Dr. Vance Thompson, MD

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Dr. Vance Thompson, MD
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.

3101 W 57th St

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Contact Information

(605) 361-3937

Dr. Vance Thompson, MD

Dr. Vance Thompson, MD

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  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medico
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Thompson's Experience

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Farsightedness
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratoconus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Senile Cataracts
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Procedures

  • 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
  • LASIK
  • 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)

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Education

  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Thompson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thompson to family and friends
5.0
based on 18 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Thompson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
sioux falls, sd |
Amazing doctor and team! Wouldn't trust my eyes with anyone else.
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 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.
in LETCHER, SDAK |
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.
in Wolsey SD |
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.
in Sioux Falls, SD |
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
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Dr. Thompson accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medico
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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