We would like to welcome Michael D. Scheidt, OD to Minnesota Eye Consultants as our 2017-2018 Optometric Fellow!
Originally from Isanti, MN, Dr. Scheidt received his undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, graduating Cum Laude. He majored in Biology and Environmental Studies. While at Concordia, he received an award for Best Student Presenter Runner-Up from the National Council of Undergraduate Research.
He went on to obtain a Master of Public Health degree in Environmental Health with an emphasis in Global Environmental Health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, graduating Cum Laude. While working on his Master’s degree, he traveled to Ghana, Africa where he worked with Unite for Sight, an organization which performs cataract surgeries for those in need.
Dr. Scheidt received his Doctorate of Optometry degree at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. While at Pacific University, Dr. Scheidt was Vice President of the Sports Vision Club where he performed vision screenings for undergraduate athletes. He also helped design a motion perception application which aimed to help athletes develop better spatial awareness and patients suffering from visual field defects.
Dr. Scheidt completed externships at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Health Administration in Walla Walla, WA, where he focused on posterior segment diseases, and the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA, where he focused on contact lens and emergency anterior segment issues. He most recently completed externships at St. Croix Vision Center in St. Croix, MN and White Earth Indian Health Service in Ogema, MN, where he focused on contact lens and primary care optometry.
Dr. Scheidt is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry. Along with providing primary eye care, he has special interests in Ocular Disease, specialty contact lenses and surgical co-management. He sees patients out of our Bloomington and Minneapolis locations.
In his free time, Dr. Scheidt enjoys outdoor activities, especially downhill skiing. He also loves to read, create problems for himself as a home DIY-er, and is attempting to brew beer. He lives in Anoka, MN with his wife, Madeline, and his little dog, Mick.