Dr. Michael Richie

Dr. Michael G. Richie, M.D., Ophthalmologist

Dr. Michael Richie is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a special interest in laser vision correction (LASIK and PRK) and cataract surgery, especially refractive cataract surgery using high technology multifocal and toric lens implants.

Dr. Richie incorporates his years of LASIK experience into his cataract surgery, creating personalized advanced surgical plans unique to each individual patient for correcting astigmatism, dealing with reading, and honing visual outcomes.

After graduating from St John’s University, Dr. Richie received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, followed by an Internship at Hennepin County Medical Center and a Residency in Ophthalmology at the Eye Institute, The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Dr. Richie’s professional memberships and affiliations include:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Having already hit the Perfect Golf Shot (Pokegama Golf Course, Grand Rapids, MN, 9-4-05, par 3, 170-yard 8th Hole with a 6 iron), Dr. Richie has no plans to climb a mountain or jump out of an air plane, although he may try his hand at writing the Great American Novel.

Dr. Richie and his wife Mary have lived in Faribault since 1991 and actively support their Church and local schools, the United Way, the local Chamber of Commerce, and a variety of other community organizations and charities. They love skiing in the mountains and are now wise enough to break for lunch and warm their toes. Finally, they have three adult children and love their “empty nest”.

Meet Our Optometrists

Dr. Bruce V. Gustafson

Dr. Bruce V. Gustafson, Optometrist

Dr. Bruce Gustafson specializes in general optometry and has earned a reputation for providing patients with leading-edge technology and expertise in contact lenses. He specializes in treating low vision and dry eyes.

He graduated from Illinois College of Optometry and has been in Faribault since 1978, after purchasing the long-standing practice of Dr. Mark McKeeby. In November 2003, he joined the Richie Eye Clinic.

Dr. Gustafson’s professional memberships and affiliations include:

  • American Optometric Association
  • Minnesota Optometric Association

He is involved in and has served on boards of various organizations including his church, Faribault Exchange Club, Rice County Community Corrections, Faribault United Way and Faribault Gymnastics Club. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Gustafson has given seminars on low vision and other aspects of optometry.

Dr. Gustafson is married to Bonnie and has three daughters, two sons-in-law and three grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with family at his lake cabin, traveling and CrossFit.

Dr. Murray H. Hanson

Dr. Murray H. Hanson, Optometrist

After earning his Bachelor of Arts from Concordia College, Moorhead, Dr. Hanson went on to pursue his Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Optometry at Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Hanson began seeing patients in Faribault in 1989 and purchased Dr. Roy Anderson’s practice in 1993 before joining Richie Eye Clinic in 2003.

Dr. Hanson’s professional memberships and affiliations include:

  • American Optometric Association
  • Minnesota Optometric Association
  • Rotary Club of Faribault
  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Dr. Hanson specializes in family eye care and contact lenses as well as geriatric eye care. In addition to seeing patients at Richie Eye Clinic, Dr. Hanson also visits area nursing homes and assisted living facilities on a regular basis.

These include St. Lucas, Pleasant Manor, Pleasant View, Traditions of Waterville and Montgomery, Kenyon Sunset Home/Gunderson Gardens, Medford Senior Care, New Perspective Senior Living, Central Health Care-LeCenter, Milestone Senior Living, and Faribault Senior Living.

Dr. Hanson and his wife Kristi have a daughter Kamryn, a son Jackson and his wife Mary, and granddaughters Eleanor and Gabrielle. His interests include photography, reading, golfing and weight training/exercising.

Dr. David M. Malmanger

Dr. David M. Malmanger, Optometrist

Dr. David Malmanger was born and raised in Minnesota and has over 25 years experience in Optometry. After working with Eye Care Associates in Faribault, he joined Richie Eye Clinic in 2011.

He earned his undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University and received his Doctorate in Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. His internship in diagnosis and treatment of visual disorders related to children was completed at the State University of New York, College of Optometry, and his internship in diagnosis and management of systemic-ocular disease was completed at the Portland Optometric Clinic in Oregon.

Dr. Malmanger’s professional memberships and affiliations include:

  • American Optometric Association
  • Minnesota Optometric Association
  • Optometric Extension Program
  • Service to Mankind (Sertoma) of Faribault

He resides in Faribault with his wife and has three adult children.

Dr. Misty J. Piller

Dr. Misty J. Piller, Optometrist

Dr. Misty (Purfeerst) Piller, a Faribault native, graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Dakota State and Cum Laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She joined Richie Eye Clinic in 2010.

Dr. Piller’s professional memberships and affiliations include:

  • American Optometric Association
  • Minnesota Optometric Association
  • Y-Pro (young professionals)
  • Beta Sigma Kappa international optometric honor fraternity

Her areas of interest include glaucoma, pediatrics, dry eye, macular degeneration, urgent care (red eyes, injuries, etc), contact lenses and primary care optometry.

She has served as Rice County 4-H Adult Leader and Assistant General Livestock Judging Coach for Rice County 4-H, and has been involved with Health Finders Board of Directors and Faribault’s Future. Dr. Piller’s hobbies include travel, sports, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Faribault with her husband and daughter.

Dr. Abigail Richie

Dr. Abigail Richie, Optometrist

Dr. Richie graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in Duluth, MN where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology. While there she conducted molecular genetic research. She then obtained her Doctorate in Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL.

While in school Dr Richie achieved clinical honors in her externship rotations in the treatment of ocular disease/primary care at the Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI, Fitting Specialty contact lenses at Chicago Cornea Consultants in Chicago, IL, and in pediatrics and binocular vision at Hellerstein and Brenner Vision in Denver, Co.

Dr. Richie’s optometric interests include pediatrics and patients that struggle with double vision or eyestrain. Dr. Richie feels strongly that every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before starting school and encourages those who have children who avoid reading to come in for an eye exam.

Dr. Richie’s professional memberships and affiliations include:

  • Minnesota Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association

Dr. Richie currently resides in NE Minneapolis where she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, CrossFit, and despite her love for Minnesota, still cheers for the Green Bay Packers.

Dr. Angella Bonde Schaefer

Dr. Angella Bonde Schaefer, Optometrist

Dr. Angella (Bonde) Schaefer grew up in the country outside the small town of Nerstrand, MN with her parents and two older brothers she graduated from Faribault High School. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. She received her Doctorate in Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Schaefer’s formal training included clinical rotations at Kohake, Deutscher, and Hefner in Topeka, KS, Providence VA Medical Center in Providence, RI, Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, IL and EyeCare Associates in Fargo, ND. Dr. Schaefer practiced in Carrington, ND prior to joining Richie Eye Clinic in 2017.

Dr. Schaefer’s professional memberships include:

  • American Optometric Association
  • Minnesota Optometric Association
  • Faribault Lions Club
  • Grace Lutheran Church of Nerstrand

Her areas of interest include pediatrics, dry eye, contact lenses, glaucoma, low vision, urgent care visits and primary care optometry.

Dr. Schaefer and her husband Michael have a daughter Marcella and a dog LuLu. Her interests include spending time with family and friends, gardening, baking, reading and enjoying outdoors. Dr. Schaefer is looking forward to being an advocate for healthy eyes and clear vision for the Faribault community.