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October Is Eye Health Safety Month

Seasonal Pumpkin with googly eyes

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

No Better Time for LASIK

Does this sound familiar? You step out of your house with your face mask, intent on running a few errands, and then, the second the fresh air hits your face, your vision vanishes, impaired by the frustrating, ever-present symptom of mask-wearing: fogged glasses. If you can’t relate – you are lucky! If this hit home… Read More

August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Congratulations – you’ve made it to August! As an unquestionably unique summer draws to a close, parents and kids across the state prepare for the uncertainty of back to school in our “new normal” environment. Some students may begin their school year with virtual classes and increased screen time, others will be attending school and getting started… Read More

Welcome Our New 2020/2021 Fellows!

We are thrilled to introduce you to the newest fellows at Minnesota Eye Consultants! Each year we are proud to host Fellowships in Optometry, Cornea, and most recently Glaucoma. During the year-long fellowship program, esteemed doctors garner even higher levels of sub-specialty training resulting in great insight, experience, and expertise in their field. We look… 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

Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

December gift-giving is a part of the holiday celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah for millions of families. Toys are intended to be fun for children, but they can be very dangerous if they are not properly made and designed. Every year thousands of children end up in the emergency room because of toy-related injuries and… Read More

October Is Halloween Eye Safety Month

Everyone’s favorite holiday filled with tricks and treats is almost here! October is Halloween Eye Safety Month, so here are some tips that will keep your kids safe this Halloween! Be Safe Outside When it comes to trick or treating, it’s important to be safe when you’re outside. Your kids may want to wear dark,… Read More

Introducing TearCare, a new option to treat Dry Eye.

Dry Eye Syndrome (or Ocular Surface Disease) is a condition caused by the reduction in quality and quantity of tears as a result of inflammation. Sometimes people don’t produce enough tears or the right quality of tears to keep their eyes healthy and comfortable. The most common form of dry eye is when your tears… Read More

Important Recall Notice

Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently announced a voluntary recall on several eye drops and eye ointments sold at Walgreens and Walmart stores. According to the Food and Drug Administration, there’s concern that these products are not sterile and can be harmful as a result. The Walmart products were labeled under the Equate brand and include allergy… Read More

Welcome to our 2019-2020 Fellows!

We are excited to welcome to Minnesota Eye Consultants our “Class of 20/20” fellows! We typically have one OD fellow and one MD fellow specializing in cornea, however this year we’re adding a second MD fellow to specialize in glaucoma. We look forward to getting to know these providers and are thrilled to offer an… Read More