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Calhoun Vision Center

4.9 / 5Overall Rating

447 reviews

3234 W Lake StMinneapolisMN 55416

3234 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416

(612) 926-2878

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Very please to experience.

The office took me in an emergency and the doctor was wonderful. She was professional, intelligent and was well up-to-date on procedures on my issue. I highly recommend them!

I appreciate the doctor's willingness to explore a range of alternatives to get me the right Rx.

Good, as always!

All the staff are very nice and friendly that's why I keep coming there

Efficient visit.

As always such a wonderful experience. The thing I like best about going here is the attention and time the staff and doctors take with me.

The staff was friendly, the doc was thorough and considerate and I had a wonderful experience overall!

Very helpful in making sure my prescription was correct when I was having issues & when picking out frames.

Everyone was very nice and helpful!

Always enjoy the discussions with Doc!

Great office staff. Friendly visit.

Courteous service. Takes time to listen to my needs and concerns.

Always feel as though my sight health is being tended to by caring and wise hands.

Very thorough exam. Great doctor and great support staff.

We loved our visit!!!

very nice people...great doctor!

Attentive and professional staff. I didn't feel like I was just the next one in line.

We're helpful, accessible and gave good advice.

Great staff dealing with excellent customer service.

I've been a long time CVC client. I like supporting local businesses and am very fond of Dr. Lawrence. He always makes me laugh. However , I am taken aback by the extraordinarily high prices for lends and frames. Over $500 for just lenes? No discounts for long time customers? I may be forced to buy my lenes and frames elsewhere in the future.

Flawless and efficient

I had never had Dr. Ara before and I'm so glad I switched!

They are the best! My eyes feel extremely well cared for. My vision is both broader and more pointedly focused as the result of the compassion and intelligence exhibited.

Jason was so patient helping me pick out frames, giving me estimates and walking me through the whole process. Peggy

Dr. Lawrence is an angel dressed in an eye doctor's clothing. He was very thorough in his diagnosis using all the latest technology - no eye drops. He seemed to be reading my mind as he answered most of my questions before I asked them. Then, for one last question he showed me a color photo of my eye to demonstrate his answer to my question. Dr. Lawrence obviously has an incredible depth of experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone.

Dr Lawrence is highly knowledgeable and very personable - I'd highly recommend him!

Dr. Lawrence was a real pleasure to meet and made the visit very positive. I hope the prescription and glasses work. Lower prices - especially a discount given ordering more than one pair - are in order but the service was great.

Great doctor who explains everything PLUS wonderful service for getting (good looking and fashionable) glasses :)

Everyone was very helpful during my trip to Calhoun Vision, from helping me figure out my insurance to helping me figure out which glasses to buy. Thanks!

The group is great, Dr Lawrence is a really fine Optometrist, and truly cares about his patients.

Great service. Doctor dispenses information necessary along with fun, interesting conversation.

I really enjoyed Dr. Lawrence. The person at the desk who requested information form me needs to have a warmer personality - she was cold.

As always, a great experience!


Great first visit with Dr. Ara. The staff was well organized and efficient, always friendly, too.

The staff are knowledgeable and the visit went quickly. Thank you

Always courteous and helpful!

Good eye doctor- knows his subject and provides helpful information. Other staff were helpful and friendly, too.

Dr GL is just peachy!

Didn't see who my appointment was with. Not sure if Dr. Ara is still there. Service was fine but I should have been notified.

Great appointment. Great doc. Great experience.

All good! Jason was very helpful.

Love the technology that takes pictures of the retina versus using the stinging eye drops. To me, it's worth the extra money paying for this modality.

Everyone was friendly and professional.

I appreciated the professionalism shown and thoroughness of the examination. Just last evening I spoke to a friend of how pleased I was with the service provided.

I didn't wait long. The staff was very friendly, and I always enjoy my time with Dr. Lawrence and learning things from him!

Good staff. The doctor really cares about me being able to see. Very thorough!!

Great exam, on time, efficient, New specs back delivered in one week. Staff very professional. Thank you!

Gave me excellent service but charged a lot

Dr Ara was efficient, informative, and kind. Carrie was honest and patient. All of the concierge staff was great! Thanks again!

Great staff, especially Jason, extremely knowledgeable about everything. Terrific selection of frames and just a overall great experience. I normally get an extreme headache after an eye appointment but honestly, I had came in with a mild headache and left with no headache! Coincidence? I think not, everyone was great! Can't wait to go back and pick up my frames. Worth the 60+ mile drive.

friendly, fast and professional.

Very nice job as usual.

Dr. Lawrence and his staff take great care of me. I look forward to the yearly eye exam.

Great service

I always appreciate the professionalism of everyone at Calhoun Vision.

Dr. Lawrence is cool.

