INTRODUCING Dr. Rachel LaPlena

Dr. Rachel LaPlena is from Rochester, MI.  She is a 2009 graduate of Marian High School and attended the University of Michigan and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013. Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree, she worked for a non-profit healthcare IT organization before deciding to pursue optometry.

She went on to attend Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.  Dr. LaPlena graduated in May of 2020 and is excited to be back in her home state of Michigan to provide comprehensive eye care. 

Her interests include primary eye care exams, diabetic eye exams, and managing ocular diseases, such as dry eye.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with her friends, family, and fiancé, Kevin.