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A different kind of eye care clinic

At Roseville Eye Associates, we see eye care differently. Your eyes are one of your body’s most vital, and delicate, organs. They are uniquely yours and reveal a lot about you, and your health. So give them the best care.

Come to our clinic for:

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An in-depth, medical approach to eye care

Our comprehensive care is designed to foster total eye health. We understand the critical link between eye and total-body health as well as cognitive performance — especially in school-age children — and can manage medical issues ranging from pink eye to allergies to glaucoma.

Unlike other facilities, we excel at both eye care and eye wear. We have a trusted doctor to focus on your needs as a patient, and an expert optical staff to focus on your fashion preferences.

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An exceptional patient experience

As medical professionals, we have a real concern for you and your situation. We’ll take extra time with you to ensure we understand your health needs and can develop the right plan for your care journey.

We’ll also make sure you have eye wear options that match your style. And we believe in transparency, so you’ll never get a surprise bill after the fact.

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Modern, innovative solutions

Our premier care team shares a helpful, problem-solving spirit and leverages the latest research and techniques, so you receive the most advanced eye care solutions.

We’ll always keep you informed of new insights that reveal better ways to optimize eye and total-body health, because you deserve to have a great care experience and a great life.

Meet Dr. Kari Maffitt, Owner

Dr. Kari Maffitt

Dr. Maffitt is excited to share her vision of personalized eye care approach and serve patients in the Roseville area and across the Twin Cities. Dr. Kari Maffitt was an optometrist for four years at Uptown Vision Clinic in Minneapolis before starting Roseville Eye Associates in July 2019. While Dr. Maffitt enjoys all areas of optometry, she has special interests in pediatrics and difficult to fit contact lenses. She is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Maffitt grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota with a degree in Biology. She earned her Doctorate from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Maffitt loves Minnesota and its natural beauty. Dr. Maffitt recently gave birth to her son, and is enjoying every minute of new motherhood. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy hiking, attending plays and orchestra, cooking and checking out the many wonderful restaurants in the Twin Cities.

Dr. Kristin Swenson

Dr. Kristin Swenson

Dr. Kristin Swenson has been practicing Optometry for over 27 years and still finds it very rewarding. Before joining Roseville Eye Associates, Dr. Swenson worked for 14 years at Uptown Vision Clinic. Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to see many changes in Optometry, and she embraces new technology as well as tried and true methods learned through years of experience. Whether it is giving a child their first pair of glasses, fitting a difficult contact lens, or working with patients concerned about ocular disease, Dr. Swenson is here to help with all your visual needs. She is excited to be practicing with Dr. Maffitt again, and to be back in a private practice.

Dr. Swenson was raised in North Central Iowa. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. She earned her Doctorate degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. In her free time, Dr. Swenson enjoys being with her husband and two daughters, and waterskiing

Dr. Emily Ellingson

Dr. Emily Ellingson

Dr. Emily Ellingson is excited to be practicing at Roseville Eye Associates. She was raised in Willmar, MN, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Biological Sciences. Dr. Ellingson then pursued her Doctor of Optometry at the State University of New York College of Optometry in Manhattan. While at SUNY Optometry, she served as president of the school Student Council and the Gold Key honor society. Dr. Ellingson then returned to Minnesota to complete a residency in Refractive and Ocular surgery at the Chu Vision Institute in Bloomington, MN. She is incredibly grateful for her residency experience that illuminated her love of surgical co-management and treating anterior segment conditions. Dr. Ellingson thoroughly enjoys the variety that private practice provides.

Dr. Ellingson loves spending time with her husband and family, cooking, running, and all forms of music – including musical theater! She is an active member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and American Optometric Association, and hopes to continue utilizing her love of organization and leadership skills to better the profession of optometry. She is thrilled to provide eye care for Roseville and the surrounding Twin Cities area