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Halloween Eye Safety Month

October is Halloween Eye Safety Month! Halloween Hazard: Never Buy Decorative Contact Lenses Without a Prescription Did you know? Colored contact lenses are popular year-round for people who want to change the color of their iris. But every year at Halloween there is a surge of people using colored contact lenses to enhance their costumes…. Read More

Cataracts Awareness Month

5 Facts About Cataracts You Didn’t Know What are cataracts? Cataracts are an opacity or clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Cataracts is one of the most common eye disorders in the United States and around the world. Prevent Blindness America designated June as… Read More

Welcome Dr. Cristelle Boots

Dr. Cristelle Boots Headshot

Please help us welcome Dr. Cristelle E. Boots to our Doctors of Optometry team! She joins us from Indiana, formerly with Boling Vision Center. Dr. Boots will be caring for patients out of our Blaine and Woodbury offices, specializing in Primary Eye Care and Dry Eye. Dr. Boots earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from… Read More

Career Spotlight – Ophthalmic Technicians

This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Ophthalmic Technicians and the career opportunities available at Minnesota Eye Consultants. The rewarding Ophthalmic Technician career path at Minnesota Eye offers advancement opportunities, on-the-job training, free courses for Continuing Education credits, and a healthy work-life balance. Did we mention there’s a $500 sign-on bonus, just for being hired?! So… Read More

Celebrating Black History Month

Professional photo of Dr. Patricia Bath

This February, we are excited to be celebrating Black History Month! With endless prominent figures to highlight, it seems only fitting that we focus on someone who played a crucial role in the advancement of eye care.  Join us as we celebrate the first African American to obtain a patent for a medical invention, Dr. Patricia Era Bath. She helped… Read More

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