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

Dr. Rachel Hennen

Dr. Rachel Hennen, OD

Dr. Rachel Hennen, OD

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.

Locations: West St. Paul and Stillwater

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!