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Dane M. Peterson, O.D., F.A.A.O.

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Dane Peterson, O.D., F.A.A.O., is an Optometrist at Northwest Eye practicing comprehensive optometry, including the treatment and management of ocular pathology with a specialty in dry eye, contact lenses and family eye care. He is certified by the Minnesota State Board of Optometry, National Board of Examiners in Optometry and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He is also a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. Dr. Peterson has been an active part of Northwest Eye’s respected team of doctors since summer of 2013.

A Minnesota native and graduate of Cannon Falls High School, Dr. Peterson attended Syracuse University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology. He earned his Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, during which time he was recognized for excellence in contact lens patient care and clinical skills.

Away from the practice, Dr. Peterson likes to read mysteries based on historical fiction and relax on the North Shore of Lake Superior. He’s also a big fan of Minnesota sports teams and enjoys soccer, tennis, golf and ping-pong. He shares his life with his wife, who is a public health nurse.

Dr. Peterson’s fascination with the properties of light inspired him to pursue his career in optometry. “I knew that I wanted a career in healthcare,” he says. “I thought I should pursue work that I would find interesting each day.” For Dr. Peterson, the best part of being an Optometrist is witnessing people see and interpret the world with new clarity.

Dr. Peterson sees patients at the St. Anthony, Golden Valley, and Maple Grove Northwest Eye locations.