Jason Schmit, OD

Alexandria, MN

Dr. Schmit is a Fellowship-trained optometrist whose medical skill is enhanced by the listening ear with which he greets each of his patients. Read More


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Meet Dr. Schmit

Dr. Schmit left the leadership team of a national laser vision correction company and his own private practice to join Vance Thompson Vision. With more than 20 years of experience, his primary expertise is in cataract and refractive surgery, corneal care, oculoplastics, and ophthalmic conditions like dry eye disease.

Dr. Schmit is also an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the Kentucky College of Optometry, the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, and Illinois College of Optometry.


  • University of South Dakota
  • Illinois College of Optometry
  • Vance Thompson Vision Fellowship

Awards & Honors

  • Board Member, South Dakota Optometric Society

Personal & Hobbies

Jason and wife, Lori, enjoy raising their two sons in Sioux Falls. During his time off, Jason participates in a variety of outdoor activities, such as a round of golf, a tennis match, a day at the pool, or traveling with family and friends.

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Prioritizing Research

Dr. Schmit is active in Vance Thompson Vision’s clinical research department. His knowledge of recent advancements has helped all types of patients. He lectures at national conferences and consults for ophthalmology practices on laser vision correction, cataract patient care, and dry eye disease.

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Jason Schmit, OD Reviews

March 11, 2024

My experience was remarkable! The whole staff was helpful, welcoming and attentive. Dr. Jason Schmit was not only an excellent doctor, but very patient and compassionate about my care. He took the time to explain and provide the best options for me. My eyes and I thank you!!!

March 5, 2024

Doctor Schmit was very gentle but thorough. He explained everything to me in terms I could understand. He answered all of my questions in the same manner. Very positive experience for me.

March 4, 2024

I saw Dr. Schmit after being referred for a cataract consult. Dr. Schmit was pleasant and answered all the questions I had about the procedure.

May 19, 2022

Dr. Schmit listened attentively, responded to my questions and took his time during my appointments. I have had approximately four visits and he was consistent during each - positive and upbeat with a can do attitude. His expertise was spot on in addressing my dry eye issues. The supporting staff has been nothing but highly professional and kind. I highly recommend Dr. Schmit and the Vance Thompson Clinic.

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