Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Dr. Hadden grew up in the Midwest and received his undergraduate education at Wayne State College in Wayne Nebraska. He then attended Indiana University and received his Doctorate in Optometry from IU in 1989. He had internships at the VA Hospital Huntington, West Virginia and at the Naval Medical Clinic in Quantico, Virginia.
After graduating from IU in 1989, Dr Hadden moved to the Minneapolis area and began practicing. Within two years he was named Director of Professional Services for a franchise optical group. In 1994, Dr Hadden joined Wal-Mart Vision Center. Since that time, Dr. Hadden has been active in Wal-Mart’s strategic planning in the optical division and has named District Doctor of the Year several times. In 2009, Dr. Hadden was named Regional Doctor of the Year for the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Dr. Hadden enjoys seeing patients in all age groups and has a special interest in pediatrics and geriatrics. He diagnoses and treats a wide spectrum of eye diseases and closely works with medical groups managing more advanced diseases. He enjoys fitting contact lenses. Including those difficult to fit patients- some of his happiest patients are those who were told they could not wear contact lenses.
After completing a Biochemistry degree at University of St. Thomas, Dr. Jessica Loehr attended Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. She graduated in 2008 as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. Dr. Loehr has practiced in the Twin Cities area since graduation and joined Hadden Eye Care Associates in 2011. She provides vision exams for spectacles and contact lenses, therapeutic eye care, and management of various ocular conditions including dry eye, diabetes, cataracts, and glaucoma. She enjoys working with children and special needs adults.
Dr. Loehr enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and son.
Dr. Graham Keith is a native of southern Indiana and moved to Minnesota in 2013. He attended the Indiana University – School of Optometry. Dr. Keith takes pride in using some of the newest technology to help you understand more about keeping your eyes healthy. He is ready to perform additional testing for dry eyes, eye allergies, diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. He’s looking forward to seeing you and your entire family for your eyecare needs!
Dr Whitman earned her Doctorate in Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry, in Chicago. She received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and Communications from Oakland University in Michigan– where she was born and raised.
Dr Whitman believes in the importance of patient education and patient involvement in overall health management. She is efficient yet thorough, and will make sure the patient understands their condition as well as any possible treatment.
Community Service is very important to Dr Whitman. She likes to be very involved in local charities and organizations. Her dedication to the community and its members is apparent during her patient interactions.
Dr. Tedesco is originally from North Dakota. She graduated from University of North Dakota with her B.S. in Psychology. She then obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry in 2007.
Dr. Tedesco has worked in various settings including private practice, binocular vision, and lasik center setting. She has experience working in primary care, pediatrics, ocular disease, surgical co-management, and specialty contact lenses. She lives in St. Louis Park with her husband, son, and 2 dogs.