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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.

Dear Richie Eye Clinic & LASIK Center Family and Friends,

As we head into the Holiday Season and the New Year, I have some news to share.

As many of you know, we have added some new doctors to our team in the last couple of years. Dr. Josh Spedding OD, our new Optometrist, joined us last summer and is currently seeing patients in both our Northfield and Faribault offices. We are thrilled to have Dr. Spedding on our team and welcome him and his family to the area.

Dr. Cory Miller, MD joined us in 2021 and we welcomed Dr. Mike Reinsbach, MD to our team this past summer. Both are Board Certified Ophthalmologists and skilled surgeons specializing in High Technology Cataract Surgery with Advanced Lens Implants, LASIK, Retinal injections, MIGS Surgery for Glaucoma, as well as the usual medical and surgical management of eye disease.

With the addition of these high performing providers, I am transitioning my role in 2023 to concentrate on Practice Development while continuing to serve as the Medical Director overseeing our practice protocols and procedures. Dr. Miller and Dr. Reinsbach will be assuming my day-to-day patient care duties.

I have done my best over the past several months to tell everyone of this transition plan while personally introducing Dr. Miller and Dr. Reinsbach; please accept my apologies if I missed any of you during this time.

Rest assured, we will continue our commitment to providing cutting edge care. Starting in 2023 look for Dropless Cataract Surgery, Light-Adjustable Lens Implants, and so much more…

Thank you for the Trust and Confidence you have shown me over the past 32 years. Please feel free to call us at (507) 332-9900 for questions, concerns, or clarification.

Sincerely,

Mike Richie, MD

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