Dr. Vance Thompson, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 62

Ophthalmology

Dr. Vance Thompson, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Sioux Falls, SD and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Sanford School Of Medicine Of The University Of South Dakota medical school in 1986. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Vance Thompson, MD

Vance Thompson Vision

3101 W 57th St Sioux Falls, SD 57108 ()
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Dr. Thompson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cataract Removal Surgery
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Dr. Thompson performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Thompson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Cataract
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Dr. Thompson treats Cataract more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Thompson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Senile Cataracts
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Senile Cataracts more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Thompson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Thompson's conditions and procedures:

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Hypertropia
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Presbyopia
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
  • Vision Screening
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(605) 361-3937

Dr. Thompson accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Thompson's Reviews

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4.9

Based on 34 ratings

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I changed my insurance to have my cataract surgery done at Vance Thompson Vision because of recommendations from local friends. Knowledgeable and caring staff. Excellent results. Such a blessing to be able to see clearly again. I'd highly recommend Vance Thompson Vision. If I would need eye surgery in the future, I wouldn't go anywhere else.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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JJ – Sep 28, 2021
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Everything went well and I’m very satisfied
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary Persson – Nov 15, 2019
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Very timely, friendly and professional staff. Dr. Thompson did a great job of answering any questions and my results have been amazing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sydney – Oct 24, 2019
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It was quick and painless and all of the staff was helpful when asked a question and very friendly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 07, 2019
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I was very impressed with the quality of care that I received!! The friendly and professional staff explained the various options available for eye care. They answered all my questions, so I was confident with the eye care choices I made. I will recommend Vance Thompson Vision to anyone in need of eye care and I will continue to use them for my own vision needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mike Halverson – Aug 06, 2019
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Highly recommend Dr. Thompson & his team. Always knew what to expect & what was happening during my cataract surgery. Excellent results from surgery & can’t thank them enough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Petrina Merritt in Onawa, IA – Jul 13, 2019
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Dr. Thompson and his staff pay attention to every aspect of your care. They are the best as far as knowledge and practice. They are genuinely nice people who enjoy the work they do. Dr. Thompson loves his job, you can tell by the connection he has with his patients. His staff are caring and make sure you have what you need for a good outcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Barb in Sioux City – Jun 21, 2019
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Everything was explained for my cataract surgery, so I knew what to expect, and I was given many opportunities to ask questions. Both surgeries went better than I expected and I felt like the surgeon and entire staff are very knowledgeable.
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May 10, 2019
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The staff was so niceand friendly
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Mar 12, 2019
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I had been considering LASIK surgery for years. I researched a number of centers in the upper Midwest and hands down, Vance Thompson Vision was my number one choice. In my research, I learned that although the cost of LASIK was less expensive in others centers, what they don't tell you about the other costs. Other centers charge an additional fee for the cost of drops, post op visits and the cost of enhancements if needed. Vance Thompson Vision was the best decision for me. Dr. Thompson and team
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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KB in SIOUX FALLS, SD – Dec 04, 2018
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As a person with a very high correction I never thought laser causing correction was an option for me. Well, I was wrong. The team over at Vance Thompson Vision were so helpful, knowledgeable, caring and attentive! I had LASIK done last week and it is remarkable how well I’m seeing...and it getting better everyday! Having two little ones that still wake at night it’s such a relief to not have to reach for my glasses every time they need me. Thank you VTV for giving my eyes new life!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 07, 2018
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Dr Vance Thompson provides state of the art eye care. His caring and compassion is evident for all who come through the door. The entire team is highly qualified.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aberdeen, SD – Feb 04, 2018
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I have had eye issues for 14 years dealing with an eye disease. I wouldn’t go back here if someone paid me to. I hear great things about lasik but if your that person that has an out of the ordinary eye disease this place is horrible for you. Staff had no idea how to handle someone like me and worst experience at an eye doctor ever. I have been to doctors all around the US and I was shocked how bad it was. I’m easy to get along with i understand my diease but all I can say is wow.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tyler in Sioux Falls, SD – Dec 05, 2017
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Everyone I dealt with at Vance Thompson Vision was so helpful and nice. Top notch staff!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lee Kaufenberg in Springfield South Dakota – Nov 14, 2017
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Amazing doctor and team! Wouldn't trust my eyes with anyone else.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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sioux falls, sd – Sep 07, 2017
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Dr. Berdahl performed my LASIK eye surgery and I am 100% satisfied. Dr. Berdahl and all of his staff have treated me so well throughout the process of consultation, surgery, and post-op check ups. I went in to see if I qualified for surgery in May of 2016 and was able to schedule surgery in early June 2016. They were thorough with their explanations as well as making me feel comfortable through the process. Within 24 hours I had 20/20 vision and a year later I have 20/15.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sioux Falls, SD – Jun 19, 2017
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I recently was at the Vance Thompson clinic. I can't say enough about the wonderful care I received, the thoughtfulness and professionalism of the doctors, nurses and staff. I would highly recommend them to everyone.
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DONALD MARTIN in LETCHER, SDAK – May 26, 2017
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I really felt comfortable with Dr. Vance Thompson Vision and all of his associates they were very professional and very good at what they do and my experience was excellent the bad vision I had before and the vision I have now is exceptional . He has a. great team and thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard McGillvrey in Wolsey SD – May 16, 2017
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My experience with Dr Thimpson could not have been any better! He took the time to visit with me personally and devised a plan for LASIK surgery that would be customized specifically for me. He and all of his staff were extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and reassuring. This truly is a miraculous procedure. I wouldn't consider having LASIK with any other Doctor. Dr. Thompson is clearly a visionary in his profession. Pun intended! I am thrilled with my results and am grateful to VTV. #blessed
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Amy Sweeter in Sioux Falls, SD – Apr 01, 2016
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Biography

     Vance Thompson, MD specializes in refractive and cataract surgery and is the Director of Refractive Surgery for Vance Thompson...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Education

1991
Hunkeler Eye Clin
Fellowship Hospital
1990
University Mo Columbia School Med
Residency Hospital
1987
McKennan Hosp
Internship Hospital
1986
Sanford School Of Medicine Of The University Of South Dakota
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Vance Thompson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Thompson frequently treats Cataract Removal Surgery, Cataract, and Senile Cataracts. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Thompson treats.

Where is Dr. Vance Thompson, MD's office located?

Dr. Thompson's office is located at 3101 W 57th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57108. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Thompson speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Vance Thompson Vision Clinic Prof LLC3101 W 57th St Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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