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Welcome to Northwest Eye

Your Eyes, Our Focus

Northwest Eye is among the largest eye care providers in the Midwest. Our full range of services allow us to provide exceptional care for patients of any age, while treating all conditions and offering complete surgical and non-surgical care.

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Symptom Checker

What symptoms are you experiencing?

Be Eye Wise and learn the association between common eye symptoms and the most frequently treated eye conditions. This site isn’t a tool for self diagnosis – only a Northwest Eye doctor or eye care professional can offer an accurate diagnosis around any symptom you may be experiencing.

Northwest Eye encourages you to learn all you can about routine eye care. Schedule an appointment to have a general eye examination by a Northwest Eye doctor or eye surgeon – especially if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. Be Eye Wise, because when it comes to eye health, the more you know, the better you see.

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Blurred Vision

What causes blurred vision in adults?

Blurred vision refers to a lack of sharpness of vision resulting in the inability to see fine detail. Blurred vision may result from abnormalities such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism that can be improved with corrective lenses (eyeglasses) or it may signal the presence of eye disease.

Blurred Vision can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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Night Glow or Halos

What causes halos and night driving glare in adults?

Halos are bright circles that surround a light source, like headlights. Glare is light that enters your eye and interferes with your vision. Halos often show up when you’re in a dim or dark place. Glare is more likely in the daytime. They're a normal response to bright lights, but deeper problems can also bring them on.

Night Glare and Halos can be a symptom of:

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Watering Eyes

What causes watery eyes in adults?

If you have watery eyes, there are several possible reasons.

Watering Eyes can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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Red Eyes

What causes irritated eyes in adults?

Allergies and eye infections can both cause your eyes to feel sore, red and itchy. Often, itchy or irritated eyes can become sore after excessive rubbing. The eye infection conjunctivitis is a particularly common cause of sore, red eyes. Contact lens irritation can also cause sore, red eyes.

Red Eyes can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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Lid Issues

What causes drooping eyelid in adults?

A drooping eyelid is also called ptosis or blepharoptosis. In this condition, the border of the upper eyelid falls to a lower position than normal. In severe cases, the drooping eyelid can cover all or part of the pupil and interfere with vision.

Lid Issues can be a symptom of:

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Wandering Eyes

What causes wandering eyes in adults?

The medical term for lazy eye is “amblyopia.” Amblyopia occurs when your brain favors one eye, often due to poor vision in your other eye. Eventually, your brain might ignore signals from your weak, or “lazy,” eye. The condition can result in vision impairment and loss of depth perception.

Wandering Eyes can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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Pediatric Blurred Vision

What causes blurred vision in children?

The primary causes of blurred vision are refractive errors — nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism — or presbyopia.

Blurred Vision can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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Failed Pediatric Vision

What causes failed pediatric vision tests?

Your child may have failed a vision screening because she was having a bad day, or was distracted, and the vision may turn out to be entirely normal when measured at the ophthalmologist's office.

Failed Vision Test can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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Pediatric Tearing & Mattering

What causes pediatric tearing and mattering?

Many healthy young infants can have watery or ''mattery'' eyes. Parents often wonder if their baby has pinkeye or an eye infection. Actually, the usual cause is a small, blocked tear duct.

Tearing and Mattering can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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Pediatric Bumps On or Near Lids

What causes bumps on children’s eyelids?

Our eyelids have hundreds of small oil glands near the eyelashes. These glands help to lubricate the eye; sometimes they can become blocked or infected, causing a small red bump.

Bumps on/near Lids can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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Pediatric Reading Problems

What causes pediatric reading problems?

Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of kids' development. Their eyes should be examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early.

Reading Problems can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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Pediatric Wandering Eyes

What causes wandering eyes in children?

Anything that blurs a child's vision or causes the eyes to cross or turn out can result in lazy eye. Common causes of the condition include: Muscle imbalance (strabismus amblyopia). The most common cause of lazy eye is an imbalance in the muscles that position the eyes.

Wandering Eyes can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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specialties

Eye Conditions We Treat

Cataracts
Cataracts

Find out more about advanced cataract surgery procedures from Minnesota's foremost cataract surgeons at Northwest Eye! Cataract Evaluations are conveniently offered in Golden Valley, Maple Grove, St. Anthony and Wayzata.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams
Comprehensive Eye Exams

If I have good vision, why do I need a regular eye exam? When performing a comprehensive eye examination at Northwest Eye, our eye doctors do more than check for clear vision. They are also testing for eye health issues that patients may be unaware they have.

