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
Jeff was so helpful and knowledgeable. And not to mention easy on the eyes 🙂 I had a great experience at Dakota Eye Care.
Jeanie

Contact Lenses

Dakota Eye Care Associates provides complete professional care to ensure a comfortable and healthy fit.

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!

March 19th, 2020

At the recommendation of the CDC and American Optometric Association, Dakota Eye Care Associates will suspend all routine eye care starting March 23rd and ending April 6th, in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19 in our community.

Please be assured that we are still available to address all urgent and emergent issues, as well as help with optical and contact lens matters during this time. Our phone lines will be available to any incoming call from 11:00 AM through 3:00 pm to answer questions, triage emergency issues, order contact lenses, and any other potential issues that may arise. Further, we will have an optician available from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm to repair, dispense and adjust glasses.

What does this all mean? Further clarification...

All annual eye exams, including contact lens fittings, will tentatively be postponed or rescheduled to the week starting April 6th.

During the period of March 23rd-April 6th from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, we are available to:

1) Replace/repair glasses, order contact lenses, dispense vision prescriptions

2) Fill medical prescriptions/send medical prescription refills electronically to any pharmacy.

3) In the event of urgent/emergent health and vision issues, patients can be seen face-to-face if the doctor deems necessary. Otherwise, under newly passed government legislation, we are able to see patients for consultations and examinations via phone, Skype or FaceTime.

We have asked the majority of our staff to stay home until further notice to protect themselves, our patients and our community. Rest assured, we at Dakota Eye Care Associates will continue to be your trusted eye and health professional both now and in the future. We sincerely appreciate your continued support and understanding during this time of crisis. With wishes for your continued good health, we will keep everyone updated as information continues to come in.

Warmest Regards,

Dakota Eye Care Associates