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Nursing Home

Richie Eye Clinic provides on-site Nursing Home and Assisted Living vision services to Faribault and surrounding communities. Please see attached resident letter for more information.

RESIDENT LETTER

List of facilities Dr. Murray Hanson with Richie Eye Clinic serve.

VIEW LIST OF FACILITIES

LASIK Exams

Thank you for your interest in laser vision correction. LASIK is Dr. Michael Richie’s procedure of choice for laser vision correction, he is excited to be able to offer several laser options so we can tailor the treatment to your needs. This is possible because of his association with LASIKPlus, and the LASIKPlus commitment to remain on the cutting edge of technology.

What to expect during your LASIK exam:

    1. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for your appointment. There will be some paperwork to fill out when you get here.
    2. You will be with us for approximately 2 hours for your appointment.
    3. You will be dilated for your evaluation. This dilation can last up to 24 hours. Please bring sunglasses with you to wear after your evaluation. This will make you more comfortable when you go outside.
    4. If you wear contact lenses, please follow this schedule:
      • Soft Contacts – do not wear for 3 days prior to your appointment.
      • Hard / Gas Permeable Contacts – do not wear for 1 month prior to your appointment.
    5. Please notify us at least 48 hours ahead of time if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment.

Plaquenil Testing

Plaquenil® or Hydroxychloroquine sulfate is used to treat diseases such as:

  • Lupus, which causes fever, rashes, skin problems, and other symptoms.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints of your hands and feet.
  • Sjögren’s syndrome, which causes dry eyes and dry mouth.

Plaquenil and your eyes

A rare side effect of Plaquenil is damage to the eye’s retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. Using Plaquenil for a long period of time may harm the retina, causing serious and permanent vision loss.

Diabetic Eye Exams

Diabetic retinopathy — vision-threatening damage to the retina of the eye caused by diabetes — is the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans.

The good news: Diabetic retinopathy often can be prevented with early detection, proper management of your diabetes and routine eye exams performed by your optometrist or ophthalmologist.

JMEdits COVID EblastHeader

We are well into the weirdest time any of us have ever experienced. Not since World War II have we seen these kinds of actions and steps to keep us safe.

Bars and restaurants are shuttered by order of the Governor and social distancing leaves many of us confined to our homes. Everyone is more tech savvy as we learn Facetime, Netflix, video streaming and GrubHub.

Businesses are limited to “essential services” only making most of us reorder our priorities. However important we thought our work was before this, we have a new found appreciation for the folks who deliver goods to the store, stock the shelves, scrub the floors and take out the garbage.

Kids are learning online, people who never dreamed they could be working remotely are doing so, and tele-everything is taking off.

With Governor Walz’ announcement on March 25th, we have at least another 2 weeks of Shelter In Place to endure (enjoy?).

At Richie Eye Clinic, we are doing our part, too. We are open on a limited basis for urgent and emergent problems including eye pain, sudden loss of vision, infections, foreign bodies in the eye, and those who are receiving injections for macular degeneration, diabetes, and other retinal issues.

Although we have limited staffing, we are here to answer your questions, so if your call goes to voicemail, please leave a message; we will return your call as soon as possible.

As society continues in “lockdown” mode, rest assured that we are here for you when you need us and, together, we will get through this.

Sincerely,

Mike Richie