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Cornea
Cornea

There are many corneal diseases and conditions that Northwest Eye doctors are experienced in treating at their 6 locations throughout Minnesota. A few include Corneal Abrasions, Corneal Ectasia, Dry Eye, Fuch's Dystrophy and Keratoconus.

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Cosmetics and Oculoplastics
Cosmetics and Oculoplastics

Are you looking for a rejuvenating, refreshed look around your eyes and face? Specializing in eyelid surgery, BOTOX treatment, and more, Dr. Nicholas Schmitt, Minnesota ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Northwest Eye, can help. It all starts with scheduling your consultation.

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Dry Eye
Dry Eye

Do you suffer from dry, red, irritated eyes? Dry Eye is a painful eye condition that affects millions of people around the world. Let the Minnesota Dry Eye doctors at Northwest Eye help you find relief with a custom treatment for your specific condition.

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Glaucoma
Glaucoma

What are the symptoms and signs of glaucoma? While many people do not notice early symptoms of glaucoma, detecting it during a regular eye exam can prevent or slow down vision loss. Contact Northwest Eye to schedule a screening.

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LASIK
LASIK

Are you tired of wearing glasses and contact lenses? At Northwest Eye, the Minnesota LASIK eye surgery specialists, we are dedicated to helping you regain your vision and improve your quality of life by using the most advanced procedures and technologies.

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Pediatric Eye Care
Pediatric Eye Care

When it comes to eye problems in children, what are the signs and symptoms that parents need to watch out for? Get the facts from the kid-friendly eye doctors at Northwest Eye, Minnesota's leading pediatric eye specialists.

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Retina
Retina

Northwest Eye offers evaluation and treatment options for a variety of retinal diseases. Dr. Marni Feldmann, our fellowship trained retina specialist, offers ongoing care and top notch treatment options to patients with retinal disorders.

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Cataract Self-Test

Interested in learning more about cataract surgery and lens options? Take our easy and FREE Online Cataract Self-Test.

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Financing

Northwest Eye offers a variety of financing programs and payment plans to make the cost of care easy and manageable.

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LASIK Self-Test

Take our FREE Online LASIK Self-Test to see if you’re an ideal candidate for Laser Vision Correction!

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Meet the Team

The doctors, surgeons and eye care professionals of Northwest Eye don't focus solely on treating eye ailments. First, they make sure that you understand the diagnosis, as well as the contributing factors around your condition and various treatment options. For the doctors of Northwest Eye, it’s not enough to help you see better – we strive for you to understand your eye health. That’s the idea driving Be Eye Wise – better knowledge, better eye health, better life. Learn more about Northwest Eye doctors and schedule an appointment to improve your eye health and understanding.

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"Great place. The doctors and staff were extremely patient with our very active 15 months old Daughter."
- Lydea L
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"All of the staff at Northwest Eye are friendly and get your needs taken care of in the best of ways. A visit to any of the clinics is a great experience."
- Perry H
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"Always professional, prompt and helpful with explanations and procedures."
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Visit Our Optical Shop

Northwest Eye is one of the largest eye care suppliers in the Midwest, and we offer five Northwest Eyewear stores in the Twin Cities area. When you choose to go to Northwest Eye for your eye care, you are choosing the best quality possible. Our Certified Opticians can help you find the perfect pair of glasses, offering stylish, high quality frames at competitive prices.
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Serving Our Community

With six locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area, Northwest Eye is among the largest eye care providers in the Midwest. Be Eye Wise and schedule a general eye exam or a specific service consultation today. We have optical  at the following offices:  Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, St. Anthony, and Wayzata, MN.

8501 Golden Valley Rd., Suite 100
Golden Valley, MN 55427
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12000 Elm Creek Blvd N., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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6060 Clearwater Dr., Suite 150
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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2601 39th Ave NE., Suite 1
St. Anthony, MN 55421
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250 Central Ave N., Suites 105 & 107, Optical Suite 106
Wayzata, MN 55391
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7125 Tamarack Rd, Suite 150,
Woodbury, MN 55125
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11091 Ulysses St NE., Suite 400
Blaine, MN 55434
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9801 Dupont Ave S., Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55431
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10709 Wayzata Blvd., Suites 100 & 120
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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