Dr. Matthew Hoppe, OD
As the owner of Primary Eye Care, Dr. Hoppe is eager to help you with your eye care needs. He is a board certified optometrist in Hutchinson and Litchfield. Dr. Hoppe has been with the practice in Litchfield and Hutchinson since 2005. Dr. Hoppe’s interests are in primary care, and children’s eye care. He received his Bachelor of Visual Science degree and his Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. He completed internships at the Mayo Health in Albert Lea, MN and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Portland, OR. Dr. Hoppe has volunteered in both the Jaycess and Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, and coached baseball, hockey, and football. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. When Dr. Hoppe is not working at Primary Eye Care, he spends time attending his boy’s football, hockey, and lacrosse games.
Dr. Abby Taffe, OD
Dr. Abby Taffe is originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota. She knew from a young age that she wanted to serve patients in the medical field in a tight knit community. As an associate of Primary Eye Care, Dr. Taffe is dedicated to providing excellent service to all of her patients. Dr. Taffe received her Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. While at Concordia, she was part of the women’s hockey team where she earned several honors. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. As a student, she served as a teaching assistant and was involved in many clubs on campus. She also was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society. She takes a special interest in primary care, contact lenses, and sports vision. In her spare time, Dr. Taffe enjoys spending time with family, going to the lake, and watching or playing sports.
Dr. Gary Christianson, OD
Dr. Christianson retired in August, 2018. Dr. Christianson had been practicing in the Hutchinson area since 1984 and joined Primary Eye Care (formerly Duling Optical) in 1993 and had worked in Idaho in for 5 years after graduating from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR in 1979. Dr. Christianson became a partner in 1993 with original owners Dr. Dave Purupsky and Optician Steve Malacek, who both retired in 2005 from the pratice. Dr. Christianson enjoyed all areas of primary optometry and had a special interest in ocular disease diagnosis and contact lens fitting and he enjoyed owning the business and being a mentor to Dr. Hoppe as well. He has been an active member of Hutchinson community and enjoyed raising his three sons in the community along with his wife Peggy.