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Bridget C. Axelson, OD


  • Comprehensive Eye Care
  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Coon Rapids
  • Blaine
  • White Bear Lake

Bridget C. Axelson, OD


Dr. Axelson is a Minnesota native. She attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She received her optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2001, graduating magna cum laude. During her time at ICO, she was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa and Tomb and Key honor societies. She is committed to providing high quality eye care to patients of all ages. She cares most about getting to know her patients and educating them on disease prevention through a healthy lifestyle.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Top Doctor, Minnesota Monthly 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota Optometric Association
  • America Optometric Association
  • American Board of Optometry Board Certified


Dr. Axelson and her husband, Davi, raise their two teenage children in St. Paul. They enjoy traveling and winter sports including hockey and Nordic skiing, they have hosted exchange students from around the world. When she isn’t working, she spends time volunteering at her children’s school and in the community at large. Dr. Axelson volunteers for the U of M Mobile Health Initiative and Special Olympics Minnesota Opening Eyes. She is the Past President of the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) and is involved with legislative and volunteer activities promoting access to eye care in her local community.

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