Vance Thompson MD

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Dr. Vance Thompson is currently the Director of Refractive Surgery for Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, SD, and serves as an assistant professor of Ophthalmology at the Sanford USD School of Medicine.

A leading international researcher in the field of laser 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 numerous FDA monitored clinical trials studying laser and implant vision correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Dr. Thompson continues to play an important role in the continuing development and refinement of laser and implant vision correction, currently conducting research in hyperopic LASIK, implant vision correction and presbyopia correction. In addition, Dr. Thompson has been published extensively in journals and books, and is co-author of a refractive surgery textbook. He also lectures and teaches refractive surgery to thousands of eye surgeons throughout the world.

A Gregory, S.D., native, Dr. Thompson received his BS from the University of South Dakota and his MD from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. After a year-long internship at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, Dr. Thompson completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia and his fellowship in refractive surgery with Dan Durrie, MD, at the Hunkeler Eye Centers in Kansas City.

Dr. Thompson and his wife, Jana, reside in Sioux Falls with their three children, Blake, Joel and Lauren. His main interests include hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors.
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Doctor Details
Primary Specialty
LASIK
Secondary Specialty
Research
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)
Dan Propst
42 out of 90 people found this review helpful
Summary: Don't get hurt
October 25th, 2017
My mother had eye surgery with Vance Thompson Clinic.
She came out of surgery and they left her 70 year old sister to get her out of the clinic. Being unstable due the drugs she fell and broke her arm. This is a major problem for an older person! Vance Thompson Clinic was not helpful in her care. They should have made sure she got to her ride. They did not offer to help her recover or cover the extra care she required. It was jut terrible! Then after her eye was not healing, we had to tell them to cancel the other eye surgery because she had not retained all of her sight. I was hard to believe what they were trying to do! I would not recommend these people all they care about is the money! Find another doctor
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KarlaKCarpenter
214 out of 446 people found this review helpful
Summary: grateful
July 28th, 2015
What a great experience!!! The entire team was pleasant and professional. The care was fantastic. After a life time of horrible vision, it was indescribable to see clearly. I have encouraged many people to visit Vance Thompson Vision.
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