Dr. John Mueller, O.D.Optometrist
Dr. Mueller grew up in Manitowoc, WI and received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from Marquette University. He earned his Optometry Doctorate from the Michigan College of Optometry. He is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Through graduate school, clinical rotations, and post-graduate work, he is experienced in:
- Ocular disease
- Pre and post-operative exams
- Binocular vision
- Standard and specialty contacts
- Pediatric eye care including infant exams and myopia control
- Low Vision
He and his wife, Rachel, moved to the Twin Cities following graduate school. They have two young boys and a Weimaraner named Max. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, running, reading, and watching sports.
I have been working as an optician for 32 years, 25 of which have been in optical management. I obtained my ABO certification in 1997, and I have been here at Vision Smith for almost 16 years now! I was born in California, but I have lived in Minnesota since I was six months old. For the past 25 years, I've lived in Big Lake, MN. Despite living my entire life here, I am still not a fan of winter weather! My husband and I have three adult children, one girl and two boys. I have three grandsons, and I'm looking forward to more grandchildren in the future! We have two dogs at home, a Sheltie and a mini Australian Shepard. We love taking them on walks down to the lake. Some of my favorite things to do are spending time with family and friends, being outside on my deck or at the beach when I can, and hiking on the North Shore.
Dr. Mueller and I met in undergraduate school at Marquette University in 2010 and married in 2014. Since then, we've grown our family to include our two sweet toddler boys and our Weimaraner, Max!
I have been a registered nurse in the NICU for the past seven years. Recently, I have been primarily home caring for our boys while also working a few times a month at the hospital. When I'm not with our boys or my patients, I can be found working on the many Vision Smith “behind-the-scenes” tasks or at the front desk when extra help is needed!
In my spare time, I love to experience the world through our boys' eyes by exploring new places and activities with them. Being a mom is one of the greatest joys of my life. I also love spending time with my family and my friends, working on my scrapbooking or quilting, and being outdoors.
I have been working in eyecare since 2017. I was born and raised in Alexandria, MN. My husband and I bought a house in St. Michael in 2018, and we were married in 2020. We brought our german shorthair pointer, Zoey, home in the summer of 2021, and then welcomed our first son in December. In my free time I love to go to the lake and relax on our boat, to spend weekends at our camper, and to spend time with my family.
With almost 50 years experience in the optical industry, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service,
& will work with you to find the frame styles and lens options that will work specifically best for you.