About Focus Optical

Downtown St. Paul Eye Doctor

A Brief History

Since 1945

Northwest Opticians was incorporated in 1945 by the Schultz family, who owned and personally operated the optical shop. In 2007, Dr. Toni Albrecht started providing eyecare for the customers at Northwest Opticians. As owner Roger Schultz began transitioning into retirement, he and Dr. Albrecht shared many ideas about future possibilities.


As luck would have it, the space right next door became vacant and the concept of Focus Optical was created. Dr. Albrecht wanted to be able to continue providing care to her current patients, as well as expand the practice. Her goal was to create an unparalleled experience for patients and customers regarding customer service, eye care, and incredible eyewear.

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Dr. Toni Albrecht

Getting To Know Your Doctor

Dr. Toni Albrecht is an NDSU Alumni (go Bison!), and graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology.


In 2000, she went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry Degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. During her rotations, Dr. Albrecht provided patient care with Indian Health Services where she had extensive training in diabetic retinopathy.


With 19 years of clinical experience, she most enjoys interacting with her patients and providing them with quality comprehensive eye care. Dr. Albrecht enjoys traveling, cooking, and chasing after her two Shih Tzus.