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14th Annual Eyewear Trunk Show

On Friday, December 1st, we will be hosting our 14th annual Optical Studios Eyewear Trunk Show. This event will take place at our Coon Rapids location, between 9AM – 5 PM. Our Blaine and White Bear offices will be closed during this time. During this event, attendees will have the opportunity to see the latest trendsetting and classic eyewear styles. We will be offering 50% off all frames and anti-reflective coatings*, so if you want to change your look before the holidays – now is the perfect time. All attendees will also have the opportunity to enter in a prize drawing to win free Kodak unique digital lenses and free anti-glare coatings. So, please join us for an exciting day with great offers and prize opportunities. We hope to see you there!               Cameron Medical Center 3777 Coon Rapids Blvd NW, Suite 100 Coon Rapids, MN, 55433   *With the complete purchase of new frames and lenses by December,...

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Kathy Retires After 7 Years

After seven years with us at North Suburban Eye Specialists, we’d like to wish Kathy a happy and relaxing retirement. Our Visual Field Technician plans do some volunteering by caring for sick babies at the crisis nursery and helping out at the Hospice near her home. To celebrate, we threw a potluck in our...

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Volunteering at the Minnesota Special Olympics Summer Games

Volunteering at the Minnesota Special Olympics Summer Games Last Friday, our very own Bridget Axelson, OD and her children spent the day volunteering for the Minnesota Special Olympics Summer Games. The games offered a special program called ‘Opening Eyes’ that helped provide eye care for 460 athletes and fit 573 pairs of glasses, sports goggles, and sunglasses. Many local optometrists and ophthalmologists attended to help support and raise awareness. The Summer Games ran over the course of three days that let participants compete in sports such as track & field, gymnastics, volleyball, and tennis....

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We’re now open in White Bear Lake!

A few months ago we proudly opened our third North Suburban Eye Specialists location in White Bear Lake, MN! Take a look at Dr. Mark Lobanoff and Dr. David Folden celebrating our new location by having a ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce. Don’t forget to check us out at Highway 96 and I-35 E and see why we’re Minnesota’s leader in eye care today....

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Glasses No Longer Allowed in Passport Photos

  Effective November 1st, 2016, people applying for a new passport must take off their glasses before their picture is taken. Within the past year, there were more than 200,000 passport photos submitted of such poor quality that they did not pass government standards. What was the number one reason? Glasses. Lenses cause shadows and glares on the face that can make someone almost unrecognizable, which ultimately makes the passport deemed useless. With 20 million passport applications expected to come through the State Department this year, this change will help avoid needless clogging.   Under this rule, there are certain exceptions that allow glasses to be worn. The State Department says that in situations of “documented medical necessity during urgent-travel,” glasses may be worn if you have a signed statement from a medical professional.   If you’ve already had your passport picture taken with glasses prior to this change don’t worry, it’s still valid, you’ll just be asked to take them off when you get it renewed.   This change creates a perfect opportunity to shed the glasses for good and learn more about your options with LASIK surgery. With our free LASIK consultations, you’ll be able to learn about the ease and benefits of losing your contacts and...

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