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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 11th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Glaucoma Care Apr 22nd, 2019

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes vision loss in one or both eyes. Glaucoma is frequently bu not always associated with fluid buildup inside the eye. This buildup puts pressure on your optic nerve and damages it. If damage to the optic nerve continues, glaucoma will...

What is Glaucoma Apr 19th, 2019

Glaucoma CausesGlaucoma is a group of eye diseases associated with progressive and characteristic damage to the optic nerve that can cause permanent vision loss. It is most typically associated with increased eye pressure due to buildup of fluid inside the eye. The eyeball produces a special fluid for nourishment, and...

What is the Best Treatment for Glaucoma? Mar 10th, 2019

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to blindness by damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma results in peripheral (or side) vision loss initially, and the effect can be like looking through a tube or into a narrow tunnel. Over time, glaucoma can damage your central vision as...

Do I Have to Get Fitted for Contact Lenses? Mar 7th, 2019

Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing eyeglasses. If you choose contact lens wear for your vision correction, it is very important that the lenses fit properly and comfortably and that you understand contact lens safety and hygiene. A contact lens exam will include both a comprehensive eye exam...

Types of Prescription Eyeglasses Mar 7th, 2019

Prescription lenses are the heart of what makes a pair of glasses provide the sharp, clear vision you want to have. There are several types of prescription eyeglasses to address your visual needs, whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or need multiple prescriptions in one lens:     Single Vision –...

Why are Eye Exams Important? Mar 7th, 2019

Eye exams aren’t just for those with vision problems. A regular eye exam is important for everyone—no matter age or physical health—to maintain healthy eyes, prevent vision problems and diagnose diseases early.   During a comprehensive eye exam in Minneapolis, Dr. Hennen will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or...