Dr. Larson is a native of Ohio, graduating from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1996. Following a year-long residency in Ocular Disease at The Eye Center of Toledo, she practiced in the Minnesota Twin Cities area until she and her family relocated to Madison, South Dakota in September 2006. Dr. Larson belongs to the American Optometric Association and the South Dakota Optometric Society. She was awarded the "Young Optometrist of the Year" by the Minnesota Optometric Association in 1999. Dr. Larson enjoys working with patients of all ages, helping them to see their best and understand more about their ocular health and why eye care is so important. Dr. Larson volunteers in many Chester school, church and other community activities. She is involved in the Madison Regional Health Diabetes Advisory Committee, Kiwanis Club and helps with her children's youth group activities. Dr. Larson and her husband, Chad (the Business Manager at the Eyecare Center), lead mission trips to Guatemala at least once a year and have a non-profit organization called Leah’s Kids that supports orphans, widows, and the poor in Guatemala (leahskids.org). Dr. Larson and Chad have 3 daughters. When she is not working or volunteering, she likes spending time outdoors in the spring-fall months, spending time with her family, and dabbling in photography.