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Why LASIK Is Worth It

Are you considering LASIK but still not sure if the benefits of the procedure are worth the cost? You may also be wondering if LASIK is really as safe as your friends tell you it is. Can you even afford it? And how do you find a LASIK surgeon you can trust with your vision?… Read More

50 Years in Medicine

We’d like to take a moment to congratulate our fearless leader, the founder of Minnesota Eye Consultants – Dr. Richard Lindstrom. 2019 marks his 50th year in medicine and 45th year in ophthalmology, a truly remarkable accomplishment. Over the years, Dr. Lindstrom has graciously enhanced the lives of thousands of patients by helping them reach and exceed their visual… Read More

The Vision Project is Just Around the Corner!

Sponsored by the Minnesota Eye Foundation, The Vision Project (TVP) provides medically necessary eye care services and surgeries at no cost to patients unable to afford treatment. The program is a volunteer effort supported by Minnesota Eye Consultants surgeons and team members, along with the assistance of anesthetists and vendors willing to donate their time,… Read More

How Much Will LASIK Really Cost Me?

Cost is one of the most important factors for patients when it comes to planning for LASIK eye surgery. Of course, LASIK is not covered by most insurance companies. There are a few who offer member-based discount prices. To find out if your insurance offers a member discount for LASIK, call the customer service line…. Read More

Did You Know Keratoconus is Hereditary?

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that results in a thin, cone-shaped cornea that often bulges outward, leading to distorted vision. Something important to be aware of is the strong hereditary correlation between Keratoconus individuals and their family history. At Minnesota Eye Consultants, we strive to provide excellent eye care to not only our patients,… Read More

Looking For LASIK Financing Options?

The thought of paying for LASIK eye surgery may seem overwhelming at first. Insurance isn’t going to cover LASIK because LASIK surgery is an elective procedure. If you’re like most people, you can’t pay for the full cost of LASIK up front. Does this mean you are out of options? Of course not! Read on… Read More

November is Eye Donation Month!

(Video courtesy of Eye Bank Association of America) Did you know that YOU have the power to build hope and restore sight by becoming an eye donor? Registering as an eye, organ and tissue donor is easy and will truly change the lives of others. We have six corneal surgeons at Minnesota Eye Consultants who… Read More

The Top Three LASIK Fears

Did you know that LASIK surgery is one of the most performed surgeries? LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery that corrects vision. This is accomplished by creating a flap in the cornea. After the flap creation, an excimer laser reshapes the cornea. It sounds pretty complicated, but the entire process only takes about… Read More

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