At Midwest Eye, We Are Fortunate To Be Able To Change Our Patient’s Life For The Better Everyday.

In 2010 the Midwest Eye Laboratories Woodbury, LLC and Midwest Eye Laboratories Sioux Falls, LLC were created to better serve our patients needs in these locations. Tim, along with his team, has been dedicating 100% of their time to these locations. This has allowed for the continued superb quality that we have become known for, and for the continued research and development to keep us on the cutting edge of our field. We pledge to give all our patients the best service in a caring and comfortable atmosphere.

To personalize each patient experience with the compassion and understanding necessary to ensure the highest quality artistry and technology goes into every eye prosthesis we develop and fabricate. Your satisfaction is our highest priority and is guaranteed.

Our Story

Meet The Team

Timothy J. Barrett BCO BADO
Tim Barrett is a Board Certified Ocularist (BCO) by the National Examining Board of Ocularists and a Board Approved Diplomat Ocularist (BADO) by the American Society of Ocularists. With over 25 years experience in the field of Ocularistry, Tim has the knowledge and tools for fitting all types of eye prosthetics and scleral cover shells.

One of Tim’s specialties is the fitting of pediatric conformers for the treatment of congenital microphthalmia and anophthalmia. He will take the time necessary to explain the process and provide our services in a caring and relaxed environment.

Tim currently works out of our Twin Cities, Sioux Falls, and Fargo locations. In his spare time Tim enjoys canoeing, weight training and fishing with his wife Julie.
Bradley J. Rekstad

Brad is our latest addition to our Ocularist team at Midwest Eye Laboratories. He started his tutelage under Board Certified Ocularist Tim Barrett in 2013 and was accepted in the spring of 2018 into the College of Ocularistry (COO) directed by the American Society of Ocularists.

Brad, also, served in the United States Marine Corps and thoroughly enjoys working with, and has a special interest in helping our patients from the multiple VA (Veterans Administration) hospitals in our area.

Brad currently works out of the Twin Cities (Woodbury, MN); Sioux Falls, SD; and Fargo, ND locations. In his free time, Brad enjoys collecting vinyl records, cycling, and photography with his fiancé, Dawn and their Labradoodle, Henry.

Julie Barrett
Ocularist Intern
Julie is originally from the Rochester, MN area and graduated with a BA of Finance from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. With over 15 years of experience working in the health insurance industry, she has gained the knowledge and understanding on how to best coordinate insurance coverage for our patients.

In 2022 Julie was accepted into the the American Society of Ocularists( ASO) College of Ocularistry training program. During her five year apprenticeship she will gain the knowledge and skills to provide compassionate care to our patients. Julie especially loves working with children and thoroughly enjoys assisting with our pediatric patients during the fitting process.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, working out, and enjoying time at the lake with her husband Tim.
Jess F.
Office Manager/Insurance Coordinator
Jess is our office manager/insurance coordinator at Midwest Eye Laboratories. After attending the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire and graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, she then attended the Mayo Clinic Cytotechnology program in Rochester MN. She became a board certified cytotechnologist and worked in that field for almost 18 years. Jess enjoys spending time with her husband, Jim, and three children, Avery, Quincy and Isla. She is also an avid quilter that enjoys sharing her completed quilts with friends and family.
Melissa W.
Medical Administration/Insurance Specialist
Melissa is the medical administration/insurance specialist at Midwest Eye Laboratories. She attended Chippewa Valley Technical College and earned an Associate degree in Health Information Technology and is a Registered Health Information Technician. She has been working in the health industry for over 20 years. Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, William, and her two children, Cole and Kaci. In her spare time she also enjoys reading, and watching movies.

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