Dr. Carlson was among the first to work in laser vision correction, having begun before the opening of today’s mega-surgery centers. He is one of the most highly-experienced vision correction specialists in the region. Thousands of pairs of Minnesota eyes see better today because of his work.

Cataract surgery is usually quite straightforward. The surgery itself is conducted at the Phillips Eye Institute as an outpatient with sedation and local anesthesia. A small incision is made in the cornea. Through this incision, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an acrylic intraocular lens. The incision seals itself and no suture is generally needed. Antibiotics are applied and a patch or shield is placed over the eye overnight.

Sometimes faster is better. Now you can focus on what’s important, improve your vision and live your life well with femtosecond laser surgery at Claris Eye care & surgery.

Lensar is an advance cataract surgery that gives cataract patients the option of having their surgeon use a femtosecond laser to perform a customized cataract procedure.

Botox® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxin A) is a safe, FDA approved agent used to temporarily reduce fine wrinkles in the face, especially in the area between the eyebrows (glabellar area). Botox is more than a wrinkle cure; it allows an individual to age gracefully while looking their best.

You can always count on Claris Eye Care & Surgery to stay ahead of the curve with current breakthroughs in eye care technology. iStent surgery represents one of the newest surgical therapies available to help prevent vision loss caused by high eye pressure and glaucoma.

Eyelid surgery is often necessary for functional reasons and to maintain the overall health of the eye. Blepharoplasty is a common surgery conducted by Dr. Carlson at Claris Eye Care & Surgery for the removal of redundant skin on the upper lid and for the removal of fat and excess skin on the lower lid.

Dermal fillers help replace the hyaluronic acid your skin has lost, adding volume to smooth away facial wrinkles and folds and provide a smooth, natural-looking result.

Is your vision changing? Are you not seeing things as clearly as you used to? Do you just want to make sure your eyes are okay? No matter what the reason, there are things you can do to protect your vision.

Like many health issues, there are options in treating glaucoma. Glaucoma is commonly the result of elevated pressure within the eye. This is caused by blockage in the tubes that allow fluid to flow out of the eye. Treating glaucoma requires opening these tubes.

Macular Degeneration, also referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is the leading cause of permanent visual impairment in the world. If left undetected, it can result in permanent vision loss. But if detected early, a number of options exist to treat it.

We provide a comprehensive facial aesthetic portfolio of products including Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm XC®, Juvederm Voluma®, Latisse® and SkinMedica®, a medical grade skincare line.

Claris offers a wide range of products to choose from that suit your needs.

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