In the early days, eye care in Amery was handled by the physicians. When reading glasses were needed, a person would go to the local drug store and try on pairs until finding something that worked. Prior to Dr. Jack Larsen’s arrival in 1949, refractions were done by Dr. K.K. Ford at the Amery Clinic and by Dr. Herbert Dasler at the Cornwall Clinic.
Dr. Terry L. Christopherson was born in Grantsburg, graduated from Amery High School, completed his undergraduate work at UW-Eau Claire, and received his Doctorate in Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He served four years on the Wisconsin Optometric Association Board of Directors, and on the boards of the Amery Industrial Development Corporation, the Amery Foundation, and the Amery Fall Festival. Dr. Terry Christoherson is a past president of the Amery Community Club and the Amery Jaycees, a charter member of the Amery Lions Club, and an Amery Ambassador. He is also proud to have coached hockey for ten years and is a Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor.
Dr. Bryce was born in Amery and is a graduate of Amery High School. He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a business degree before starting optometry school.