Drs. Kevin Bahr, Dan Solbrack and Scott Telander are very caring and well trained. All of our staff members attend weekly staff meeting and continuing education throughout the year. Some of the staff members are certified, while others are in process of attending classes to obtaiing certification in areas of technical assistance, contact lenses and eye glasses eye wear design, and fabrication. Our office culture is one of excellence in care and service. We believe and practice doing the right thing to make your experience a good one with long lasting happiness, eye health and good vision.
Dr. Kevin Bahr
Dr. Kevin Bahr was born in Racine, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. He attended Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton and earned his degree in 1986. He has resided in Forest Lake since purchasing his practice in 1987. The history of the practice dates back to the 1940’s when Dr. Oscar Van Wirt began the office. The practice was sold to Dr. John Elverum who ran it part-time until Dr. Bahr’s purchase.
Kevin enjoys playing drums, golfing, snow skiing, walleye fishing, scuba diving and spending time with his three sons Michael, Benjamin and Corey. Dr. Bahr has built his practice by providing exceptional customer service and has a long-standing reputation for his extraordinary patient care. Unlike any other eye clinic in the area, his decor provides a "Northern Minnesota" atmosphere in which to see patients. Kevin and his wife Michelle enjoy traveling when they can find the time.
Dr. Dan Solbrack
Dr. Solbrack married his wife Diane in 1986; they have two daughters, Anna and Laura. Diane is a Doctor of Pharmacy at the Cambridge Medical Center. He enjoys fishing, hunting and being outdoors. Dr. Solbrack also enjoys woodworking and you will find a variety of his woodworking masterpieces scattered throughout the office.
Dr. Scott Telander
Dr. Telander a native of Mora, Minnesota completed his undergraduate studies at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He received his Degree of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Telander has been providing comprehensive eye care in the Twin Cities Metro area since graduating in 2004. His special interests include primary eye care and performing custom contact lens fittings to meet each patient's individual needs. He also has hands on experience in pre and post-operative surgical care in refractive and cataract procedures.
Dr. Telander currently resides in Northeast Minneapolis with his wife and three children. In his free time he enjoys golfing, listening to music, birding, landscaping, and travel. He is happy to have the opportunity to serve the Forest Lake community and looks forward to helping you see clearly today.
Dr. Richard Bruesch
Dr. Bruesch grew up in Fridley, MN and attended the University of Minnesota for undergraduate studies. He received his degree of Optometry from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1997. He has enjoyed practicing in the Forest Lake area for over 25 years. Away from work he enjoys golfing, biking, Wild hockey and vacationing with his wife and children.