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Dr. Emily Ufken


Dr. Emily Ufken began at Burnsville Eye 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 four years. During her fourth 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 one 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.