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Welcome to North Central Eye
Proudly Providing Eye Care to North, East and West Sioux Falls.

At North Central Eye, we are proud of the lasting relationships we form with all our patients. We take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs.

We know that your eyes are a telling window into your overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond simply providing you a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Both Dr. Sivesind and Dr. Tims provide the expert care, advice, options, and follow up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one. We take pride in giving you the best value possible, with retinal photos included with all eye exams. Our doctors will take as much time as needed to help you with any eye problem.

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A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision.

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Dry and Tired Eyes?

Are your eyes suffering? Dry eye syndrome, or dry eye disease, is a common condition that occurs when the eyes don't make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly. Symptoms of dry eye can usually be successfully managed.

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What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular Degeneration is an eye condition among people age 50 and older. It gradually destroys the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision needed for seeing objects clearly.

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Cataracts

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision loss in people over 45. A condition that commonly develops as the eye ages, by the time we reach 80, more than half of us will have developed a cataract.

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Glaucoma

Currently, glaucoma affects nearly 2.5 million Americans. Glaucoma is five times more likely to affect African Americans than Caucasians, and roughly four times more likely to cause blindness.

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Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

Why Do I Need Regular Eye Exam?

eye-blue-closeWhile most people schedule regular check-ups with doctors and dentists, many are not aware of the importance of an annual visit to the eye doctor. Regular eye exams can be the key to the early detection and treatment of emerging vision problems, eye diseases, and a number of other health issues. When you come to a Sioux Falls optometrist for an eye exam, you will receive comprehensive service designed to find and correct any vision or eye issue. Don’t take good vision for granted, schedule an appointment today!

North Sioux Falls

5200 W. 60th Street N.
Sioux Falls, SD 57107

East Sioux Falls

5521 E. Arrowhead Parkway
Sioux Falls, SD 57110

West Sioux Falls

3209 S. Louise Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Dr. John Sivesind
Walmart – East Sioux Falls Call (605) 789-5589

Dr. Josh Tims
Walmart – West Sioux Falls Call (605) 370-6435

Dr. John Boer
Walmart – North Sioux Falls Call (605) 937-7763

For emergencies call Dr. Sivesind 605-321-4998