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Dane M. Peterson, O.D., FAAO

" I will take the time to fully understand the cause of your vision issues and recommend the treatment option(s) that are best for you."
Dane M. Peterson, O.D., FAAO


Dane Peterson, O.D., FAAO, 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.

Dr. Peterson 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 the 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 received awards for excellence in contact lens patient care and clinical skills.

Away from the clinic, Dr. Peterson shares life with his wife and two boys. They enjoy relaxing on the north shore of Lake Superior and trying new restaurants across the Twin Cities.

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

  • College
    Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Molecular Biology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (2001-2005)
  • Medical School
    Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) , University of Missouri, St. Louis College of Optometry, St. Louis, MO (2005-2009)
  • Internships
    • Scott Air Force Base-375th Aerospace Medicine Squadron-Optometry Flight, Belleville, IL (May-June 2008)
    • UMSL- College of Optometry University Eye Center, St. Louis, MO (July-August 2008)
    • UMSL-College of Optometry Community Services, St. Louis, MO (August-October 2008)
    • Mulqueeny Eye Center, Brentwood, MO (October-December 2008)
    • UMSL-College of Optometry East St. Louis, IL (January-March 2009)
    • Saint Louis University Hospital, Department of Optometry and Ophthalmology, St. Louis, (March-May 2009)
  • Certified by the Minnesota State Board of Optometry
  • Certified by National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
  • Minnesota Optometric Association (member)
  • American Optometric Association (member)
  • Colorado Optometric Association (2009-Present)
  • UMSL- Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, President (2006-2008)

  • Missouri Optometric Foundation’s Clinical Optometry Award 2009
    (Top student clinician of the class of 2009)
  • American Optometric Foundation’s 2009 Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care (Featured in Contact Lens Spectrum)

Non-medical Awards and Honors

  • Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, (2007-2009)
  • American Optometric Student Association, member, (2005-2009)
  • Minnesota Optometric Association, student member, (2008-2009)
  • Missouri Optometric Association, student member, (2008-2009)
  • Students Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH), member, (2005-2009)
  • American Public Health Association, UMSL student liaison, (2005-2007)

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Serving Our Community

With six locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area, Northwest Eye is among the largest eye care providers in the Midwest. Be Eye Wise and schedule a general eye exam or a specific service consultation today. We have optical  at the following offices:  Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, St. Anthony, and Wayzata, MN.

8501 Golden Valley Rd.,
Suite 100 & 200
Golden Valley, MN 55427
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12501 Whitewater Drive, Suite 110
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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12000 Elm Creek Blvd N., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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2601 39th Ave NE., Suite 1
St. Anthony, MN 55421
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250 Central Ave N., Suites 105 & 107, Optical Suite 106
Wayzata, MN 55391
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7125 Tamarack Rd, Suite 150,
Woodbury, MN 55125
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11091 Ulysses St NE., Suite 400
Blaine, MN 55434
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9801 Dupont Ave S., Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55431
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10709 Wayzata Blvd., Suites 100 & 120
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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