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Emmalee A. Toldo, O.D., M.Ed. V.F.L.

About

Originally from Chisholm, MN, Dr. Toldo graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. She minored in both biology and deaf studies.

Dr. Toldo received her Doctorate of Optometry degree at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. She also received her Master of Education in Visual Function in Learning from Pacific University College of Education. Her thesis research examined the interprofessional communications between ophthalmologists, optometrists, and teachers of the visually impaired.

While at Pacific University, Dr. Toldo was involved in numerous committees and associations, including the Faculty Development Committee, the Nero Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the Pacific Practice Management Group. Dr. Toldo was a Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society member and was awarded the Edwards Endowed Scholarship and the Walman Optical Scholarship. Dr. Toldo also participated in several volunteer initiatives, including Special Olympics – Lions Club International Opening Eyes and mission trips to both Cambodia and Peru.

Dr. Toldo completed externships at St. Croix Vision Center in Stillwater, Albert Lea Eye Clinic – Mayo Health Clinic, Eye Care Group of Southern Oregon in Grants Pass, OR and Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, WA. She focused on ocular disease and primary eye care, among other specialties, throughout her externships.

In July of 2019, Dr. Toldo completed her year-long fellowship with Minnesota Eye Consultants as our Optometric Fellow. In August 2019, she officially joined the Minnesota Eye Consultants optometry team. She currently sees patients out of our Blaine, Minnetonka and Minneapolis locations and specializes in primary eye care. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, Zumba and exploring the ever-growing brewery scene. She also enjoys traveling and exploring across the country (and Canada!) to visit friends.