eye diseases.  Our doctors are board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and are authorized to prescribe topical and oral medications for the treatment of eye disease.  We provide both pre and post-surgical care for patients referred for cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and refractive surgery.  Our staff is trained to offer and educate you regarding the latest in refractive treatment options including laser eye surgery, contact lenses, and fashion eyewear.  Our doctors hold clinical privileges at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Mille Lacs Hospital, and provide on site optometric services to area nursing facility residents.  Whatever your primary eye care needs, we are here to serve you.
Dr. S.T. MondaDr. Steven Monda
Dr. Monda received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota in 1986, and his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in 1990, graduating with distinction.  Dr. Monda was the recipient for the American Optometric Foundation's Irvin M. Borish award and the Wesley-Jessen Clinical Excellence award in contact lenses.  Dr. Monda and his wife, Erin, have two sons, Tyler and Michael.  They are members of Trinity Lutheran Church.  He enjoys fishing, skiing, and sailing.

Dr. Stephanie ParrishDr. Joshua Hanske
Dr. Hanske received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College in 2008 and his Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in 2014, graduating with honors. Dr. Hanske enjoys practicing comprehensive optometry and caring for patients of all ages. He is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, and the Tomb and Key Honor Society. Dr. Hanske enjoys fishing, hunting, golf, and traveling in his free time.

Dr. Stephanie ParrishDr. Alicia Archibald-Swanson
Dr. Archibald-Swanson received her Bachelor of Science from the University of North Dakota in 2013 and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in 2017. Dr. Archibald-Swanson enjoys caring for patients of all ages and managing eye diseases. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Archibald-Swanson and her husband, Taylor, feel fortunate to be settling in the Brainerd area and are enjoying their time with family at the lake. Dr Archibald-Swanson also enjoys exercising, amateur photography, the entertainment provided by their two dogs, and baking. 

Dr. Taylor SwansonDr. Taylor Swanson
Dr. Taylor Swanson is an Argyle, Minnesota native and graduated from Stephen/Argyle Central high school in 2009. He attended North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota and was awarded his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology with minors in Chemistry and Business Management in 2013. He then went on to Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and was awarded his Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2017. Dr. Swanson’s optometric interests include primary care, ocular disease and contact lenses. In his free time, Dr. Swanson enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his wife and dogs.

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Office Hours
Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  In addition, we are open until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday from 8:00 to noon.

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Our commitment to quality patient care is the cornerstone of our practice.  We can serve you best if we understand your problems and concerns.  Please call our office if you have any concerns or questions about your vision or the treatment or care you receive.  If you have questions or comments, please let us know.

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