Meet the Doctors

Dr. Blake Dirks, Dr. Zachary Dirks and Dr. Vonnie Nelson are Optometrists serving Saint Peter, MN and surrounding communities.

Our doctors enjoy caring for the patients at St. Peter Eyecare Center and look forward to the one-on-one interaction involved with solving eye health and vision problems.


Dr. Blake Dirks

Bio coming soon.


Dr. Zachary Dirks

Dr. Zach Dirks was born in Apple Valley, MN; and attended St. Peter High School. He graduated with distinction from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Biology in 2003. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton, CA, in 2007 as class valedictorian. In 2007, Dr. Z. Dirks joined the team of doctors at St. Peter Eyecare Center.

Dr. Zach Dirks completed clinical externships at the Indian Health Services in Lawton, OK, Ophthalmology Associates of Las Vegas, NV, Center for the Partially Sighted Pasadena, CA, VA Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV, the Fullerton CA Laser Vision Center (TLC), and the Southern California College of Optometry Vision Center in Fullerton, CA. These externships had an emphasis in ocular disease management specifically Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease, Dry Eye and post operative care for Cataracts and Corneal Transplants. He is a member of the American Optometric Society and the Minnesota Optometric Society.

Dr. Zach Dirks lives in St. Peter with his wife, Rachel and daughter Ella. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, gardening, enjoying the outdoors, wine making, and anything with his family


Dr. Vonnie Nelson

Bio coming soon.