A History of Elton John’s Glasses

When looking at the wall of frames, it seems there are way too many to choose from! How can one choose between so many styles? Choices of color, shape, rim – or rimless, size, and more boggle the mind! Maybe we should take a page from Elton John and just go with it and let… Read more »


The History of Glasses

Edina Eye, examinations, Ophthalmology, pediatrics.

When you were in grade school, you might have learned that Benjamin Franklin invented “bifocals” and assumed that meant “glasses.” While Franklin did indeed invent bifocals in 1779, he did not actually invent glasses themselves – he merely created a version with multiple lenses that could help people with more complicated vision needs. So, if… Read more »


Pay for Eye Care with Healthcare Flex Funds

Use Flex funds, HSA, for eyewear at Edina Eye.

Healthcare flex funds, which are kept in a flexible spending account (FSA), are a fabulous option for making eye care payments. Though 87 percent of companies with more than 500 employees offer an FSA option, a meager 21 percent of employees actually sign up.1 Why? As it turns out, many people simply don’t understand the… Read more »


What is Dry Eye?

Treating Dry Eye at Edina Eye Physicians.

The human eye is a naturally lubricated organ that is susceptible to external elements. Tears keep the cornea lubricated, which facilitates ease of motion when looking, blinking or opening the eyes after rest. However, external elements like dust, dirt and other allergens can irritate the eye, inhibiting your tear ducts from working properly. When your… Read more »


Contacts or Glasses?

Edina Eye helps you with the decision between glasses and contacts. Which one is best for you?

Depending upon your lifestyle and vision goals, you may prefer prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Find out which best suits your needs. What are the pros and cons of glasses? Contacts? How does one decide? Maybe both? Depending on lifestyle or hobbies, it’s possible to have both glasses and contacts so you can do your… Read more »


Protecting Your Eyes From UV Rays

Edina Eye UV Protected Glassed for you and your family.

Your eyes are some of the most versatile and sensitive components of your body. While we treasure our sight and can see a broad range of light spectrums, we may be endangering them by simply walking outdoors. The sun emits harmful UV radiation that may affect not only your skin, but also your eyes. With… Read more »


Contact Lenses vs. Pools

Can You Wear Contacts In The Swimming Pool? Simply…No. Wearing contacts while swimming can cause threatening eye conditions and infections. According to the FDA, contact lens should not come into contact with any sort of water, such as tap water, fresh/salt water lakes, oceans, Jacuzzi and most importantly showers. Check out our easy tip infographic below… Read more »


The Beginner’s Guide to Wearing Contacts

Making the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses isn’t easy for some patients. While eyeglasses are a quick and easy solution to supplement their eyesight, contact lenses are something of a lifestyle overhaul. Adding extra steps to your morning and evening routines may sound like a pain, but contact lenses can significantly improve your eyesight… Read more »


Choosing the Best Eyewear for Your Face Shape

Edina Eye Physicians, frame shape guide, expert Ophthalmologists, vision correction, pediatric care

When it’s time to pick out new eyeglasses at your ophthalmologist’s office, the wide selection can feel overwhelming. Use your face’s shape to determine the best frames for you! We see people struggling all the time with finding the best frame. Trying many on and making ‘that face’ that says it all…no! Yet, many don’t… Read more »


See the World Differently with Polarized Lenses

Edina Eye Physicians, kids sunglasses, pediatric vision, eye exams

For decades sunglasses were a simple form of protective eyewear consisting of nothing more than dark or colored tinted glass. These early sunglasses effectively served the basic purpose of reducing eye strain and dimming bright light but accomplished little else. Then, polarized sunglasses were developed, revolutionizing the protective eyewear industry. What Are Polarized Lenses? If… Read more »