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Mission Outreach in Honduras

Sarah Maki, MD performing surgery

In February 2020, our team – Drs. Lindstrom, Hansen, and Maki – flew to Honduras for a mission outreach trip. The trip was divided into two parts, with the first half of the week spent doing surgery in San Pedro Sula and the last half of the week lecturing at a continuing education program and… Read More

Welcome Our New 2020/2021 Fellows!

We are thrilled to introduce you to the newest fellows at Minnesota Eye Consultants! Each year we are proud to host Fellowships in Optometry, Cornea, and most recently Glaucoma. During the year-long fellowship program, esteemed doctors garner even higher levels of sub-specialty training resulting in great insight, experience, and expertise in their field. We look… Read More

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. The doctors at Minnesota Eye Consultants want to join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in raising awareness about cataracts this month. We know that many of you have special questions and concerns about having cataract surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of you may have postponed a scheduled cataract surgery… Read More

Healthy Vision Month Tips

Each May, eye care providers traditionally observe Healthy Vision Month. We want to remind our Minnesota Eye Consultants patients to think about how important good vision is to their lives. There are things that they can do to maintain healthy vision. People who already have an eye disease or compromised vision can still take steps… Read More

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, thousands of people are hurt by sports-related eye injuries each year. About 13,500 of these injuries result in permanent vision loss. One in three eye injuries involves children. These alarming numbers have been rising over the last decade. The staff at Minnesota Eye Consultants wants to remind athletes… Read More

Now offering virtual visits for non-urgent appointments

Recent government action has expanded telehealth coverage for patients nationwide. Simply put, this means that you don’t have to wait to schedule face-to-face, non-urgent appointments with our expert ophthalmologists. By using chat technology (like Apple FaceTime) on a smartphone or tablet, qualifying patients can schedule a live interactive visit with one of our providers. Please… Read More

Do You Know How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Safe at Work?

March has been designated as Workplace Eye Wellness Month by both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Prevent Blindness, a non-profit organization. At Minnesota Eye Consultants, we want all our patients to understand how to protect their eyes at work. Many people don’t realize that there are risks to your vision in any industry –… Read More

Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

December gift-giving is a part of the holiday celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah for millions of families. Toys are intended to be fun for children, but they can be very dangerous if they are not properly made and designed. Every year thousands of children end up in the emergency room because of toy-related injuries and… Read More

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. This is a good time for the doctors at Minnesota Eye Consultants to help our patients learn about how diabetes can affect your eyes, and what proactive steps you can take to protect your vision. Many people with diabetes can live long and healthy lives. But the longer… Read More

October Is Halloween Eye Safety Month

Everyone’s favorite holiday filled with tricks and treats is almost here! October is Halloween Eye Safety Month, so here are some tips that will keep your kids safe this Halloween! Be Safe Outside When it comes to trick or treating, it’s important to be safe when you’re outside. Your kids may want to wear dark,… Read More