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Lance Bergstrom, MD

Dr. Bergstrom is a Fargo, ND native.  He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and has been practicing medicine since 1992.  

He started Bergstrom Eye Research as a Principal Investigator in 2013 and has worked on multiple ophthalmology trials due to his experience and expertise.  Bergstrom Eye Research has been the top enroller on several clinical trials and Dr. Bergstrom has been asked to be a guest speaker at meetings across the country due to his experience.  Dr. Bergstrom attended the FDA sponsored Clinical Investigator Training Course in November 2018.


Nicole Collins, OD

Nicole Collins, O.D. is a Fargo, ND native and joined Bergstrom Eye and Laser Clinic in 2012.  She graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a minor in Chemistry.  She received her doctorate from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Collins has served as a Sub-Investigator for Bergstrom Eye Research since 2013 and has served as a Principal Investigator on multiple trials, as well.


Tracie Malsom, OD

Tracie Teig Malsom, O.D. was born and raised in Marshall, MN. She attended Minnesota State University – Moorhead and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Spanish. She went on to study for her doctorate at the Indiana University School of Optometry.

Dr. Malsom has served as a Sub-Investigator for Bergstrom Eye Research since joining our team in 2015.

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Kristen Peterson, CCRC, CCRP, LPN

Kristen has been a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator since 1998 and has various therapeutic experience in oncology, cardiovascular device, internal medicine, ophthalmology and Phase I. Kristen is a nurse and certified through ACRP and SOCRA.  Kristen was instrumental in starting Bergstrom Eye Research in 2013 with Dr. Bergstrom.  

Contact Kristen:
Phone: 701-478-0061

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Carrie Iverson

Carrie has been a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator since 2006.  She has various therapeutic study experience in immunization, dermatology, QTc/cardiac, and has worked Phase I-IV clinical trials.  Prior to joining Bergstrom Eye Research, she worked for 3 years as a CRA monitoring Phase I-III trials. She has worked at Bergstrom Eye Research since July 2017.

Contact Carrie:
Phone: 701-478-0061

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Our staff is here to assist you with any questions you have including questions related to your care or insurance coverage. 

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At Bergstrom Eye and Laser Clinic, our goal is to provide the highest quality of care in a compassionate and ethical manner. We believe that vision is one of our most precious gifts.

I was very impressed by Bergstrom Eye and Laser Clinic from the very moment I scheduled my first appointment. All of the staff treated me with care and professionalism. Each person I had contact with treated my like I was the only patient, which was refreshing. All my questions were answered and I never felt rushed. My vision is near perfect. I wish I would not have worried so much about the surgery. I would never hesitate to recommend Dr. Bergstrom and his staff. 


My experience was wonderful. I have worn glasses since I was in 4th grade. I just continued to get nearsighted. I couldn’t even see the large neon lights on my alarm clock on my nightstand before my surgery. After surgery I could already tell the difference. I could see without my contact lenses. It is so wonderful to not have to put in my contact to see in the morning. My healing process went well also. I had very little pain and only used drops when my eyes were dry. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bergstrom’s clinic to anyone thinking about Lasik eye surgery.

– Danielle Breuer

There is no better feeling than waking up in the morning and not having to put on my glasses or put in my contact to do everyday activities. Once again, I would like to thank Dr. Bergstrom and his staff on the tremendous job.

– Jon Kapp

I had a very positive experience starting from my inquiring phone calls to the day of my actual surgery. The lady who spoke with me on the phone made it possible for me to be able to get my appointment time sooner than the date she has quoted to me. I had a specific reason to get in sometime sooner in the next 2 weeks because my husband travels and he would be home to be my driver. She strove to accommodate me. I live 80 miles away. The personal service and the Lasik surgery were a very positive experience. Everyone was very kind and patient in answering my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Bergstrom.

– Judy Westerman

My surgery experience was great. I was taking classes out of town over the summer so I wasn’t sure if I would be able to fit surgery in. The staff at Bergstrom Eye and Laser Clinic, however, was more than helpful in accommodating my schedule. Now that I am back at school at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, it is great not having to worry about my vision. Thank you Dr. Bergstrom and staff.

– Issac Zimmerman

I've had poor vision since 3rd grade. I was almost a -1300 when I came to see Dr. Bergstrom. I have been told for years by other doctors that my vision was “too bad” and that Lasik surgery was not for me. Dr. Bergstrom and his great staff did a number of tests on me and the final conclusion was I could finally be helped! I had my 1st surgery and 10 diopters were take off which means I was a -1300 and today I am -3.00. In a few months I will have my next procedure done to totally correct my vision. What I appreciate most is the in-depth care from the entire staff. Everyone has been so friendly and has celebrated along with me and I can finally see after almost 40 years of very poor eyesight. Dr. Bergstrom is always willing to see me with dry eye issues or contact lens changes in my eyes in the 1st healing part after my surgery. The aftercare is fantastic and so personable as well. And last, but not least – Teri, you’re the best! Always a smile on your face to share!

– Cindy Seicer

Thanks to Dr. Bergstrom, I was able to have Lasik surgery. Due to my complex medical conditions, no other doctor would dare to perform Lasik on me. Dr. Bergstrom and his staff did a lot of preliminary testing on my eyes free of charge, to insure I was a candidate for a safe and successful outcome. My vision is almost perfect and still improving everyday, just like they had explained to me. It’s amazing and I still can’t believe it at times! I wore glasses for over 35 years and now I can pick out sunglasses. Our children are amazed that Mom can see the alarm clock on her bedside. I am too! Than you Dr. Bergstrom and staff for the freedom my new eyes give me.

– Ronda Smith

I could not be happier with my lasik surgery. The only regret I have is I wish I would have done it years ago. I do not miss my contacts or my glasses. I love being able to see clearly when I wake up, and no hassles with lenses. Also hats off your your staff – very professional, knowledgeable and caring. My experience was an excellent one. I would recommend your service to anyone. Thank you.

– Ann Nelson

Before surgery I couldn’t cross a room without my glasses and/or contacts. For someone who had such bad astigmatism, contacts didn’t work well for me either. This surgery was a dream of mine for years. Such a dream, I forgot to be nervous until minutes before the procedure The actual surgery was painless and not even uncomfortable but WOW was it strange seeing things so close. After (my nap was relaxing) I could already see – even better than with my glasses. It’s been months since that day and I still can’t believe I don’t need corrective eye wear and I even forget that I don’t have to take out my contacts and not reach for my glasses in the morning. This has been a life changing and awesome experience for me and thankfully, I was an ideal case.

– Jennifer Rheault

Amazing! In less than 24 hours, I had 20/25 vision. Now I have 20/20! It is a blessing to be able to see perfectly at any given time! The staff have been wonderful in assisting and answering questions! This is the best purchase/investment for the amount of money I’ve ever spent! The actual surgery was a cool experience too. Thanks to all at Bergstrom's clinic.

– Holly Hanson