Fall is a season when Minnesotans remain very active due to the more temperate weather. Bike riding, golfing and hiking are popular activities in the autumn months. All these activities are enhanced for people who don’t have to worry about glasses or contacts.

Dr. Robert Warshawsky, Dr. Neal Sher, Dr. Shobana Murali, Dr. Trond Stockenstrom and Dr. Dinesh Goyal are experts in laser vision correction and refractive surgery. Patients who have never had laser vision correction and those who may need enhancements/touch-ups from prior refractive surgery can all benefit. Each of these doctors who perform laser vision correction have more than a decade of experience helping patients to eliminate or reduce their need for contacts or eyeglasses.

  Fall is a great time for laser vision correction




Dr. Sean P. Templeman has joined
Eye Care Associates

Sean P. Templeman, OD has been hired to replace Dr. Edwin Glur who recently retired from the practice after more than 18 years.

Dr. Templeman is a native of southern Minnesota and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. He then moved to Boston, MA for his optometric training at the New England College of Optometry. After receiving his Doctorate of Optometry, he completed his residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital just outside Boston.

Dr. Templeman will work primarily at our downtown office in the Medical Arts Building (612-338-4861) and will see patients at our Park Avenue office as well.



Dr. Edwin Glur’s retirement

After more than 18 years at Eye Care Associates, Dr. Edwin Glur retired effective July 31, 2018.

I have seen some of my patients for the entire 18 years that I have been working at the practice,” said Dr. Glur. “The hardest part of leaving is seeing those personal relationships with patients come to an end.”

Dr. Glur has 11 grandchildren, and his top priority in retirement is to spend more time with them. He and his wife Deanna are looking forward to traveling to warmer destinations in the winter.

Dr. Sean P. Templeman has been hired to replace Dr. Glur. For more information on Dr. Templeman please see the article above.


There are many ways to treat presbyopia

What is Presbyopia?

The definition of  presbyopia is when your eyes gradually lose the ability to see things clearly up close. This condition is a normal part of aging, and in fact the Greek word “presbyopia” means “old eye”. Many people notice the symptoms of presbyopia shortly after turning 40; one of the most common symptoms is that people need to hold reading materials farther away in order to see them clearly. There is no way to stop or reverse the normal aging process that causes presbyopia.

Presbyopia treatments:

1. Reading glasses

When presbyopia is the only vision problem (no nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism), glasses may be the only solution that is necessary. Reading glasses help correct close-up vision problems because they bend light before it enters the eye.

2. Bifocals, trifocals or progressive lenses

People who already wear eyeglasses for other vision problems may need to move to bifocals, trifocals or progressive lenses.

  • BIFOCALS correct for close-up and far vision. A line which is usually invisible divides the lens so the bottom refracts light for close-up vision and the top allows people to see distant objects.
  • TRIFOCALS have three areas within the lens that correct for close-up, mid-range and far vision.
  • PROGRESSIVE LENSES work like bifocals and trifocals but change gradually in strength from the top of the lens to the bottom.



Study suggests education causes myopia

According to researchers at the University of Bristol, UK, the more educated a person is, the more myopic they are likely to become.

For more than a century various studies have linked education with myopia. However, until now researchers have not been able to shed light on whether one causes the other or if a third factor is responsible.

Various prospective trials have shown that the risk of myopia is reduced by the amount of time spent outdoors.

The study has been difficult to conduct. One reason is because researchers have not been able to rule out the hypotheses that being myopic actually stimulates people to spend more time studying. They also have not been able to determine whether a factor such as intelligence or higher socioeconomic status could do two things; cause myopia and lead people to spend more time studying.