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Dr. Angella Bonde Schaefer


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.

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Dear Friends,

Although Richie Eye Clinic has remained open for urgent and emergent care through this tough time, Governor Walz has now declared that Minnesotans can resume routine eye visits and elective eye surgeries. We are ready with our “new normal.” Here is our plan:

  1. We ask all patients entering the clinic to bring your own cloth mask or face covering. We have a limited supply for those who do not have their own. Our team will “masked up” as well.
  2. Upon arrival, we will ask you some screening questions, check your temperature, and ask you to sanitize your hands. If you have a cough, cold, fever, or just don’t feel good, please stay home.
  3. Feel free to use our new virtual check-in; call or text us from your car and we will advise you when we are ready to escort you to a room.
  4. As always, we sanitize each room after every patient.
  5. Our Optical is open to serve you by appointment
  6. Please practice “social distancing” during your entire visit.

We are excited to add that our Northfield location will resume clinic hours starting Monday May 18th, as well.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Mike Richie