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Welcome to Regional Eye Center of Hutchinson, MN

Regional Eye Center is a full-service Ophthalmology and Optometry practice providing family eye care and a wide range of medical and surgical care. Along with exam rooms equipped with the latest technology for vision assessment, disease detection and patient education, our patients and our providers enjoy the presence and convenience of a progressive and trend setting optical and ambulatory surgery center integrated under one roof.

Our surgeons introduced laser vision correction to the area in 1996 when LASIK gained approval by the FDA. Regional Eye Center continues its commitment to the delivery of state-of-the-art vision correction utilizing advanced laser systems as well as premium lens implants.

Regional Eye Center Now Offers Blade-Free/Premium Laser Cataract Procedure to Safely Restore Vision for Cataract Surgery Patients

Regional Eye Center has implemented the state-of-the-art LENSAR Laser System for a safer, gentler and more precise delivery of laser assisted cataract surgery. This allows our patients to enjoy a more rapid recovery of their vision with less dependence on glasses.

  • What is the Lensar Laser System?

    • The LENSAR Laser System offers the most precise and accurate laser cataract procedure available.
    • The LENSAR Laser System is revolutionary because it pre-treats the cataract and performs several of the most complicated surgical steps with the accuracy of a laser providing our patients with the most advanced cataract procedure possible. With the LENSAR Laser, the doctors at Regional Eye Specialists are removing cataracts using the same time-tested technology that has been used in LASIK procedures for over a decade.
    • The LENSAR Laser System allows our surgeons to perform a 100% blade-free cataract procedure.
    • The LENSAR Laser System’s Augmented Reality™ provides our surgeons with a 3-D view of the eye and cataract during the laser procedure, allowing for a more accurate assessment of the cataract prior to the cataract removal procedure.
    • With Augmented Reality, our surgeons can see everything inside the eye in greater detail.
    • Our surgeons offer the LENSAR Laser System as part of your advanced cataract procedure because it is safe, effective and offers the benefits of laser precision which are well beyond the precision of a surgeon’s hands.

  • Advantages of the LENSAR Laser System

    • The LENSAR Laser System allows our surgeons to offer you a better, more accurate cataract removal procedure that is customized to your eye. With the addition of the Cassini topographer and the Iris Registration, the astigmatism of your cornea can now be reduced with a whole new level of precision by using the pattern of your iris to guide the LENSAR laser as it treats your astigmatism. This treatment allows our patients to have sharper uncorrected vision.
    • The LENSAR Laser System replaces blades and other instrumentation to provide you with a safer and more precise cataract procedure.
    • LENSAR’s Augmented Reality provides a high resolution, 3-D model of your cataract that allows our surgeons to tailor your cataract surgery, which can improve visual outcomes.
    • The LENSAR Laser System is the most advanced technology available, which improves safety and may reduce the time it takes to remove your cataracts.
    • The LENSAR Laser System was designed with patient comfort in mind, so you can relax, knowing you have the latest technology available to treat one of your most valuable senses – your sight.
    • To learn more about laser cataract surgery with LENSAR technology, we encourage you to call or email Regional Eye Specialists in Hutchinson, MN. We can explain this information in more detail or schedule an appointment for you to meet with our cataract surgeons.

  • FDA Approves the Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses, the First and Only Extended Depth of Focus Lenses for People with Cataracts

    PR Newswire, ABBOTT PARK, Ill., July 15, 2016
    Abbott announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses for the treatment of cataracts. The first in a new category of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the Tecnis Symfony lenses are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract surgery, while also mitigating the effects of presbyopia by helping people focus on near objects. The FDA approval includes a version of the lens for people with astigmatism, the Tecnis Symfony Toric IOL.

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    Cataracts are a common condition, with almost 4 million cataract surgeries performed each year, and that number is expected to increase.1 By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.2 However, cataracts do not just impact seniors. In 2016 it is estimated that nearly one in four cataract surgeries will be performed on people younger than 65.1 Many people who have cataracts experience other problems with their vision, such as presbyopia and astigmatism, which the Symfony lenses also address. Presbyopia, which affects most people over age 40, means people have lost the ability to focus on objects up close and often require glasses to perform near visual tasks. Astigmatism is when the cornea is misshapen, which causes blurry or distorted vision.


Polarized Lenses At Regional Eye Center

Are you bothered by glare from the water, during summer days? Ordinary tinted lenses merely darken what you see, and do not actually get rid of glare. Polarized lenses are designed to eliminate glare. This unique lens, can cut through haze and produce enhanced vision, where objects are clearer, cleaner, and even colors are more vibrant. Polarized lenses actually bend reflected light away from your eyes, which means when you look at water, surface reflection is eliminated. View Video

As a result, you are able to see below the water’s surface and spot fish, to amazing depths through these lenses. Many polarized lenses now feature anti-reflective treatment on the back of the lens, for even better clarity, and reduced back glare. For more information, ask us at Regional Eye Center in Hutchinson, MN about polarized lenses with anti-reflective treatment, the world will look better, and so will you.

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What To Do About Red Eyes

Do you often use over the counter eye drops to reduce eye redness? Anti-redness eye drops temporarily reduce the size of the blood vessels on your eye, which brightens the eye’s overall appearance. These drops may briefly reduce redness, but frequent use can permanently enlarge the blood vessels on your eye. This is called Rebound

Ocular Herpes

Ocular Herpes Can Cause Permanent Blindness Ocular Herpes is a common, recurrent viral infection that affects the eyes. This type of herpes virus can cause inflammation and scarring of the cornea. One type of Ocular Herpes is known as Herpes Simplex Viral Keratitis (ker·a·tit·i·des), or HSVK. HSVK is typically transmitted through contact with another person

How Diabetes Can Impact Your Vision

What You Should Know About Diabetes and Your Vision Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar. Glucose is vital to your health, because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues, and it's also