Lisa A. Dawson-Clausen, O.D.
Dr. Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Visual Sciences from University of Minnesota-Duluth. She then worked in the Genetics Lab at the University of Minnesota Hospital for 5 years prior to entering the Illinois College of Optometry, where she received her Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Lisa has been practicing since 1999. Her expertise in comprehensive eye examinations and refractions, contact lens fittings, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and co-management of surgical eye procedures has allowed her to administer total eye care to all family members. She also encourages yearly preventative eye care for the entire family. Dr. Lisa participates in the InfantSee program that offers a free eye assessment for infants 6-12 months of age. In February, 2011, Dr. Lisa became partner/owner of Crossroads Optometric Clinic. She is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Lisa is a resident of Prior Lake and she and her husband, Howie, have three young children. In her spare time she enjoys her family, outdoor sports, and their cabin up north.
Emily Ufken, O.D.
Dr. Emily Ufken began at Crossroads Optometric Clinic in November 2014. She provides services for primary eyecare, contact lenses, ocular disease, refractive and cataract co-management, and emergency eyecare.
After graduating from Prior Lake High School, she attended South Dakota State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Health Science and Chemistry. She then attended Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR and graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry in 2012.
While in optometry school she was part of the Beta Sigma Kappa honors Society all 4 years. During her 4th year of optometry school, she completed clinical rotations in primary eye care in Stuttgart, Germany and Bethel, AK; pediatric clinical rotation in Portland, OR; and an ocular disease rotation at the VA in Lexington, KY.
Dr. Ufken then completed a 1 year residency at Erdey Searcy Eye Group in Columbus, OH with a focus on ocular disease, diabetic and systemic disease eye care, anterior segment and corneal disease, and pre-and post-surgical care. She stayed in Columbus for another year and a half to continue employment with Erdey Searcy Eye group, until she moved back to MN in late 2014.
She completed her Fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry in November 2014 and looks forward to continuing education and new technology in optometry.
Kassandra Wedeking, O.D.
After practicing medical optometry for five years in Connecticut, Dr. Wedeking recently moved back to the Midwest and the south metro area to be closer to family. Originally from Charles City, IA, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Northern Iowa, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. She went on to obtain her Doctorate in Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, graduating Cum Laude in 2013.
Upon receiving recognition for her interest in low vision and ocular disease, Dr. Wedeking proceeded to complete a residency at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in West Haven, CT, where she gained clinical experience in the treatment and management of various ocular diseases including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. She also became an expert in low vision optometry and managing vision problems associated with acquired brain injury. Both during and after residency, Dr. Wedeking practiced in several different optometric modalities before joining Lakeside Family Eye Care:
Dr. Wedeking provides meticulous ocular health and functional vision assessments to diagnose and treat patients of all ages. She is devoted to helping people and has traveled as far as Kenya, Africa to provide eye care on a VOSH mission in 2011. As an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Minnesota Optometric Association, Dr. Wedeking looks forward to practicing in Minnesota and making this place her home. Outside of the office, Dr. Wedeking stays busy as a wife and mother to her son, Jackson. She enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, journaling, and painting. We’re sure her warm smile and compassionate demeanor will make your office visit a positive experience!