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PHOTOS: Our New Woodbury Office

We’ve now been seeing patients in our new Woodbury office for just over 6 months and we’re settling in nicely. It’s such a pleasure to be part of the Woodbury community and we’re grateful to everyone who’s visited us at this new location! For those who have not yet seen our Woodbury facility, we invite… Read More

How Do I Choose Between LASIK Or PRK?

Did you know that LASIK eye surgery is almost identical to PRK? If a patient qualifies as a candidate for both LASIK surgery and PRK, why would they choose one over the other? Keep reading to learn more about these similar procedures! The Differences Between LASIK And PRK When it comes to LASIK and PRK,… Read More

6 Tips For Considering Bladeless LASIK

If you’re considering LASIK to gain freedom from a life with glasses or contacts, it’s important to know as much as possible about the procedure. This means asking your LASIK surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants if you could be a good candidate for bladeless LASIK! What Is LASIK? LASIK is an acronym for laser-assisted in-situ… Read More

Now FDA Approved: The CustomFlex® Artificial Iris

Picture of the Artificial Iris up close.

18. The number of years Minnesota Eye Consultants has been involved with Artificial Iris research studies. We entered our most recent Artificial Iris study in 2013, with the CustomFlex® Artificial Iris however we began using Artificial Iris’ in 2000, as we were involved in a different study at that time. In 2010, we started using the… Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dr. Samuelson Makes History Implanting the First Commercial iStent Inject® in the U.S.

In late June, Glaukos (an ophthalmic medical technology company focused directly on the treatment of glaucoma) announced that the FDA had approved the much anticipated iStent inject® Trabecular Micro-Bypass System (or the iStent inject, for short) for patients with mild-to-moderate primary open-angle glaucoma. We are delighted to share that our very own Dr. Thomas W…. Read More

Welcome to our 2018-2019 Fellow Physicians!

This time of year is always bittersweet as we say ‘goodbye’ to the Fellow physicians who have been with us this past year, and ‘hello’ to the incoming 2018-2019 Fellows! Dr. Walter T. Parker (our MD Fellow) will be returning to Alabama and joining Alabama Ophthalmology Associates in Birmingham. We will certainly miss him at… Read More

MN Eye Optical Shops Are Now Closed

The Optical Departments located within the Bloomington office and adjacent to our Minneapolis office (Park Optical) are now closed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and would like to suggest visiting one of our Preferred Optical Partners for your future optical needs.  Commonly Asked Questions/Answers: Q: Can I still see my MEC eye… Read More

5 Cataract Urban Legends

  Cataracts, the leading cause of blindness in the world are a common age-related condition. Nearly 25 million Americans who are 40 and over develop cataracts, a clumping of proteins in the lens, which causes cloudy or blurry vision, and can eventually result in loss of vision. Even though cataracts are a very common condition… Read More

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