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Primary Eye Care

Routine eye exams are important for all ages and are not just for individuals experiencing vision problems. Did you know that routine eye exams can detect a surprising amount of conditions that may otherwise go undetected? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Optometric Association, some of these conditions include aneurysms, diabetes, brain tumors, cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and autoimmune disorders, just to name a few.

Woman having an eye exam

Routine exams also offer a touch point with your eye doctor to make sure your vision is healthy, and stays that way. Beyond obtaining a new glasses or contact lens prescription, an eye exam is an opportunity for your provider to diagnose eye diseases early when treatment is most effective. We recommend seeing your family eye care provider on a regular basis to keep your eyes healthy!

What Happens During an Eye Exam?

During the exam, your provider and technician team will test your visual acuity (sharpness), eye alignment, eye movement, and overall ocular wellness. Eye drops to dilate your pupils will be used to provide a comprehensive examination of optic nerve and retinal health.

How Often Should I Schedule an Eye Exam?

What Kind of Eye Doctor Should I See?

Ophthalmologists and Optometrists are eye doctors. Minnesota Eye Consultants Ophthalmologists and Optometrists work together collaboratively to identify and treat all of your eye problems. If you need surgical intervention, one of our doctors of Ophthalmology will perform the surgical procedure. Our doctors of Optometry identify and treat ocular disease and perform non-surgical procedures. If you are seeking a contact lens prescription, you will be scheduled with one of our Optometrists.

What is the Difference Between a Medical Exam and Routine Vision?

It’s important to understand your insurance benefits and how they apply to your appointment. Please visit our Billing and Financing page for more information.

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Serving Our Community

Minnesota Eye Consultants is proud to offer patients convenient access to eye care across the Twin Cities. We have 5 locations, each with an onsite ambulatory surgery center (ASC).

11091 Ulysses St NE
Clinic: Suite 300
ASC: Suite 400
Blaine, Minnesota 55434

Important Notice for Our Patients:
Please be aware that there is significant construction near our Blaine office. Highway 65 is closed in both directions north of our office and is down to one lane south of the office. We recommend allocating extra time for your journey to ensure you arrive on time for your appointment. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
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12501 Whitewater Drive (East Building)
Suite 310
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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10709 Wayzata Blvd
ASC: Suite 100
Laser Procedures: Suite 120
Clinic: Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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9801 Dupont Ave S
ASC: Suite 100
Laser Procedures: Suite 120
Clinic: Suite 200
Bloomington, MN 55431
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7125 Tamarack Rd
Clinic: Suite 100
ASC: Suite 200
Laser Procedures: Suite 250
Woodbury, MN 55125
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