Midwest Vision Centers is now
Shopko Optical Willmar

Eye Doctors in Willmar

When you visit Shopko Optical Willmar, 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.

Vision Insurance in Willmar

1605 S 1st St
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: 320-235-5853

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Monday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Holiday Hours

Saturday 12/24 CLOSED
Sunday 12/25 CLOSED
Sunday 01/01 CLOSED

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

Store Description

Midwest Vision Centers is now part of Shopko Optical! You’ll find an enhanced selection of eyewear and expanded services in the same convenient location, now Shopko Optical Willmar. Visit Dr. McCann, Dr. Gerard and the friendly and knowledgeable staff at our Willmar center for all your eye care needs!

At Shopko Optical Willmar, we are committed to your eye health. We are conveniently located in the Kandi Mall at 1605 S 1st St. 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.

Driving Directions

If you’re coming from the south, head north on US-71 N/1st St. S towards 60th Ave. SW. Continue straight on this road as it turns into 1st St. S. After passing through the 19th Ave. SE intersection, continue for .2 miles, and then make a right into the Kandi Mall parking lot. Enter the mall at the entrance next to Golden Ticket Kandi 6. Once you enter the mall, go straight and then turn left. We’ll be ahead on your right, across from the GameStop Prestige.

If you’re approaching from the north, head south on US-71 S. Take the exit towards County Highway 23/Willmar Ave. After the exit, take the first left onto Lakeland Dr. SE and continue straight to stay on 19th Ave. SE. Just before you pass AutoZone Auto Parts on your right, turn right into the Kandi Mall parking lot. Enter the mall through its main entrance, which is on your right, roughly .2 miles ahead. Once in the mall, continue straight and then turn left. We’ll be on your right, just next to the Bath & Body Works.

Dr. Ronald McCann - Shopko Optical Montevideo optometrist

Ronald McCann, O.D.

  • Primary eye care
  • Diabetic eye exams
  • Computer eye strain

Dr. McCann’s approach to care is to be compassionate, yet assertive, while using common sense. He feels privileged to partner with patients in their journey of sight. Dr. McCann grew up in Austin, MN, where he played in the high school concert band. He spent 4 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, running an engine room on a polar icebreaker. He then continued on to earn his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison where he also rowed on an 8-man crew team and led The Fellowship of Christian Athletes. After, he attended graduate school at Illinois College of Optometry, completing his externship in low vision at the Chicago Hines VA hospital.


University of Wisconsin Madison
Illinois College of Optometry

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Dr. Gerard - Shopko Optical optometrist

Ara Gerard, O.D.

  • Primary eye care
  • Contacts
  • Urgent care visits

Dr. Gerard listens to and answers all questions a patient has and strives to answer their individual visual concerns and goals. In her free time, Dr. Gerard enjoys spending time with family and home improvement projects.


South Dakota State University
Pacific University College of Optometry

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Helping you get the best quality eye care to meet your needs is our top priority at Shopko Optical Willmar. Our dedicated staff can help you navigate your insurance to ensure you receive the care and products you deserve. We accept most major insurance plans including Avesis, Davis Vision, EyeMed, Superior Vision, UHC Vision, VSP, and many more.
 FSA and HSA may be eligible to use to manage any out-of-pocket costs including exams, frames and lenses, contacts and sunglasses.


Avesis Vision Insurance logo Davis Vision logo EyeMed logo
Superior Vision Vision Insurance Logo UnitedHealthcare Vision Insurance logo VSP logo

*In-network for most VSP members.

For more information about your vision plan and to verify coverage, call your Willmar Shopko Optical location.
Call 320-235-5853


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? Our Willmar Eye Care Center offers promotions to help you maximize your budget. Click here to view our current special offers.



Shopko Optical in Willmar 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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