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Your 605 Vision Family


Alex Permann, O.D.

Photo of Dr. PermannDr. Permann, a native of Pickstown, South Dakota, attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry. He completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Missouri – St Louis College of Optometry. He completed externships at several locations in the St. Louis area, the VA hospital in Kansas City, MO and at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls. He joined Dr. Menning’s practice in June of 2015 and is now the owner of 605 Vision, formerly Dr. LL Menning. His professional interests include comprehensive vision exams, ocular disease management, including diabetic exams, ocular surface disease, complex contact lens issues, and orthokeratology. He is an InfantSEE provider and a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the South Dakota Optometric Society (SDOS).


Meet Our Team of Experts

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Mel Hargens

Mel is a native of Milbank, SD and is the lead optician for 605 Vision. She loves helping find the perfect frame for patients and we rely on her years of experience in the optical industry. Mel is also an accomplished pianist and loves traveling as well as spending time with her family.


Jody Marone

Jody helps in all aspects of patient care. She is our billing and coding expert and optical fashion expert. Her attention to detail will ensure a great fit in your frame. When she is not working on her home renovation projects, she is at rodeo or sporting event with her family.


Suzanne Parkinson

Suzanne is our scheduling coordinator. She will also help verify your insurance to ensure everything with your visit goes smoothly along with many other behind the scene rolls. Suzanne is a huge animal lover and enjoys visiting her grandchildren.


Rachel Kelsey

Rachel serves as a patient care specialist. She is passionate about contact lenses and can help just about anyone to become proficient with insertion and removal techniques. Rachel is an avid golfer and runner. In her free time, you will find her in attendance at her children’s activities.