Dr. Wendy graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in 1991. She completed a post-graduate residency in Ocular Disease at OMNI Eye Services in Memphis in 1991, before entering private practice in New Prague, MN. Dr. Wendy specializes in primary eye care, contact lens fittings, ocular disease, surgical co-management and urgent-care services. She served as president of the Minnesota Optometric Association in 2001-2002.
Dr. Tim graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in 1992. He specializes in primary eye care, contact lens fittings, ocular disease, Surgical co-management and urgent care services. His also enjoys running the finishing lab located within the New Prague location. Currently, he makes all of the glasses that are purchased at Goldsmith Eye Care with the exception of some insurances that require the use of their own lab. In his time off he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time at his property in the Black Hills.
Dr. Jones is originally from New Prague, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Studies. While attending college Dr. Jones worked for Minnesota Eye Consultants as a Research Coordinator, managing drug and device clinical trials. Dr. Jones received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. While in optometry school Dr. Jones was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa honors society. After graduation, Dr. Jones completed a one year residency in Primary Eye Care at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Hospital in Tennessee. During this time she gained further knowledge in managing glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. She also presented a poster on toxic maculopathy due to hydroxychloroquine use at the American Academy of Optometry. She then obtained a position with an ophthalmologist in Southaven, Mississippi and gained valuable experience in cataract, refractive surgery and dry eye management. She is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association.
Dr. Thurmes is a native Minnesotan and grew up in St. Michael, MN. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. From there she moved down to Chicago, IL where she received her Doctorate of Optometry, with honors, from the Illinois College of Optometry. During her time at ICO she was a member of Gold Key Honor Society, Tomb and Key Honor Society, and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. After graduation, Dr. Thurmes completed a residency in refractive and ocular surgery at Chu Vision Institute in Bloomington, MN where she specialized in corneal disease, co-management of ocular and refractive surgery, and emergent eye care. Dr. Thurmes is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry. In her free time, Dr. Thurmes enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time on the lake.
Dr. Kreuser grew up in New Prague, Minnesota and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis, TN, where he graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. During his time at SCO, he was a recipient of the First Year Basic Science, First Year Clinical Science, Second Year Basic Science, Second Year Clinical Science, and Third Year Clinical Skills awards, as well as the NBEO Part I Excellence in Achievement award. Dr. Kreuser is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He is an avid Minnesota Timberwolves fan and enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, MacKenzie and their dog, Presley. Dr. Kreuser is eager to be back in Minnesota to serve the community he grew up in and care for the community’s eye care needs.
Dr. Kendra Everson is a native of Sartell, Minnesota where she graduated high school. She went on to attend the University of Minnesota Morris where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry while playing for the Morris Women’s Basketball team. She then headed south to Memphis Tennessee to earn her Doctorate degree from Southern College of Optometry, graduating with honors. During her time at SCO, she was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, served as vice president of the Contact Lens Society, and served as class secretary for her class. Dr. Everson is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry. Outside of her professional life, Dr. Everson enjoys reading, being on the lake, and taking walks with her dog and husband.