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5465 Mountain Iron Drive #700

Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-3000

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Welcome to Advanced Optical
Your Optometrist in Virginia, MN.

Call us at 218-741-3000 today.

Welcome to Advanced Optical in Virginia. Dr. Jeff Melicher and the Advanced Optical team strive to provide the finest in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services, and invite you to join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Virginia office.

Advanced Optical is a full service eye and vision care provider and will take both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Virginia area come to Advanced Optical because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Melicher and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Advanced Optical, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patient's questions. Additionally, at Advanced Optical, we will work with your vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Melicher and the Advanced Optical staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Virginia area. Our Virginia optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Virginia office at 218-741-3000.

At Advanced Optical, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment. Call us at 218-741-3000 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. Jeff Melicher Virginia Optometrist/Owner
Advanced Optical I 218-741-3000
5465 Mountain Iron Drive #700 Virginia, MN 55792

Meet The Optometrist

  • Dr. Melicher is an Optometrist in Virginia providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities.

    Dr Jeff is a native of North Dakota and completed Undergraduate Work at the University of North Dakota - Grand Forks and attained his Doctorate Degree at Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove Oregon in 1992. Dr. Melcher and his wife Brenda moved to Virginia/Eveleth in 1993 serving the local area with quality eye care services for over 20 years. Dr. Melicher relocated his eye care services January of 2012 to the Plaza 53 Mall as owner of Advanced Optical Eye Care Center.

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  • "Highly recommend.....Dr. Melicher spends the time to examine thoughly and answers all your questions. He doesn't make you feel rushed....."
    Sharon Chopp Vaida - / Virginia, MN

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6:00pm

Tuesday:

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6:00pm

Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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