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Be a part of a community who gives back.

At Yankee Eye Clinic, we deeply value the strength and support our community has given us. We understand it is this very care which has cultivated our growth today. That’s why it’s so important for us to join and give back to the community who gave so much.

Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Locally, several of our doctors and staff are members of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Our staff spends time volunteering, networking and reaching out to other local businesses. Several of our staff members reinforce community relations by attending monthly meetings with South Metro Young Professionals, a faction of DCRCC. Recently, our clinics enjoyed:

  • Attending monthly SMYP meetings
  • Hosting a booth at DCRCC’s Women’s Wellness Event
  • Sponsoring a golf tee at the Golf Classic
  • Hosting the Rosemount Coffee Break.
Dr. Kniefel VS Exchange

Dr. Kniefel at the Vision Source Exchange where she spoke on behalf of Optos.

Volunteering Time

Our staff dedicates time for volunteer work, as well. Recently, we’ve taken part in roadside clean-ups and health fairs. Our doctors and staff routinely volunteer time to host school vision screenings, which is especially dear to our practice due to the importance of children’s sight. Additionally, Dr. Kniefel has spoken on behalf of Optos, the company who manufactures our retinal imaging device, which replaces dilation drops. She raises awareness for the machine due to its ability to produce a comprehensive image which can be used to track and evaluate any changes in the eye.

Challenging the Community

St. Paul Development Softball Team

St. Paul Development Softball Team

We also enjoy rallying our staff, patients and community to give back. With your support, the following communities, among others, have benefited:

  • Neighbors, Inc.
  • Feeding Families
  • Optometry Giving Sight
  • Armful of Love
  • Local sports teams

Supporting the world

In addition, our clinic works closely with the Lions Club, which disperses previously used eyeglasses to people in need all across the world. Our clinic is a drop station for eyeglasses, and we encourage patients to bring their previously used glasses to the clinic so we may work together to support another person across the world.

Do you value giving back? Join a network of people with similar principles. Schedule your next eye care visit at the Yankee Eye Clinic and ask your representative to keep you informed on upcoming benefits.

Giving Back Gallery