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 Opens Second Location!

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Stillwater, Minn.– As of November 2016, Dakota Eye Care Associates is proud to announce the opening of their second location at 1903 Greeley Street in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Dakota Eye Care is very excited about the company milestone, but even more excited about continuing the tradition of assembling the very best optometrists in Minnesota. Dr. Mark Hennen, co-founder of Dakota Eye Care, acquired the practice of Dr. Robert Hochhalter early in 2015. Although the practice name has changed (formerly Primary Eye Care), Dr. Hochhalter is excited to stay on board at the Stillwater location. There, he will continue with the full-service practice that was started by his father more than 65 years ago.

“I am very pleased to be at our new location with advanced state of the art equipment, easy parking, and a newly expanded eyeglass collection. Our office has provided eye care services in the Stillwater community since 1948 and joining with the professional doctors and staff at Dakota Eye Care will enhance our patient's overall eye care experience,” said Dr. Robert Hochhalter.

“It is with great excitement that we welcome Dr. Bob Hochhalter to Dakota Eye Care. He fits our philosophy of making the patient the center of what we do,” said Dr. Mark Hennen.

The second location aspires to help support the economic growth that has already begun in the Stillwater area. As the “Birthplace of Minnesota,” Stillwater has one of the most vibrant economies in the state. It is a strong standalone community with unique opportunities in commercial, residential and industrial development. There is no doubt that the economic health of a community plays a key role in maintaining a desirable place for existing residents while attracting new ones; Dakota Eye Care is thrilled to be a part of a city that embraces this environment.

Dakota Eye Care’s Stillwater location will celebrate an official grand opening in March (date TBA). Dakota Eye looks forward to serving all of the current patients there as well as the new. Call (651) 439-4265 today to schedule an eye exam at the new, beautiful Stillwater location.