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Naki Soumphonphakdy

Naki Soumphonphakdy is an ABO certified optician who has been working in the optical world for 4 years. What she enjoys most her job is the feeling of belonging to a community. Patients and co-workers enjoy Naki’s outgoing personality and sense of style. She enjoys rollerblading and videography. She is new to Minnesota, so she is also spending time exploring the state.

Kimberly Banker

Kimberly Banker has been an optician for over 20 years. She is an ABO certified optician, and what she loves most about her job are the patients and her co-workers. A fun fact about Kimberly is that her favorite color is pink, maybe you can tell that from her picture!

Eugene Kharam

Eugene Kharam is Crystal Vision Clinic’s optical manager. He is an ABO certified optician who has been working in the optical world for 16 years. He has also had a career as a teacher and vice principal. When asked what he loves about his job, Eugene said, “Everything!” In particular, he enjoys the combination of technical skills and fashion the job requires.

Alena Baranova

Alena Baranova has been working in the optical world for 14 years. She is an ABO certified optician and also works as an optometric assistant. What she loves about her job is “putting a smile on a kid’s face!” She enjoys helping all patients, but when a child has eyes wide open and says, “Mom, I can see!” that makes Alena’s day.

Jim Lundstrum

Jim Lundstrom has worked in optical for 33 years and is a certified ABO optician. He enjoys helping people find the right frame, especially when it’s something they may not have tried themselves. He loves to ride his bike and play golf, but preferably not at the same time!

Dear valued patient,

We take our commitment to keeping our patients and team safe and healthy inthe midst of this COVID-19 pandemic very seriously. We want to share our plan to comply with social distancing guidelines for your upcoming appointment. Please carefully read the steps below and follow our direction when you arrive. Our team will all be wearing masks and we ask that you bring one with you to wear during your visit (for everyone’s safety, we are requiring staff and patients to wear masks).

We ask patients to complete necessary paperwork online if possible. Click here to access the forms. You may also choose to text a photo of your insurance card and photo ID to the clinic at 763-537-3213.

When you arrive for your appointment, enter the main doors and wait in the front alcove until a staff member greets you. Our front desk team will ask you general health questions to rule out the presence of COVID-19 symptoms.

We are asking that only the patient enter the building for the exam. (Exceptions: Children under 18 may be accompanied by one guardian, and adults with special needs may be accompanied by one caretaker.)

When you enter the building:

Staff will ask you to use hand sanitizer and then you will complete any necessary paperwork that you were not able to complete online, and we will make copies of your insurance card and photo ID if you did not text a picture of them to us.

Prior to seeing your doctor, a technician will escort you to a pre-testing room where you will be asked to wash your hands. We ask that you follow the CDC’s recommendation of washing your hands thoroughly, for a full 20seconds, with soap and water.

Rest assured that every surface and every piece of equipment you come into contact with has been sanitized prior to the arrival of each and every patient entering our practice, and it will be cleaned again as you exit each area.

The team will be frequently washing their hands between interactions as per our usual protocol, and you’ll also see hand sanitizer throughout the practice for your use, as well.

Optical – Shopping for Glasses, Adjustments and Repairs, and Glasses Pick-up

We are scheduling appointments for all optical needs. Please call the clinic at 763-537-3213 to schedule your appointment.

When you are shopping for glasses, one of our ABO certified opticians will ask you to be seated at a station where you will discuss your needs, likes and dislikes. To ensure social distancing, the optician will bring frames to you so you can try them on at the station. The optician will continue to bring frames to you until you find the perfect pair!

We sterilize every frame a patient touches in a UV Cleaning Unit after a shopping appointment so you can be assured any frame you try on has been sanitized prior to your visit.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us. We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you for your patience and cooperation,

Your Crystal Vision Clinic Eye Care Team

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We sterilize every frame a patient touches in a UV Cleaning Unit after each shopping appointment so you can be assured any frame you try on has been sanitized prior to your visit.