What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is caused by a new coronavirus which is highly contagious. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many animals. Wide range of severity from asymptomatic to severe respiratory symptoms. The severe cases are more common in the elderly, compromised immune systems, respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease.

How can COVID-19 affect my eyes?

Recent studies have shown that patients may present with conjunctivitis (pink eye) in the early or late stages of the virus. COVID-19 is transmitted through droplets like coughing or sneezing. CDC recommends good hand hygiene and avoid touching your face to help prevent the spread of the virus.

What is Ophthalmology Associates doing to ensure your safety?

At Ophthalmology Associates, we are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Minnesota Department of Health. We also have an on-call physician available for after clinic hours. 20/20 Optical is currently by appointment only for ordering glasses, contacts and repairs/adjustments.

Please know that the safety of you, your family member and our staff are top priority.

Please note that payments can be made online!

Meet Dr. Emily Birkholz

Dr. Birkholz specializes in cataract surgery, LASIK eye surgery, medical retina, glaucoma management and more.

Learn About LASIK

Our doctors have vast experience performing LASIK eye surgery. We would be more than happy to provide further education on LASIK.

Special Financing Promos

We can help you get the vision care you want and need with Wells Fargo, Care Credit, or Alphaeon’s convenient payment plans.

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Ophthalmology Associates has been serving the greater Mankato area for over 50 years and our goal has been to provide our patients with the utmost in personal attention and the very best in eye care services. Contact us to set up your appointment today!