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The Lifetime Eyecare Difference

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Pediatric Eye Care

We offer free eye assessments for 6 month olds and 3 ½ year olds.

Welcome to Lifetime Eyecare in Sleepy Eye, MN

Your eyes are a window into your health and onto the world.

Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. At Lifetime Eyecare Center, we take pride in our attention to detail and committed to technology to provide our patients with the most advanced comprehensive eye exams.

Due to our superior technology and dedication in identifying medical issues, we have found that we are in the top 20% of all optometrists in the country as far as the amount of medical eye care we provide. We are known for our care and management of glaucoma, eye infections, inflammations and eye injuries. In fact, many of our referrals come recommended by nearby hospitals and medical clinics because of the thoroughness and expertise our team provides.

We care about your health as much as you do. Our emphasis on thorough testing helps ensure you remain healthy for a lifetime–just like our name.

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See Our Latest Eyewear

We carry an outstanding selection of designer, classic and sporty eyewear for all ages. Stop in and see our latest selection of fun and fashionable designer sunwear.

What Designer Frames?

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Be Free with Contact Lenses

Advanced contact lens technology is making it possible for more people to enjoy wearing contact lenses than ever before. We provide solutions for virtually every contact lens situation.

Specialty Contacts & More

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

During your eye exam, we will examine your eyes inside and out, using the latest in eye care technology. Your eyes can reveal an incredible amount of information about your general health.

Prepare for Your Eye Exam

What Our Patients Have to Say....

Very friendly and caring staff!

- Glenn K. - Google Review 2018

Cutting Edge Diagnostic Technology!


We Recommend Proactive Eyecare for All Your Vision Related Issues…


Please call our office at: 507-794-2126 for further instructions. We take most medical insurance plans. Use your best judgment on urgency; if you feel you need to, find the nearest emergency room. Visit our eye emergencies page for more information.

Lifetime Eyecare Center

105 Main Street West
Sleepy Eye, MN 56085
  • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Closed
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We have been working very hard to prepare to re-open for normal "routine" preventive eye care, taking every precaution to ensure the safety of everyone involved. We are pleased to announce as of Monday May 18th we'll be seeing patients for all types of eye care, including routine annual eye exams.

But, things will be very different than they were prior to the pandemic.

1. Our front door will be locked at all times. We will be allowing only 1 person at a time in the office and by appointment only, so please enter alone, or with no more than l other person accompanying you. Others may wait in the car.

2. Masks will be required for both patients and us while in our office.

3. Upon entering, we will be checking your temperature and screen you for COVID symptoms or possible exposure. If your temperature is 100 F or higher, or you have symptoms or may have recently been exposed to COVID, we will reschedule you.

4. We will need you to respect the 6 feet personal distancing while outside the exam room

5. We will have you wash your hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when you enter. We will be using hand washing and hand sanitizer constantly and will be disinfecting everything you and we touch. Please don't touch anything that isn't absolutely necessary.

6. For frame selection or picking out glasses, please let us help you, and don't just browse and try on frames by yourself. We have to disinfect the frames every time they are touched or worn, and we need to know which frames need to be disinfected.

We are doing all these things to protect you and all of our other patients as best we can. We will need and depend on your cooperation on this during this very difficult time. Doing so will protect your fellow patients-many of whom are at extremely high risk if they contract COVID - and to protect us. All healthcare providers are putting themselves in harm's way every day during this pandemic - the more we all cooperate and take appropriate precautions, the better off we all will be.

We are all in this together. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation.

Please stay safe.

Dr. Jim Hutchins and staff