We recently cared for Harrison Smith, Safety for the MN Vikings. Listen as he talks about his new vision following surgery!

+1 800-393-8639
MyMEC Patient Portal
Request an Appointment
Online Store
Contact Us
Facebook IconTwitter IconYouTube IconRSS Icon

Monthly Archives: July 2012

Myth: Eating carrots can improve vision.

Myth: Eating carrots can improve vision. Fact: Although it’s true that carrots are rich in vitamin A, which is essential for sight,so are many other foods (asparagus, apricots, nectarines, and milk, for example). A well-balanced diet can provide the vitamin A needed for good vision, says the AAO. info from aao.com, picture from classicallife.blogspot.com

Glaucoma May Transition to Surgery-First Management

Glaucoma may transition to surgery-first management Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2012 Richard L. Lindstrom, MD On the positive side, in both cases the physician has multiple medication options with different and synergistic mechanisms of action. On the negative side, patient compliance with the recommended regimen is universally poor, as no immediate positive… Read More

FDA approves first glaucoma stent for use with cataract surgery!

FDA approves first glaucoma stent for use with cataract surgery! http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm309667.htm?utm_source=Email+Created+2012%2F05%2F31%2C+3%3A27+PM&utm_campaign=MEC+Monthly&utm_medium=email

Myth: Wearing glasses too much will make the eyes “dependent” on them.

Myth: Wearing glasses too much will make the eyes “dependent” on them. Fact: Refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness, or astigmatism) change as kids get older. Many variables come into play, but most of this change is likely due to genetics and continues despite wearing glasses earlier or later or more or less. Wearing glasses does not… Read More

Meet the MEC Staff: Jessica Schill

Name: Jessica Schill Title: Clinical Assistant to Dr. Sherman Reeves Favorite Thing About Working for MEC: Being part of a wonderful team who helps make differences in people’s lives every day! Favorite Food: I like trying new foods and I guess I really don’t have a favorite. Mediterranean style food is always great. What is… Read More

State Senators at our Blaine Clinic!

Minnesota Senators Pam Wolf and Michelle Benson were at our Blaine clinic this morning to observe Dr. Thomas Samuelson as he performed Cataract surgery. Pictured from Left to Right: Senator Pam Wolf, Dr. Thomas Samuelson, Senator Michelle Benson Dr. Thomas Samuelson and Senator Michelle Benson Senator Pam Wolf and Dr. Thomas Samuelson Senator Pam Wolf,… Read More

Prevent Eye Injuries from Fireworks!

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks are involved in thousands of injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms each year. Most fireworks injuries occur during the one month period surrounding the Fourth of July. ·         Fireworks devices were involved in an estimated 9,600 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2011, based… Read More