Tara A. Kempfer, O.D.
I grew up in Madison, MN until high school when my family moved to Canton, SD. After high
school I attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD and graduated with a B.A. degree in
biology. I ventured west to attend optometry school and received my Doctorate of Optometry
from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. While an optometry
student I was active in student government and worked part time at a local vineyard, as well as
tutoring elementary children. During my final year of optometry school I completed four external
rotations. These rotations were located in Oregon and Colorado and emphasized pediatric eye
care, vision therapy, contact lenses, ocular disease, low vision, and primary eye care optometry.
My husband Randy and I met while attending optometry school. He is also an optometrist and
grew up just west of Fergus Falls, in Foxhome. We were married after graduating from
optometry school and were thrilled to be able to return to the Midwest to practice optometry. We
have two children, Henry and Charlie.
I enjoy seeing patients of all ages and providing care for all aspects of eye health. One of the
factors that influenced my decision to become a partner at InVision is the unique specialty that
we provide related to pediatric eye care. I am currently a member for the COVD (College of
Optometrists in Vision Development) and I feel that a child's vision is a major component for
reading and academic success.
I truly enjoy living in Fergus Falls! I am a past board member for the FF Chamber of Commerce,
an active member at Grace Methodist Church, and an Adopt A Class volunteer. In addition, I am
a FF Noon Kiwanis member (past board member), a member of the Brain Injury Collaborative of
west central MN, and participate in numerous volunteer opportunities in our community!
Dr. Kempfer is a member of the following professional groups:
American Optometric Association
Minnesota Optometric Association
Optometric Extension Program
College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Licensed to practice optometry in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota.