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Your Optometrist in Cottage Grove, WI.

Call us at 608-839-0980 today.

Welcome to Cottage Grove Eye Care in Cottage Grove, WI. Dr. David P Nelson and the Cottage Grove Eye Care team strive to provide the finest in optometry services. We hope that you will take the time to browse our website and hope that we will be able to service all of your eye care needs! Schedule an eye exam appointment at our Cottage Grove office today!

At Cottage Grove Eye Care we accept both emergencies and scheduled appointments. We also have a complete optical stocked with over 500 frames to browse! Patients throughout the Cottage Grove and East Madison area come to Cottage Grove Eye Care because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that they deserve. Dr. Nelson and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Cottage Grove Eye Care, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patient's questions. Additionally, at Cottage Grove Eye Care, we offer vision financing options and will work with most vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

At Cottage Grove Eye Care we are dedicated to providing affordable, quality eye care to all patients. Dr. Nelson and the Cottage Grove Eye Care staff are the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Cottage Grove and East Madison area. We offer the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Cottage Grove office at 608-839-0980.

Call us at 608-839-0980 or schedule an appointment today online.

David P Nelson
Cottage Grove Optometrist | Cottage Grove Eye Care | 608-839-0980

427 W. Cottage Grove Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
                                                                                               *Next to the Piggly Wiggly                                          
*3 mile drive from the East side of Madison

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  • David P. Nelson

    Dr. David Paul Nelson graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1998. After graduation, he and his family moved to Madison. Dr. Dave practices full scope optometry with an interest in ocular disease prevention

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I've seen Dr. Nelson for many years for my eye care before he opened the new practice in Cottage Grove. I appreciate how very thorough he is and how he takes the time to explain any changes in my vision etc. He and his staff are always very kind and friendly and they go the extra mile to help! I liked that Cottage Grove Eye Care was really easy to find...and I like the space and the fact that they have a large selection of cool frames. Would highly recommend. Nice to have someone you can trust when it comes to your vision."
  • "I went to Cottage Grove Eye Care for the first time last year and purchased both glasses and contacts. This is the first year that I have consistently worn both the glasses and contacts and didn't experience any issues with either. I always feel much educated about my eye health when I leave in a way that I never was at other eye clinics."
  • "Friendly, professional, very thorough."
  • "Efficient and courteous service with a sense of belonging to a family. I have had to wear prescription lenses most of my life. Never, has anyone ever taken the time to explain what happens to our eyes as we age, why and HOW we see floaters (and with the latest technology used in Dr. Nelson's office - to show you these things and so much more.) and other retinal issues if they exist. The latest technology used in Dr. Nelson's office is non-invasive and amazing to literally see the inside of your eye. It would be difficult to put into words the comfort I and my bride felt in this office. We literally had to do nothing, save to sit there! If you use Insurance, they complete the insurance forms for you and then assist in picking out the perfect frames. Truly, THE BEST eye care experience in my life."
  • "This was the most thorough exam I've ever had and I've had many. Dr. Nelson understood my challenges and I felt confident in his care. Great experience. Thank you."
  • "Exam and discussion of the results were excellent. Dr. Nelson is kind, considerate, and open to any discussion about your eyes. The pictures from the exam were amazing and Dr. Nelson explained everything that was going on with the exam and pictures. Frame and lens selection are outstanding as is the work of the staff in helping to pick out what I wanted. And those sunglasses...oh my...I love them! Great work Dr. Nelson and staff!"
  • "I've been a patient of Dr. Nelson for many years and he is absolutely amazing. I am grateful that he uses state-of-the-art tools to measure changes in my eye health. His advice is spot on for caring for my eyes and his prices make it affordable to do so. I highly recommend you schedule your next appointment here."
  • "This was the best experience I have had with an eye doctor. I felt like Dr. Nelson actually listened to how my eye sight was affecting my daily routine and properly diagnose my vision correction needs."
  • "I'm impressed with all of the technology. Great service. Thank you!"
  • "I was extremely pleased with the complete and thorough eye examination I received. Dr. Nelson took a great deal of time explaining his findings so that I understood them. He then laid out a plan for us to follow for the future of my eye health."
  • "We love supporting our local businesses. Dave Nelson is such an asset to our community. He took the extra time needed to be completely thorough with some issues I was having. I love that he looked at my complete health before coming to a conclusion for my needs. We love the customer service from beginning to end. I put complete trust in Lee Ann to pick out some frame choices for me, listening to my wants and needs. She delivered and I am so excited to get them next week. Thank you so much!"

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    Our office will be closed on Friday, July 13 for staff training. We will resume normal hours on the 14th. Read more
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    On Nov. 3rd, our office will be closed due to staff training. The remaining days of the week are normal hours. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause! Read more
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