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When Should you Start Worrying About Your Eye Health?

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September is Healthy Aging Month and during this time, the American Academy of Ophthalmology aims to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of vision loss – and steps to help seniors take care of their sight. So, when exactly should you start worrying about your eye health? Well, the short answer is that eye… Read More

When Should Your Child Have a First Eye Exam?

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You want to get your young children off to a good start in every way — and that includes their eye health. But when is the right time to start having your child’s eyes checked? In honor of August being Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Minnesota Eye Consultants… Read More

Fellowship Program – Moving & Shakin’

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Summertime always marks a bittersweet transition as we wave farewell to the fellows who have played such an important role in our practice over the last year, and we welcome new faces for the 2022-2023 fellowship program. This year is unique, as two of our fellows will be staying onboard at MEC; both Dr. Chase… Read More

LASIK or PRK?

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LASIK and PRK are types of refractive eye surgery. They treat vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK vs. PRK can be a difficult decision, especially if you qualify for both procedures. The good news? Both procedures are very similar! However, there are differences between the two, and the best way to decide is… Read More

Honduras Mission Trip 2022

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Last month, Drs. Mark Hansen, Corey Miller and Chase Liaboe took part in a mission trip to Honduras. Through One World Surgery (a global health nonprofit organization) they provided free, high quality surgical care to patients who otherwise lack access to medical care. Our surgeons were able to perform approximately 70 surgeries during their week… Read More

What are the different lens options for cataract surgery?

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In honor of June being Cataract Awareness Month, it is important to know what your options are for cataract surgery when it comes to Intraocular Lenses Options (IOL). Discussing your visual goals following the surgery is an important discussion that occurs during the exam. With the removal of the natural lens, we have the opportunity… Read More

Photos from Perspectives in Eye Care 2022!

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Hosted by the Minnesota Eye Foundation in partnership with the Minnesota Eye Consultants, the annual Perspectives in Eye Care event was held on Monday, May 23rd at the Radisson Blu – Mall of America. This was the first time the program has been in-person since 2019, and it was a huge success. We had 324… Read More

DOXO Bill Payment – Warning!

Third-party payment companies like doxo.com want you to think they are our partners assisting with your payment processing to us. Doxo.com and Minnesota Eye Consultants are NOT partners. Doxo.com charges extra service fees and your payments from doxo.com may be delayed, resulting in late payments on your account. At Minnesota Eye Consultants, your safety and the security of your payments is a top… Read More

Why Can’t I Wear Contact Lenses Prior to LASIK?

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A lot of patients ask, can I wear my contacts before LASIK eye surgery? The short answer is no, but not everyone knows why.  Contact lenses can distort the shape of the front surface of your eye, the cornea, and corneal measurements are crucial in LASIK calculations. After your consultation, you cannot wear contact lenses… Read More

What is the Cost of Eyelid Surgery?

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Undergoing an oculoplastic eye procedure, whether it be cosmetic or medical, is a big decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. One of the most common questions we receive at Minnesota Eye Consultants is how much does eyelid surgery cost? The short answer is, it depends. Every patient and every surgery is different and… Read More