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Category: General

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

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

Holiday Lights and Eyesight Stressors

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It’s officially the holiday season, and you know what that means – twinkling lights abound, every way you look. These light shows certainly make for a pretty sight, but what do they mean for your eyes? This season, you’re likely to see red and green strings of lights lining houses, trees, and streets throughout your… Read More

October Is Eye Health Safety Month

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has designated October as Halloween Eye Safety Month. While most people are familiar with more general Halloween safety tips – look both ways before crossing the street, keep an eye out for kids while operating a vehicle, make sure candy is unopened – they might be less in-the-know about… Read More

Healthy Vision Month Tips

Each May, eye care providers traditionally observe Healthy Vision Month. We want to remind our Minnesota Eye Consultants patients to think about how important good vision is to their lives. There are things that they can do to maintain healthy vision. People who already have an eye disease or compromised vision can still take steps… Read More

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, thousands of people are hurt by sports-related eye injuries each year. About 13,500 of these injuries result in permanent vision loss. One in three eye injuries involves children. These alarming numbers have been rising over the last decade. The staff at Minnesota Eye Consultants wants to remind athletes… Read More

Now offering virtual visits for non-urgent appointments

Recent government action has expanded telehealth coverage for patients nationwide. Simply put, this means that you don’t have to wait to schedule face-to-face, non-urgent appointments with our expert ophthalmologists. By using chat technology (like Apple FaceTime) on a smartphone or tablet, qualifying patients can schedule a live interactive visit with one of our providers. Please… Read More

Do You Know How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Safe at Work?

March has been designated as Workplace Eye Wellness Month by both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Prevent Blindness, a non-profit organization. At Minnesota Eye Consultants, we want all our patients to understand how to protect their eyes at work. Many people don’t realize that there are risks to your vision in any industry –… 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

Snow Blindness: The Top 3 Things you Should Know

1. What is Snow Blindness? Photokeratitis. That’s the medical term for Snow Blindness. Simply put, Snow Blindness is basically a sunburned cornea (or front part of the eye). This “sunburn” is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, and can be painful and result in temporary vision loss. 2. What are the Symptoms? Similar to… Read More