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Dr. Michelle Ryba


Dr. Ryba joined Burnsville Family Eye Care in September 2017. She provides primary eye care, surgical co-management, specialty contact lens fittings, and advanced care including the treatment of glaucoma and dry eye.After graduating from high school in Mequon, Wisconsin, Dr. Ryba earned her B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She then attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois and graduated in 2015.While in optometry school, she was part of the Beta Sigma Kappa society all four years. Dr. Ryba also volunteered at the Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton – a clinic that performs eye exams on underprivileged children.


Dr. Ryba completed clinical rotations with honors at four esteemed practices. First, she saw patients at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, which specializes in advanced and post-surgical care as well as specialty contact lens fittings. Her second rotation was at the Jesse Brown VA in Chicago, where ocular disease treatment is the focus of care. She then spent time at Glenview Vision Care, concentrating on pediatrics and binocular vision disorders. Finally, Dr. Ryba did a clinical rotation at the Illinois Eye Institute, focusing on low vision and primary eye care.

Dr. Ryba moved to Minnesota in 2015 and practiced in Elk River and Edina. She now lives in Prior Lake with her husband, Tom. They enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.