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Our Team of Eye Care Professionals



Dr. Bechthold has been practicing Optometry for over 20 years.  She has extensive experience treating eye disease and eye emergencies.  She enjoys seeing patients for complete exams, contact lens fittings, dry eye management, and solving many complex eye issues.

Dr. Bechthold is originally from Dalton, MN, and practiced in the Duluth area for over 17 years.  She received the "Top Doc" award from the Duluth Superior Magazine in 2014.  Dr. Bechthold does educational presentations for various groups and enjoys teaching others about eyes.  

Dr. Bechthold graduated with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1998.  She is a member of the MOA, AOA, and the Minnesota Contact Lens Society.

Dr. Bechthold enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, especially at the lake!



Dr. Gary Jensen, originally from Hibbing, MN, has practiced optometry in Chisholm since 1975 and in Cook since 1987.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1975 and was the class valedictorian. 

He has practiced optometry for 45 years with extensive experience in general optometry, treatment and management of ocular diseases, and fitting of contact lenses. 

He is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.  In 2001 he was named "Optometrist of the Year" in the state of Minnesota.

He enjoys hunting out west and all the outdoor activities that this area has to offer.  He is most happy spending time at the lake with his wife Debi, 3 daughters, son-in-laws, and 6 grandchildren.