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An innovative new prescription eye drop is here!

Vuity is the first and only FDA-approved eye drop to treat age-related Blurry Near Vision (presbyopia) in adults. With these new eye drops, adults with presbyopia (farsightedness), could improve their near vision for several hours, eliminating the need to wear reading glasses during that time. Vuity’s eyedrops have been found to work in as little… Read More

Can I go blind from Glaucoma?

During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the American Academy of Ophthalmology advises the public that the best defense against developing glaucoma-related blindness is by having routine, comprehensive eye exams. Our glaucoma specialists are commonly asked, “Can I go blind from Glaucoma?”. The short answer is yes, but it can be avoided. Glaucoma can cause blindness,… Read More

What if I Blink During Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery patients often worry about what may happen if they blink during the procedure. Although this is an understandable concern, there is no need to worry! What should I expect before, during and after my cataract surgery? Before your cataract surgery: You will be asked to arrive approximately 60 minutes prior to your procedure… Read More

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, people with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. Recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among ethnicities at higher risk for diabetes. November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month and Minnesota Eye Consultants encourages those with… Read More

Halloween Eye Safety Month

October is Halloween Eye Safety Month! Halloween Hazard: Never Buy Decorative Contact Lenses Without a Prescription Did you know? Colored contact lenses are popular year-round for people who want to change the color of their iris. But every year at Halloween there is a surge of people using colored contact lenses to enhance their costumes…. Read More

Ask the Experts!

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Curious about Oculoplastic surgery? Below are some commonly asked questions answered by our Oculoplastic Surgeons:  Q: WHEN SHOULD I CONSIDER SEEING AN OCULOPLASTIC SURGEON? A: Schedule an appointment if you have developed droopy eyelids that obstruct your eyesight, result in a headache, or require you to raise your forehead or chin to help you see… Read More

September is Healthy Aging Month

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Did you know?… One in six Americans aged 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. According to the Academy of Ophthalmology, the risk of eye disease increases with age, yet many older adults neglect to see an ophthalmologist for care. In honor of September being Healthy… Read More

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Eye Safety – What You Need to Know Summer is finally here, and the 4th of July is just around the corner. You know what that means…fireworks! Watching the sky light up in red, white, and blue will forever be a favorite summer pastime, but July 4th can be a risky time for eye… Read More

Cataracts Awareness Month

5 Facts About Cataracts You Didn’t Know What are cataracts? Cataracts are an opacity or clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Cataracts is one of the most common eye disorders in the United States and around the world. Prevent Blindness America designated June as… Read More

May is Healthy Vision Month!

May is Healthy Vision Month! Follow the SCOPE plan and you’ll be giving your eyes the best chance at staying healthy. S: stop smoking and wear sunglasses. C: care for your contact lenses. O: oversee your overall health. P: purchase protective sports/work glasses. E: eat healthy and exercise. Smoking & Sunglasses Smoking has a long list of… Read More