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Pine Eye Associates provides Twin Cities northern suburb residents the highest level of optometric care available. 

Dr. Rafe Garofalo and Dr. Kristi Iverson have been treating and managing eye conditions and eye diseases for over 25 years.

We are grateful for our patients' trust in us. 

Dr. Rafe Garofalo, O.D.

Dr. Garofalo completed his undergraduate work in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  He attended the University of Alberta where he concentrated his studies on microbiology and immunology.  He worked for four years in a research facility where he fulfilled his interest in medical research by studying microcellular processes.  Dr. Garofalo was granted first class standing by the faculty of science in 1992.  He went on to complete his eye doctorate degree at Pacific University in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated with distinction.  Dr. Garofalo has published papers, as well as lectured to other doctors on cataract and glaucoma surgery. 



Dr. Kristi Iverson, O.D. 

Dr. Iverson grew up in Minot, North Dakota where she attended Minot State University and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in mathematics.  She also attended Pacific University in Portland, Oregon, where she, too, achieved her doctorate degree with distinction.  Dr. Iverson was acknowledged by Pacific University for her merit and accomplishment while a student at the university.  Dr. Iverson received the Humanitarian Service Award for her four years of work withunderprivileged and underserved patients.  She continues to provide clinical management and expertise in dry eye patients.