A Sioux Falls ophthalmologist, who also founded a medical spa, will be opening her own location. 

Dr. Alison Tendler will be moving both her eye practice and the medical spa, which will be called ARTisan Skin and Laser Center, to a new retail center near the intersection of 69th Street and Western Avenue. 

“I never thought I would be an entrepreneur, but here I am,” Tendler said. 

Tendler has worked for Vance Thompson Vision for 13 years. 

She plans to open her business in The Galleria sometime in the middle of summer. 

Tendler says she has decided to follow her own vision of not only helping patients see better, but see themselves better.