Optical Services/Contact Lenses

Optical Shops

The Latest in Frames and Lenses: Our certified opticians work with the finest labs and materials in the industry. Eye Care Associates offers the on-site convenience and expertise of our optical dispensaries at two locations:

Downtown Minneapolis - on the 20th floor of the Medical Arts Building, on the corner of 9th Street and Nicollet Mall; telephone: 612-332-5507

Northeast Minneapolis - in the Silver Lake Plaza Medical Building, 4001 Stinson Boulevard, NE; telephone: 612-788-9021

We order from some of the largest wholesale laboratories in the country, allowing us to offer you the latest technology in eyeglass lenses. In many cases, we can provide you with one-day emergency service. We have a wide selection of designer frames in sock and if we don't stock an item you want, we may be able to special order it.

Customer satisfaction is our primary goal, and we strive to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your eyewear. With hundreds of frames from which you can choose, we would be pleased to help you make a selection that is most appropriate to your prescription, lifestyle, occupation, and hobbies. We also offer a variety of lens materials and other options for your benefit.

Contact Lenses

At Eye Care Associates we are experts in contact lenses

ATTENTION: If you have Vision Service Plan, Superior Vision, Eye Med Access or Eye Med Insight and would like to use your contact lens benefits, please order by contacting the office directly at 612-338-4861 because the web site cannot process these claims.

We have seven ophthalmologists and two optometrists to help you make the best decisions as to what contact lenses best fit your needs.

Our patients truly experience the benefits of buying contacts from us. Our pricing is extremely competitive; even when compared with internet pricing. For our patients’ convenience we maintain an extensive sample inventory so patients can try new contacts. This inventory includes bifocals, silicone hydrogel, contacts for astigmatism and a wide variety of daily disposables.

Dr. Edwin Glur is a true expert in fitting contacts; he has been doing it for more than 40 years. He keeps current on all the latest technologies and products. Here is what he had to say on about the topics that patients ask about most often:

WE ARE UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST IN CONTACT LENS TECHNOLOGY

“So many people are walking around wearing contact lenses made of old, outdated materials. Even when patients come in and say they have no problems at all with their current contacts, I always ask them to rate their comfort level from 0-10. And when people tell me that they are at a 7 or 8 I know that there is a good chance that they could benefit greatly from the latest innovations in contact lenses. Because I have decades of contact lens experience, I can choose the best contact lens for my patient’s unique requirements. My favorite thing is when a patient leaves the office and says ‘Why didn’t I do this before now?’”

MONOVISION EXPERTS

“Monovision is a technique that allows patients to be able to see far away with one eye and near with the other. 95% of the patients that we see in our Medical Arts office sit at a computer for a good portion of the day. They spend much of the day using their eyes for intermediate and close distances. I’ve had a great deal of success in satisfying these patients with monovision contacts. I’ve been wearing them for more than 15 years and they work great. Contact us today if you need to buy contact lenses.”

EXTENSIVE LINE OF SAMPLES

“Before a patient gets a prescription they try out the contacts using samples. We never write a prescription for anyone until we see the sample lens on their eye and know that they are completely satisfied with their vision and their comfort. The technician spends time with them making sure that the patient can put them in and remove them correctly. Occasionally it will take two or three visits to get a contact that is just right, but we’re willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that our patients are happy and satisfied.”

MEDICAL EYE PROBLEMS

“Another advantage of coming to Eye Care Associates for contact lenses is that if we detect a medical eye issue, we have a staff of highly-experience ophthalmologists who can treat the eye problem, usually at the same visit. This avoids the need for a referral to another office and a delay in treatment.”