About Us

Scenic Eye Care is a full-service optometry clinic locally-owned by Dr. Solomon Gould, O.D., M.B.A. We have been established for over 40 years and enjoy providing optical services and products, along with great patient care to St. Paul, and the surrounding communities.

Our conveniently located eye care facility is proudly serving patients of all ages throughout the Twin Cities. The professional and friendly staff of Scenic Eye Care provides personalized service to meet the specific vision needs of each individual patient.

What our patients are saying

My husband lost a lens and couldn't get into our clinic , we were able to get in within a week to see Dr. Gould and we are hooked. I'm so glad we tried this eye care place, my neighbor recommended it. I know it's been there for years but we always went to St.Paul Eye Clinic.The friendly personal atmosphere was like visiting family. Mike the optician was so helpful in finding the best package for us. We ended up spending a lot less money and that is always important. We'll definitely be going back. Very Satisfied Customer
Pamela C.
Dr. Solomon Gould, O.D., MBA.

Dr. Solomon Gould, O.D., MBA.


Dr. Gould is a devoted optometrist with a sincere passion for caring for individuals of all ages. Dr. Gould attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where he triple majored in Biology, Chemistry and Spanish. Following his undergraduate training, Dr. Gould attended the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts where he received a doctorate in Optometry. Dr. Gould has since obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Dr. Gould has extensive training and expertise in the treatment of ocular disease, surgical co-management, and all forms of vision correction. His knowledge and personable approach with each patient sets him apart from other optometrists.

Dr. Gould is fluent in Spanish and is currently delving into other languages including Mandarin Chinese, French, and Russian. During his spare time, Dr. Gould enjoys spending time with his family, travel, and being out on the many wonderful lakes of Minnesota.

Michael Zappa

Michael Zappa

Certified Optician

Mike is a certified optician and has been with Scenic Eye Care for 32 years. He is an expert at fitting and dispensing eyeglasses for patients.

We offer a wide selection of fashion frames and the newest technology in lenses. Mike will assist you in selecting the best eyewear available.

After Mike graduated from Alexander Ramsey High School, Roseville, MN, in 1970; after receiving his associate of arts degree in graphic arts from St. Paul Technical-Vocational Institute in 1971; after three years in the Army working as an optical lab technician; after earning another associate of arts degree, this time in optical technology, from North Hennepin Technical-Vocational Institute; after a forty-year career with Scenic Eye Care during which he has been blessed with his wonderful bride, six successful children, and a multitude of unforgettable experiences.

When asked about Mike’s philosophy of life, he replies that he tries to love God and show that love by treating people like people, not customers. Mike enjoys prayer time, reading, drawing, and finding creative solutions to situations and problems that people bring to him. Other interests include inventing games, and whenever he sees a need, he tries to find a creative solution to the problem.

Kevin Erickson

Kevin Erickson

Patient Care Coordinator

Kevin Erickson is Scenic Eye Care’s Patient Care Coordinator. Kevin was born and raised in the Twin Cities area, leaving only briefly to attend school in North Dakota. New to healthcare but with a plethora of management and customer service experience, Kevin is very excited to get to know all of Scenic Eye Care’s valued clients and takes great pride in ensuring that all patients have an optimal experience.

Kevin is a fun, enthusiastic person who enjoys interacting with people. When not working, Kevin enjoys sports, travel, music and family time. 

Kathy Suarez

Kathy Suarez

I had the blessing of growing up in a wonderful family (and knowing it before I left home on my own adventures). What a gift that was for me and my three brothers to have a strong foundation of love and faith on which to begin our own lives and families. I met my husband during college, and we were married the day after (not something I would suggest to most people!) being graduated. Now, some 35 years later, my husband’s pastored 3 churches (2 in MI and our current one here in St. Paul); we have two amazing kids (one girl and one boy) and six grandkids whom we love far more than we ever thought possible; our faithful German shepherd Spock (not named by me J) faithfully protects and loves on us; and I have a job at Scenic Eye Care with a wonderful boss and easy-to-work with co-workers where I have the privilege to interact with remarkable clients … for what more could I ask?!

Contact Scenic Eye Care to make an appointment for an eye examination or to have your questions about our services answered. !Se habla español!