Dr. Melanie Thares

Dr. Melanie Thares


Associate Optometrist

Adjunct Professor of Optometry

Dr. Melanie Thares is a native of Sauk Rapids and graduated from Saint Cloud Tech High School. She then went on to attended College of St. Benedict & Saint John’s University in Saint Joseph, Minnesota where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. After graduation Dr. Thares moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to pursue her optometry doctorate at Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

You may recognize Dr. Thares. Prior to optometry school, she worked at Pinecone Vision Center for 3 years as an Optometric Technician. She is very eager to return to our office and see many familiar faces again! Dr. Thares is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Minnesota Optometric Association.

During her free time, Dr. Thares enjoys reading, hiking, and being on the lake. Traveling is a passion of hers and it is a goal of hers to one day visit all 7 continents of the world. She only has 3 to go!

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2180 Troop Drive,

Sartell, MN 56377


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Tuesday: 9am- 5pm

Wednesday: 9am - 7pm

Thursday: 9am - 7pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: By Appointment

Sunday: Closed


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3274 Nottingham Rd,

St Cloud, MN 56301


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Tuesday: 9am- 5pm

Wednesday: 9am - 5pm

Thursday: 9am - 5pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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