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Keratoconus Treatment Options: ALKRS & Crosslinking

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While some people may be familiar with various corneal conditions, many do not fully understand Keratoconus and the components linked to this cornea disorder. At Minnesota Eye Consultants, our cornea surgeons want to make sure that patients understand the symptoms, risk factors, treatment options, and other aspects connected to keratoconus. Read on to learn more!… Read More

Recall Notice: Akorn Pharmaceuticals

Akorn Recall

Akorn Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of its drug products including topical ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. For more information on the recall, please visit the official FDA press release below. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call our offices or contact us. Personally impacted by the recall?Other manufacturers of these medications are… Read More

A Lifetime of Healthy Vision: Healthy Vision Month

During Healthy Vision Month, held each year in May, Minnesota Eye Consultants aims to educate and spread awareness on eye care. Eyesight has a huge impact on our day-to-day living which is why it’s important to be proactive and prioritize your eye health. Here are a few ways to preserve and protect your eyesight. Dr…. Read More


If you are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses and are looking for a solution to correct your vision, LASIK and PRK are two popular vision correction options available at Minnesota Eye Consultants. Both procedures correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Patients are usually considered first for LASIK surgery. If… Read More

EVO ICL: An Implantable Vision Correction Treatment Option

“The EVO ICL is an excellent option for refractive surgery, particularly for those patients not good candidates for laser vision correction due to high refractive errors, thin corneas, or suspicious topography. Visual quality is excellent with the ICL and recovery is quite fast.” – Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Refractive Surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants “Minnesota Eye… Read More

Winter Eye Care Tips: A Conversation with Dr. Johnna Hobbs 

As we move from fall into winter, many things change – the weather gets colder, the days get shorter, and the snow falls! Winter weather can dramatically affect our eye health and our vision care. To get you ready for “Winter Wonderland” weather, we asked Dr. Johnna Hobbs to tell us more about how winter… Read More

When Should you Start Worrying About Your Eye Health?

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September is Healthy Aging Month and during this time, the American Academy of Ophthalmology aims to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of vision loss – and steps to help seniors take care of their sight. So, when exactly should you start worrying about your eye health? Well, the short answer is that eye… Read More

When Should Your Child Have a First Eye Exam?

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You want to get your young children off to a good start in every way — and that includes their eye health. But when is the right time to start having your child’s eyes checked? In honor of August being Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Minnesota Eye Consultants… Read More

Fellowship Program – Moving & Shakin’

collage of 2022 fellows

Summertime always marks a bittersweet transition as we wave farewell to the fellows who have played such an important role in our practice over the last year, and we welcome new faces for the 2022-2023 fellowship program. This year is unique, as two of our fellows will be staying onboard at MEC; both Dr. Chase… Read More


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LASIK and PRK are types of refractive eye surgery. They treat vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK vs. PRK can be a difficult decision, especially if you qualify for both procedures. The good news? Both procedures are very similar! However, there are differences between the two, and the best way to decide is… Read More