Meet Our Doctor
Paul J. Draayer, OD
Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, Dr. Paul Draayer attended Sioux Falls Christian high school, where he participated in sports (basketball, baseball, soccer, and track), music (band and choir), oral interp, quiz bowl, and much more.
He went on to earn a BA in ACS Chemistry at Augustana College (now University) in Sioux Falls, SD. He still cheers on the Vikings at home basketball games.
He left the midwest to obtain his doctorate at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Dr. Draayer began his first four years practicing optometry with Avera Medical Group - Optometry in Mitchell, SD. He returned home to Sioux Falls to work for Avera Medical Group - Eye Care for three and a half years, before he established his practice in the Sioux Falls area in the summer of 2020.
Dr. Paul loves his career and the people he serves. His patients love his willingness to listen, pursuit of perfection, and positive spirit. He is dedicated to being knowledgeable in the field and seeks out opportunities for continued advancement in techniques to restore vision and healthy eyes. Dr. Paul is currently serving as President of the South Dakota Chapter of VOSH International (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity). He is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the South Dakota Optometric Society (SDOS).
Beyond optometry, Dr. Paul enjoys watching, playing, and coaching any and all sports. Additionally, he delights in working out, kayaking, biking, cooking, learning new things, and spending time with family (especially his nieces Taya, Kia, and Layla and nephew Bennett).
Meet Our Team
Fabulous and Fun. FOCUS' team of hard-working, highly-skilled individuals all have their own path to our clinic.