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Trust a staff of over 125 individuals at Dakota Eye Institute in Bismarck, Rugby, or Linton, ND

You only get one set of eyes, so don't take chances-trust their care to the experts at Dakota Eye Institute. We have four locations in North Dakota to give you access to the best eye care at your convenience.

With eight optometrists, six ophthalmologists, and three nurse practitioners working at our facilities, you'll rest easy knowing the health of your eyes is in the hands of experienced professionals. We'll carefully examine your eyes and diagnose any potential problems in a timely manner.

From preventive care to vision exams, our team has got you covered. Schedule an appointment with Dakota Eye Institute by calling 1-800-344-5634.

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Dakota Eye Institute is dedicated to helping our clients maintain the health of their eyes. That's why we offer a number of eye care services that can cover all the bases of good eye health. Our knowledgeable Optometrists can assist with:

No matter what brings you in for an appointment, rest assured that our experts can help. Contact Dakota Eye Institute to learn more about our services.


Living with an undiagnosed eye condition can have catastrophic consequences. Make sure you know what you're dealing with by coming to Dakota Eye Institute in Bismarck, Rugby, or Linton for regular eye exams. We can diagnose and treat eye diseases of all types before they become bigger problems or even put your vision at risk.

During your eye exam, our ophthalmologists will be on the lookout for common eye diseases including:

  • Corneal eye disease
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Glaucoma

You can count on our team to recommend an effective solution that will maintain the health of your eyes. Get in touch with Dakota Eye Institute to inquire about appointment availability.

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You only get one set of eyes, so don't take chances-trust their care to the experts at Dakota Eye Institute. We have four locations in North Dakota to give you access to the best eye care at your convenience.

Everything Pumpkin‘Tis the season for everything pumpkin!

As the poster child of fall, pumpkin doesn’t just star in our autumnal decorations, it shows up on our menus too. And as far as we’re concerned, that’s a good thing. Pumpkin is great for your vision and overall health!

Pumpkin: Fall’s Superfood

We’re glad pumpkin has so many health benefits because it sure is delicious! Pumpkins are high in fiber and full of potassium, which aid in weight loss and can help lower blood pressure. But the reason we optometrists love pumpkin is that it’s great for your eyes!

Pumpkins benefit your eye health because they are:

High in zinc. This important mineral is essential to keeping your retina healthy.

Rich in vitamins. Vitamin A found in pumpkin protects the cornea, the surface of the eye, and allows us to see under conditions of low light. Pumpkin’s vitamin C reduces the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration–two of the leading causes of adult blindness.

A great source of lutein and zeaxanthin. These powerful antioxidants filter out harmful, high-energy wavelengths of light, acting like a sunscreen for your eyes! They also aid in preventing eye disease.

Not All Pumpkin Treats Are Good For You

Now before you go running off to Starbucks for that pumpkin spice latte or the bakery for a batch of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, there are a few things you should know. Not everything you encounter with pumpkin in it is going to benefit your health.

A lot of the most popular pumpkin snacks–pumpkin pie, bread and cake, in addition to the aforementioned treats–should actually be considered desserts because of their high sugar content. So when it comes to these sugar-filled pumpkin treats, consume them in moderation.

Here are some healthier ways to satisfy your pumpkin cravings this fall:

Baked pumpkin seeds–a guilt-free, vitamin-filled snack

Pumpkin smoothie–perfect for breakfast or as a dessert substitute

Pumpkin soup–a great way to warm up in the colder autumn weather

Roasted pumpkin–make it the main course, use it as a side dish, or throw it in a salad

Enjoy The Fall Season

Nothing says autumn more than the big orange fruit. When you’re eating all that pumpkin this fall, remember that you’re not only satisfying your tastebuds, but you’re also boosting your vision and overall health! So go ahead, eat more pumpkin.

Wishing a wonderful autumn to all our patients.

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
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