Welcome to Dr. Tufte's Eyes on 45th
Your "NO DROP" EYE DOC exclusively in South Fargo

Call us at 701-492-EYES(3937) today.

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Dr. Mark & Deb Tufte and their staff Welcome all of our past, present and new patients to our new,  location at 1801 45th St. South in the Fargo between HuHot and Home Depot. We have Quick and Easy Access, Unlimited Open Parking and More Appointment Times for Your Convenience.

We invite you to join our patient family at Dr. Tufte's Eyes on 45th by scheduling your next EyeCare Service at our exclusive Fargo office. Your records from 43rd and Broadway will be available at Dr. Tufte's Eyes on 45th. 

Our Approach to Caring for You

Dr. Mark Tufte and the Dr. Tufte's Eyes on 45th team strive to provide the BEST in comprehensive Medical Eye and Vision Care by utilizing our "NO DROP" Technology.  No dreaded stinging, numbing dilating drops that sensitize and blur your eyes for 5 hours, in most cases.

Over 650,000 Eyes have trusted Dr. Tufte's 30+ years of experience in providing full service Optical plus Routine and Medical EyeCare, managing all eye and vision problems including: Cataracts, Diabetes, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration, Dry, Itchy, Mattery, Red and Watery Eyes, Blurred, Distorted and Double Vision, Pre and Post Operative Surgical Care, including LASIK, Emergencies, Infections, Injuries. 

Cutting Edge Styles & Technology

Dr. Tufte's Eyes on 45th's new Optical Showroom has over 1,200 of the latest Designer Frames from all over the world right here in South Fargo. We want you to not only "See Your Best", but "Look Your Best" in that Special, Unique look just for You!

We offer the latest High Definition Digital Lenses from the best labs for Maximum Visual Performance and Protection to correct any special vision need like office, computer, music, golf, hunting, fishing and leading Designer Sunglasses to fit any budget!

Our Contact Lens Department has the best brands in Single Use, 2 Week and 1 Month disposables for daily wear and extended 30 day continuous wear, astigmatism and multifocal, and the latest colors and iris enhancement lenses to correct any prescription. 

Dr. Mark Tufte
Optometrist | Dr. Tufte's Eyes on 45th | (701)-492-3937
1801 45th St. South
Fargo, ND 58103

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Love this place. I've never left an appointment feeling so happy. Highly recommend this place!"
    Stacie L.
  • "Dr. Tufte has been my eye doctor many years. He is very thorough and up to date. I am so glad I found him. Great assistant too."
    Veronica K.
  • "Everyone in the office was warm & caring. Dr. Tufte was extremely helpful and gave me several options concerning my vision including the pros and cons of each option. Very impressed. I will be back again. Thanks you!"
    Wendy G.
  • "I’ve gone to Dr Tufte for 33 years and he has always been kind and thoughtful. Today he rechecked my prescription after some hiccups in new lenses and glasses - it was a smooth and quick process and he and his optician, Sarah, were more than accommodating. They helped fix my issues- even with glasses that didn’t come from their lab. I was extremely impressed with the attention to detail and patient care. Thank you!"
    Caryn O.