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Back to School: Say Goodbye to Glasses This Fall

Back to School: Say Goodbye to Glasses This Fall

Created on: Friday, September 08, 2017

Preparing to go back to school can be pretty stressful. The last thing you want when signing up for classes, buying textbooks, and preparing for the fall semester is to deal with buying a new pair of glasses. They’re expensive, annoying and you’ll just have to buy a new pair when they break or get lost. The solution? Permanent vision correction with LASIK surgery.

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MD vs. OD. vs. Optician - What’s the difference?

MD vs. OD. vs. Optician - What’s the difference?

Created on: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ophthalmologist vs. Optometrist vs. Optician – what’s the difference?! We get that question a lot and hope we can help clear things up a bit. The bottom line is all three of these healthcare professionals work together as the ultimate eye care team, each offering unique services and keeping the other team members up to date on the patient’s progress.

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The Facts on LASIK Complications: Should You be Concerned?

The Facts on LASIK Complications: Should You be Concerned?

Created on: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Any decisions made surrounding your eyes and vision are important and potentially life-changing. In today's world, researching LASIK, along with its benefits and complications, can be a daunting task as you'll likely be sifting through both factual and false information.

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The 4th Annual Strides 4 Sight 5k - Join Us!

The 4th Annual Strides 4 Sight 5k - Join Us!

Created on: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The 4th annual Strides 4 Sight 5k Walk/Run & Kids Fun Run is just around the corner! Join us on Sunday, October 8th as we walk, run, jog, skip – whatever form of moving you’d like – to help us change lives, one eye at a time.

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What Autumn Means for Your Eyes

What Autumn Means for Your Eyes

Created on: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Everyone knows that the change in seasons can bring about a few unwanted changes. The influx of dry air and allergens can wreak havoc on your hair, skin and even your eyes. Your eyes are especially sensitive to this season change, and it can be quite annoying if you’re one of the many dealing with seasonal dry eye syndrome.

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See the Great American Solar Eclipse Without Harming Your Vision

See the Great American Solar Eclipse Without Harming Your Vision

Created on: Monday, July 24, 2017

The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers tips on how to safely view the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse.

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Welcome Dr. Clara Choo!

Welcome Dr. Clara Choo!

Created on: Monday, July 24, 2017

Please help us welcome Dr. Clara Choo to Minnesota Eye Consultants! Dr. Choo specializes in glaucoma and cataracts and will be primarily based out of our new Woodbury location.

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Blurry Reading Vision? The KAMRA Inlay May Help

Blurry Reading Vision? The KAMRA Inlay May Help

Created on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A lot of things get better with age. But unfortunately, this isn’t the case when it comes to our eyesight. If you’re over the age of 40, chances are you’ve noticed a significant change in your near vision. If your favorite book is looking more and more blurry as time goes on, you may be experiencing the all-too-common condition called presbyopia.

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Meet our 2017-2018 Fellows

Meet our 2017-2018 Fellows

Created on: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It’s that time of year again! July always brings a bittersweet transition for us as we say farewell to the fellow physicians we’ve had with us for the past year, and greet the incoming fellows.

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Staff Appreciation Month

Staff Appreciation Month

Created on: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Throughout the year, MN Eye Consultants recognizes each department and highlights their contributions and efforts in making MN Eye a top-notch practice. See who is being recognized in July!

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The Minneapolis Office Will be Temporarily Closed

The Minneapolis Office Will be Temporarily Closed

Created on: Monday, June 19, 2017

Due to an upcoming construction project scheduled on the Phillips Eye Institute Parking Ramp, the Minneapolis clinic will be temporarily closed for a few days in July.

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Celebrate Senior Independence!

Celebrate Senior Independence!

Created on: Thursday, June 15, 2017

July is Senior Independence Month and a great time to touch on some ideas and tips to help the senior generation continue to keep their freedom. According to the Family Caregivers Alliance, “Nearly 3.5 million Americans over 40 have some degree of vision loss, most commonly from age-related conditions. This number is expected to double in the next few decades as the baby boomers grow older.” Read on for some tips that may help seniors stay safe and organized as they live independently!

