Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Dr. Ackermann takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Dr. Ackermann

Dr. Michael Ackermann received his undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 1994. He went on to earn his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 1998. He also completed his internship at the Olypia Fields Medical Center in Olypia Fields, IL.

Before coming to Lake City, Dr. Ackermann practiced for 7 years in Menomonie, WI. He opened Ackermann Total Eye Care in 2006.

While routine eye care is the focus at Ackermann Total Eye Care, Dr. Ackermann specializes in treating eye emergencies, such as foreign bodies in the eye, red/painful eyes, and patients with sudden vision loss. He also uses advanced technology to diagnose and treat patients with glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

Dr. Ackermann has been nationally recognized for his program to offer a free eye exam to children before they enter kindergarten.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Optometric Association
  • Minnesota Optometric Association

  • Southeast Minnesota Optometric Society