Dr. Pat Wellik was born and raised in the small northern Iowa town of Britt, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa from 1981-1985, then went to the Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr. Pat received his doctor of optometry degree in June 1989. After helping open an optometric practice in Chanhassen, Minnesota, he joined Apple Valley Eye Care in 1995. Dr. Pat became sole owner of Apple Valley Eye Care in 2017, after a long partnership with the original founder Dr. Bob Blomquist.
Dr. Pat is married and has three children. He enjoys running biking and golf, and Iowa Hawkeye sports. He also spends many weekends at their cabin in Castle Danger along the north shore of Lake Superior.
"Providing quality, personalized eye care to patients of all ages has made for a wonderfully fulfilling career. And I am so happy to be a part of a fantastic local community!"
Dr. Pat has received both Young Optometrist of the Year and Optometrist of the Year from the Minnesota Optometric Association. He is still very active in the State of Minnesota Optometric Association.