MEET OUR DOCTORS
Dr. Sarah K. Ebeling
Founder and Owner of Wink
Sees patients of all ages in our Chanhassen location
Dr. Sarah grew up in a small town in Northeast Iowa and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa. She graduated from the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 2009. During her time there, she received clinical honors in every rotation, including pediatrics, contact lenses, and ocular disease, and was inducted into several academic honors societies. If you ask her, she’ll tell you that her most educational experience during her time at ICO was a trip to El Salvador. Together with a team of optometrists and student doctors, she provided eye care and glasses to thousands of people who desperately needed it.
After graduation, she moved to the Twin Cities with her Bloomington-native husband, James. They are active members and supporters of both the Chanhassen community and the Minnetonka school district, where their two children are enrolled.
Dr. Sarah has a strong interest and expertise in children’s vision, ocular disease, dry eye, and challenging contact lens fits. Her need for glasses early in life not only sparked her interest in optometry but also a passion for myopia control and management.
When she’s not at Wink, Dr. Sarah enjoys traveling with her family, reading, testing out new recipes, or hopelessly trying to improve her pickleball game.
Dr. Roman Gerber
Selected as Young Optometrist of the Year in 2017 by the Minnesota Optometric Association
Believes almost all patients can be successful in modern contacts
Former marathon runner
Dr. Roman and his family immigrated to St. Louis Park when he was 4 years old. After growing up in the Twin Cities, Dr. Roman attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained degrees in Biology and Economics with a Mathematical Emphasis. He became interested in optometry after seeing his grandfather struggle with blindness due to macular degeneration and war trauma.
While attending school at the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Roman earned multiple leadership and academic scholarships. He also participated in the Clinical Honors program and was selected to tutor multiple courses. After graduating in 2011, he ran two optometry clinics in Chicago. He then moved back to MN in 2014 and began working with Dr. Sarah at Apple Valley Eye Care.
After going on a service trip to Honduras in 2010, Dr. Roman became passionate about international optometry. Since then, he has led charity clinics in rural India, Mexico, Thailand and Peru. Dr. Roman also worked on a team that setup sustainable clinics throughout The Gambia, a small country in Western Africa.
Dr. Roman prides himself in his ability to provide a high level of care to patients with myriad conditions including dry eye disease, specialty contacts, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and emergency eye care. He enjoys working with patients of all ages and has experience treating people ages 6 months to 100.
Dr. Roman is excited to to join the team at Wink Family Eye Care and open up a new office in St. Louis Park. He believes in community engagement and takes opportunities to work on behalf of the field of optometry: Dr. Roman was a Trustee to the American Optometric Association and currently serves as the MN Optometric Association Legislative Chair.
When not reading journal articles about ocular disease, Dr. Roman plays tennis and enjoys spending time with his family.
Dr. Katie Hansen (Schneider)
Former collegiate soccer player (Go, Bulldogs!)
Handles complex contact lens fittings with ease
Dr. Katie, originally from Brookings, South Dakota, completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth. During her time in Duluth, Dr. Katie also played on the Bulldogs women’s soccer team. She then moved across the country to Houston, Texas to attend optometry school and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry.
While in optometry school, Dr. Katie went on a mission trip to Guerrero City, Mexico, where she worked with optometrists, ophthalmologists and other student clinicians in performing comprehensive eye exams and determining cataract surgery candidacy for hundreds of rural patients.
During her clinical rotations, she trained extensively in the art of specialty contact lens evaluations, including scleral lenses. She also pursued training in the management of pre/post-operative cataract surgery patients and those with ocular diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and age related macular degeneration.
In her free time, Dr. Katie loves spending time outdoors, traveling with her husband and exploring local restaurants.
Dr. Katelyn McDevitt
Musician at heart
Passionate about listening to patients and their needs
Dr. Katelyn grew up in Ankeny, Iowa. She completed her Bachelor of Science from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. During her time in Omaha she was active in the community through the Creighton Leadership Program and within her sorority, Alpha Phi, by tutoring high school students in science and math and assisting after school daycare programs. She strengthened her desire for pursuing healthcare on service trips to both New Orleans and West Virginia. She moved to Houston, Texas to attend optometry school where she graduated with Gold Key honors in leadership.
During optometry school, she was the president of the private practice club. This further solidified her passion for small businesses and the focus of the care of the whole person. She went on to serve on the executive board for private practice clubs nationwide. While in optometry school, hurricane Harvey devastated Houston. She assisted in relief efforts to help relocate displaced families and volunteered at the Houston Food Bank.
During her clinical rotations, she focused on specialty contact lenses, multifocal contact lenses, dry eye and emergency care. She prides herself on her high level of care in all areas, including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and pre/post-operative surgery patients. Dr. Katelyn is most passionate about taking the time to truly listen.
In her free time, Dr. Katelyn loves to travel! If she isn’t spending time at the cabin on the weekends she is usually finding a fun new coffee shop in the area or planning her next adventure.