Anthony Traverse, O.D.

Dr. Anthony Traverse is a highly skilled optometrist at Kennedy Vision Health Center seeing patients in Plymouth and Elk River, MN. Originally from Plainview, MN, he strives to enrich his community by providing high-quality eye care for his family of patients.

Dr. Anthony Traverse

Specialties & Services Offered

  • Routine Eye Care
  • Vision Correction
  • Contact Lens Fittings
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Dry Eye Disease Management
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Management

Education & Experience

Dr. Traverse received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire before earning his Doctor of Optometry with highest honors from Pacific College of Optometry. During his education, Dr. Traverse served as both the president of his class and a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric honor society. Today, he is an active member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Get to Know Dr. Traverse

The doctors at Kennedy Vision Health Center don’t just treat their patients like family — some are family with each other! Dr. Traverse is the son-in-law of Dr. Kennedy, and he resides in Maple Grove with his wife, three children, and British Lab. When he’s not caring for his patients’ eyes, Dr. Traverse enjoys outdoor activities like boating, fishing, hunting, skiing, and golf.


See what our patients think about Dr. Traverse!
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- Jackie B.

“I always have a great experience during my annual eye exam. The staff here is so friendly and makes you feel very welcome. I have been seeing Dr Traverse for many years and although thorough explains things in layman terms. It never feels like he is rushing to get you out the door.”
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- Cynthia O.

“The most thorough eye exams and evaluations I have ever had! Dr. Traverse is very knowledgeable and personable. They are not inexpensive, but worth it!”
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- Charlotte D.

“Dr. Traverse is wonderful! Very friendly, thorough, and conscientious. Over the years I have seen most of the clinic staff change, but the Doctors are always there. It gives me peace of mind to know my doctor knows my history, and also how best to communicate with me- using “shop talk” or layman’s terms when it best meets the needs of making sure I am aware of my eye health.”
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- Jeff P.

“I highly recommend this outfit. The entire staff is great. I always feel that my exams are very thorough. The doctor that I see is Dr. Anthony Traverse and he has my complete confidence.”
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- John M.

“Dr Traverse and all the staff at the Plymouth office are always so welcoming and professional. I have been going to Kennedy Vision for 20 years and they have always treated all my eye issues with great care. I recommend if you are looking for a new eye doctor this is the place you should go.”
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- Sarah S.

“We feel comfortable and cared for when visiting Dr. Traverse at Kennedy Vision. He is excellent at his job – both the medical aspect and connecting with his patients. Highly recommend!”

Where You Can See Dr. Traverse

Dr. Traverse brings the same dedication and expertise to every Kennedy Vision Health Center location. Whether you visit us in Plymouth or Elk River, he’ll help you achieve the clear vision and healthy eyes you deserve.