Dr. Brooke Messer, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Dr. Messer received her doctor of optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry, and subsequently went on to specialize in Cornea and Specialty Contact Lenses by completing a one year residency.
She is highly trained in fitting specialty contact lenses for keratoconus, post surgical corneas, and other corneal diseases, as well as multifocal contact lenses, orthokeratology contact lenses for myopia control and pediatric contact lenses.
Dr. Messer has authored articles for publications such as Contact Lens Spectrum and Review of Optometry, and enjoys teaching other doctors complex contact lens fitting techniques in classroom and clinical settings.
Dr. Messer is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Scleral Lens Education Society, and is a member the Contact Lens Society of America.
Outside the office, Dr. Messer loves to golf, hike and visit family back in her hometown of Dickinson, North Dakota.
Dr. Zachary Holland, OD
Dr. Holland was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his undergraduate studies at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.
Dr. Holland received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. During his time there he was trained by experts in the fields of specialty contact lenses ocular disease, low vision, pediatric examinations, and vision therapy. He had the pleasure of completing his Specialty Contact Lens training at Cornea and Contact Lens Institute of Minnesota, under our very own Dr. Brooke Messer, a leading expert in the field, and also completed Ocular Disease training at Pine Cone Vision Center in Sartell Minnesota. The rest of his training was completed at Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Michigan and at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago where he saw a wide range of specialties. He is proud to have received a “Clinical Honors” designation every session while seeing patients at these clinics.
Dr. Holland spends his free time doing outdoor activities and working out. He completed his first half marathon in the fall of 2013 and hopes to continue training youth wrestlers in his spare time. He is proud to say he started on the wrestling team all four years of his collegiate career and was a three time captain with the Vikings. He is a big Iowa Hawkeye fan and follows collegiate football, basketball and wrestling.