Gunnar Erickson, MD

  • Dr. Erickson is a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist with special interest pediatric eye problems.
  • He completed his training at the Mayo Clinic and pursued additional training at the Long Beach Eye Institute and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
  • He is a member of the East Central Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
  • He has been practicing Ophthalmology in the Lakes area sine 1983.
  • He works in our Blaine, Chisago City, North Branch and Wyoming locations.
  • Dr. Erickson is married with two grown children. He grows apples and hardwood trees when he is not working in the office or spending time with his family.

Mary A. Bhavsar, MD

  • Dr. Bhavsar is an ophthalmologist and has been a glaucoma specialist since 1996.
  • She received her A.B. degree, magna cum laude in 1987 from the Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.  She completed her medical degree from the Georgetown School of Medicine in Washington D.C. in 1991.  Her ophthalmology residency was completed at the Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania in 1995.  She then completed her glaucoma fellowship at the U.C.L.A. Jules Stein Eye Institute n 1996.
  • Board certified, Dr. Bhavsar is a fellow of the American Glaucoma Society and American Academy of Ophthalmology.  She also served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology and for the Phillips Eye Institute.  In addition to her contributions to the medical community, her expertise has helped educate the public about eye diseases and eye health.  She has been a stalwart volunteer and has spearheaded glaucoma screenings for the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology.
  • Dr. Bhavsar's clinical interests include selective laser trabeculoplasty, drainage devices, ocular imaging for glaucoma, pediatric glaucoma and glaucoma and pregnancy.
  • She works at our Blaine and Wyoming clinics.

Michael Eichler, MD

  • Dr. Eichler rejoined Total Eye Care in 2016.  Originally, he practiced with Total Eye Care from 1998 through 2003. He practiced in St. Cloud in the interim.  Dr. Eichler returned to the region to provide quality, ethical surgical experience for patients to remain close to home.  He is highly skilled in cataract and LASIK surgery, as well as general ophthalmology, treating a broad range of eye diseases, disorders, and injuries.
  •  A native of Minneapolis and a graduate of St. John’s University, Dr. Eichler went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.  He then completed his residency and fellowship in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.  He went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan—Kellogg Eye Center where he also served as Chief Resident.
  • Dr. Eichler is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and previously Internal Medicine.  He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology (MAO), American Medical Association (AMA) and Minnesota Medical Association (MMA).
  • He lives in St. Paul with his wife and six children.  He enjoys golf, basketball, and outdoor activities.
  • Services:  No-stitch Cataract Surgery – Laser Vision Correction – Laser Therapy (YAG, SLT, PRP) – Treatment of Glaucoma – Diabetes – Macular Degeneration – Routine Eye Exams 
  • Dr. Eichler works in our Wyoming clinic.

David Sawyer, OD

  • Dr. Sawyer is a graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry.
  • He practices Comprehensive Optometry. He specializes in low vision care, and contact lens fittings; including specialty contact lens for bifocal contacts, and contacts for irregular corneas.
  • He has practiced Optometry in the Lakes area since 1986.
  • He works at our Wyoming Clinic.
  • Dr. Sawyer enjoys going on regular Medical Mission trips to Guatemala. He also enjoys skiing, wind surfing, and running.



Todd Kavanagh, OD

  • Dr. Kavanagh is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth; and of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • He practices Comprehensive Optometry for patients of all ages. He also fits all contact lens including bifocal contacts.
  • He has been with Total Eye Care since 2002.
  • He works at our Blaine, Chisago City, North Branch, and Wyoming locations.
  • He and his wife Laura, and their 3 boys are currently living in North Branch, MN. He enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, and biking.

Charlie Kopp, OD

  • Dr. Kopp is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and Bethel University.
  • He enjoys practicing comprehensive optometry and seeing patients of all ages.
  • He enjoys seeing children and helping them succeed in school by correcting any vision issues.  He also likes to fit contact lenses including multifocal and toric lenses.
  • He works at our Blaine, Chisago City, North Branch and Wyoming locations.
  • He enjoys playing sports including hockey, baseball, and golf.  He also enjoys waterskiing, camping and being outdoors.

Jarrod Nelson, OD

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