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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

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