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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Spring Valley Eye Clinic the leading provider of vision care products and services in Spring Valley.


andersonDr. Jeffrey L. Anderson

Bachelor of Science Degree, South Dakota State University, May 1991 Doctor of Optometry Degree, Indiana University, May 1995.

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson received his Doctor of Optometry Degree from Indiana University in 1995 and his Bachelor of Science Degree from South Dakota State University in 1991. Dr. Anderson practiced in Watertown, South Dakota before joining Family Eye Care Center in 1998 and Lifetime Eye Care in 2004 . Dr. Anderson is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease. He has served as president of Southeast Minnesota Optometric Society, is a member of both the American Optometry Association and Minnesota Optometric Association. Children’s vision is very important to him as he is a member of the American Foundation for Vision Awareness (AFVA) which stresses how important yearly eye exams are to children. Lifetime Eye Care is affiliated with TLC/Laser Vision Center of Edina and our office provides free refractive surgery consultations. Dr. Anderson had three months refraction surgery training and is certified and trained for pre and post operative care. Corneal Refractive Therapy certification was presented to Dr. Anderson in 2003.

His interests include spending time with his family, running, racquetball, golf and watching the Minnesota sports teams. Go Twins!

Lifetime Eye Care is truly family orientated as his wife Teresa is in charge of accounting and marketing. They are blessed to have three children, Aleesha, Grace, and Noah.

Dr. Courtney Sivertson

Dr. Courtney Sivertson grew up in a rural community near Moorhead, MN and received his bachelors degree from North Dakota State University where he graduated summa cum laude. He then received his optometric education at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago where he received the honor of being named the valedictorian of his graduating class. During his time there he interned at several clinics in the Chicago area including the Illinois Eye Institute. Dr. Sivertson is trained and licensed in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease as well as vision disorders. He has practiced most recently in Salt Lake City, Utah, but is happy to return to his home state of Minnesota. Dr. Sivertson enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Andrea, and their two boys Spencer and Andrew and their daughters Amalia and Olivia.

IMG_5388_ppDr. Caitlin Heggestad

Dr. Caitlin Heggestad grew up in Cambridge, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota Duluth where she received her Bachelor of Applied Science degree. She studied at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago and graduated cum laude with her Doctorate in Optometry. Her professional interests include family practice optometry, ocular disease, and contact lenses including orthokeratology. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband Ben, golfing, camping, and traveling.