I have been going to Apple Valley Eye Care since I can remember, and every single time I go there- for whatever reason- I receive the absolute best of the best care.
First, Dr. Bob is the most knowledgeable, thorough, and genuine eye doctor. So much so that when our insurance temporarily changed and didn't cover our eye visits, we paid out of pocket for our check ups. Every time I go in (once a year for the annual check up), he would take the time to ask me about how school was going, remembered the activities I was involved in, and asked how each of my siblings were doing. He patiently explained each eye test and what that meant for my eye health and always made each visit seriously fun. One Saturday night years ago, my eye was causing me excruciating and uncharacteristic pain. Dr. Blomquist met me right away at the office, cured my flare up, and changed my contact plan to prevent future issues (which there has been none!). He has always been a joy to have as our family eye doctor, and we will all miss him so much when he retires. He has created quite the legacy through Apple Valley Eye Care.
Secondly, Apple Valley Eye Care is truly a family of providers. The Optometrist Assistants, Contact Consultants, Glasses Gurus, and receptionists all are a joy to work with and go out of their way to care for you. Most have been there for many many years and some as long as I have been apart of Apple Valley Eye Care, and they always remember your name and family even if you haven't been into the eye doctor for over a year. Some above and beyond measures that have been really meaningful for me is their patience and knowledge when picking out glasses for this indecisive lady, perfect adjustment of my frames, shipping contacts within the week to my school when I run out, or if someone in my family doesn't realize they're down to their last pair of dailies, give us a trial pack until our order comes in (which is usually only a day later). Honestly, they really do what's best for you, and every time I leave Apple Valley Eye Care I think how much I enjoy my appointments and time there.
I was concerned that there might be something wrong with my eyes due to some blurred vision I had been having, and Dr. Annika helped me understand what might be happening in a way that was informative without making me feel silly for coming in. She really listened to my concerns, validated them, and reassured me that everything looked just fine. I will definitely continue making the 45 minute trip from where I live because of the fantastic service I have received each visit. From contacts to glasses to an emergency visit, my experiences here have been nothing short of a 10/10 each time!
DR Pat did a fantastic job as usual. He takes his time and explains the results of all examinations performed. Although I do have Eye care insurance not accepted by Apple Valley Eye Care, I have no hesitation in paying for their services.