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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

Welcome Dr. Cristelle Boots

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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

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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