Every week I meet a patient in their fourth or fifth decade that is in for their FIRST eye exam! Their motivation in seeing me is that frustratingly normal change in near vision. However, there are many other great reasons to visit me! Did you realize that you may see perfect 20/20 vision and still have an eye disease? The most common one being glaucoma, which not symptomatic and slowly steals your side vision. If you are a Twins fan, you may remember that was the eye disease that ended Kirby Puckett’s career. So if this applies to you, or you know someone like this–schedule a routine eye health exam!
Presbyopia usually starts around 40 years old. It is not a disease, but does limit your ability to focus well at near. However, it doesn’t always mean reading glasses. We have been working with multifocal contacts for years. The technology is continuously improving along with our success rates.
Want to give them a try? Email us or give us a call to schedule an appointment.
Sue Ebner of Soderberg Labs and Kay Jensen of Transitions Lenses provided our staff with a wonderful presentation, Market Trends in Eyecare. Both companies continue to offer outstanding support as we strive for even better customer service. Our patients deserve the best quality care and eyewear. Thank you Soderberg Labs and Transitions Lenses!
Hopefully, some of you were able to meet our summer intern, Ellie. She has returned to Kansas for her Senior year of college. Our influence must have been positive, because Ellie has applied to Optometry school and will be taking the admissions test in November. We enjoyed having her at our Bloomington and Shakopee clinics and wish her success in Optometry!
Dr. Brooke (Heineman) Bush is a welcome addition to our Shakopee and Bloomington Clinics. She earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in May 2008. Her interests include eye disease management including dry eyes and contact lenses. Dr. Bush enjoys knitting, yoga and reading.
Dr. Consoer started Shakopee Vision Clinic in 1983, but we are now celebrating a year in the new location. We are very pleased with our new home! Thank you to all of our existing patients for making the transition and also to the new patients we have met this year. It you haven’t been by to see us, please stop in.
The Shakopee Clinic’s optical has expanded with the move! All of our opticals have a great selection of frames for the whole family, including sunwear. Our clinic continues to provide quality products like titanium frames, progressive bifocals, anti-reflective coatings and Transition lenses.