Eye Care Center in Albert Lea 56007 - Shopko Optical

Eye Doctors in Albert Lea

When you visit Shopko Optical Albert Lea, you’ll be cared for by one of our experienced and trusted eye doctors* who are passionate about your eye care and attentive to your needs.

Digital Eye Exam in Albert Lea

Vision Insurance in Albert Lea

1629 Blake Ave
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 507-318-4110

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Albert Lea, MN Shopko Optical storefront


Monday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 3:00PM

*Store hours can vary. Check this page regularly or call your center to verify.

Store Description

InnoVision Eyecare is now part of Shopko Optical! Visit Dr. Hataye and the friendly and knowledgeable staff at our Albert Lea center for all your eye care needs!

At Shopko Optical Albert Lea, we are committed to your eye health. We are conveniently located at 1629 Blake Ave. Based on your needs, our optometrists* provide primary care for all ages, including comprehensive eye exams, prescription eyeglasses and contact lens fittings, and the detection and treatment of ocular diseases. We make it our mission to ensure every patient feels cared for, valued, and satisfied. Come see for yourself.



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Dr. Gareth Hataye - Shopko Optical optometrist

Gareth Hataye, O.D.


General optometry


Dr. Hataye delivers comprehensive eye care with a focus on technology and innovation. He is approachable and patient-focused while offering a personalized solution to his patients’ eye care needs.


Pacific University College of Optometry

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Dr. Melissa Shaffer - Shopko Optical optometrist

Melissa Shaffer, O.D.


Primary eye care


Dr. Shaffer’s in eyes started when she joined the Air National Guard at the age of 18. She served for 6 years as an Optometric technician. Upon completion of her service, she went on to Chicago to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree at Illinois College of Optometry. She has been practicing optometry for over 12 years and currently lives in Blue Earth MN with her husband and 4 children.


Illinois College of Optometry

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Dr. Samuel Lupkes - Shopko Optical optometrist

Samuel Lupkes, O.D.

  • Primary eye care
  • Dry eye
  • Contact lenses
  • Pediatric vision
  • Binocular vision
  • Ocular health
  • Foreign body removal

Dr. Lupkes finds it rewarding to help people see the best they possibly can. He provides patients with the most up-to-date treatment options and spends time with them to make sure that nothing is missed.


Southern College of Optometry

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patient receiving digital eye exam

About Digital Eye Exams

A digital eye exam, sometimes referred to as tele-optometry, allows you to receive a comprehensive eye exam at our Albert Lea location performed by a licensed optometrist. The digital eye exam includes the use of a live remote video conference between you and the optometrist for an accurate exam of your eyes at a convenient time for you. More Info >

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At Shopko Optical Albert Lea, we accept most major vision plans including Avesis, Davis Vision, EyeMed, Superior Vision, UHC Vision, VSP, and many more. Flex spend and health savings accounts may be eligible to use on eye exams, prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses and sunglasses to help you manage important expenses related to your eye care.


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*In-network for most VSP members.

For more information about your vision plan and to verify coverage, call your Albert Lea Shopko Optical location.
Call 507-318-4110


No Insurance, No Problem

We’re dedicated to providing you with eye care options tailored to your individual needs. With or without insurance, we strive to provide the best value in eye care. We accept a variety of payment options, including CareCredit, to help manage eye care related expenses. Our experienced opticians will help you understand your options to ensure you receive the eye care and eyewear you need to see your best.


Special Offers

Looking for a great deal on frames and lenses without insurance? At Shopko Optical Albert Lea, we offer promotions to help you maximize your budget. Click here to view our current special offers.



Our Albert Lea Shopko Optical eye care center accepts CareCredit as a payment option so that you can get the proper eye care and eyewear you need right away and manage your monthly payments later. CareCredit can be used to pay for your vision needs in full, to cover a co-pay or insurance deductible or to take care of costs outside your vision benefits allowance.

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. See www.carecredit.com for details.

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