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

Eyecare Technology

At Dakota Eye Care Associates our motto is “Leaders in eye care today and tomorrow”. We stay true to this by continually updating our technology with new instrumentation and new products.

Optomap

Optomap Retinal Photography:

This provides a 200-degree panoramic, digital image of the retina to aid in the diagnosis of retina disorders such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and hypertensive retinopathy. Learn more at optos.com

Optomap

Optomap Retinal Photography:

This provides a 200-degree panoramic, digital image of the retina to aid in the diagnosis of retina disorders such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and hypertensive retinopathy. Learn more at optos.com

FDT (Frequency Doubling Technology)

A test used to screen for visual field loss. Highly specific in detecting changes from glaucoma, macular disorders and neurological changes.

Optomap
Optomap

FDT (Frequency Doubling Technology)

A test used to screen for visual field loss. Highly specific in detecting changes from glaucoma, macular disorders and neurological changes.

Specular Microscope

Specular Microscope:

A photographic technique used to detect changes within the corneal endothelium. This is used to detect many corneal diseases and impacts of contact lens wear.

Specular Microscope

Specular Microscope:

A photographic technique used to detect changes within the corneal endothelium. This is used to detect many corneal diseases and impacts of contact lens wear.

OCT:

A noninvasive technique used to monitor the health of the 10 different retinal layers and optic nerve head. This tool is useful in the diagnosis and management of macular degeneration and glaucoma.

OCT
OCT

OCT:

A noninvasive technique used to monitor the health of the 10 different retinal layers and optic nerve head. This tool is useful in the diagnosis and management of macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Visual Field

Humphrey Visual Field:

An instrument used to map out a patient’s visual field. This is a more in-depth test to for detection and management of glaucoma, macular and neurological changes.

Visual Field

Humphrey Visual Field:

An instrument used to map out a patient’s visual field. This is a more in-depth test to for detection and management of glaucoma, macular and neurological changes.

VEP/ERG:

Detects the rate and change at which information travels from the eye to the brain. This is highly specific for diseases that damage the optic nerve (Multiple sclerosis, glaucoma) and the retina.

VEP and ERG
VEP and ERG

VEP/ERG:

Detects the rate and change at which information travels from the eye to the brain. This is highly specific for diseases that damage the optic nerve (Multiple sclerosis, glaucoma) and the retina.

Topography

Corneal Topography:

Maps the contours of the cornea and detects irregularities from contact lens wear and corneal diseases such as keratoconus.

Topography

Corneal Topography:

Maps the contours of the cornea and detects irregularities from contact lens wear and corneal diseases such as keratoconus.

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 will initially be 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 kindly ask you please call our office (651-457-2020) to let us know you have arrived.  Our doors will remain locked for the time being. When we are ready for your appointment, we will meet you at the front door and screen for temperature.  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 glasses, 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!