About Us

Hello, My name is Lisa Ysen. I am a lifelong resident of International Falls. 

In June of 2010, I found my passion for eye care when I began my career with Vision Optical. Just over a year later with the closure of the business within the International Falls Mall, I transferred my position to Falls Eye Care. Throughout my time I have enjoyed the many clients I have gotten to know and assist with all of their optical needs. 

In early 2023, we were informed that due to the passing of both our Doctor and Lab Wizard that the business would be closing. Not only would this mean that I would no longer get my daily interactions with clients and co-workers. It also meant that the community would be at risk of not having a resource to get glasses, contacts, and other eye care needs. I have decided to put my passion to work and created Borderland Optical.

I am very excited for this new adventure look forward to keeping an optical shop within the Borderland area. 

At this time we do not yet have an optometrist in our office and are unable to offer exams. However, we are actively seeking to partner with one. In the mean time, we are able to offer eyewear and contacts with up to date prescriptions.