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Welcome to Minnesota Eye Consultants

Minnesota Eye Consultants embraces the very essence of its founders and leading care providers.

We are a dynamic organization of respected clinical eye care providers and supporting staff with extraordinary educational and professional credentials, who are passionate about patient care and dedicated to improving quality of life through life-changing vision procedures and treatments.

Our focus: to define, develop and pursue the best possible technologies, practices, and services to respond to patients’ needs and improve the potential for best-possible vision. With multiple laser and refractive surgery centers in the Twin Cities and a growing team of dedicated eye care professionals, we are committed to delivering these services in a convenient, community setting.

The focus on research and education at Minnesota Eye Consultants is illustrated by its leadership in teaching and training other ophthalmologists and promising medical students. Through classroom instruction, residency and fellowship training, and clinical research and education programs, our vision is steadfast, and the future is bright.

We are leaders, not followers, who demand the highest standards, embrace innovation and meaningful change. Our goal is to consistently demonstrate the following values in everything that we do:


We are respectful of other people’s perspectives and actively seek to understand where they are coming from. We always treat others the way we want to be treated.


Our team fosters a sense of personal accountability with a strong “solution-oriented” focus.


One team, all in. We support each other and are willing to adapt and collaborate. As a team, we leverage individual strengths to maximize impact.


Our team members hold themselves to a standard of behavior befitting of a leader. We have the courage to be a lone voice even in the face of external pressure.


We maintain principled conduct that exhibits respect for employee and patient safety at all times.


We are continually striving to be more self-aware and learn to self-regulate and enhance our listening skills.

Our Mission

To preserve, restore, and enhance vision through research, teaching, and providing the highest quality medical and surgical care to patients.

After 50 years in ophthalmology, Dr. Richard Lindstrom retired in June of 2021. It’s an absolute honor and privilege to have had him as our leader for over 30 years. The gratitude and appreciation we have for all he has done for our practice and the medical community is insurmountable.

About Dr. Richard Lindstrom

Dr. Richard Lindstrom

Dr. Lindstrom founded Minnesota Eye Consultants in 1989 and is an internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive, glaucoma and laser surgery. He serves as an Adjunct Clinic Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology and visiting professor at the UC Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. He has been at the forefront of ophthalmology’s evolutionary changes throughout his career, as a recognized researcher, teacher, inventor, writer, lecturer, and highly acclaimed physician and surgeon.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Lindstrom completed his doctorate degree in medicine in 1972. He conducted research, residency and fellowship training in the cornea at the University of Minnesota and affiliated hospitals and extended his anterior segment surgery fellowship training at Mary Shiels Hospital in Dallas followed by a Heed Fellowship in Glaucoma at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, after two years of private practice in Dallas, TX. In 1980 Dr. Lindstrom returned to the University of Minnesota, where he spent ten years on the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology, the last two as a full professor and the Harold G. Scheie Research Chair. He continues as Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus, Chairman of the Vision Foundation, a board director for the University of Minnesota Foundation and Associate Director of the Lions Gift of Sight (formerly the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank). He entered private practice in 1989 and has led the growth and expansion of Minnesota Eye Consultants having served as managing partner for 15 years. He is also a co-medical director of Precision Lens and Refractec. He is Chief Medical Editor of the USA and International editions of Ocular Surgery News, which reaches 82,000 ophthalmologists worldwide.

Dr. Lindstrom has been awarded over 40 patents in ophthalmology and has developed a number of corneal preservation solutions, intraocular lenses, and instruments that are used in clinical practices globally. He serves on many Board of Directors and is a frequent lecturer throughout the world on cornea, cataract, glaucoma, laser, and refractive surgery.

Dr. Lindstrom serves on a number of journal editorial boards, including JCRS and JRS. He is the Honorary Editor-in-Chief of the U.S./Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology. He has co-edited seven books, published over 350 peer-reviewed journal articles and 60 book chapters. His professional affiliations are extensive.

Dr. Lindstrom lives in Minneapolis on the shores of Lake Minnetonka with his wife Jaci and has two children and 5 grandchildren.

  • Our doctors are not just LASIK surgeons. We were the first practice that performed LASIK in Minnesota in 1994 and we’ve continually been on the forefront of refractive technology and innovation. Our physicians are international experts in their fields with a comprehensive understanding of the whole health and function of the eye – cornea, glaucoma, cataract, dry eye, and oculoplastics.
  • Our doctors maintain the highest standards of care and will suggest treatment based only on what is best for each individual patient. If it happens to not be LASIK, they can offer an array of other treatment options to obtain the desired outcome.
  • We are the only private anterior segment practice in the Twin Cities area that has a dedicated research department committed to improving patient care.
  • Several of our doctors hold patents for innovations in eye care.
  • Ask your family eye doctor about us, or look through the patient testimonials on our website. Our reputation speaks for itself.
  • Our surgeons are The Preferred Ophthalmologists of the Minnesota Vikings. Professional athletes who have limitless options choose Minnesota Eye Consultants.
  • Other doctors refer their patients to us if they have unusual eye health conditions and complicated cases.
  • We have the most advanced equipment available to assist in giving the doctor the most accurate and precise results.
  • Our standard price for LASIK is in line with the national and local averages for practices that utilize the same premier technology that we do (WaveScan, IntraLase, iLASIK).

We are proud to have our surgeons be The Preferred Ophthalmologists of the Minnesota Vikings. We have had the pleasure to meet and care for countless public figures and are grateful to have all of our patients choose and trust us for their eye care needs.

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Serving Our Community

Minnesota Eye Consultants is proud to offer patients convenient access to eye care across the Twin Cities. We have 5 locations, each with an onsite ambulatory surgery center (ASC).

11091 Ulysses St NE
Clinic: Suite 300
ASC: Suite 400
Blaine, Minnesota 55434

Important Notice for Our Patients:
Please be aware that there is significant construction near our Blaine office. Highway 65 is closed in both directions north of our office and is down to one lane south of the office. We recommend allocating extra time for your journey to ensure you arrive on time for your appointment. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
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12501 Whitewater Drive (East Building)
Suite 310
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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10709 Wayzata Blvd
ASC: Suite 100
Laser Procedures: Suite 120
Clinic: Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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9801 Dupont Ave S
ASC: Suite 100
Laser Procedures: Suite 120
Clinic: Suite 200
Bloomington, MN 55431
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7125 Tamarack Rd
Clinic: Suite 100
ASC: Suite 200
Laser Procedures: Suite 250
Woodbury, MN 55125
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