We solve tough vision problems. From routine eyecare to complex medical management, the doctors at Eye Clinic North will ensure you receive the best care possible. With our state-of-the-art technology, we are able to diagnose eye diseases faster, earlier, and more reliably than ever before, which helps maximize your sight and prevents vision loss. If surgical intervention is needed, we will find you the most appropriate treatment and surgeon for your condition, based on the most current studies, guidelines, and our 101 years of experience in eyecare. Below are some areas we specialize in.

Exams for Everyone

We pride ourselves at being able to serve and examine any person. From infants to elders, and special needs to assisted living, we are skilled to quickly determine the status of their eye health and vision.

Low Vision Rehabilitation

Eye Glasses

Visual impairment can be devastating to one's emotional and social well-being. We are proud to offer Low Vision services to help patients meet their visual goals, including microscopic and telescopic visual aids.


Since the early 90's, Dr. Don Sipola has been involved with refractive surgery. He has met with and observed many surgeons and tracked the vision outcomes of surgery done on his patients by a number of laser models and surgeons/surgery centers in Minnesota and Canada. With this data, we confidently recommend the technology that gives the best results with the most experienced surgeons at the lowest possible cost that will ultimately provide the best vision. Over the years, we have changed our referral patterns as technology and surgeon experience evolves.

LASIK is one of a number of refractive surgery solutions offered to reduce ones�€™ dependency on glasses or contacts. We also offer photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), clear lens extraction, limbal relaxing incisions combined with refractive cataract surgery, phakic intraocular lenses, and presbyopia surgical solutions for declining near vision.

We provide patient selection, counseling and coordination, preoperative testing, individual surgical procedure selection, make recommendations for a surgeon based on the specific procedure and eye condition, and provide 24 hour postoperative care starting with the first day post-op.

To help assist you through the maze of LASIK ads and information, we offer free refractive surgery seminars. Call for a seminar today! More about the history of Eye Clinics and Refractive Surgery

Learn more about LASIK


Refractive Surgery Solutions

Specialized Testing

Age-related diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration (AMD) can cause permanent vision loss and seriously impair your quality of life unless they are caught early and treated effectively. Our practice features a unique and powerful eye scanning system called SPECTRALIS® that can help detect these potentially debilitating diseases in their earliest stages and help monitor treatment effectiveness. Other specialized testing includes corneal mapping, automated visual fields, ultrasound imaging, and corneal and retinal photography.

Work for a company that requires safety glasses? We are contracted with many businesses and carriers, so just bring in your safety order form.

Safety Glass Providers

  • Essilor
  • 3M (formerly AO)
  • Walman
  • Safety Plans

Safety Frames

  • 3M
  • Titmus
  • OnGuard
  • Armour Rx
  • UNEX
  • Hudson

Besides surgery, contact lenses are a way to reduce ones' dependency on glasses. There are hundreds of contact lens brands and a variety of wearing styles, including daily wear, extended wear, or continuous wear lenses. In our contact lens fitting process, we find a lens that meets your specific needs to achieve comfortable, safe, and healthy wearing.

We also offer specialty contact lenses for the treatment of eye diseases, such as keratoconus.

Safety glasses

We offer many frames, lenses, coatings, and options at competitive pricing. Don't find what you like? We can order practically anything.

We have a 99.8% prescribing accuracy!

Contact Lenses


Eye Clinic North               (218) 741-5886
413 Chestnut St               
Virginia, MN  55792
Eye Clinic North               (218) 263-3633
2016 1st Avenue              
Hibbing, MN  55746
West Duluth
Eye Clinic West                 (218) 624-1804
405 N 57th Ave West      
Duluth, MN  55807

Most insurances accepted.

Accepting new patients.