Dr. Elaine Happ has been practicing optometry since 1990. She received her bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota and her doctorate from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. She was awarded the “Excellence in Contact Lens Fitting” scholarship at graduation.
Dr. Happ started her own practice in 1997 with three staff members. Uptown Eye Care has moved to a larger location and now has 18 staff members as well as two more optometrists and a part-time ophthalmologist. During this time Dr. Happ has been on four mission trips, three to Guatamala and one to Mexico. On these trips she has been able to help the Guatemalans with eye care and treated dry eyes when in Mexico.
Dr. Happ has been featured in several of the trade magazines for her innovative office design and the state of the art equipment she has in her office. She has been a board member of the Minnesota Optometric Association, TLC Laser Center and the Monticello Chamber of Commerce. She is a regular speaker for the Minnesota Optometric Association meetings.
She is currently living with her husband in Maple Grove and enjoys spending part of the winter in Mexico.