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Welcome to Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic
Your Optometrist in Mankato and New Ulm, MN.

Your leading local eye care provider for the past 100 years offering:

  • Downtown locations in both Mankato and New Ulm
  • Special care for children and seniors
  • Exams, complex diagnoses, LASIK and surgery evaluation
  • Huge selection of designer frames, sunglasses and contacts
  • Advanced technology
  • Same day eyewear on most Rx's from the area's best full-service lab
  • Convenient evening and Saturday hours
  • Emergency Eye Care

Whether you need prescription contact lenses, prescription eye glasses, or prescription designer sunglasses, Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic has something to suit your eyes, your style and your budget. We offer a huge selection of frames by all of your favorite brands including Salt, Prodesign, Woow, Lindberg, Jones New York, Kate Spade, Nautica, and many more. We also carry sunglasses by Oakley, Costa, Maui Jim, Under Armour, Ray Ban, and others.

When it comes to your family's eyes, trust Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic.

We know you want to protect your eyesight and overall health for yourself and your family - that is why regular eye exams are important. Many vision problems begin at an early age, so it's important for children to receive proper eye care from the time they are infants. We manage a whole spectrum of eye problems including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, dry eyes, allergies, and more. We utilize the best experts in the state to refer our complex cases to when needed.


Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Matt Downs
    Dr. Downs is an optometrist in Mankato providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities.
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  • Marina Mason
    'I love coming to work every day and watching the transformation in our patients. It never ceases to amaze me how being able to see clearly and without pain boosts their confidence and restores independence. So many people are living with limitations due to visual impairment – and might not even know it! Working here with Dr. Anderson has shown me how even the smallest improvement in one’s sight can make a huge positive impact on their lives.”
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  • Terry Noble
    'As a child, I had a hard time at school. I had difficulty reading and was labeled a “slow learner.” It was only later revealed that vision problems were at the root of my difficulties. Once I saw an eye care professional and was fitted with corrective lenses, my performance in school excelled. We see these type of success stories every day at Dr. Anderson and it’s one of the many things that makes my career so rewarding!”
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Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Very friendly and professional. I actually look forward to the exam."
    Gregory M.
  • "Friendly, professional staff. Well kept, pleasant offices. Organized."
    Albert F.
  • "Carlson-Tillisch is always a such pleasant visit. I almost wish I need to be seen more often! Front desk staff makes checking in so easy. Staff explain the exam so it’s never uncomfortable and the physicians are wonderful! They are always so thorough and help me to fully understand my options."
    Jessica S
  • "Staff and doctors are very friendly. Up to date equipment is amazing!!"
    Cynthia H.
  • "The staff was efficient and friendly. I was really happy with the examination and the consultation. I would recommend them 100%."
    Mary W.

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No insurance? No Problem. We offer a 25% discount with same day payment of your eye exam.

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Hours of Operaton

Our Regular Schedule

Mankato Hours

Monday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:45 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

New Ulm Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed