Dr. Brett Hollenbach


Dr. Brett Hollenbach OD, FAAO

Dr. Brett Hollenbach serves as the Director of Student & Staff Development at PineCone Vision Center. He is excited to be joining the team at PCVC and helping teach fourth year optometry students who rotate through the clinic, as well as the technical staff.

Dr. Hollenbach is originally from Columbus, Ohio, where his family still resides. Following high school, he attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and completed a Bachelors of Science with an emphasis in biology and chemistry.

After Miami, he moved up north to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the New England College of Optometry. At NECO is where be began to show an interest in medical optometry. After graduation, he returned to Columbus to complete a residency through The Ohio State University at Erdey Searcy Eye Group with a focus on ocular disease. It was through this residency that he also gained specialized training in managing post-operative patients, including cataract, corneal, refractive and glaucoma surgeries, as well as challenging cornea, uveitis, retina and glaucoma cases.

Dr. Hollenbach met his wife at the New England College of Optometry and they were married in October 2018. She is also an optometrist and practices in St. Paul. They recently moved to the Twin Cities area and are looking forward to becoming involved in the Minnesota Optometric Association, as well as completing their fellowships for the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Hollenbach enjoys traveling and exploring new cities, playing volleyball, and staying up to date on all the newest Marvel superhero movies.

News & Updates

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All You Need to Know about Swimming and Eye Care

There’s nothing better than jumping into a pool, lake, river, or any body of water really, on a hot summer day. Swimming is great for your health; it’s easy on your joints while still being a great full body workout. However, swimming is not always great for your eye health. Whether you’re wearing contact lenses or not, it’s important to know all about swimming and eye care. Here is an overview of swimmer’s eye and what swimming can mean for your eye health.

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Dr. Hinkemeyer Meets with Congressman Tom Emmer

Dr. Hinkemeyer and fellow members of the Minnesota Optometric Association were honored to speak with Congressman Tom Emmer recently about issues affecting optometry in Minnesota. We are so proud to have doctors that care deeply about these issues and improving the quality of eye care for all patients in our state.

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