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Welcome to Dr. Krietlow & Associates

The optometrists at Dr. Krietlow & Associates (located inside Lenscrafters in Blaine, MN) believe that getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care. But seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye exam. It’s also important to have regular eye exams to check your overall eye health whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contacts, and even if your vision seems sharp.

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Dr. Chad Krietlow

Dr. Chad Krietlow grew up on the plains of South Dakota and graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1996 with a degree in biology.  He attended the Illinois College of Optometry and received a Doctor of Optometry degree in 2001.   He moved to the Minneapolis area that year and later...

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Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...