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Life After LASIK: What Should You Expect?

Life After LASIK: What Should You Expect?

Created on: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LASIK surgery can be life changing, but in what ways will life after LASIK be different? This all depends on the person, of course, but there are some things you should definitely expect to experience after LASIK surgery.

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2017 Strides 4 Sight

2017 Strides 4 Sight

Created on: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Planning for the 2017 Strides 4 Sight 5k Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run is underway! We are thrilled to be hosting this charity event for the fourth year at the beautiful Como Lake in St. Paul.

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AcuFocus Press Release: KAMRA Inlay

AcuFocus Press Release: KAMRA Inlay

Created on: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

AcuFocus released a national press release in May regarding the KAMRA Corneal Inlay, a popular near vision-changing procedure for patients battling Presbyopia.

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Everything You Can Expect During Your LASIK Consulation

Everything You Can Expect During Your LASIK Consulation

Created on: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

You have finally decided to ditch your contacts and glasses for good and upgrade your vision with LASIK. You have scheduled your consultation, but you probably still have many questions. What is the procedure like? What should I expect?

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MN Eye @ ASCRS

MN Eye @ ASCRS

Created on: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Physicians and Staff of Minnesota Eye Consultants visit Los Angeles for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting.

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National Nurses Week - Thank You!

National Nurses Week - Thank You!

Created on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

As we celebrate National Nurses Week May 6th-12th, we wanted to express our deepest and most sincere gratitude for the incredible, irreplaceable nurses at MN Eye Consultants.

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VIDEOS: Our surgeons are featured for WCCO\'s Healthy Vision Month!

VIDEOS: Our surgeons are featured for WCCO's Healthy Vision Month!

Created on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

May is Healthy Vision Month! Most people don’t think about visiting the eye doctor unless they have a glaring reason to do so. Patients often visit if they feel they could use some vision correction, such as glasses, contacts, or Vision Correction Surgery (LASIK), or if they are experiencing some discomfort or eye pain. The truth is, everyone should visit their family eye doctor regularly, as there are an abundance of things your eye exam can do for you beyond vision correction and addressing immediate concerns.

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What Exactly Happens During LASIK Surgery?

What Exactly Happens During LASIK Surgery?

Created on: Friday, April 14, 2017

If you are tired of dealing with glasses or contacts, chances are you’ve considered correcting your vision with LASIK. Here at Minnesota Eye Consultants, we are here to put your worries about LASIK to rest and give you more information on this safe, effective procedure. Here is a step by step guide on what exactly happens during LASIK surgery!

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VIDEO: Dr. Samuelson dives into new, high-tech glaucoma treatment procedures

VIDEO: Dr. Samuelson dives into new, high-tech glaucoma treatment procedures

Created on: Monday, April 03, 2017

Listen as Dr. Samuelson explains the various glaucoma procedures offered at MN Eye, including newer options such as the iStent, CyPass, XEN and MicroPulse.

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LASIK - Schedule Today!

LASIK - Schedule Today!

Created on: Monday, April 03, 2017

Summer is fast approaching and will be here before you know it! Here are just three of the many reasons why now is a great time to consider LASIK.

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The Vision Project

The Vision Project

Created on: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

We recently wrapped up our 2017 Vision Project surgery dates! The Vision Project (formerly Operation Eyesight) sets aside two Saturdays every year to perform surgery on patients who are unable to obtain insurance or pay for the necessary treatments.

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Rising Stars in Ophthalmology

Rising Stars in Ophthalmology

Created on: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Jill S. Melicher, Christine L. Larsen and Mark S. Hansen!

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Pre-LASIK Jitters: 4 Things You Can Do to Calm Your Nerves

Pre-LASIK Jitters: 4 Things You Can Do to Calm Your Nerves

Created on: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

LASIK surgery is considered one of the safest and easiest surgeries to undergo. While this may be true, it doesn’t always do much to calm the nerves of the patient before taking the plunge. We get it, surgery is scary and can be very nerve-wracking, no matter how irrational those fears may be.

