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Associates In Eyecare has been providing exceptional eye care services for over 25 years in Baxter, Nisswa, and Pine River, MN. We have committed optometrists who ensure the best complete eye health and clearest vision of our patients. Offering an incredible selection of on-trend and functional eyewear in a relaxing environment, we're confident you'll enjoy picking out your next pair of glasses.

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Our Team of Qualified Health Care Providers



Dr. Marvin founded Associates in Eyecare in the early 90's. He graduated magna cum laude from UMD in 1974 and later graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon in 1982. Following his graduation, Dr. Marvin moved back to the Brainerd area and started practicing shortly there after. He has a wealth of knowledge in all facets of optometry especially in disease management such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Dr. Marvin is a native Minnesotan and grew up in the Brainerd lakes area. He currently resides in Pine River, MN where he lives with his wife Carrie of 40 years. They have 4 adult children and 5 grand children. He enjoys sports, hunting, fishing, and is very active in his church.



Dr. Pelowski began working at Associates in Eyecare in 1998 and later became a partner with Dr. Marvin in 2006. He graduated from Bemidji State University in 1994 and received his Doctorate of Optometry from THE Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr. Pelowski works to provide comprehensive eye care for all his patients and is well versed in contact lenses, disease management, and pediatric optometry.

Dr. Pelowski grew up in Roseau MN and is an avid hockey fan. He also loves to play golf, coaches softball, and sings in an acapella group called “Consensus” which performs throughout the Brainerd Lakes area. He and his wife Jennie, of 23 years, have three daughters ages 18, 16, and 14.



Dr. Clayton joined Associates in Eyecare in 2013. He received a Bachelor of Biology degree from Dickinson State University where he graduated summa cum laude in 2008. He then received his Doctorate of Optometry with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2013. Dr. Clayton enjoys providing a full spectrum of clinical care for all ages and needs, as well as fitting standard and specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Clayton grew up in North Dakota but enjoys his new home in Baxter, MN. He loves spending time with his wife Breena, who is also an optometrist, and their two boys. While he chooses to spend most of his free time with his family, he also heads to the golf course as often as he can.