The Associated Eye Care Surgery Center Stillwater | Cataract St Paul

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What is the AEC Surgery Center?

The Associated Eye Care Ambulatory Surgery Center offers the best in outpatient ophthalmic care and surgical technology in Minnesota. Conveniently located just off Highway 36 in Stillwater, MN. We’ve created a relaxed, patient-focused environment in which our skilled physicians and experienced staff continue to provide the highest level of medical and surgical eye care in the Twin Cities region.

We understand that you may be anxious before your procedure. We strive to make your experience comfortable and positive, and this page will help you to know what to expect. For additional information, call 651.275.3112 or 800.846.1877 to speak to our staff.

The Associated Eye Care Ambulatory Surgery Center shares a building with our Stillwater clinic:

2950 Curve Crest Boulevard
W Stillwater, MN 55082


Pre-Operative Information

An Associated Eye Care Ambulatory Surgery Center nurse will contact you by telephone at least 3-4 days before your scheduled procedure regarding your arrival time, special instructions and insurance information. You will receive instructions as to when you must stop eating, drinking and chewing gum before your surgery. It is very important to follow these instructions to avoid delay or cancellation of surgery. Please notify our staff if you require an interpreter.

Call 651.275.3112 or 800.846.1877 if you have not been contacted at least three days before your procedure.

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Before Your Surgery

The Day of Your Surgery

Visitors & Caregivers

Caregivers are encouraged to remain at the Associated Eye Care Ambulatory Surgery Center while your procedure is in progress. If your caregiver needs to leave the center, a phone number should be left with the front desk in case they need to contact him or her arises. Your surgeon will speak to you and your caregiver together after your procedure. Caregivers will also be made aware of your Bill of Rights.

Post-Operative Information

Our Commitment to You

From the moment you arrive at the Associated Eye Care Ambulatory Surgery Center to the moment you return home, our dedicated staff will be available to assist you, answering any questions you may have and working to make you as relaxed as possible. It’s all part of Associated Eye Care’s overall goal to provide you and your family with great vision for a lifetime.

Other Information

Cellular Phones may be used outside the waiting area of the Associated Eye Care Ambulatory Surgery Center. We ask that visitors and patients limit cell phone use in the waiting room as it is distracting to other patients and visitors.

Vision For A Lifetime.

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