Meet Dr. Thompson
Vance Thompson, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive surgery including laser vision correction, implant vision correction and advanced cataract surgery. As the director of refractive surgery at Vance Thompson Vision, Dr. Thompson leads a collaborative team of medical professionals to surgically treat vision conditions with advanced technology and innovative techniques. A leading expert in refractive and cataract surgery, Dr. Thompson currently serves as a professor of ophthalmology in the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. He welcomes opportunities to share his knowledge of laser and implant vision correction with up-and-coming doctors, and he loves meeting and healing his patients.
Skills & Added Expertise
In nearly three decades, Dr. Thompson has performed more than 100,000 vision correction surgeries and remains among a select group of refractive and cataract surgeons who prioritize innovative, advanced surgical techniques.
Dr. Thompson’s extensive research and deep knowledge of sophisticated laser and implant surgical technologies are what set him apart in ophthalmology and which qualifies him to teach eye surgeons across the globe. Dr. Thompson strives to pioneer continued advances in the industry.
- Gregory High School, Gregory, SD
- University of South Dakota
- University of South Dakota Medical School
- University of Missouri/Columbia, Ophthalmology Residency
- Hunkeler Eye Centers Fellowship, Kansas City, KS
Personal & Hobbies
Vance and his wife, Jana, have three children. Vance’s favorite hobbies are cooking, hunting, and fishing — pastimes he enjoys with his family and friends.