Dr. Vance Thompson, MD

Dr. Vance Thompson, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
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Dr. Vance Thompson, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Sioux Falls, SD. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.Read his story

3101 W 57th St

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Contact Information

(605) 361-3937

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthPartners
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Cataract Removal Surgery
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more than 99% of peers
more than 92% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Thompson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thompson " Vance Thompson, MD specializes in refractive and cataract surgery and is the Director of Refractive Surgery for Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He also serves as Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sanford USD School of Medicine. As a leading international researcher in the field of laser and implant vision correction, he has played a key role in developing the Excimer Laser for vision correction and has also served as a principal investigator in over 50 FDA-monitored clinical trials studying laser and implant vision correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and cataract surgery. Dr. Thompson continues to play an important role in the continuing development and refinement of laser and implant vision correction, currently conducting research in advanced LASIK, implant vision correction for high levels of near and farsightedness, presbyopia correction, corneal crosslinking for keratoconus, phakic IOL's, femtosecond cataract surgery, and more. Dr. Thompson has numerous publications and is co-author of the textbook Refractive Surgery and has lectured and taught refractive and cataract surgery to thousands of eye surgeons throughout the world. A Gregory, South Dakota native, Dr. Thompson received his BS in Chemistry from the University of South Dakota and his MD from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. After his internship at Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls,?Dr. Thompson completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia and his fellowship in Advanced Refractive and Cataract Surgery with Dan Durrie, MD, and John Hunkeler, MD at the Hunkeler Eye Centers in Kansas City. "


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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease


  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thompson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thompson's Reviews

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Dr. Thompson's Performance

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Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Sioux Falls, SD |
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...more
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in Springfield South Dakota |
Everyone I dealt with at Vance Thompson Vision was so helpful and nice. Top notch staff!!!!
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sioux falls, sd |
Amazing doctor and team! Wouldn't trust my eyes with anyone else.
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Sioux Falls, SD |
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...more
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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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Dr. Thompson accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medico
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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