Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO

Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Ibach is a residency-trained optometrist known for going the extra mile for his patients and co-workers. His thorough approach to his work has made him invaluable to Vance Thompson Vision. Read More


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Meet Dr. Ibach

Dr. Ibach is a member of several optometric associations and is often invited to speak at national optometry meetings and state and regional associations, focusing his talks on glaucoma, corneal diseases, refractive surgery, and cataract surgery. Dr. Ibach is an adjunct clinical faculty with the Illinois College of Optometry.

Dr. Ibach has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals as well as writing editorials about his experience in anterior segment surgical care.


  • North Dakota State University
  • Pacific University College of Optometry
  • Minnesota Eye Consultants Residency & Fellowship

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 American Academy of Optometry Fellow
  • 2013 Cornea and Contact Lens Resident Travel Grant, AAO
  • 2012 Beta Sigma Kappa Honoree

Personal & Hobbies

Mitch, his wife Megan, and their sons reside in Sioux Falls where they’re known for their dedication to exercise and a healthy lifestyle. One of the Ibach family goals is to spend as many summer days as possible enjoying an area lake. Mitch loves to talk about sports, particularly the Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Cubs!

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Prioritizing Research

Dr. Ibach maintains a large collaborative glaucoma clinic that focuses on long-term disease care. Dr. Ibach has participated in numerous FDA and industry-sponsored clinical trials in the areas of cataracts, cornea, glaucoma, and refractive surgery.

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Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO Reviews

February 29, 2024

Dr. Ibach and the excellent support staff and professionals at Vance Thompson Vision hit it out of the park. I was seen quickly after injury and their complete review, double checks and subsequent treatment has me well on the way to complete recovery. Bravo!

February 28, 2024

The technician was pleasant, present and conversational. Dr Ibach was thorough and reassuring.

March 28, 2024

My experience with Dr Ibach has exceeded all expectations.

February 26, 2024

I had a preop cataract visit with Dr. Ibach. Wow. What a wonderful, personable, caring doctor. He was informative, knowledgeable, understanding and totally got my nervous sense of humor. I would recommend him a thousand times over.

October 4, 2017

Dr. Ibach is attentive and a good listener. He made me feel comfortable and was just an honest, helpful person. He was an integral part of my very successful vision correction.

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