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COVID – 19 & Contact Lenses:

Wearing your contact lenses are safe during COVID-19 as long as you keep following health and safety guidelines for contact lens care. Following your doctors recommendations like washing your hands, continuing your replacement schedule (i.e. 1 day, 2 weeks, 1 month) and proper cleaning instructions (i.e. rinsing, rubbing, and soaking with multipurpose solution, or deep cleaning with Clear Care) is KEY.

***To promote social distancing during the pandemic, our patients have the ability to order more contact lenses through our online store and have the lenses shipped directly to your home. You can also order contact lens solutions and eye drops from the online store. Shipping is FREE on all year supply contact lens orders*** https://crystal-vision-clinic.myeyestore.com/

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. A great way to communicate with your doctor is through your patient portal. We have staff available during the limited hours answering phones, taking contact lens orders, etc.

Thank you for supporting our small business. Stay safe and be well!

Crystal Vision Clinic

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be quite transmittable and quickly spread in school and at the office.

Conjunctivitis is seen when the conjunctiva, or thin transparent layer of tissue covering the white part of the eye, becomes inflamed. You can identify conjunctivitis if you notice eye redness, discharge, itching or swollen eyelids and a crusty discharge surrounding the eyes early in the day. Pink eye infections can be divided into three main types: viral, allergic and bacterial conjunctivitis.

The viral type is usually a result of a similar virus to that which produces the recognizable red, watery eyes, sore throat and runny nose of the common cold. The red, itchy, watery eyes caused by viral pink eye are likely to last from a week to two and then will clear up on their own. You may however, be able to reduce some of the discomfort by using soothing drops or compresses. Viral pink eye is transmittable until it is completely cleared up, so in the meantime maintain excellent hygiene, remove eye discharge and try to avoid using communal pillowcases or towels. If your son or daughter has viral conjunctivitis, he or she will have to be kept home from school for three days to a week until symptoms disappear.

A bacterial infection such as Staphylococcus or Streptococcus is usually treated with antibiotic eye drops or cream. One should notice an improvement within just a few days of antibiotic drops, but be sure to adhere to the full prescription dosage to prevent pink eye from recurring.

Allergic pink eye is not contagious. It is usually a result of a known allergy such as hay fever or pet allergies that sets off an allergic reaction in their eyes. First of all, to treat allergic pink eye, you should eliminate the irritant. Use cool compresses and artificial tears to relieve discomfort in mild cases. When the infection is more severe, your eye doctor might prescribe a medication such as an anti-inflammatory or antihistamine. In cases of chronic allergic pink eye, topical steroid eye drops could be used.

Pink eye should always be diagnosed by a qualified eye doctor in order to identify the type and best course of treatment. Never treat yourself! Keep in mind the sooner you begin treatment, the lower chance you have of giving pink eye to loved ones or prolonging your discomfort.

 

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You will find a wealth of information about our optometrists, our staff and our services, as well as facts and advice about how to take care of your eyes and protect your vision.

Learn about our Practice specialties including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and the treatment of eye diseases. Our website also offers you a convenient way to find our hours, address and map, schedule an appointment online, order contact lenses or contact us to ask us any questions you have about eye care and our Practice.

Have a look around our online office and schedule a visit to meet us in person. We are here to partner with you and your family for a lifetime of healthy eyes and vision. We look forward to seeing you!

Dr. Mary Laconic Retires

Dr Laconic lowAfter 37 years of practicing optometry, including 15 years for Crystal Vision Clinic, Dr. Mary Laconic has decided to retire and enjoy time with her family. We all wish Dr. Laconic a wonderful retirement.

At this time we would like to introduce two new Doctors that have joined our clinic. Dr. Lori Kirschenmann joined our practice this past January and Dr. Erin Sinkoff joined our practice this July. We are sure you will find them to be thorough and professional in all regards to your vision care. Both Doctors have a strong background in therapeutic treatment of eye disease, pathology detection, and well versed in the fitting of contact lenses and the prescribing of eyeglasses.

Dr. Laconic along with all the Doctors and staff at Crystal Vision Clinic sincerely hope you support Dr. Kirschenmann and Dr. Sinkoff as you have supported Dr. Laconic over the years. Thank you for your loyalty and thank you for allowing us to provide you with quality eye care. You are in good hands with Dr. Kirschenmann and Dr. Sinkoff and we are sure your experience with them in this office will be a good one.

Please call our office at (763) 537-3213 for all of your vision needs

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We take our commitment to keeping our patients and team safe and healthy very seriously. Therefore, we continue to monitor and follow CDC and MN Department of Health COVID 19 guidelines for health care facilities. Here’s what you can expect at your upcoming appointment:

 

Optical - Shopping for Glasses, Adjustments and Repairs, and Glasses Pick-up

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We sterilize every frame a patient touches in a UV Cleaning Unit after each shopping appointment so you can be assured any frame you try on has been sanitized prior to your visit.