Dr. Joseph Allen


"I believe in helping people empower themselves with education and information. I try to help patients understand their conditions, test results and treatment options. I strive to deliver the highest level of care, utilizing evidence based medicine and modern technology."
Dr. Joseph Allen OD

Associate Optometrist

Advanced Residency Training in Ocular Disease

Fellow Candidate, American Academy of Optometry

Adjunct Professor of Optometry

Member of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association


Dr. Allen was born and raised in St. Cloud, MN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science from Saint John’s University, and then studied at the Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, TX, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2015. While studying for his doctorate, he worked as a graduate research assistant, helping develop assessments for advanced glaucoma with new technologies, and tutoring fellow students. He also enjoyed serving the community through local outreach with Student Volunteers in Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH). As part of his clinical training, he completed an internship with the VA medical center in Austin, TX, and another with a large medical clinic in San Antonio, TX.

Upon graduating, Dr. Allen returned home to serve his fellow Minnesotans and completed his Residency in primary care, low vision, and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation through the Minneapolis VA. He enjoys all aspects of primary eye care and serving patients of all ages.

These days, he lives in Minnetonka with his wonderful wife Stephanie, a mental health practitioner from St. Cloud, MN. When they are not off sightseeing around the world, you’ll find them going to dancing classes or cheering on the Wild.

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