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13 Easy Ways To Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Swimming, hiking, beach parties, fun in the sun . . . summer activities are the best, but they can definitely take a toll on your eyes. Here’s how you can protect your eyes from seasonal stress! Avoid UV Radiation Sunlight contains two types of potentially harmful rays: UVA and UVB.  UVB, in particular, can cause… Read More

4 Self-Care Tips for Cataract Surgery Recovery

4 self care tips for cataract surgery recovery

It’s okay to rely on others when recovering from surgery. In fact, it is necessary for a large part of it. For example, in many surgeries, especially eye surgeries such as cataract removal, you will not be able to drive yourself home. Whether you get a taxi service or a close friend to bring you… Read More

The Vision Project

Each year, the Minnesota Eye Foundation (a non-profit organization founded by Minnesota Eye Consultants) sets aside two surgical dates to provide eye care procedures to community members in need, who are unable to afford care. We recently completed our 2018 surgical dates on Saturday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 17th. They were once again a… Read More

10 Things You Need to Know Before LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery can be a life-changing experience, but it’s important to arm yourself with knowledge of the basics — surgery cost, recovery time, risks, and aftercare — before undergoing the procedure. Here are 10 things to know before having LASIK surgery: Know Your Surgeon Research your options. Look for an experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist. Be sure… Read More

Wearing Makeup After LASIK Surgery

If you’re like many people, wearing makeup makes you feel more confident and it’s a great way to be creative on a daily basis. Where many makeup-wearers fall short, however, is in their makeup hygiene. Many people don’t think about all of the bacteria their makeup and tools can harbor over time. This can be… Read More

Cataract Surgery Shown To Prolong Life

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, you are going to be faced with an important decision: should you get cataract surgery? Here at Minnesota Eye, the answer is always “yes.” It is just a matter of when. Many people avoid cataract removal out of fear of the surgery or cost, accepting the fact that… Read More

Can People With Severe Myopia Get LASIK?

Myopia is one of the most common vision problems in the world. In fact, by 2050, nearly 5 billion people will be myopic. Not many people understand what myopia is or how it can affect other aspects of your life (including your LASIK candidacy). What Is Myopia? Myopia is a refractive error that makes it difficult to… Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Year, New Logo!

As we head into the new year, we are proud to announce our new Minnesota Eye Consultants and Minnesota Eye Laser & Surgery Center logos. For the past 29 years, MN Eye has maintained its position as an industry leader in ophthalmology and we’ve continued to innovate new technologies and treatment options for our patients…. Read More

“The Laser Will Burn My Eyes” and Other LASIK Myths

Here at Minnesota Eye Consultants, we value our patients and want them to feel safe and comfortable while in our care. That’s why we like to periodically take some time to bust common LASIK myths. We find that the more a patient knows about what happens during the procedure, how it works, and what happens during recovery,… Read More

VIDEO: Listen to What Our Patients Are Saying

Our mission is to preserve, restore, and enhance vision through research, teaching and providing the highest quality medical and surgical care to patients. We keep these goals in mind each and every day as we set forth to care for our patients. Our hope is that you truly feel our warmth, determination and compassion at… Read More