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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctors fill in doctors until Dr. Weiss is back January 2019:


Dr. Ryan Ackerman

Dr. Ryan Ackerman attended South Dakota State University and received his bachelor’s degree and doctorate degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. Originally from Eureka, SD, Dr. Ackerman has been living in Sioux Falls for the past 10 years. He received his first pair of glasses at age seven, and has had an interest in the field of optometry ever since. He enjoys helping patients and getting to meet new people every day.

After practicing general optometry for seven years, Dr. Ackerman began working with a local company in developing new lens technology to help people suffering from eye related headaches. After working with this company for four years, Dr. Ackerman began working at Visions Eye Care & Vision Therapy Center. He is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Society as well as many other organizations. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, hunting, and golfing.


Dr. Jodie Larson

Dr. Larson is a native of Ohio, graduating from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1996. Following a year-long residency in Ocular Disease at The Eye Center of Toledo, she practiced in the Minnesota Twin Cities area until she and her family relocated to Madison, South Dakota in September 2006. Dr. Larson currently enjoys practicing part-time, which allows her and husband Chad to be very involved in raising their three daughters as well as school, church and other community activities.

Dr. Larson was very active in the Minnesota professional eye care community while practicing there, and was honored as Minnesota’s “Young Optometrist of the Year” in 1999. She enjoys helping people to see better, listening to their concerns and educating them about their vision.