Dr. Candace (Paul) Hoff was born and raised in Dickinson and has been providing eyecare to her hometown since 2008. She graduated from Dickinson High School in 2001 and attended Jamestown College until she was awarded early acceptance at Pacific University’s College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.
During her four years of optometry school, one of Dr. Hoff’s most rewarding experiences was providing eyecare at the Landstuhl Regional Army Medical Center in south central Germany for our brave men and women in uniform. Now back home in southwest North Dakota Dr. Hoff takes great pride in providing eyecare for the area’s military veterans.
Dr. Hoff sees patients of all ages, but especially enjoys caring for infants, children and young adults. Dr. Hoff knows that many vision and eye problems occur early in life, therefore she performs vision screenings on infants at no cost. Dr. Hoff also prides herself on making her eye exams very informative for her patients. During an exam with Dr. Hoff you will learn about your eyesight, the health of your eyes and how to protect your vision.
If you have questions about your vision, a health concern related to the eyes, or different options for eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery Dr. Hoff would be happy to visit with you and together determine the best option for you and your lifestyle.
When not talking about eyes or vision you can find Dr. Hoff at home feeding cows or tending to peppers and squash in her garden. Dr. Hoff and her husband, Casey, farm and raise cattle in the Richardton area. Dr. Hoff takes great pleasure in caring for their Hereford cows and F1 baldy calves and looks forward to raking hay each summer. Don’t be surprised if you see her in the office wearing cowboy boots on Fridays!
Dr. Marisa Asheim joined the Visionary Eye Care family in 2020. She earned her Bachelor of Science at North Dakota State University in Fargo. She continued on to earn her Doctorate of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry, where she graduated with distinction. Dr. Asheim completed a residency in Refractive and Ocular Surgery in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Dr. Asheim grew up in north central North Dakota and enjoys providing eye care to people in every stage of life. She strongly believes in educating patients about their eyes and eye conditions. While completing her residency, Dr. Asheim specialized in the treatment of ocular disease, co-management of refractive and cataract surgery, and primary care.
Outside of the office you can often find Dr. Asheim spending time with her family and friends, helping with her family’s ranch, and searching for a new recipe to bake for her willing taste testers at the office!
Dr. Katrin (Greff) Brucker is the newest addition to Visionary Eye Care. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. She spent her childhood in Dickinson and is extremely grateful to be able to return to provide eye care for Dickinson and the surrounding communities. Dr. Brucker is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the North Dakota Optometric Association.
Dr. Brucker enjoys practicing optometry and appreciates that it allows her to get to know her patients on a personal level. Dr. Brucker enjoys providing care for patients of all ages; she takes pride in providing detailed care for the entire family. She has a particular interest in the areas of contact lenses and ocular disease.
Outside of the office, Dr. Brucker enjoys spending time with her husband Chad, and children Reeves and Nash. She can often be found at one of the many parks or community events around Dickinson. She loves spending time with family and enjoys running, boating, kayaking, and camping.
Dr. Alan King, a native of Grand Forks, moved to Dickinson in 1979, and has been an eye doctor providing eye care for southwest North Dakota for the last 33 years. He graduated from Illinois college of Optometry in 1976, and immediately returned to North Dakota to practice his profession.
Dr. King is the co-author of the King-Devick Test, which for many years has been the standard for detecting eye movement problems in children that are associated with poor reading ability. The test has recently been found to also detect minor brain injuries such as concussions, and is being used by the NFL, many colleges and universities as a sideline test to detect concussions in their athletes.
Dr. King sees patients of all ages. His special interest is in diseases of the eye as well as systemic diseases such as Diabetes that can have dramatic effects of the eye and vision.
During the 33 years Dr. King has been in Dickinson, he has been very involved in civic activities. He was one of the co-founders of the Dickinson Hockey Club in 1980. He served on the Dickinson Park Board for 16 years, and was President for the last ten years. He has also served on the board of Directors of the Blue Hawk Booster Club, the Community Concert Association, and has spend 18 years on the Cabin Fever Committee, which raises money for the Ronald McDonald House in Bismarck, and provides financial assistance to families in Southwest North Dakota who have children with medical needs.
Contrary to rumors floating around, Dr. King has no plans to retire anytime soon. He loves being an eye doctor and seeing patients, and plans to practice for many more years.
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This is what you can expect from us:
1. We put patients first.
2. We exude compassion during every encounter.
3. We seek opportunities to go above and beyond as we do for our own family.
4. When a problem arises we take ownership and find a solution.
5. We explain why our products and services are needed.
6. Trust is our backbone, so we transparent, honest and humble.
7. New challenges constantly exist so we are creative and innovative as we rise to meet these challenges.
8. We embrace innovative technology to enhance your experience and level of care.
9. We foster teamwork with each other and the community that support us.
10. We make it fun!