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  • Computer Glasses for Digital Eye Strain

    Whether we’re working, gaming, browsing, or binge watching, chances are a day doesn’t go by where we don’t spend a large amount of time staring at a screen. If fact, according to a market research study, people spend more than 11 hours a day interacting with their devices. That’s up from nine and a half hours just four years ago. Whether or not this is excessive is irrelevant because it’s becoming impossible to avoid it. What’s important is that we consider the new and developing eye strain caused by the time we’re spending on screen time.

  • Why We Need Tears

    Most people only think of tears when we see or feel them rolling down cheeks. Tears are associated with emotions. However, tears are essential to eye health and they are pretty underrated. Tears are more than water and they’re more than an expression of emotions.

  • A Guide to Prescription Sunglasses

    Is there anything more refreshing than when the snow begins to melt and the weather begins to warm? The answer is definitely no. It means that summer is right around the corner and that it’s time to put away the hats and scarves for summer accessories! The best summer accessory has to be sunglasses. They can make a statement, pull together an outfit, and add a little extra to any look. Luckily, prescription sunglasses have come a long way from the clip-on magnetic lenses we’re all familiar with. With that, we present a guide to prescription sunglasses.

  • Understanding the Difference: Sjogren’s or Winter Dry Eyes

    There’s no doubt about it, dryness and winter go together almost as well as a hat and gloves. Our skin is a little more dry, our hair is a little duller, and our eyes just feel more irritable. Eyes tend to get the brunt of the harsh weather; we bundle up our hands, feet, heads, and bodies with winter gear, but we don’t usually think about eye protection in the winter.
     

  • Winter Woes: Cold Weather and Your Eyes

    Whether you’re worrying about reapplying your sunscreen or concerned about the road conditions after a particularly bad winter storm, the weather impacts our lives in a variety of ways. Our eyes get no reprieve when it’s cold outside; if it’s not the cold air and gusting winds, it’s the dry indoor heat we have to crank up to keep warm.

  • 15th Annual Trunk Show and Sale

    Please plan to join us for our 15th Annual Trunk Show and Sale Thursday, January 17th. This year we will be featuring a new exlusive frame line, Black Fin, along with Kate Spade, Calvin Klein, RayBan, RayBan Kids, Kliik, Fysh, and Super Flex. Current patients are welcome to come to our sneak preview from 1-3:00, the show will run until 7:00. Something for everyone, door prizes, and snacks. We hope to see you there!

  • 2019 Eyewear Trends

    Eyeglasses are something that not everyone has to wear but everyone likes to accessorize with. Whether you’re blocking the sun, wearing readers, or need corrective lenses for vision purposes, glasses can make a statement all on their own. As the new year approaches, we wanted to share some of the up and coming eyewear trends for 2019 and yes, we think treating yourself to some new glasses is a GREAT resolution!
     

  • Holiday Hours

    Holiday Hours
     
    Please note our office will be closed the following days so our staff may spend the holidays with their families. We apologize for any inconvenience. In the event of an emergency please call 320.258.3915 for further information.
     
    Monday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) - Closed
    Tuesday, December 25th (Christmas Day) - Closed
    Tuesday, January 1st (New Years Day) - Closed

  • The Best Eyewear Trends of 2018

    As another year comes to a close, it’s natural to look back on the year. Sometimes we can gain insight into situations and how to handle them better moving forward. Other times, we look back and wonder what we were thinking. Other times still, we’re just ready to look to the future. Regardless of which way you’re looking, you definitely want to do it in style. Take a look at the 2018 eyewear trends we hope make an appearance in the new year:

  • Back to School Special - FREE Lenses

    School is in sight! Head back to school with free lenses by taking advantage of our back to school special! This special is only available until the end of August, so hurry in or schedule your appointment online today!

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Computer Glasses for Digital Eye Strain

Whether we’re working, gaming, browsing, or binge watching, chances are a day doesn’t go by where we don’t spend a large amount of time staring at a screen. If fact, according to a market research study, people spend more than 11 hours a day interacting with their devices. That’s up from nine and a half hours just four years ago. Whether or not this is excessive is irrelevant because it’s becoming impossible to avoid it. What’s important is that we consider the new and developing eye strain caused by the time we’re spending on screen time.

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Dr. Hinkemeyer Meets with Congressman Tom Emmer

Dr. Hinkemeyer and fellow members of the Minnesota Optometric Association were honored to speak with Congressman Tom Emmer recently about issues affecting optometry in Minnesota. We are so proud to have doctors that care deeply about these issues and improving the quality of eye care for all patients in our state.

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