Phillips Eye Institute

How can you watch the eclipse safely?

[WCCO-TV, Aug. 15, 2017] Make sure you have eclipse-watching-approved glasses if you plan on looking directly at the sun during the eclipse next Monday. Eye retina specialist, Dr. Geoff Emerson, of Allina’s Phillips Eye Institute, warns that even a few seconds looking at the sun without protecting your eye can permanently damage your eyes. He […]

How glasses and contact lenses help us see better

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 12, 2017] Ever wonder how glasses and contact lenses help us see better? That was the Good Question WCCO-TV put to Allina Health’s Phillips Eye Institute ophthalmologist Dr. Keith Carlson.

More questions about Zimmer’s detached retina

[KARE-TV, December 2, 2016] Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has had three surgeries to repair a detached retina. Allina’s Phillips Eye Institute‘s Geoffrey Emerson, MD, a retina specialist, said on KARE’s Sunrise today that’s fairly normal.

Vikings coach has detached retina

[KSTP-TV, December 1, 2016] Viking’s Mike Zimmer won’t coach tonight’s game because of a detached retina. Allina’s Phillips Eye Institute‘s Geoffrey Emerson, MD, a retina specialist, talked with reporters about how long he could be away from the field.

Vikings coach out with detached retina

[WCCO-TV, December 1, 2016] Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had to miss tonight’s game, because he’s recovering from eye surgery. Allina’s Phillips Eye Institute‘s Geoffrey Emerson, MD, a retina specialist, talked with reporters today about the condition and how it’s treated.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer’s emergency eye surgery

[WCCO-AM, December 1, 2016] Mike Zimmer, Viking’s head coach, has to miss tonight’s game because he had surgery to repair a detached retina today. Allina’s Phillips Eye Institute Chief of Staff Geoffrey Emerson, MD, talked with WCCO Radio’s John Williams about the condition and how it’s treated.

Phillips Eye Institute volunteers perform eye screenings at St. Paul and Minneapolis public schools

2016 Eureka! awards winner: Allina Health

[Business Journal, June 17, 2016] As a case coordinator in the early youth eye care program of Allina Health’s Phillips Eye Institute, Cody Engelhaupt encountered the same frustrating circumstances over and over: Kids would fail initial eye screenings, yet would never receive the follow-up care they needed to diagnose and treat eye problems. As community […]

Twin Cities eye doctor offers ‘sight for soldiers’

[WCCO-TV, May 17, 2016] A Twin Cities eye doctor has found a unique way to say ‘thank you’ to members of the military. Dr. Neal Sher is internationally recognized as an expert in laser vision correction. The eye surgeon has provided sight for soldiers at no cost for more than a decade. What started with […]

See St. Paul

[Pioneer Press, March 4, 2016] The “See St. Paul” campaign is addressing vision problems in an effort to help kids succeed in school. The campaign — a partnership of the St. Paul Public Schools Foundation, the school district and the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation — provides eye screening and additional care or glasses, regardless of […]

St. Paul Public Schools Expands Eye Exam Program

[KSTP-TV, November 20, 2015] St. Paul Public Schools is expanding eye exams for younger students. On Monday, the Otto Bremer Foundation announced a $250,000 challenge grant to pay for eye screenings in school. The goal of the See Saint Paul campaign is to raise $600,000 to increase the number of students who are tested. Phillips […]