Calhoun Vision Center

4.9 / 5Overall Rating

845 reviews

3234 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416

(612) 926-2878

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Great Customer service and the service was fast.

Always a delight to visit!

The staff is very helpful and clear in explaining benefits, next steps, etc... The doctor is chatty, but personal and funny.

Great service! The eye exam was quick and efficient.

It is a very good clinic. Only complaint is the music playing in the front is always annoying and not the style that conveys that Calhoun Vision is a stylish and sophisticated business

Friendly staff, great optometrist!

So great as always!

I don't care for these surveys. Please don't send any more. Dr, Lawrence always does a great job. You were kind enough to fit me in and I was seen promptly.

Great doctor and staff. My eyes are always difficult and always changing, they go above and beyond to make my contacts and glasses perfect. I love the fact that they take my lifestyle into consideration when helping me out.

I always like the complete and detailed information I get from Dr. Lawrence.

I love this place ... the doctor is personable, high-quality exams and wonderful frames available.

Greeted well and checked in for appt. in timely manner. Dr. Granville is thorough in exam and in his explanation as to my sight limitations.

Doctor was smart and nice. Attendants were nice helpful and attentive

Have loved Calhoun Vision for years!! Recently had cataract surgery and I felt very supported thru the entire process!!

There was a small mistake with the pricing but other than that it was good.

Great thorough exam, friendly doctor and staff, good selection and nice to get samples of contact lenses etc.

Very kind and professional


Always great service!

Great service

Explained to me what was going on.

I have been going to Calhoun Vision for about 20 years! I enjoy the experience as everyone is professional and friendly. I will be a life long patient of Calhoun Vision! Love my doctors sense of humor!! Why not have some fun with an eye exam?!

Alwaya a pleasant and informative appointment.

Had a wonderful first experience at Calhoun Vision! Dr. Lawrence was charismatic and made me feel very comfortable during my eye exam. He is highly knowledgeable in his field, and made me feel like my eyes were in great hands. Thanks Calhoun Vision!

Calhoun Vision is a well-run business with a friendly staff that go out of their way to serve. I have trusted my eye sight to Dr. Lawrence and his team for more than 25 years.

You take very good care of your customer’s wouldn’t go any place else

Always great service!

Great exam

Friendly competent staff and Dr. Lawrence is very creative with my vision problems

It was great as always!

Great Doctor great staff great experience!!

Friendly staff, nice selection of glasses.

So much fun.

I feel very comfortable at Calhoun Vision. Everyone is knowledgeable and friendly.

Very thorough with old eyes.

Very good experience. Pleasant personnel. Highly recommended.

Friendly staff.

Great service!! Very professional and friendly!

Great service

Everything went well. Friendly staff and Dr. Lawrence was great as usual. A little late getting in, but not a big deal.

Friendly service



Great experience!

Everything was quick and straight forward

I enjoy Dr Lawrence

I appreciated your excellent, practiced and focused examination techniques and pleasant front office people (like Betsy and Carrie)!

Great doctor and compassionate assistance with first time contact user.

As always, Dr. Lawrence spends quality time for the exam and his explanations are easy to understand. The staff are all very friendly, courteous, respectful and professional. Scheduled appointments mean no waiting time, so they are well organized and efficient. Best Eye Doctor in the Twin Cities hands down!

Dr. Lawrence has been my eye doctor since I was a young child and he continues to be excellent. I don’t trust anyone else.

Love Calhoun Vision!! I have been coming here for many years and am so grateful for the good care I have always received!


Always fantastic - great tools, evaluation, recommendations and conversation! Cheers!

I always get fantastic service from Dr. Lawrence and his entire staff. Everyone is competent in their role, professional, friendly, and very accommodating to special needs. I highly recommend Calhoun Vision to everyone.

Great service from both doctors and staff.

Dr. Lawrence and staff are the best! *

Excellent, thanks!

I'm always very pleased and satisfied with my care at that I get through you ! Thank you

Everyone was friendly and helpful. I just would liked to have more urgency when I stated I was having an immediate issue with my vision that was affecting me painfully.

The service from all three of the people in the store was exceptional. Thank you!!!

On time. Thorough exam; good debrief afterwards. Easy to order new frames, lenses etc. Great service.

I went someplace else nearer home. Mistake. I will drive across town every time to get the best care. Calhoun Vision is friendly, efficient and accurate.

Nice facility and intelligent staff. Wasn’t an overly friendly environment but other than that, very nice place.

Friendly and very helpful. Always a joy


Everyone was so nice and helpful.

As always, on time and friendly service.

I always enjoy my visits, and feel so grateful that Dr. Lawrence is so thorough. I trust my eye health to you all completely.

Office staff checked me in fast. Dr. Lawrence gave me great info on what strength of readers to use with specific activities.

Friendly staff and Dr. Ara was patient and answered all my questions. Highly recommend this office!



Staff is very professional and friendly. They provide a very thorough eye examination with immediate feedback on results.