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Gathering for a Cause

Gathering for a Cause

Created on: Thursday, March 02, 2017

Recently, our Provider Support Team gathered for an Appreciation Dinner and put their crafting skills to work. See what they made, and what non-profit they donated to!

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Woodbury Progress

Woodbury Progress

Created on: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The construction of our new Woodbury office (located off Tamarack Road and Weir Drive) is moving right along! Read on for photos on the recent progress.

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Research Studies - We Need You!

Research Studies - We Need You!

Created on: Thursday, February 23, 2017

We are currently recruiting for a variety of research studies at Minnesota Eye Consultants. Check out a couple of our current Dry Eye and Blepharitis studies!

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All MEC Meeting

All MEC Meeting

Created on: Thursday, February 23, 2017

In February, we hosted our Annual All-MEC Meeting at the Radisson Blu Hotel – Mall of America. After some interesting presentations from our physicians and our new President, we invited the Brave New Workshop to perform some eye-related Improv!

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Astigmatism and Cataract Surgery: Is It Possible?

Astigmatism and Cataract Surgery: Is It Possible?

Created on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

There are a number of common eye conditions that can affect your vision and eye health. It is important to get regular eye exams in order to catch these conditions and ensure your eyes are healthy! Two common conditions are known as astigmatism and cataracts. But what exactly do both these conditions mean for your vision?

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Minnesota Eye Consultants Announces New Business Partner

Created on: Monday, February 06, 2017

Minnesota Eye Consultants is pleased to announce a long-term partnership with Waud Capital Partners, based in Chicago, Ill. This partnership provides Minnesota Eye Consultants a foundation to collaborate with other practices in the Twin Cities region more closely, to expand and grow services, and realize greater efficiencies through scale.

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Patient Appreciation Week

Patient Appreciation Week

Created on: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We look forward to celebrating you, our incredible patients during our Patient Appreciation Week in March!

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Eye Care Traveling Tips

Eye Care Traveling Tips

Created on: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Whether you’re dreaming of skiing on the fresh powder in Vail or reading a book under a palm tree in Mexico, now’s a popular time of year for a quick getaway. Amongst the excitement of packing, it may be easy to forget about your eye care needs when traveling. We have you covered with these few tips!

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Dr. Mark Hansen Becomes a Partner!

Dr. Mark Hansen Becomes a Partner!

Created on: Thursday, January 26, 2017

After joining us in 2014 as a fellow, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Mark S. Hansen has become a MN Eye Consultants Partner Physician!

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4 Facts You Didn\'t Know About Cataracts

4 Facts You Didn't Know About Cataracts

Created on: Monday, January 16, 2017

By the age of 80, you have a 50 percent chance of developing cataracts. If you are unaware of how cataracts can affect your vision, it is when your lens that is normally clear becomes clouded.

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Real Time Locating System

Real Time Locating System

Created on: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Our Real Time Locating System (RTLS) has been in place at our Bloomington location for almost a year now. This program was implemented to help us assess our scheduling processes and work flows to ultimately provide a better overall experience for our patients.

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Congrats to Drs. Richard Lindstrom & Thomas Samuelson!

Congrats to Drs. Richard Lindstrom & Thomas Samuelson!

Created on: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

We are proud to report that you can spot both Drs. Richard Lindstrom and Thomas Samuelson on Becker’s ASC Review list of the "51 Ophthalmologists to Know - 2016".

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LASIK: What to Expect

LASIK: What to Expect

Created on: Monday, December 05, 2016

We encourage patients to do their research when determining whether or not LASIK is for them. This guide helps to break down each step of an evaluation and the LASIK procedure itself, so the process doesn't seem quite as overwhelming. 

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Woodbury Update

Woodbury Update

Created on: Monday, November 28, 2016

Construction is underway on our new Minnesota Eye Consultants Woodbury location! Located on the southeast corner of Tamarack Road and Weir Drive, we are thrilled to be offering our East Side patients a convenient Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center in the near future. Read on to see images of the construction!

