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Meet Our Sioux Falls Eye Doctors

Meet The Best Eye Doctors Near You in East, West and North Sioux Falls!

Our Sioux Falls optometrists 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. We know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and we understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Serving all of Sioux Falls and the surrounding area, our eye doctors 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.

So if you're looking for the best eye care near you in the Sioux Falls area, look no further than North Central Eye!

Meet our Sioux Falls Optometrists:


Dr. John Sivesind

Dr John Sivesind grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He attended Wright State University, in Dayton, OH on a basketball scholarship and continued his education and basketball career at Colorado State University where he graduated with a Biology degree in 2001. He attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry and graduated in 2005. Dr. Sivesind started his optometric career at Wal Mart and also practices at Vision Care Associates and the Flandreau Santee Tribal Clinic. He volunteers for the Lions Club at the Community Health Center and is an InfantSee provider. John loves all aspects of optometry including pediatric/geriatric care, ocular disease, contact lenses(including specialty lenses), refractive and cataract surgery co-management, and red eye emergencies.

Dr. Sivesind is passionate about all athletic activities especially basketball and golf. John loves spending time with his family (wife-Brandy, children- Nolan, Cooper, Crosby) doing a myriad of activities.

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Dr. Josh Tims

Dr. Josh Tims O.D. grew up in Milbank, South Dakota and moved to Mitchell when he was in the fourth grade.  He graduated from South Dakota State University receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He obtained his Doctorate of Optometry Degree in 2008 from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California where he graduated with honors.

South Dakota State licensed and certified in ocular pharmaceuticals, Dr. Tims’ training and experience allow him to diagnose, treat, and manage or co-manage eye conditions.  He loves connecting with his patients and taking the time to listen to them and understand their concerns before addressing their visual needs.

Dr. Tims started his optometry career splitting his time at offices located in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, and Huron.   Although he still makes trips to Mitchell, his main office is currently in Sioux Falls, SD at North Central Eye.

Josh and his wife Barbara reside in Sioux Falls, SD, along with their sons Tyson and Owen.  When he is not helping people with their visual needs, he enjoys golf, basketball, working out and spending time with his family and friends.

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If you have an upcoming appointment with us, and have flu-like symptoms or have traveled internationally, within the last 2 weeks, please let us know, and we will be happy to re-schedule your appointment without penalty. Please, rest assured, that we are doing everything in our environment, to keep you safe on your visit here.

Please bring your own reading materials as we have removed all magazines from the waiting area as recommended.

Thank you.

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