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JOSEPH LAPLACA, O.D., S.V.O

Founder 
Director of Business Logistics
Sports Vision Optometrist

Dr. Joe LaPlaca was raised in Janesville, Wisconsin. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He then obtained his Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois in 2009.

     In July of 2018, Dr. Joe decided to pursue his real passion of Sports Vision Training/Enhancement and started Ares Elite Sports Vision to help athletes gain their competitive edge. In January of 2020, Dr. LaPlaca co-founded Ares Academy which is an at-home sports vision training program designed for athletes' visual needs specifically.   

       Dr. Joe met his wife, Dr. Deanna Dwenger, while working in Chicago as she was finishing up her schooling at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. They were married in the spring of 2014 in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. In his free time, Dr. Joe loves to spend time with his daughter Remington and son Asher.