Minnesota Eye Consultants has emerged as one of the premier refractive research and treatment centers in the nation. Its mission is to enrich each patient’s quality of life through research and innovative methods of enhancing images. Ophthalmologists and surgeons from throughout the world have been trained in revolutionary refractive procedures under the expert direction of its partners and physicians.
Its internationally recognized researchers were part of the team that gained the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for LASIK (laser-in-situ keratomilieus), a true medical breakthrough in modern history. They’ve trained 25 percent of the surgeons in America in LASIK technology, and continue to be active in the on-going research, training and development of the procedure. Minnesota Eye Consultant surgeons have performed more than 50,000 LASIK procedures.
One of the most advanced procedures available is an “intra ocular lens implant” for patients with presbyopia or cataracts. For those who have refractive errors outside the range treatable with LASIK, or that have cataract formation, removal of the natural lens of the eye and replacement with an intraocular lens (IOLs) may be helpful in reducing their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. This procedure is very similar to cataract surgery that is done for a cloudy lens, and the accuracy in obtaining the desired improvement is quite high. For some patients, multifocal lenses may be helpful in improving distance and near vision. Some patients may opt for distance vision in both eyes or monovision.
Minnesota Eye Consultants has four laser and refractive surgery centers in the Twin Cities and an expansive network of satellite offices and clinics in greater Minnesota.
The team includes doctors Richard L. Lindstrom, Thomas W. Samuelson, David R. Hardten, Elizabeth A. Davis, William J. Lipham, and Patrick J. Riedel. In addition to refractive procedures, they also perform cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.
MN Eye Consultants, PA
9117 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420
1965 11th Avenue East, Suite 102, Maplewood, MN 55109
710 East 24th Street, Suite 106, Minneapolis, MN 55404
2805 Campus Drive, Suite 125, Plymouth, MN 55441
2000 Abbott Northwestern Court, Suite 100, Sartell, MN 56377