Dr. Richard S. Freeman , MD


(763) 416-7600

Northwest Eye Clinic
6060 Clearwater Dr Ste 150
Minnetonka, MN 55343


Richard S. Freeman, M.D., is a pediatric ophthalmologist and partner at Northwest Eye, specializing in adult and pediatric eye alignment and the treatment of pediatric eye diseases. He joined Northwest Eye’s respected team of doctors in 1998 after a decade in practice locally. Dr. Freeman grew up in St. Paul, and received his undergraduate degree in neurobiology from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., followed by his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. After an internship at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon, he traveled around the world with his wife, Linda, before completing his ophthalmology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. A fellowship in ocular genetics, pediatric ophthalmology, and advanced strabismus at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute followed. Today, he serves both at the University of Minnesota as a clinical associate professor of ophthalmology and at St. Catherine’s University as the medical director of two training programs. Dr. Freeman was inspired to pursue a career in medicine by his immigrant grandfather, who felt doctors deserved great respect for what they do, and his oldest brother, who preceded him in his own medical career by five years. Dr. Freeman is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a decorated member of many medical professional societies including the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.aao.org), Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Minnesota Medical Society, and the Twin Cities Medical Society. He recently received an award from AAPOS for long term service. In his spare time, Dr. Freeman enjoys spending time with his wife, Linda. Their two grown sons are pursuing careers in law and medicine. Dr. Freeman is a lifelong Twins, Vikings, and Timberwolves fan. He also enjoys traveling around the world with his family, and has participated in a variety of medical missions in Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Dr. Freeman is known for his comic antics, and his vast assortment of colorful, cartoon-inspired ties. He believes that engaging children as valued individuals and fully educating parents are the keys to a successful practice and treatment outcomes. He clearly enjoys his work, and, based on the sounds of laughter than constantly surround him at work, his patients clearly enjoy him as well. Dr. Freeman sees patients at our Maple Grove and Minnetonka Northwest Eye locations.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 38 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Minnesota Medical School

Graduation Date: in 1982

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
  • North Memorial Medical Center
  • Regency Hospital Of Minneapolis
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS MN Blue Cross Accord
  • BCBS MN BluePrint
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • HealthPartners MN CareChoices
  • HealthPartners MN CentraChoice
  • HealthPartners MN Distinctions II
  • HealthPartners Open Access
  • Medica North Memorial Acclaim
  • Medica Ridgeview Comm Network
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Preferred One PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Medica Choice
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Freeman's Office Information

Fax: (952) 293-3259
Website: nweyeclinic.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Doctor Freeman's Other Office Information

Fax:(763) 341-6763
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:


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