Complete Family Eyecare was founded in 2010 with a vision of providing unique eye care services to Burnsville, Lakeville, Savage, Prior Lake, Eagan, Apple Valley and South Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro area.
Optometrist Dr. Steve Reinders served at Park Nicollet Clinic for 17 years before opening his own eye clinic (Complete Family Eyecare) with the goal of providing a more personal, patient focused experience in eye care. Together with his wife Jennifer, they built CFE from an empty shell into a state of the art eye clinic.
While utilizing the most current technologies to address all of your eye care needs, Dr. Steve and his entertaining staff still strive to make your experience an enjoyable and educational event – instead of just another dull medical visit.
Meet the Team
Optometrist and Owner
I grew up on a farm in Southwestern MN and graduated from Windom High School. After picking rocks, walking beans and feeding cattle for 18 years, I attended the University of MN for undergraduate studies and after several grueling years of school received a Doctorate in Optometry from Pacific University in 1993. I then served the Southern suburbs while on staff at Park Nicollet Clinic in Burnsville for 17 years before opening Complete Family Eyecare in 2010 with my wife Jennifer.
I have been married to Jennifer since 2003 and we have two daughters, Abigail and Isabelle (a.k.a. “Nitro and Glycerin”). When not chasing the maniac children, I like to frequent Lake Vermillion for golfing, water sports and searching for the impossible Muskie. I also serve on the Congregational Council for Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake. During the Flood of 2014, it was my privilege to be the founder and administrator of the Prior Lake Flood 2014 Facebook page which assisted the lake shore community during those difficult days.
Manager and Owner
Jennifer was born in Virginia MN and graduated from Apple Valley (Valley Girl) High School. Jennifer is a graduate of Methodist School of Radiology and continues her radiology career part time at Methodist Hospital in addition to managing Complete Family Eyecare (as well as raising two children – three if you include Dr. Steve).
Jennifer has been the driving force behind Complete Family Eyecare since its inception. When in the clinic (she claims 3 days per week?), she can usually be found in her back office dungeon doing battle with insurance companies. If not in her office or at Methodist, she can be found hauling Nitro and Glycerine to endless activities and taking care of the Reinders household. In her 15 minutes of free time per week, Jennifer enjoys gardening and real life TV.
ABO Certified Optician
Chantel serves in the critical role of “Director of First Impressions.” She commands the front desk and is the face behind the friendly voice on our scheduling line. Chantel is originally from Eagle Lake, Minnesota. We were very fortunate to rescue Chantel from the corporate optical world and bring her on staff in 2012. Besides taking excellent care of patients and countless office tasks, Chantel also assists Jennifer with the insurance battle. All this while putting up with Dr Steve’s foolishness on a daily basis.
In her spare time Chantel enjoys fishing and the outdoors. Her and her husband Gilbert have a lake property where most of their weekends are spent .
Kelsy is our social media and marketing guru. She is the face behind the creativity on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Complete Family Eyecare pages. Kelsy is originally from Mound, MN. She resides in Mayer, MN with her husband, Tom and 2 little rugrats Hudson (8) and Jaxon (4) that keep her on her toes. Needless to say, this job is actually a nice escape for her from the grind of raising 2 very active little boys… Kelsy has to keep Dr. Steve in check with his outlandish marketing ideas that he throws her way… Haha. In Kelsy’s spare time you can find her on Lake Waconia boating, making jewelry in her craft room or (like Jennifer) watching reality tv shows.
Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband and two little girls exploring new parks, going on bike rides, and just being together. During her free time she enjoys photography, hanging out with friends, working out and playing softball once a week. Oh and drinking coffee all day just to stay awake and wine at night to help her sleep! Haha.”
You can’t have a family owned and operated clinic without the mother-in-law being involved. Jennifer’s mother Kathy is originally from Babbit, MN and has two daughters and four grandchildren – all girls. Kathy has been in nursing for over 30 years working in the world of Ears, Nose and Throat – ironically very close to the eyes. Kathy reluctantly assists Jennifer with the insurance battle (take 3 people) when not in clinic.
Kathy and her husband of 35 years spend their spare time at their cabin on Lake Vermillion. They are also instrumental in helping Jennifer and Dr. Steve contain Nitro and Glycerin.
Thanks for taking the time for reading our Biographies. Hope you enjoyed the humor – it will only be better when you visit our clinic.
We believe that video is a great medium in which to communicate to our patients and potential patients. You get to know who we are in a way more powerful than words or pictures alone. On our YouTube channel, you’ll find dozens of videos that aim to educate and help you get to know us a little better,
Contrary to popular belief, we are not professional video presenters, and we’re not planning on quitting our day jobs anytime soon.
During our last video shoot, our awesome video guy put together some of the outtakes. We hope you enjoy this as much as everyone else!
Saturday: medical emergency only
Complete Family Eyecare
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13971 W Preserve Blvd
Burnsville, MN 55337