About Us

About Lakes Area Eyecare

The leading provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric
services in Baxter.

Our experienced eye doctors and staff offer comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems.

In our mission to provide the best eye care services possible, our eye doctors use only the most advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and eye care products available. We are committed to educating our patients and providing personalized eye care services to the people of the Lakes Area.

At Lakes Area Eyecare, you will find eye care professionals who genuinely care about your health and are dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to everyone who walks through our door.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kristel Schamber or Dr. Brooke Fenstad at our Baxter office and give your vision the level of care and attention it deserves. We’re looking forward to speaking with you.

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Doctors and Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly eye doctors and staff who make Lakes Area Eyecare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Baxter.

Dr. Kristel Schamber and Dr. Brooke Fenstad are here to provide you with excellent eye care that you deserve.

Dr. Schamber

Dr. Schamber

Optometrist

Dr. Schamber is a MN native who graduated from University of MN-Morris and received her doctorate from Illinois College of Optometry. She purchased Lakes Area Eyecare in July of 2014 from Dr. Lamar Gunnarson when she moved to Nisswa with her family. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 daughters. When not with family, Dr. Schamber enjoys golfing and all the Lakes Area has to offer.

Dr. Fenstad

Dr. Fenstad

Optometrist

Dr. Brooke Fenstad joined the Lakes Area Eyecare team in November of 2015. She moved to the area with her husband Dr. Eric Fenstad from Rochester with their 4 children. She is also a MN native and is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict and received her doctorate from Pacific University College of Optometry.

Greg Olson

Greg Olson

Greg has over 30 years of experience in the optical business. Our patients comment daily on the high quality of service that Greg provides to our customers. He manages our optical and lab. We have an edger in our office and some lenses can be made the same day.

Ellen Kraling

Ellen Kraling

Ellen is our friendly face at the front desk. She was recognized as #1 in customer service at a MN Vision Source meeting in September 2015. She has over 20 years in the optical industry.