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Jeffrey J. Stephens, MD


  • Refractive / Clear Lens Exchange
  • Cataract & Advanced Cataract Surgery
  • Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)
  • Comprehensive Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Glaucoma Management
  • LASIK & PRK Consultations
  • Burnsville
  • Chaska
  • Edina
  • Edina LASIK Center
  • Shakopee

Jeffrey J. Stephens, MD


Dr. Stephens specializes in cataract and refractive surgery.  He enjoys offering all the newest technologies to give each patient their best possible vision customized to their individual needs.  He also specializes in glaucoma management, diabetic eye care, medical macular degeneration and all other comprehensive eye issues.  A former adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota Medical School where he instructed doctors in training on the newest surgical techniques and procedures, Dr. Stephens continues to serve the University of Minnesota as a mentor to many medical students interested in ophthalmology. He has also researched many topics in ophthalmology and has presented his findings locally and nationally.

Born in Edina, Dr. Stephens grew up in Minnesota and North Dakota, where he was an academic and athletic all-star at Fargo South High School. He attended Baylor University on a baseball scholarship, playing on several nationally ranked Bear teams then in the tough Southwest Conference.

A former board member of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation serving local and international ophthalmologists in mission work, Dr. Stephens has also established and participated in many free eye care clinics and homeless shelters and areas of need throughout Minnesota.


  • Undergraduate: Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  • Medical Degree: University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Academic Scholarship
  • Internship: Transitional Meritcare Hospital, Fargo, North Dakota
  • Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chief Resident

Awards and Recognitions

  • Received Academic Scholarship for performance, University of North Dakota Medical School
  • Voted Chief Resident, University of Minnesota
  • Top cataract surgeon, Sight Path Medical
  • Top Doctor, Minnesota Monthly (multiple years including 2023)
  • Top Doctor, Castle Connolly 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Voted top 7 % of all US Physicians (2022)
  • Served as President for former Edina Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Current President of Twin Cities Eye Consultants

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Minnesota Medical Society
  • Former Board Member, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation
  • EyeCare America Member
  • President of Edina Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • President of Twin Cities Eye Consultants
  • Sight and Hearing Association
  • Vice President of local church, along with multiple other organizations.

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