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Meet Our Skilled Ophthalmologists - The Eye Clinic of North Dakota

At The Eye Clinic of North Dakota, we are dedicated to helping patients see their world more clearly. Our practice is made up of highly-trained and experienced ophthalmologists who work with the most advanced techniques and technology to provide patients with vision care of the highest quality. It is no wonder why patients from all across North Dakota visit our practice for their vision correction needs.

Monte J. Leidenix, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Monte Leidenix grew up in McLaughlin, South Dakota. He graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings with degrees in both Microbiology and Chemistry. He received his master's degree in microbiology / molecular biology from the University of North Dakota, and went on to receive his medical degree from the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine.

Dr. Leidenix conducted additional research as an Ophthalmic Pathology Research Fellow at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In addition, he completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr Leidenix is board certified in Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Leidenix provides his cataract surgical patients with the most modern cataract techniques, including no-stitch clear corneal incisions and foldable intraocular implants. Combining cutting-edge technology, a pioneering spirit, and years of experience, Monte Leidenix, M.D., is helping keep The Eye Clinic of North Dakota at the forefront of eye care.

Dr. Leidenix has expertise in:

  • Cataract and lens implant surgery
  • Treatment for glaucoma and related disorders
  • Medical, surgical, and laser treatments
  • Corneal surgery and treatment for external diseases

Tom S. Hansted, O.D.

Dr. Tom Hansted was born and raised in Jamestown. He attended the University of North Dakota before receiving his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Dr. Hansted provides a full range of vision and eye care services. Whether you have an eye infection, eye disease, need glasses or contact lenses, Dr. Hansted can provide high-quality vision and eye health examinations utilizing the latest technologies.

In his free time, Tom Hansted, O.D., enjoys hunting and fishing in North Dakota.

Steven J. Towle, O.D.

Dr. Steven Towle is a native of Minot. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Minot State University before receiving a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Dr. Towle has been providing full-scope optometric care at The Eye Clinic of North Dakota since 1991. He provides both pre- and post-operative surgical care, diagnosis, and treatment of eye diseases, and refractive care. Dr. Towle is a past president of the Lions Foundation of North Dakota as well as a past president of the Lions Eye Bank of North Dakota.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Experienced Doctors

Our medical professionals have undergone extensive training so that they can provide high-quality care and help patients achieve clearer vision. To schedule an appointment with one of our skilled doctors, please contact The Eye Clinic of North Dakota today. We offer a variety of financing options for you to choose from.

Monte J. Leidenix, M.D., F.A.C.S.


  An experienced ophthalmologist who provides patients with the most modern cataract surgery techniques and technology. Many patients have turned to him for their vision correction needs.

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Tom S. Hansted, O.D.


Tom S. Hansted, O.D.Provides vision correction examinations for patients who are in need of contact lenses, glasses, and other special vision devices. He also has experience in treating a full range of eye conditions and diseases.

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Steven J. Towle, O.D.


Steven J. Towle, O.D.An outstanding optometrist who provides exceptional pre- and post-operative care to all of our vision correction patients. He is also experienced in diagnosing a variety of eye diseases and conditions.

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