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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

Welcome Dr. Cristelle Boots

Dr. Cristelle Boots Headshot

Please help us welcome Dr. Cristelle E. Boots to our Doctors of Optometry team! She joins us from Indiana, formerly with Boling Vision Center. Dr. Boots will be caring for patients out of our Blaine and Woodbury offices, specializing in Primary Eye Care and Dry Eye. Dr. Boots earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from… Read More

Career Spotlight – Ophthalmic Technicians

This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Ophthalmic Technicians and the career opportunities available at Minnesota Eye Consultants. The rewarding Ophthalmic Technician career path at Minnesota Eye offers advancement opportunities, on-the-job training, free courses for Continuing Education credits, and a healthy work-life balance. Did we mention there’s a $500 sign-on bonus, just for being hired?! So… Read More

Celebrating Black History Month

Professional photo of Dr. Patricia Bath

This February, we are excited to be celebrating Black History Month! With endless prominent figures to highlight, it seems only fitting that we focus on someone who played a crucial role in the advancement of eye care.  Join us as we celebrate the first African American to obtain a patent for a medical invention, Dr. Patricia Era Bath. She helped… Read More

Holiday Lights and Eyesight Stressors

Family looking at holiday lights

It’s officially the holiday season, and you know what that means – twinkling lights abound, every way you look. These light shows certainly make for a pretty sight, but what do they mean for your eyes? This season, you’re likely to see red and green strings of lights lining houses, trees, and streets throughout your… Read More

October Is Eye Health Safety Month

Seasonal Pumpkin with googly eyes

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has designated October as Halloween Eye Safety Month. While most people are familiar with more general Halloween safety tips – look both ways before crossing the street, keep an eye out for kids while operating a vehicle, make sure candy is unopened – they might be less in-the-know about… Read More

No Better Time for LASIK

Does this sound familiar? You step out of your house with your face mask, intent on running a few errands, and then, the second the fresh air hits your face, your vision vanishes, impaired by the frustrating, ever-present symptom of mask-wearing: fogged glasses. If you can’t relate – you are lucky! If this hit home… Read More

Why You Should Consider Eyelid Surgery Today

Woman getting ready for eyelid surgery

As masks become the new way of life around the world, now more than ever, people are focusing on their eyes. This has led to a rising interest in cosmetic eyelid surgery, and we’re happy to be able to provide this service to our patients at Minnesota Eye Consultants. What is it? As the name… Read More