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Paul J. Draayer

Paul J. Draayer, OD


"The best part of my job is helping my patients see and feel better. I love watching the improvement after treating their eye or vision problem"

Office Information

About Me

For complete eye care services to ensure you see as clearly as possible, look to Paul Draayer, OD at Avera Medical Group Family Health Center at Marion Road in Sioux Falls, SD.

Comprehensive Eye Care for All Ages

Dr. Draayer provides expert eye care for all ages from 6 months old to older adults. In addition to offering routine eye exams and vision correction services, Dr. Draayer specializes in:

  • Ocular disease
  • Sports vision performance
  • Contact lenses

"The complexity of the eye is amazing and how all of the parts work together to create vision is fascinating," he says. "Helping improve my patients' sight and watching their reactions when they see details they've never seen before is really rewarding."

When it comes to advice, Dr. Draayer says that being proactive is key. "Prevention is better than intervention, so make sure to get your eyes checked annually."

Personal Interests

Living an active lifestyle is very important to Dr. Draayer. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family and play sports, especially baseball, basketball, bowling and soccer. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, camping and kayaking.



Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR, Optometry

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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