Meet Our Optometrist, David Kennedy, O.D.

Dr. David Kennedy is an accomplished optometrist and leader who co-founded Kennedy Vision Health Center in 1974. Ever since, Dr. Kennedy has remained committed to bringing top-rate, family-friendly care to Plymouth and Elk River, MN.

Dr. David Kennedy

Specialties & Services Offered

  • Routine Eye Care
  • Vision Correction
  • Eye Disease Management

Education & Experience

Dr. Kennedy grew up in a small farm community where everyone had a great work ethic. He lettered in Football, Track, and Basketball. He was selected to represent the town at Boys State. In undergrad, he majored in math and physics with a teaching degree. He loved teaching but decided to go to optometry school where he was selected into the Tomb and Key Honor Society. He worked in the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind. He has always been a member of the American Optometric Association and the Minnesota Optometric Association. He has lectured other doctors and assistants. His office was voted the Plymouth Civic League business of the year. It has been awarded the Readers Choice Award for the Best Eye Care facility 12 years in a row.

Get to Know Dr. Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy loves to workout and stay in shape. He was an avid runner including marathons until his knees suggested otherwise. He has been seen doing some amateur car racing at the Brainerd International Raceway and the Dakota County Raceway. He loves cabin life with boating and fishing. He and his wife enjoy traveling. His eight grandchildren all live near and are a high priority with many events and sports. His oldest grandson, Dr. Traverse’s son is considering optometry school so he is working in both practices now just to make sure this is what he really wants.

Get To Know Dr. David Kennedy


See what our patients think about Dr. Kennedy!

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- Michelle P.

“Dr Kennedy and his staff are the best. Very friendly and helpful through the whole process from insurance to getting the perfect fit and look in glasses.”

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- Ron H.

“I have been a patient of Dr. Kennedy for 50 years! That should be testament enough that I thoroughly endorse Kennedy Vision Health Center and the care I have received.”

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- Mary P.

“Dr. Kennedy and his staff are wonderful. They are vey thorough and always explain what tests they are doing and why they are doing them. Not only do they address my current issues but provide information to help me keep my eyes as healthy as possible going forward.”

Where You Can See Dr. Kennedy

Whether you visit Dr. Kennedy in Plymouth or Elk River, you’ll receive the high-quality, personalized vision care we’ve built our name on. For a compassionate and highly experienced optometrist near you, come see Dr. Kennedy; he’s ready to help you and your entire family achieve healthy vision!