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Cristelle E. Boots, OD joined the Doctor of Optometry team at Minnesota Eye Consultants in 2021. Seeing patients out of our Blaine and Woodbury offices, Dr. Boots specializes in Primary Eye Care and Dry Eye.
Dr. Boots earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Winnipeg and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry. She has completed four externships: The Eye Centers of South Florida Dan and Hoffman, Miami, FL, the Illinois Eye Institute, Chicago, IL, Boyco Image Optometry, Vancouver, and William Chapel Jr. Veterans Outpatient Clinic, Daytona Beach, FL. Following graduation, Dr. Boots worked with ophthalmologists in Indiana, seeing a lot of complex ocular disease such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy and doing pre and post op surgical care.
Dr. Boots is an active member in the Optometry community and is currently a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and the National Optometric Association.
Dr. Boots is fluent in English and French, both spoken and written. She is a former volunteer soccer coach for the Special Olympics Manitoba (2014-2015), where she worked with children with special needs to coordinate practices, exercise drills, and games to ultimately encourage the athletes to participate and communicate using specialized communications devices. Dr. Boots is a former competitive gymnast as well, representing team Manitoba 2004-2008. She coached and mentored aspiring gymnastics following her career in gymnastics. When she is not working, Dr. Boots likes to spend time with her family and friends, try new restaurants, and travel whenever possible.
“I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with many exceptional doctors who have encouraged and supported my passion, providing me with an invaluable knowledge base and reinforcing my diagnostic, communication, leadership and patient-doctor relationship skills. My goals are to use these skills, combined with an outstanding educational foundation, in providing the highest quality of patient care in all areas of optometry.” – Dr. Cristelle E. Boots