Meet Your Northern Minnesota Eye Care's Dedicated Team of Professional Eye Car Providers
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Dr. Sasha Narayan

Dr. Sasha Narayan grew up in Caledon, Ontario. She attended undergraduate school in Hamilton, Ontario where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

Dr. Narayan earned her Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. She did her externships in Lantana, FL, White River Junction, VT, Chicago, IL and in New Orleans, LA where she completed her optometric education.

Dr. Narayan is an active member of the Moose Lake Kiwanis Club. She enjoys running, reading and spending time with her family.

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Dr. Christopher McDowell

Dr. Christopher McDowell is from Olivia, Minnesota where his dad was an elementary principal and his mother was a public health nurse.

Dr. McDowell attended St. Cloud State where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. From there he attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago where he earned his Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) degree.

He completed his optometric education with externships in Gainesville, FL, Chicago, IL, Anchorage, AL, and finally Southport, CT. Dr. McDowell enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors.

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George Wandling, MD

Dr. Wandling is a board-certified ophthalmologist that specializes in no stitch and refractive cataract surgery. He also has interest in glaucoma, retina, oculoplastic, and other eye disorders.

Dr. Wandling was born in Charlotte, North Carolina then moved to Rochester, MN in kindergarten. Dr. Wandling attended the University of Iowa earning both a BA in mathematics and a BS in Biology. He stayed at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and graduated with research distinction after research fellowships studying LASIK, PRK, and corneal transplantation. Dr. Wandling completed his Internal medicine internship at the University of Iowa-Des Moines then his ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining North Suburban Eye Specialists, Dr. Wandling performed thousands of eye surgeries and was on staff at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Wandling has been active in medical associations advocating for patients since medical school and was the first medical student elected to the Board of Directors at the Iowa Medical Society. He has also served on the board of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, and is currently a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Wandling and his wife Lara raise their two young children in St. Paul. They enjoy traveling, cycling, skiing, and learning to cook new cuisine.

Published Works
1. Wandling LG, Wandling GR Jr, Marshall MF, Lee MS. Truth-telling and non-organic vision loss. Can J Ophthal Oct;51(5):390-392.

2. Ward M, Wandling GR, Goins KM, Sutphin JE, Kitzmann AS, Wagoner MD. Photorefractive Keratectomy Modification of Post-Keratoplasty Anisometropic Refractive Errors. Cornea 2013 Mar;32(3):273-9.

3. Kitzmann AS, Wandling GR, Goins KM, Sutphin JE, Wagoner MD. Penetrating Keratoplasty versus Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty for Endothelial Failure following Penetrating Keratoplasty. . Int. Ophthal. 2012 Feb;32(1):15-23

4. Wandling GR Jr, Rauen MP, Goins KM, Kitzmann AS, Sutphin JE, Kwon YH. Alward WLM, Wagoner MD. Glaucoma Therapy Escalation in Eyes with Pseudophakic Edema after Penetrating Keratoplasty and Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty. Int. Ophthal. 2012 Feb;32(1):9-14

5. Wagoner MD, Wickard JC, Wandling GR Jr, Milder LC, Rauen ME, Kitzmann AS, Sutphin JE, Goins KM. Initial Resident Refractive Surgical Experience: Outcome of Surface Ablation versus Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis. J Refract Surg 2011;27:180-188

6. Cohen AW, Goins KM, Sutphin JE, Wandling GR, Wagoner MD. Penetrating Keratoplasty Versus Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty for the Treatment of Keratoconus. Int. Ophthal. 2010 Dec;30(6):675-81.

7. Wandling GR Jr, Parikh M, Robinson CR, Pramanik S, Goins KM, Sutphin JE, Alward WLM, Greenlee EC, Kwon YH. Wagoner MD. Escalation of Glaucoma Therapy After Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea 2010 Sep;29(9): 991-5
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  Dr. Ashley Hamblin

Dr. Ashley Hamblin grew up in Onamia, Minnesota. She attended undergraduate school in River Falls, Wisconsin where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

Dr. Hamblin earned her Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She did her externships at the Cass Lake Indian Health Service in Cass Lake, MN and PineCone Vision Center in Sartell, MN where she completed her optometric education.

Dr. Hamblin enjoys travelling, hiking, fishing, hunting and spending time with friends and family.

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Northern Minnesota Eye Care - Cloquet 1001 Cloquet Ave. Cloquet, MN 55720 Phone: (218) 879-1558 Fax: (218) 878-1907
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