Thank you Jason!! He is pur 'go to' stylist for our family and all our eyewear needs. I love your eye for fit and feel for the goals of self-expression in eyewear. He da bes!!!! Julie, David and Ava. PS:PLEASE offer CareCredit!!! They offer 6/12 month free financing. If you offered CC, we would buy MORE from you!!!

Fit me in for a special appt and We're very kind and helpful

A very pleasant experience as always

Thorough eye examination reflecting the utmost respect for the patient. Professional advice helpful in making an informed decision regarding eyewear.

Dr was very friendly and animated, but he was hard to understand. Talked too fast and went off on tangents a lot.

Thanks for the meeting

Dr. Lawrence is an incredible person. The staff here is great, but he is hilarious, intellectually stimulating, and one of the wittiest people to whom I've had the pleasure of talking.

I always enjoy my eye appointments. The staff is always so helpful, every thing is always explained. I never have any questions. My eye doctor always makes me feel at ease & the exam is very thorough.

Short wait time, smooth appointment. Dr. Lawrence explained everything including the photos he took and what he was looking for. No eye doctor has ever done that, and it was very valuable to me. All of my questions were answered.

Very friendly and helpful.

Very helpful and very professional staff!

Frustrated. I was told I'd receive two calls. One to confirm an insurance plan and the other information on cosmetic contacts. Neither were received so a week later I called. I was told an email was sent, now twice, and neither received (wasn't in SPAM). Wait ing for the insurance question to be confirmed.

Great doctor! Great glasses!

Calhoun Vision was awesome! I have never had eye problems up until now, so I didn't really know anything about it, but all of the staff helped me out and answered my questions. The doctor showed me the pictures of my eyes and what he was looking at. All around great experience!

Friendly and professional. Thanks to Jason for great customer service!

Very efficient, took time to work on my case. Highly recommend you guys always...

Always enjoy my visits at CVC

Great service

Love Dr. Lawrence. He really cares and like to give options!!

I love Calhoun Vision. I've been seeing Dr. Lawrence since I was in third grade and am now 35. The staff is wonderful and would recommend this place to anyone!

Great job by Dr. Ara and staff. Thanks!

You were very attentive to my concerns, and I really appreciate knowing that I am not going blind, and minor surgery will fix my problem. I am still waiting for a referral and a call from the surgeon, and I hope to hear something tomorrow. Thank you for putting my mind at ease.

been coming here for years. great place.

Great place, they take care of you.

Thanks for an excellent customer experience!


I always enjoy my conversations with Dr. Lawrence, whether it's about my eyes, politics, or family shenanigans. I'm happy with my service, though I have one suggestion based on my last visit. Please be sure to clarify any additional fees that might be related to suggested care. Case in point, the contract trial process. I didn't realize there was a fee when it was suggested. I would have done it anyway, I just mention it because I was surprised at the extra cost when I checked out. Thanks, and keep up the great work!

Knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff and the Dr was patient and kind!

Dr Lawrence is always on the cutting edge! I've been going to him for almost 25 years and trust my eyesight to him totally!

Front desk is always helpful and efficient. Dr. Lawrence is entertaining in his interactions AND sharp as a tack professionally. Always has the latest in technology and eye knowledge. I have recommended him ro others and they agree! Jan, a 20-year client

Very thorough exam. Friendly & professional. Thank u.

I really like the new optometrist, though I've already forgotten her name. But my appointment went well, she listened to me and clearly knew what she was doing.

I had an emergency unscheduled visit late on a Friday. The team got me in and was very understanding. Dr Granville phoned with a follow up call the next day (Saturday). Outstanding service from a qualified team! Thank you!

Great staff & service. Always a pleasure to visit Calhoun Vision.

Visit was fine. Follow up not so great. I was told to have pharmacy send request for drops to your office. I have not had any luck getting response from Dr. Hennen's on refill after surgery. Dr. Lawrence said he would authorize refill. contacted pharmacy and they sent request. Attempted to pickup script next day and still no authorization. Attempted pickup on refill was Saturday so nothing will be done till Monday. After two weeks of attempting to get refill I am out!


Thorough examination, helpful with ordering my new lenses. Not pushy sales person

Very friendly. Dr. Lawrence is the best!

Short wait time. Reviewed records of outside provider. Comprehensive exam. Easy to talk with in sharing concerns.

Dr. Lawrence is great but it was a pain as a mom traveling out of town with a small infant not to have received enough trial contacts until my 2nd appt. Wearing them 3-4 days was pretty uncomfortable in dusty CO. Might be good to work on a better formula (or OK giving out more?) for the future for the front office staff. Had to go back in twice to get more when 2nd Appt. was rescheduled on me - not convenient.

Good to go, could use a few more choices for frames.

Everyone is awesome! Feel very comfortable going in and asking questions

Good advice with prescription in deciding if I want to move o Into bi focals. I understand my vision better now.

Friendly. Prompt. Explained things. No pressure. It was great.


3234 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416