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Dr. Joseph LaPlaca, O.D.

Dr. LaPlaca 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. 

     After working in corporate optometry for 8 years, Dr. LaPlaca decided to pursue his real passion of Sports Vision Training/Enhancement. In July of 2018 he started Ares Elite Sports Vision to help athletes gain their competitive edge. While helping athletes in the office was beneficial, Dr. LaPlaca believed much of the vision training could be completed by the athlete at home. He began building out programs for his athletes to accomplish this. 

     In December 2019, Ares Academy was officially launched with Dr. Appelbaum & Travis Cox. Through the past 2+ years we have been building, refining and improving Ares Academy to where it is today. 

    Dr. LaPlaca loves to spend time with his wife Deanna, their daughter Remington, and son Asher. In his spare time Dr. LaPlaca enjoys woodworking, all sports, and watching movies.