Doug Wallin, OD

Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Wallin is a Fellowship-trained optometrist who puts patients at ease through jokes and storytelling. Part of Dr. Thompson’s team since its inception, Dr. Wallin loves educating patients and conducting research that improves patient care. Read More


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Meet Dr. Wallin

Early in his career, Dr. Wallin helmed his own private practice in Marshall, MN where he specialized in refractive and cataract clinical care and contact lenses. He then joined Vance Thompson Vision as the clinical director of refractive surgery in 1995. Drawn to the beauty of South Dakota’s Black Hills, Dr. Wallin moved west for a brief time and then returned to Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls. He has served the optometry field since 1991.


  • Iowa State University
  • University of Houston College of Optometry
  • Houston Eye Clinic Fellowship

Awards & Honors

  • 2010-2011, South Dakota Optometric Society President

Personal & Hobbies

Doug and wife, Missy, have two grown children. As a family, they love camping, hiking, kayaking, and golfing. Pursuing health through nutrition and exercise is also a core value for the Wallins. Doug is also an avid collector of vintage furnishings from the 1950s and ‘60s. Doug takes particular satisfaction in restoring the treasures he finds back to their original glory.

Prioritizing Research

Dr. Wallin has participated in surgical co-management clinical trials and FDA investigative research as an associate investigator. Thanks to his extensive knowledge, he has been published several times in various industry publications.

Our Research

Doug Wallin, OD Reviews

January 22, 2024

Dr. Wallin met me with a handshake and helped me feel at ease at my appt. He was clear and thorough about his concerns about the cells in my cornea. He actually brought in another eye doctor to exam my eyes. It was comforting to have a second opinion. The assistants in the office kept checking on me to see if I needed anything while waiting. They supplied water and snack !!

February 8, 2024

Dr Wallin was very professional. He sat down and explained my condition, the surgical procedure, and recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Wallin.

February 8, 2024

Dr. Wallin was very helpful in deciding what I should do. I really enjoy working with him.

February 26, 2024

I had a great experience which began with the receptionist. She was upbeat and made me feel at ease. Next was the technician (Olivia) who was very kind and performed her testing professionally. Dr Wallin was thorough in my examination and answered all my questions. He was reassuring with my upcoming procedure. The surgical scheduler was also pleasant. Not having been to this office before, I was made to feel very comfortable and left feeling very well cared for.

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