Ophthalmology Associates

Ophthalmology Associates was founded by Dr Oscar Anderson in 1961, and for over 47 years, our goal has been to provide you, our patients, with the utmost in personal attention and the very best in eye care services.  We are all -- physicians, technicians and patient staff personnel -- dedicated to achieving that goal.

Ophthalmology Associates offers you a wide range of services and specialty expertise. Our three board-certified physicians have received extensive training beyond medical school to diagnose and treat diseases of the eye with medications, surgery, eyeglasses and contact lenses. Routine eye examinations are also performed to fit glasses and detect abnormal eye conditions.

We are fortunate in Mankato to have high technology equipment for diagnosis and treatment available at either our office or at one of the area hospitals. For the convenience of our out of town patients, our doctors do outreach care -- including exams and surgery -- in Waseca, Le Sueur, St Peter, St James and New Ulm. Contact us today for an appointment.

  • Routine Eye Check-ups
  • Refractions
  • Medical and Surgical Treatment Of All Eye Conditions
  • Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK Refractive Surgery
  • Medical Laser Treatments
  • Full Service Optical Shops
  • Glaucoma and Diabetic Consultations

To read more on specific diseases and services that we provide for you and your family at Ophthalmology Associates such as:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Muscle Surgery
  • Floaters and Flashes
  • Eyelid Surgery

Please refer to the AAO website at www.AAO.org.

Office Hours and Appointments

At Ophthalmology Associates of Mankato, we make it a point to see you on schedule as we know that your time is important. The office staff is available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday. Patients are seen by Appointment only, but if an emergency occurs during business hours, we will accommodate the patient as quickly as possible. We would appreciate if you would contact us as soon as if you are unable to keep an appointment.

24-Hour Emergency Access

If you have a problem that requires immediate attention, you can reach the ophthalmologist on call through our Answering Service. Please be assured that every effort will be made to provide the needed medical attention as quickly as possible. If immediate care is needed please call 911.


Your medical records are strictly private. We follow all HIPPA policies and will not give out any information regarding your condition to your employer, friends or relatives without your expressed permission. The only exception to this is when required by law as in industrial injuries, assaults and so forth.

Doctor - Patient Relations

The best doctor - patient relations are based on mutual understanding and communication. We make a special effort to explain everything to you regarding your condition, treatment, medications, etc. If you do have questions, do not hesitate to ask. Supplemental education material is available in a variety of formats. There are different booklets and handouts available for different disorders.

Fees, Billing and Insurance

We are participating providers for Medicare and submit electronically for you directly to Medicare In addition, we participate in a number of insurance plans and HMO's. Since each insurance plan is different, please inquire from your insurance company about participation, deductibles, co-payments and the need for referrals. Also, prior to your appointment please check to see if routine eye exams such as refractions are a covered service. If you submit your own insurance, we will provide you with all the necessary information. Please be sure to bring all insurance cards, along with a list of your current medications and the names of any physicians you would like us to report to. To facilitate the prompt payment of deductibles, co-payments and balances remaining after insurance payments, each office will accept most major credit cards in addition to other forms of payment. All co-payments are due at time of service You are encouraged to discuss any financial hardships with our billing and collections staff. In these cases, a special payment schedule may be allowed. We also offer financing through CARE CREDIT. www.carecredit.com



Dilating drops are often needed during a complete eye examination. As a result, your vision may remain blurred for several hours you may be sun sensitive for which we will provide you with a pair of temporary sunglasses. You may wish to make plans for someone else to drive you home.

Contact Information

Fax: 507-625-1096
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

Ophthalmology Associates
1630 Adams Street
Mankato, MN 56001