Welcome to Dakota Eye Care Associates

Our doctors have over 80 years of combined experience with our staff we have provided complete eye care for residents throughout Minnesota. Dr's Vogelpohl, Hennen, and Flockencier 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.

Dakota Eye Care Associates Celebrates 20 Years!

(Co-Founders Dr. Mark Hennen and Dr. Thomas Vogelpohl at Dakota Eye Care Associates “Grand Opening” in January of 1999)

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!

Dakota Eye Care Welcomes Dr. Rachel Hennen!


Dr. Rachel Hennen

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rachel Hennen has joined the staff of optometrists of Dakota Eye Care Associates! Dr. Rachel Hennen is the sister of Dr. Matthew Hennen and daughter of Dr. Mark Hennen, co-founder with Dr. Thomas Vogelpohl of Dakota Eye Care Associates in 1998.

Dr. Rachel Hennen is a graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall high school and went on to attend undergraduate school at Saint Louis University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

She completed her optometric training and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Massachusetts College Pharmacy Health Sciences in Worcester MA. As a student, she was an active member of several of optometric clubs, including having the privilege of being elected to multiple club boards. Further, she held membership with two honor societies, Gold Key International honor society and Beta Sigma Kappa honor fraternity. Dr. Hennen's areas of interest include primary eye care, ocular disease contact lenses, pediatrics and vision therapy. Dr. Rachel will be an invaluable member of our physician staff and we look forward to having her expertise in these areas.

Dr. Hennen resides in St. Paul. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time at the lake, watching sports (Go St. Louis Cardinals!) and spending time with her family and friends