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Our board-certified ophthalmologists are experts at diagnosing and treating eye conditions for people of all ages.

Using the latest testing technology, we can give you timely answers and a plan for next steps.

We’re here for you from the first opthalmology appointment, helping you understand your eye health and bringing you customized treatment options.

Sight is the most dominant of our five senses, with nearly 80% of our perception coming from our vision. Our eyes help us take in new information, keep us aware of our surroundings and let us see the warmth in a loved one's smile.

At HealthPartners and Park Nicollet, we combine top eye expertise with compassionate care. Our comprehensive services include vision and eye health exams, on-site optical stores, specialty contact lens fittings, treatment for eye conditions like cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration, and advanced surgical procedures.

Our goal is to help you protect your vision. Using the latest technology and research-backed treatment methods, we’re committed to keeping your eyes healthy at every stage of life.

Eye conditions we treat

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Pediatric eye conditions (including premature babies and infants)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Dry eye and tear duct conditions
  • Diabetic eye disease (retinopathy)
  • Hypertensive eye disease
  • Retinal holes, tears or detachments
  • Vision loss

Ophthalmology services

We provide a wide range of services to keep your eyes healthy and your vision as clear as possible. From eye exams for every member of your family to complex treatments and surgeries, you’ll get the quality care you deserve.

Some of our services include:

  • Ophthalmic surgery
  • Pediatric eye exams and surgery
  • Glaucoma and cataract screenings and treatments
  • Macular degeneration treatment and injections
  • Corneal and refractive surgery
  • Retinal surgery
  • Oculoplastic procedures
  • Neuro-ophthalmology

Ophthalmic surgery

We use the latest technology and surgical techniques to provide our patients with a wide range of advanced eye surgeries.

  • Cataract surgery
  • Laser-assisted cataract surgery
  • Adult and pediatric strabismus surgery
  • Lasik eye surgery
  • YAG laser treatments
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Corneal surgery
  • Retinal and vitreous surgery

If you haven’t made an appointment yet, we recommend starting with an optometry visit at one of our everyday eye care clinics.

Our optometrists and opticians provide a wide array of eye care and vision services. If your treatment plan requires a specialist’s help, your optometrist will connect you with one of our experienced ophthalmologists.

If you already know you need a specialist, you can select one of the options below to make an ophthalmology appointment.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Ophthalmology is an area of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye. Doctors who specialize in ophthalmology (ophthalmologists) handle all the medical aspects of eye care, including treatment, surgery and the prescription of contact lenses and glasses.

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) who specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of eye conditions. They provide advanced services and treatments, including performing surgery.

An optometrist is a medical professional who tests for vision and eye health issues, and can provide treatment. If more specialized care is needed, they can connect you with an ophthalmologist.

We encourage you to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist for an eye exam and consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for Lasik eye surgery.

The FDA requires patients to be 18 years or older, but recommends they wait until their mid-20’s. Our doctors can help you assess your vision and eye health before recommending next steps.

We accept most health insurance plans, but it’s always good to call your insurance company before scheduling an appointment to understand which services your insurance plan covers.

Here are tips to help you better understand what may or may not be covered under your insurance plan.

1. Understand your eye care exam

Your health insurance company will want to know if you’re receiving routine eye care or medical eye care. If you’re seeking specialty care with an ophthalmologist, you’re likely receiving medical eye care.

Medical eye care can include follow-up care, regular monitoring, additional tests, referral to a surgeon and other services. Most health insurance plans will cover some medical eye care and your bill will depend on how much your individual health insurance plan covers.

2. Do you have a separate vision insurance plan?

Vision insurance is a benefit offered by some employers. We do not accept these plans:

  • Davis
  • EyeMed
  • Spectera
  • VSP

3. Before you arrive at your ophthalmology appointment

Before your opthalmology appointment, please be prepared to have your insurance card(s) and ID with you. You'll also want to know your insurance plan’s specific rules regarding:

  • Approved providers
  • Authorizations
  • Covered services
  • Out-of-pocket payments
  • Referrals

With some insurance plans, you may need to pay a copay at the time of your eye exam.