West St. Paul: 651-457-2020
Stillwater: 651-439-4265

Welcome to Dakota Eye Care Associates

Our doctors have over 100 years of combined experience with our staff we have provided complete eye care for residents throughout Minnesota. Dr's Hennen, Vogelpohl, Flockencier, and Hochhalter are acutely aware of the irreplaceable role good vision plays in your quality of life. Therefore, we are continually updating our office with the latest diagnostic equipment and staying at the forefront of the optometric profession. We provide complete vision care to help you preserve and protect your eyesight.

West St. Paul Hours

  • Monday
  • 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday
  • 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday
  • 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday
  • 7:30am - 5:30pm*
  • Saturday
  • Closed
  • Sunday
  • Closed

*Closed from Noon - 1pm for staff development meetings

Stillwater Hours

  • Monday
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday
  • Closed
  • Sunday
  • Closed

Dakota Eye Care Associates Celebrates 20 Years!

We would like to start by thanking all of our past and present patients for entrusting us with your vision and healthcare needs. There are many options when choosing an eye care provider and we sincerely appreciate the opportunity to be your provider over the past 20 years. More importantly, we enjoy having you as part of our family.

We’ve grown significantly over the years but still take pride in providing unique care taylored to each individual. Much of the personalized service we provide can be attributed our fantastic staff, many of whom have been here since the beginning. We can’t thank you enough for all your hard work. Dakota Eye Care wouldn’t be able to provide the highest quality of care without your expertise.

It has been a pleasure to serve our patients and the surrounding community over the past 20 years. We continue to strive to be at the forefront of eye care and look forward to providing continued care for the next 20 years and beyond!

co-founders Dr. Mark Hennen and Dr. Thomas Vogelpohl at Dakota Eye Care Associates “Grand Opening” in January of 1999
co-founders Dr. Mark Hennen and Dr. Thomas Vogelpohl at Dakota Eye Care Associates “Grand Opening” in January of 1999
You are in good hands with Dakota Eye Care. With kind staff and personable Doctors, they really know how to make you feel like one of the family. I truly enjoy going to their office and highly recommend them!
Amy

Contact Lenses

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Online Store

Shop our online store for eye health vitamins, eyelid wipes, dry eye products, readers, accessories, low vision aids, contact lenses and solutions.

Sunwear

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Contact us at our West St. Paul or Stillwater location today!

We are happy to be back seeing routine eye care! When you come in for your next appointment you will see we have made several changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the following:

1)  The number of patients we see in a day is reduced.  Both the number of available exam appointments and optical encounters will be kept to a minimum to allow for appropriate social distancing and limit the number of patients in our clinic at any given time.

2) When you arrive for your appointment, we will have you fill out a COVID questionnaire and we will screen everyone’s temperature upon arrival. If you have a mask of your own, please bring it along to your appointment.  Otherwise, we will provide a mask if you do not already have one. It will be required that you wear a mask for the entirety of your visit within the clinic. 

3) We will continue curbside dispenses contact lens and eye vitamins.  If you need to pick up any of these items, please call our front desk and a staff member will bring them directly to your car.

4) We require that patients arrive for their exams alone.  Patients can only be accompanied by one other person if they are either a) a minor or b) have mental/physical disabilities.  Again, any patient or caretaker entering the building must wear a mask.  Any accompanied person will be screened for temperature as well.

5) In addition, all of our staff and doctors will have their temperature checked prior to beginning their work day.  All staff will have proper PPE compliant with new regulations.  Although it may seem impersonal, we at Dakota Eye Care are working and will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the safety of both our staff and patients.  Our new policies in regards to social distancing, clinic hygiene, etc. will be posted for you to review.

We have spent the several weeks ensuring we're in compliance with every CDC hygiene guideline for safety of our doctors, staff and patients.  We are excited to get back to work, but in the safest environment possible.  If you have any questions on our new protocols, do not hesitate to ask.  We hope to see you soon and please stay safe!