Take Advantage of Savings and Flexibility

Take Advantage of Savings and Flexibility

Navigating healthcare benefits and wellness perks can be tricky. Often the details are quite specific and involve websites or pamphlets than need to be studied to know what’s available to you. Flex Spending is one area that is often asked about, but under-utilized....

read more
Health Insurance vs. Vision Insurance

Health Insurance vs. Vision Insurance

Insurance benefits and healthcare coverage can be very confusing. The language isn’t always clear, and sometimes you need to speak with a benefits specialist or human resources representative through your employer just to navigate what is covered and what isn’t. In...

read more
Children and Computer Vision Syndrome

Children and Computer Vision Syndrome

People are always touting the benefits and the risks of social media, videogames, television, and other screen activities. It’s common to hear about someone giving up social media for a period of time just to see if they are able to kick what they consider an...

read more

Dry Eyes, Osmolarity Test

In winter, eyes can be affected by the dryness of the air. A new test can now analyze the quality of an individuals tears: the Tear Osmolarity Test, including the nutrients and minerals in tears. The Osmolarity Test can both diagnose dry eye and monitor progress in...

read more

Glasses with HEV Protection, Crizal Prevencia

Near UV light, HEV comes to us in the modern era primarly through our video and device screens, and can cause damage to the eye including macular degeneration. One solution is a technology for glasses, Prevencia, a coating that can be added to lenses to block HEV from...

read more

Prevent Macular Degeneration with Prevencia

Prevent Macular Degeneration with Prevencia George and Jane discuss Prevencia for prevention of macular degeneration By Dr. Michael Richie, MD, Richie Eye Clinic, Faribault, MN "Sun damage? How are his eyes going to get sun damaged when he never leaves the house? All...

read more

Cataract Surgery and Lens Replacement Upgrades

Cataract Surgery & Lens Replacement Ward and June discuss cataract surgery and lens replacement upgrades. By Dr. Murray Hanson, MD, Richie Eye Clinic, Faribault, MN June, always the ever observant wife and soul mate, looks at her husband with concern. The normally...

read more

Understanding Cataracts: A Conversation

Understanding Cataracts: A Conversation Following a visit to the eye doctor, Fred and Ethyl discuss cataracts. By Dr. Michael Richie, MD, Richie Eye Clinic, Faribault, MN As Fred leaves the doctor's office after his eye exam, his head is swimming and he wishes Ethyl...

read more

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty and i-Stent

i-Stents, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty Tired of Using and Paying for Glaucoma Drops? Maybe an i-Stent is in the Cards for You By Dr. Michael Richie, MD, Richie Eye Clinic, Faribault, MN Nothing, not even sub-zero weather gets in the way of Bertha’s monthly bridge...

read more