Downtown Eyes is a privately owned optometric practice in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis. Our mission is to provide the highest quality eyecare, eyewear and service to our patients. We utilize the latest technology and up to date instrumentation which allows us to give the most accurate prescriptions and thorough health examinations. Our eye doctors perform eye exams, contact lens fittings, children/infant eye exams, LASER surgery co-management, eye disease treatment and management, such as dry eye, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Conveniently located in the skyway of the US Bancorp Building, we are able to provide our patients best in class eye care right where they work, eat and play!
At Downtown Eyes, we adopt a personalized approach for every patient. Our staff is friendly and hospitable – you will be made to feel extremely comfortable and at ease while undergoing eye examinations or treatments. From start to finish we hope to provide every patient with an exceptional experience. We also dedicate a considerable amount of time energy to make sure we showcase a wide range of frames so that every person that walks into the office can walk out with high quality, affordable frames that they love.
Dr. Mary Ann Zastrow completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Biology. After graduating from UW-Madison, she attended the New England College of Optometry and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree. Her training includes internship rotations at the Boston Children’s Hospital, Veteran Affairs Hospital in Boston, and a Special Populations rotation that included Diabetic and Low Vision Specialties. These rotations concentrated on developing refractive skills, the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, low vision and pediatrics.
After earning her Doctorate degree, Dr. Zastrow knew that she wanted to move back and practice in her home state. Although Dr. Zastrow and her husband Ben found it hard to leave their beloved Red Sox, being close to family and friends was always a priority. Benjamin was the first to join the Downtown Minneapolis hustle and bustle with Target Corporation after he attained his MBA at the Carlson School of Management. Dr. Zastrow was excited for the opportunity to join him downtown where she felt the opportunity to own a practice would be a challenging and rewarding next step in her career.
Our goal at Downtown Eyes is to provide the best care in the business. Being at the forefront of technology in our industry allows us to not only do our jobs better but it also benefits our patients in many ways. We understand that people are busy. By being able to be drop free if necessary, patients don’t have to worry about an interruption of their day from blurry vision. They can get in and out and trust that their eyes were taken care of. We promise to take care of you and these are just a few of the things that allow us to do so.
The Optomap exam is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The capture takes less than a second. Images are available immediately for review. You can see your own retina. You see exactly what your eye care practioner sees – without drops! The Optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image while traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time. The two biggest benefits of the Optomap are early protection from vision impairment or blindness and early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke and cardiovascular disease.
Marco’s latest generation of electronic refraction technology replaces the standard refractor, or what doctors used to use to check your eyes and allows the doctor to conduct the most precise and accurate refraction in order to determine a patients prescription. These automated devices provide equal or greater accuracy compared to the old standard manual phoropters. Additionally, they help guide patient decisions by comparing the new refraction directly to the previous one with a single touch of a button so before leaving the room you will have a clear idea of whether or not your prescription changed enough that you need to update your prescription.
The Icare tonometer is an instrument that is used to measure the pressure of your eye. The measurement is barely noticed by the patient and also does not require any drops, which is the greatest benefit. The Icare tonometer allows us to measure, monitor and follow glaucoma patients or other patients with high pressures so that vision loss from various eye diseases can be prevented.
800 Nicollet Mall #260
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-333-EYES (3937)
Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Target offers validated parking throughout the week in their store parking lot. Spend $20 and ask for your 1 hour free parking voucher. Come right up the elevators and head down the hall towards Subway, D. Brians and Mama’s Pizza. We are near the end of the hall.
Street parking is available on both 9th and 10th Streets between Lasalle and Nicollet Mall. Head up the Target store escalators and head down the hall and we are near the end past D. Brians and Mama’s Pizza.