Your Facebook account needs work. No mention of Saturday's Trunk Show. I think people would want to know. I gave you a great review today on Facebook. The doc and the glasses experts did GREAT by me Thursday and I was very pleased. And I told Facebook. Maybe it's time to spend a couple of minutes there, talking up your excellent store?


It was good experience, the doctor had done a detailed exam with cool presence. Appreciated

Friendly professional service

First class service!

I really loved how much feedback and info the dr gave me and how comfortable I felt through the whole process.

The appointment was uneventful. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

Really pleasant experience

organized, courteous, no-pressure sales, knowledgeable

Exceptional service!

Very in depth exam.

I had what could have been a troubling situation and was very relieved to be seen quickly.

Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful

Dr. Ara Gerard is wonderful, very kind and not rushed. She is extremely knowledgeable and does a great job explaining things to her patients.

it's always a pleasure to visit Calhoun Vision. Of course Dr.Lawrence is the main attraction for me. The staff is always pleasant and efficient. I've been going here for years and will continue to do so.

Very welcoming. Short waiting time and Dr. Lawrence is super

Great service. professional, efficient and helpful

Always appreciate the great customer service and some laughter while I am at an appointment. Thank you

Very personal, fast, and easy experience.

Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. My appointment went great.

Good service.

Rock Solid!

well done

I was well cared for, had everything explained clearly to me by Dr. Lawrence, and generally felt, as always, in good hands with the staff.


very gentle with my 4 year old son

Always receive excellent exams, help with glasses, and encouraging conversation. Thank you.

Very personable front desk staff and physician. Knowledgeable staff. Helpful in assisting me choose new frames. All in all, great experience!

Always good to see Dr. Lawrence His front desk help was great also! Very enjoyable experience!

Very Happy..awesome doc

It went really well; no complaints and will be a repeat customer.

It is always a great experience to see Dr Lawrence and all the support staff. They are friendly and efficient.

Wonderful staff and Doctor

As always a very pleasant visit and thorough examination

Great experience as always.

Fast, competent and great customer service!

Doctor diagnosed my issue, gave me a thorough exam and I was very pleased with all the staff. I would recommend highly to anyone.

Well prepared for the visit, very professional and very courteous. Handled all questions well.



Dr Lawrence has always cared about the comfort and health of my eyes. I appreciate his diligence & professionalism throughout the years.


Excellent service! I definitely recommend!

Great service

Always a great experience

Service for contacts was way beyond my expectations to find the perfect fit.

thorough eye exam--everything I needed and nothing I didn't.

Everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable. The Doctor was very thorough with the exam and her expertise was evident in her technique and recommendations for my prescription. I have come to Calhoun Cousin for over 10 years and recently tried a new establishment closer to home. I won't do that again. The level of professionalism and kindness can not be matched!

Very knowledgeable- friendly staff

always great customer service, i've called in on 2 occasions over the years for urgent care need (once for me and once for my daughter) and they got us in on the same day and took great care of us. Thank you!

I trust Dr. Lawrence and I trust the whole clinic. The overall vibe is very good. I feel that people genuinely care and are not there just to sell something. I had a somewhat bad experience with an eye doctor just before my appointment but left Calhoun Vision feeling restored! Thanks


Everything was great!

I was very happy with the service As I always have been in the past.

I feel like Dr. Granville listens to my concerns and is excellent at explaining things. I did feel like I was getting an odd amount of questioning when I called to make the appointment, to the point where after I had explained my vision problem the person asked, "Why do you think that would be?" That's why I wanted an appointment; to find out!

Very very professional! I feel my eyecare is being handled so well!

Great staff -- very efficient and friendly. I felt like I was well taken care of!

Ladies at the front desk were sweet & congenial. Doctor Lawrence (sp?) was very informative & funny at the same time.

Very helpful in offering solutions to a problem with my contacts.

Calhoun Vision has provide me with the best vision care possible.

Always thorough, pleasant and easy!

Professional and pleasant.

The staff was helpful and very nice. I felt that they were interested in me.

Friendly doctor and staff. Quick service, not long of a wait.

Great service!

Routine exam

Always a great experience at Calhoun Vision! Love my new contact prescription!

Great customer service and timeliness!

Everybody was so friendly and helpful

Very friendly and helpful

Great service and a thorough exam

Dr. Lawrence is always accomadating and does a great exam. Have been coming for years

Dr. Lawrence has been my eye doctor since 1984. He's always so patient, and has me come back until my contacts are right. That isn't the case at other clinics. I dread the day he retires.

Friendly and efficient

I had an incredibly thorough eye exam. I am highly impressed and thankful to have found Calhoun Vision!

Everyone is so friendly and helpful.

Very pleasant and on time.

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!

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

Great office staff. Friendly visit.

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!!!

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

very nice people...great doctor!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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!

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.

Great job by Dr. Ara and staff. Thanks!

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
Today: 9:00am - 5:30pm