Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Rodney Hess earned his degree in Optometry from Southern College of Optometry located in Memphis, TN. Dr. Hess has been practicing quality eye care at the Elk River Eye Clinic for nearly two decades. During that time, he has enjoyed growing personally and professionally within the community.
His practice focuses on Primary eye care, dry eye therapy, specialty contact lens fittings, pathology, and diseases of the eye.
He resides in Elk River and is a single parent who enjoys raising his three boys and attending their many sporting events.
Dr. Tanya Erntson is originally from North Dakota and lives in the northwest metro with her husband, daughter, and pets. She earned her Bachelor's and Doctorate degrees at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR, and continued her training while completing a Residency in ocular disease and anterior segment care with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Dr. Erntson has been practicing in the Twin Cities area for almost twenty years. She enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them have the best vision possible at any age. Her specialties include primary care, refractive and cataract co-management, dry eye treatment, and ocular disease and she believes strongly in patient education.
She enjoys quilting, traveling, cooking, and reading in her spare time.