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LASIK Minneapolis

Congratulations! You’ve decided to investigate laser vision correction or LASIK. We know how overwhelming it can be to not only research your procedure options but to select a qualified LASIK surgeon that you feel comfortable and confident with. Like any surgery, the experience of the doctor is the most important factor in achieving the best results. Do your homework, and confidently select a qualified surgeon you trust.

The Minneapolis LASIK professionals at Minnesota Eye Consultants would be honored to help you meet your goal of improved vision. We are widely regarded as the premier LASIK surgery providers in the Minneapolis and greater Minnesota areas, and our physicians are international experts in their fields with a comprehensive understanding of the whole health and function of the eye – cornea, glaucoma, cataract, dry eye and oculoplastics.

What is LASIK? In practice, LASIK surgery reshapes the cornea (the eye’s clear outer window) so that light rays focus more precisely on the retina. To do this, a thin flap on the cornea is made using a laser. The surgeon lifts this flap, reshapes the cornea to the desired curvature, and then repositions the flap back into place. Many people sit up and immediately notice better vision.

We offer the most advanced LASIK solution available: Intralase, a fully customized, blade-free procedure that utilizes an excimer laser. Undergoing LASIK surgery frees you from the dependence on glasses and contacts.

What does LASIK correct?

The LASIK Eye Surgery is commonly performed to treat Nearsightedness, Farsightedness and Astigmatism.

Nearsightedness

(Myopia) is when the eye is shaped too long, causing the light rays to fall in front of the retina. If you suffer from nearsightedness, you will have a difficult time seeing objects at a distance. LASIK surgery can correct this by removing tissue from the center of the eye, creating a flatter cornea.

Farsightedness

(Hyperopia) is when the cornea is too flat, causing the light to focus beyond the retina. If you suffer from farsightedness, you will have a difficult time seeing objects up close. LASIK can correct this by removing tissue from the outer part of the cornea.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism occurs when the eyeball is shaped more like a football than a baseball. This causes the light to fall on various points of the retina, causing blurry vision. LASIK can correct this by selectively removing tissue in certain areas to create a more spherical shape to the eye.

Why Choose Minnesota Eye Consultants for your LASIK procedure?

You want to know you’re getting the safest, most trusted treatment available. At Minnesota Eye Consultants, we take great care to determine not only what is best for you as our patient, but also as an individual. Minnesota Eye Consultants’ physicians and surgeons are regarded as true leaders in the development of LASIK, from its inception to approval of LASIK by the Food and Drug Administration. We have stayed committed to pursuing research, training and development in refractive surgery. The practice serves as a teaching facility, training ophthalmologists and clinic professionals throughout the world on LASIK management.

  • Our doctors are not just LASIK surgeons. While we have continually been on the forefront of refractive technology and innovation, our physicians are also international experts in their fields with a comprehensive understanding of the whole health and function of the eye – cornea, glaucoma, cataract, dry eye, and oculoplastics. You can be assured that we will take care of your eyes, no matter what the problem.
  • Our surgeons are subspecialty fellowship trained. This means they have extensive training over and above what is required to practice ophthalmology. Several of our LASIK surgeons also hold patents for innovations in eye surgery technology.
  • We performed the first LASIK surgery in the state of Minnesota. Our practice was selected as one of the original five sites throughout the U.S. to investigate the excimer laser, and present its safety and efficacy to the FDA prior to its approval in 1995.
  • We have the most advanced equipment available, which enables the surgeon to obtain the most accurate and precise results.
  • If it is determined that you are not a LASIK candidate or your surgeon thinks another option may be better for you, we can offer an array of alternative refractive treatment options to obtain your desired outcome.
  • We are the only private anterior segment practice in the Twin Cities area that has a dedicated research department committed to improving patient care and surgical outcomes.
  • Ask your family eye doctor about us, or look through the patient testimonials on our website. Our reputation speaks for itself.
  • Other doctors refer their patients to us if they have unusual eye health conditions or complicated cases.
  • We are The Preferred Ophthalmologists of the Minnesota Vikings. Professional athletes that have limitless options choose Minnesota Eye Consultants.
  • Our standard price for LASIK is in line with the national and local averages for practices that utilize the same premier technology that we do (iLASIK, IntraLase, WaveScan).
  • We do not discount or coupon this procedure because we view refractive surgery as an important medical decision – not an assembly line procedure.
Free LASIK Screenings

Minnesota Eye Consultants offers FREE LASIK screenings* to new patients that have not had previous eye surgery! Call and speak to our LASIK Specialist to see if you qualify (952) 567-6020.

*(Not all patients are eligible for a free screening.)

Patient Testimonials

Our LASIK Surgeons

Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D.

Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D.

Specializes in: Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Practices at: Bloomington, Minnetonka

Thomas W. Samuelson, M.D.

Thomas W. Samuelson, M.D.

Specializes in: Glaucoma, Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Practices at: Bloomington, Minnetonka

David R. Hardten, M.D., F.A.C.S.

David R. Hardten, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Specializes in: Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Practices at: Bloomington, Minnetonka

Elizabeth A. Davis, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Elizabeth A. Davis, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Specializes in: Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Practices at: Bloomington,
Woodbury

Patrick J. Riedel, M.D.

Patrick J. Riedel, M.D.

Specializes in: Glaucoma, Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Practices at: Blaine, Bloomington, Minnetonka

Sherman W. Reeves, M.D., M.P.H.

Sherman W. Reeves, M.D., M.P.H.

Specializes in: Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Practices at: Blaine, Minnetonka, Woodbury

Mark S. Hansen, M.D.

Mark S. Hansen, M.D.

Specializes in: Cataract, Cornea, Glaucoma & Refractive Surgery
Practices at: Blaine, Minneapolis, Minnetonka

Morgan R. Godin, M.D.

Morgan R. Godin, M.D.

Specializes in: Cataract, Cornea, Glaucoma & Refractive Surgery
Practices at: Minneapolis, Bloomington, Minnetonka

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