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5465 Mountain Iron Drive #700 Virginia, MN 55792

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At Advanced Optical, Dr. Jeff Melicher and our entire Virginia optometry team are committed to providing advanced vision care in a professional and comfortable environment. As an optometrist in Virginia, our primary eye care service includes a complete eye exam that analyzes eye health and vision function. In addition to eye exams and vision testing, Dr. Melicher and our team of optometry professionals provide testing for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Our Virginia shop also offers glasses, contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative care.

Eye Exams

Dr. Melicher and the Advanced Optical team take every routine eye exam very seriously. During a yearly or bi-yearly examination, our Virginia patients will receive a patient history review, a series of vision and eye tests, assessments of eye focusing and movement, and an eye health evaluation. Dr. Melicher will discuss any additional testing that may be required to diagnose an eye disease or condition. Call us a today at 218-741-3000 to schedule an appointment.

Contact Lenses

Not sure that glasses are for you? Ask our Virginia staff about contact Lenses. Advances in the field of optometry have produced a variety of different types of contact lenses with a range of benefits. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP), daily-wear soft, extended-wear, extended-wear disposable, color tints, and planned replacement are the various types of contact lens options available today. We are always willing to discuss the various options with you to determine which type will best fit your needs and lifestyle. Schedule your examination today by calling 218-741-3000. There are many advantages to consider when determining if contact lenses are right for you and our knowledgeable staff is here for training, and answer any questions.  We charge only a one time exam and fitting fee to cover the needed visits to find just the right personal fit for you.


Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, commonly referred to as LASIK, is a corrective alternative to glasses or contact lenses. Like glasses or contact lenses, LASIK is a method for treating refractive conditions including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. At Advanced Optical, Dr. Melicher provides pre- and post-operative exams for LASIK and other eye procedures. Call 218-741-3000 today to schedule an examination to see whether you are a candidate for LASIK.