Complete Family Eyecare | Eye Doctors, Prior Lake, Minnesota
Dr. Steve and Dr. Sarah have been providing quality eye care for many years and we are dedicated to providing this care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect.
We aim to provide you with the best solutions for your vision and eye health needs so that you can see and feel your best!
Meet The Eye Doctors and Staff At Complete Family Eyecare
Dr. Steve and Dr. Sarah will break down the results of your eye exam and go over your options with you. We believe that maintaining good eye health is a partnership, which means we encourage you to ask questions and share any health info that could help us monitor, diagnose, and treat any potential vision issues.
Optometrist and Owner
I grew up on a farm in Southwestern MN and graduated from Windom High School. After picking rocks, walking beans and feeding cattle for 18 years, I attended the University of MN for undergraduate studies and after several grueling years of school, received a Doctorate in Optometry from Pacific University in 1993. I then served the Southern suburbs while on staff at Park Nicollet Clinic in Burnsville for 17 years before opening Complete Family Eyecare in 2010 with my wife Jennifer.
I have been married to Jennifer since 2003 and we have two daughters, Abigail and Isabelle (a.k.a. “Nitro and Glycerin”). When not looking at eyeballs, I enjoy waterskiing and lounging on Prior Lake where I have lived for 25 years and serve as a Prior Lake Association Board Member.
Q.) What made you decide to get into optometry?
A.) When I was freshman at the U of MN, Morris, I was pre-engineering but realized that heavy math wasn’t my bag. My advisor told me to go into optometry so I changed my major having never had an eye exam in my life.
Q.) Is it difficult to work with your wife?
A.) Nope. Similar to home, I do what I am told and choose my battles wisely. Actually, we get along very well, but we do have our moments
Q.) Are your kids interested in an eyeball career?
A.) No, unless it would involve Youtube, Netflix, or Fortnite
Q.) Do you miss farming?
A.) I miss the smell of the corn fields but not the smell of the cattle. Great place to grow up and learn a solid work ethic. I still visit the Bergen Bar which is close to our family farm.
Q.) Have you ever ruptured a bicep tendon while waterskiing?
Q.) How would you describe optometry after being in practice for over 25 years?
A.) Living the dream, one eyeball at a time!
Q.) Plans to retire?
Dr. Sarah comes to us from Lakeville where she lives with her husband and 2 adorable (yet wild) kiddos, Hudson and Rosalie. She grew up in Apple Valley and graduated from Eastview High School. She later received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Hamline University before completing her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University (just like Dr Steve, but many, many years after!). Before coming to Complete Family Eyecare, she spent 6+ years practicing in Edina. She strives to make every patient encounter a positive experience while assuring all vision needs are thoroughly addressed. On her days off, you can find her at the zoo, walking around the lake, or just busy running after her young children! She cannot wait to meet you and your family!
1. In the summer between her first and second years of optometry school, she worked at ValleyFair as the costumed character Charlie Brown! She also previously worked as a part of the road crew for Radio Disney!
2. Dr Sarah was a former member of the USA Gymnastics team for many years and even won a silver medal at the World Games!
Manager and Owner
Jennifer was born in Virginia MN and graduated from Apple Valley (Valley Girl) High School. She married Steve at Shepherd of The Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake in 2003. Jennifer attended Methodist Hospital School of Radiology and enjoyed a 20 year career at Park Nicollet where she continued to work part time until 2016.
Jennifer has been the driving force behind Complete Family Eyecare since its inception in 2010. While in the clinic she is the ultimate multi-tasker, taking care of everything from answering the phone, special testing, and frame selection to insurance filing. When not in the clinic, she runs the Reinders household, taking excellent care of Steve and the girls. In her 15 minutes of spare time per week, she enjoys her flowers and gardening.
Q.) How did you meet Steve?
A.) At Park Nicollet. I was working in Urgent Care and he was in the eye department. In a lame attempt to flirt with me, he would send me jokes via interoffice mail.
Q.) Is it difficult to work with your husband?
A.) No, as long he stays in his office or the exam rooms. Overall it is a lot of fun and am very happy that we started this clinic together.
Q.) What is the most challenging part of your day at the office?
A.) Insurance, Insurance, and Insurance.
Q.) Thoughts on raising teenage girls?
A.) NO COMMENT
Q.) Favorite line from Top Gun?
A.) Slider, you stink!
Q.) Favorite Restaurant?
A.) Charlie’s on Prior
Q.) Most annoying thing about Steve?
A.) For starters…Every time we go somewhere, he is never ready, always jacking around, and makes us late.
Kayla was born and raised in Prior Laker and is a true Prior Laker. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and stepson. In her spare time she loves to cook, hang out with friends and family, and go boating. She LOVES watching hockey. Go Wild!!
Ashley (Ash) came to Complete Family Eyecare as our Optometric Technician from an Ophthalmology Center in Mankato as an Ophthalmic Tech. She graduated from college with her degree in Graphic design and she then went into the medical field. While still doing graphics on the side she has found her passion in eyecare. She has many years of experience in working with patients and looks forward to serving you! In Ashley’s free time, you can find her on her family farm with her fiancé and two pups, working on you next big DIY project, or exploring the great outdoors.
Ashley comes to us from Park Nicollet where she worked as a medical receptionist in the Optometry Clinic. She was raised in Savage and went to Burnsville High School. She loves spending time with her fiancé and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoyes watching movies, attending concerts, and watching the Wild or Vikings play.