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An innovative new prescription eye drop is here!

Vuity is the first and only FDA-approved eye drop to treat age-related Blurry Near Vision (presbyopia) in adults. With these new eye drops, adults with presbyopia (farsightedness), could improve their near vision for several hours, eliminating the need to wear reading glasses during that time. Vuity’s eyedrops have been found to work in as little… Read More

What if I Blink During Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery patients often worry about what may happen if they blink during the procedure. Although this is an understandable concern, there is no need to worry! What should I expect before, during and after my cataract surgery? Before your cataract surgery: You will be asked to arrive approximately 60 minutes prior to your procedure… Read More

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, people with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. Recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among ethnicities at higher risk for diabetes. November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month and Minnesota Eye Consultants encourages those with… Read More

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