Phillips Eye Institute and Minneapolis Eye Surgery

The mission of an eye institute is to prolong and protect the vision of local citizens by conducting and performing research into treating and preventing diseases that affect the eye or vision–this is the Phillips Eye Institute.

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Phillips Eye Institute and eye surgery in Minneapolis

Claris Eye Care & Surgery is one of Minneapolis’s largest providers of vision and eye care services and we are committed to treating the eye care needs of patients of all ages. We are a unique ophthalmic specialty center that offers a united mission to help our patients address health concerns related to their eyes. Our uniquely placed offices- right next door to the Phillips Eye Institute- and our extensive services are all incorporated into a patient-focused care experience.

The Phillips Eye Institute

Dr. Carlson performs all eye surgery procedures exclusively at the highly specialized Phillips Eye Institute in Minnesota. From around the corner to around the world people come to the Phillips Eye Institute for an array of services, from diagnostic tests and vision rehabilitation to laser eye treatments and specialized laser eye surgery using the latest technology like the femtosecond laser.

Phillips Eye Institute, the product of a creative vision of many people put together, was designed to function as a freestanding eye specialty center associated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. Developed by and for ophthalmologists. The dream of this unique facility was realized in large part thanks to Jay Phillips who was the main benefactor of Mount Sinai Hospital and a strong supporter of Mount Sinai’s Division of Ophthalmology. It is because of his generous philanthropic support that The Phillips Eye Institute bears his name.

Phillips Eye Institute is the only hospital in the region that specializes in eye surgery and other eye treatments, and based on surgical volume, it is one of the top eye hospitals in the nation. The private rooms, expert and caring staff, and state-of-the-art equipment provide patients with exceptional treatment outcomes and experiences, which is why each year, more than 15,000 patients from all over the five-state region are treated at The Phillips Eye Institute.

Here is a partial list of the more than 10,300 surgical procedures that are performed each year at Phillips Eye Institute including both inpatient and outpatient (same day) surgeries:

  • Cataract
  • Corneal
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ocular oncology
  • Ocular plastic
  • Retina
  • Pediatric ophthalmic surgery
  • Intraocular lense & Lasik, Lasek
  • Strabismus (adult)
  • PRK
  • Vitrectomy and vitrectomy for floaters

Claris, Dr. Carlson And The Phillips Eye Institute

Claris Eye Care & Surgery, owned and operated by eye doctor Keith Carlson, was established in 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was created to bring a renewed focus on patient needs and care. Being tapped into the trends of modern medicine, Dr. Carlson felt that many aspects of patient care were being lost, and he had a vision for a new and improved quality eye care practice. This new vision of patient care is safe, effective, timely, efficient equitable (quality care that is accessible to all), and of course, patient-centered.

Many doctors work at several different hospitals. Yet another bonus for being under the care of Dr. Carlson is that he performs all of his surgeries exclusively at the distinguished Phillips Eye Institute. The Phillips Eye Institute, which is dedicated to the diagnosis & treatment of eye diseases and disorders, is the 3rd largest eye specialty hospital in the US. You couldn’t dream of being taken care of in a better place for your peace of mind than here.

Dr. Keith H. Carlson is one of those rare kinds of eye doctors who have years of experience, multiple awards, high ratings and memberships, but don’t let it go to their heads. He graduated with an MD 30 years ago and has over 20 years of experience. He holds current licenses in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Arizona and has a long list of certifications, including LASIK, LASEK, iLASIK, VISX, Custom Wavefront Laser Vision Correction and small incision multi-focal intraocular lens surgery with ReSTOR and TECNIS multifocal IOLs. His memberships and awards are too numerous to include, but for a more inclusive list you can visit here.

Dr. Carlson values The Phillips Eye Institute because of it’s comprehensive surgical services team of registered nurses, surgical technologists, registered nurse anesthetists and a wide array of support staff. They are all specially trained in the field of eye care and their expertise, skill and compassion provide our patients with the highest quality surgical care available.

For your eyes, the choice is clear: Claris Clear.

Call: 612.775.8009




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