Dr. Mitch Ibach – Optometrist

Meet Dr. Mitch Ibach

Dr. Mitch Ibach is a fellowship-trained optometrist at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, SD since 2014. Dr. Ibach specializes in anterior segment surgical care including cataracts, corneal diseases, glaucoma, and refractive surgeries. 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. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Ibach is often invited to speak at national optometry conferences like the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Ibach also lectures to different state and regional optometric associations. His talks focus on glaucoma, corneal diseases, refractive surgery, and cataract surgery. Dr. Ibach is also affiliated with the South Dakota Optometric Association and the Optometric Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Society (OCCRS), and the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS).

Education & Training

Dr. Ibach was born in Bismarck, ND and graduated from Mandan High School. He went on to attend North Dakota State University where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in microbiology. His education continued at the Pacific University College of Optometry where he graduated summa cum laude. Dr. Ibach completed his fellowship training at Minnesota Eye Consultants with a concentration on cornea and refractive surgery, external disease, and glaucoma.

Extracurricular Involvement

Dr. Ibach is affiliated with the South Dakota Optometric Association and the Optometric Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Society, as well as an adjunct clinical faculty with the Illinois College of Optometry.

Hobbies & Personal Interests

Dr. Ibach, his wife Megan, and their son Cameron all reside in Sioux Falls, SD. The Ibach family is known for their dedication to exercise and a healthy lifestyle. A goal of the family is to spend as many summer days as they can at one of the areas lakes. Be sure to strike up a conversation with Dr. Ibach about sports (especially if it is about the Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Cubs)!


"I recently had stents implanted for glaucoma and cataract surgery at the same time. Dr. Berdahl and Dr. Ibach were great to deal with. Everyone at VTV was friendly and professional. I would recommend VTV for anyone that needs help for their eyes. I didn't know going to a clinic could be such a great experience. Amazingly, I can see better that ever -- like in 60+ years."



"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."



"Five Stars - Very impressed with Doctor Berdahl, Doctor Ibach, and all support staff. Everyone we came in contact with was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. I highly recommend the company, Vance Thompson Vision, for all eye care needs."



"Cornea and cataract laser surgery - I never had to wait for my appointments. The staff was friendly and put me at ease. They explained each test they were doing as they did it and were polite and helpful. I had no trouble making appointments, the medicine (eye drops) i needed were explained....how to take them, when to take each one and also a form to check as i used each one so there would be no question as to when i used them.John Berdahl, Mitch and Bill worked together very well. They all knew their job and did it without confusion. I felt so at ease and am thankful for such wonderful care! I actually had 2 doctors confer and give the same diagnosis while i had my cataract evaluation."



"Without doubt, my complete experience at Vance Thompson Vision has been above and beyond compare. Every single person with whom I had contact was totally awesome - from the moment I called requesting an appointment through my departure from day-after-surgery check up. Sarah, Steph, Stephanie, Aimee, Dr. Ibach, Dr. Berdahl, Gideon, Chris, Becky, Jeremy . . . and just everyone! What an amazingly gracious team you have on board.Thank you for all the smiles, delightful communications, for uplifting my spirits, and giving me hope. I loved the surgery serenade, Dr. Berdahl and Surgical Team. Jeremy, I'm excited about staying in touch and learning everything possible about the Equinox study. Couldn't be more exciting news for the glaucoma crowd Go Team!Warmly,Jeanne Deller"



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