About Us


Dr Deborah G. Ristvedt attended Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, IA and completed her residency training in ophthalmology at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, MI. Dr Ristvedt is married, has a daughter and 2 sons, and hopes to leave a legacy of a faith-filled life that translates into compassion for people and love for family and friends.

Alexandria Eye Clinic, P.A. has been an Alexandria-based ophthalmology practice since 1975. Dr. Lowell Gess performed his first eye surgery at the Douglas County Hospital 40 years ago. Dr. Timothy Gess joined the practice in 1978. Dr. Deborah Gess Ristvedt joined her father in 2011 as a third generation board certified eye surgeon. Alexandria Eye Clinic, P.A. is a comprehensive ophthalmology clinic, specializing in eye surgery and comprehensive eye care. Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery are amongst the latest technologies being performed at the Douglas County Hospital Surgery Center. Alexandria Eye Clinic, P.A. can be contacted by calling 320-762-2166 or online at www.alexandriaeyeclinic.com.

We are a proud member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Our clinic accepts Medicare and many other insurance providers. New patients are always welcome.