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


Comprehensive vision services for the whole family

Dakota Eye Care utilizes the most advanced technology in the field of optometry to provide you with leading edge vision care for you and your entire family. The comprehensive services offered at our eye clinic include:

  • State of the art diagnosis of vision problems and eye diseases
  • LASIK assessment and co-management
  • Prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses
  • Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)
  • Treatment of eye diseases
  • Online Scheduling

We are proud to offer you dedicated and committed eye care that is provided in a safe, clean and welcoming environment. When selecting an eye doctor, we hope that you will choose the eye clinic ranked “Best place for an eye exam and best place for eyeglasses,” by the Minnesota Reader’s Choice Awards. Contact us today for more information about our vision exams and other services by calling 651-457-2020. We look forward to caring for all of your vision needs well into the future!

Check out our contact lens section to learn more…Don’t see your brand? We do specialty lenses and orders also so just come in and let us know what you need!

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

Eye Exams

Routine eye care shouldn’t be routine at all…

A comprehensive eye health and vision examination is the cornerstone of optometric care at Dakota Eye Care Associates. In our comprehensive eye examination, we review your ocular and medical history, we measure your visual acuity, eye muscle balance, color vision, neurological pupil function and fields of vision. We further evaluate all aspects of your eye health concentrating on cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. We also evaluate how your general health and nutrition affect your eyes. Our doctors utilize the latest diagnostic technology to provide both your routine eye health and vision evaluations.

Medical eye care and emergency eye care:
Dakota Eye Care Associates offers emergency and medical eye care. We are able to bill major medical plans for medical eye diagnosis and care treatments. We are involved in diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions including but not limited to:

  • Glaucoma
  • Eye infections and “pinkeye”
  • Eye allergies
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Cataract
  • Dry eye
  • Foreign body removal
  • Sudden vision changes, floaters, flashing lights

How often should I have my eyes examined?

That depends on many factors, including your age, eye health, family history, occupation and general health. It is best to follow your doctor’s recommendations.

For children, both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Optometric Association recommend a child’s first eye exam at the age of 6 months and then again at 3 years. Critical visual skills are developing at this age and early detection of vision problems can be crucial to a child’s learning and acquisition of important skills. For school age children we recommend an annual eye examination.

For Adults we also recommend an annual eye examination to evaluate your vision, but more importantly, to monitor the health of your eyes and identify any vision threatening or eye health threatening conditions as early as possible.

More information/links on the importance of eye exams, why you need them, what to expect, etc:

Dakota Eye Care Associates is an InfantSEE provider.


All About Visionallaboutvision.com/eye-exam/

Think About Your Eyesthinkaboutyoureyes.com

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!