Larae Zimprich, OD, FAAO

Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Zimprich is an optometrist whose strong work ethic, dedication to teamwork, and desire to achieve her goals benefits Vance Thompson Vision’s optometry team and her patients each day. Read More


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Meet Dr. Zimprich

Dr. Larae Zimprich manages ocular disease, refractive, and pre- and post-operative ocular surgery care.

She credits growing up on her family’s farm in rural South Dakota with many of her best traits, namely the strong work ethic she’s well known for. Before starting optometry school, Dr. Zimprich worked as a technician in a local optometry practice, an experience that has given her a better knowledge of and appreciation for all aspects of eye care.

Dr. Zimprich is a former member of several of her optometry school’s honor societies and is now an active member of the South Dakota Optometric Society. She values community service and it has led her to perform numerous free eye exams across the United States and in Nicaragua and Guatemala.


  • University of Sioux Falls
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Vance Thompson Vision Residency

Personal & Hobbies

Larae stays active through a variety of sports activities, particularly competing in half marathons. She also spends time reading, boating, and traveling on mission trips.

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Prioritizing Research

While she was a resident, Dr. Zimprich was a sub-investigator for many clinical trials and since then has continued to help advance the eye care field through research.

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Larae Zimprich, OD, FAAO Reviews

February 14, 2024

Dr. Zimprich is exceptional. She takes the time to ensure I understand issues and the treatment. In addition, she is courteous, professional and seems extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!

January 3, 2024

Dr. Zimprich has been amazing. It is a very busy clinic, yet she always allows plenty of time and is thorough. She is skilled and has a great provider personality. Dr. Terveen did an excellent job with my surgery and Dr. Zimprich has done an amazing job with my care before and after. I would recommend Vance Thompson clinic to everyone.

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