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New Treatments in Glaucoma

New Treatments in Glaucoma

Created on: Monday, November 28, 2016

With new research and advancements in technology becoming available each and every day, we strive to offer the newest, safest and most efficient instruments and procedures to our patients. Here are a few recent developments in the world of glaucoma that are now being offered at Minnesota Eye Consultants.

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Kailee\'s Story

Kailee's Story

Created on: Monday, November 28, 2016

Kailee joined the Minnesota Eye Consultants surgical family at the far-too-young age of 6 years old. A patient of Dr. Elizabeth Davis’, she underwent a Corneal Transplant following an incident with an artificial Christmas tree that resulted in a serious eye injury. Read on to hear more about Kailee's story and how she's doing today!

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Winter is Coming - and so is Dry Eye

Winter is Coming - and so is Dry Eye

Created on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

As winter approaches, dry eye symptoms may become more noticeable as environmental factors can have a significant impact on the comfort of your eyes. Not only does the cold weather and wind cause eye irritation, but being inside with dry heat causes increased dryness as well. Read on for some tips on how to help alleviate some of these dry eye symptoms!

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Symfony Lens Testimonial

Symfony Lens Testimonial

Created on: Monday, October 24, 2016

Meet Gary, one of our patients who recently underwent Cataract Surgery and chose the Symfony lens to help improve his vision afterwards. The Symfony intraocular lens (IOL) was approved by the FDA this summer and has our surgeons buzzing about the potential visual outcomes it could provide our patients. Listen to what Gary has to say about the Symfony lens and why he felt it was the right choice for him.

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Strides 4 Sight Recap

Strides 4 Sight Recap

Created on: Monday, October 24, 2016

We are happy to report that we had another astonishingly successful Strides 4 Sight race! The weather was a bit “crisp”, but we still had a great turn out and a whole lot of fun. The little ones enjoyed a new and improved Kids Fun Run obstacle course as well as a giant bouncy house, while the 5k participants took in the beautiful scenery at Como Lake as they made their way around the course. Read on to see a kind thank you note we received from last year's Operation Eyesight - a nice reminder about why we created the Strides 4 Sight fundraiser.

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Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, October 24, 2016

You may have heard the old saying, “Our eyes are a window into our soul”, but in reality, our eyes are a window into our health. Diabetes is one of many diseases commonly detected during a routine eye exam. Your physician may notice leaking blood vessels or a yellowish fluid at the back of the eye, leading them to further explore Diabetic Eye Diseases.

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Follow Us on Facebook!

Follow Us on Facebook!

Created on: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all things MN Eye! We will keep you informed of the newest advancements in the eye care field, but you’ll also spot funny eye comics, trivia questions and even giveaway contests!

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Dr. Richard Lindstrom is Recognized

Dr. Richard Lindstrom is Recognized

Created on: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Dr. Richard Lindstrom was recently recognized in two prominent Minnesota publications: Minnesota Physicians and Minnesota Monthly.

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History and Physicals at MN Eye Consultants

History and Physicals at MN Eye Consultants

Created on: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Did you know that we offer complete Pre-op History and Physical exams to our surgical patients? Read on for three reasons why you should see one of our amazing Physician’s Assistants (PAs) for this appointment!

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Eye Injury Prevention Month

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Created on: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, there are approximately 2,000 workplace eye injuries that occur every day. Shockingly, that figure just includes on-the-job injuries, even though approximately half of all incidents occur at home. Read on for an infographic with common facts about eye injuries, and some tips to help protect your vision.

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Minnesota Eye Consultants First in Market to Offer Symfony® Intra Ocular Lens

Created on: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

On July 15th, 2016 Abbot Medical Optics announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses for the treatment of cataracts. The first in a new category of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the Tecnis Symfony lenses are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract surgery, while also mitigating the effects of presbyopia by helping people focus on near objects. The FDA approval includes a version of the lens for people with astigmatism, the Tecnis Symfony Toric IOL.

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