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Nicholas J. Schmitt, M.D.

" Listening to the patient is the first and most important step for diagnosis and treatment."
Nicholas J. Schmitt, M.D.


Nicholas J. Schmitt, M.D., is a Board-Certified Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and partner at Northwest Eye in Minnesota. Dr. Schmitt specializes in the medical and surgical management of conditions affecting the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, the orbit (the bony cavity surrounding the eye), and the adjacent face.

He also specializes in cosmetic eyelid surgery as well as dermal fillers and Botox, helping patients look and feel their best with products such as BOTOX®, Restylane®, and JUVÉDERM™. He has been a member of Northwest Eye’s respected team of doctors since 2005.

Dr. Schmitt completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance at the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Schmitt completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Oculoplastic, Reconstructive, and Orbital Surgery at the Drexel University of Pennsylvania – Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

Outside of Northwest Eye, Dr. Schmitt enjoys music and walking his dogs, as well as diving, hiking, and skiing. For Dr. Schmitt, the highlights of his profession are his ability to provide a wide variety of oculoplastic and reconstructive procedures for patients with many different needs, as well as having the opportunity to help people of all ages, from infants to seniors. Dr. Schmitt is inspired by the great staff and doctors at Northwest Eye each and every day.

Dr. Schmitt sees patients at our Maple Grove and Wayzata Northwest Eye locations.

To see some of his before and after pictures from his past patients please explore his personal website at

  • College
    B.S. (Electrical Engineering), State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (1994)
  • Medical School
    M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY (1999)
  • Residency
    Internal Medicine Resident, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY (2000)
    Ophthalmology Resident, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester (2003)
  • Fellowship
    Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery and Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship (July 2004 – June 2005)
  • board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (member)
  • Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology (member)

  • Schmitt NJ, Grover DA, Feldon SE. The Eger macular stressometer: pilot study. Am J Ophthalmol 2003;136:314-317.
  • Seidman SH, Tomlinson RD, Paige GD, Goltz HC, Wada Y, Schmitt N. Linearity of canal-otolith interaction during eccentric rotation in humans. Exp Brain Res 2002;147:29-37

Dr. Schmitt’s Patient Reviews


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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6060 Clearwater Dr., Suite 150
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Please note:
***This office will be moving to our new Crosstown location on January 1.**
New Location:
12501 Whitewater Drive, Suite 110
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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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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