Billings, MT

Vance Thompson Vision in Billings specializes in LASIK, advanced cataract surgery, cornea, and glaucoma treatments. Same-day or back-to-back surgeries are available for our patients traveling from out of town. We take pride in making sure patients have an exceptional experience during their visit.

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Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 5:00pm

World Leaders in LASIK, Cataract, Cornea, and Glaucoma Treatments in Billings, MT

Flanked by the Rimrocks and the iconic Yellowstone River, Billings is a healthcare hub for the region. At our Billings location, patients see our clinical team for pre-surgery exams on our first floor before heading upstairs to our state-of-the-art surgery center. Patients love the convenience of all our services being under one roof.


LASIK, a laser vision correction procedure, reduces or even eliminates your need for glasses or contacts. Patients who aren’t candidates for LASIK may still experience freedom from corrective lenses with another laser procedure.

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Cloudy vision is a sign of cataracts, a condition that is treated surgically. Our world-class doctors can help you determine the best options to address yours. Some patients even experience less dependence on glasses after surgery.

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The doctors at Vance Thompson Vision provide cornea care using surgical and non-surgical treatments and the latest technology. They have the highest levels of training, which means when you choose one of them, your vision is in skilled hands.

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Patients are often nervous about a glaucoma diagnosis, but with proper management, it does not have to limit daily activities. Our doctors have a long-standing commitment to glaucoma research. They’re here to help you navigate this disease.

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Ready to see if LASIK is right for you? Start your journey to clear vision in less than 30 minutes with a LASIK Mini Screen.

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Research at Vance Thompson Vision Billings

Supervised by Dr. Russell Swan and Dr. Cullen Ryburn and supported by Vance Thompson Vision’s research department, the team in Billings is actively studying glaucoma and cataracts. Their efforts to share study opportunities with patients and to help bring new treatments to market contributes to breakthroughs that improve vision and enrich lives.

Studies are ongoing and fall into two categories: sponsored clinical trials, most of which are FDA-monitored; or investigator-initiated trials, studies sparked by our doctors’ desire to understand an already-approved technology better. At any given time, Billings' team is working on trials that, in the long run, will bring even more advanced care to their patients.

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The Vance Thompson Vision Billings Team

The Billings team is led by Dr. Russell Swan and Dr. Cullen Ryburn, a board-certified ophthalmologist who joined our team in 2022. It isn’t uncommon for Dr. Swan's and Dr. Ryburn’s patients to drive three or more hours to see them, a testament to their surgical skill and excellent patient care. Dr. Ryburn is excited to usher in a new era of LASIK, PRK, and Crosslinking to patients in Billings and beyond.

Along with the rest of the Billings team, Dr. Swan and Dr. Ryburn offer patients the best possible care, the latest advancements in technology, and a welcoming atmosphere to share their concerns and questions.

Billings Patient Ratings & Reviews


April 23, 2024

My experience at Vance Thompson was absolutely top notch. From the moment, I walked through the doors at my consultation to the moment that I walked out of the doors after my procedure, I was treated with the highest level of respect and kindness. The kindness, professionalism, and knowledge shared with me, completely eased every little fear that I had. Dr. Steiner and Dr. Swan both were so patient and answered every single question that I had. I would highly recommend anyone who is considering needing LASIK, to go and visit these guys! My only regret in the whole experience was not getting it done 10 years earlier! Thank you to everyone at Vance Thompson for changing my life.

February 14, 2024

Extremely professional yet treat you like family. I have received great Care with attention to every detail, I was made to feel very comfortable and every question was answered thoroughly. I was at ease and all of my fears were replaced with confidence. I highly recommend!!!

February 13, 2024

I had the best experience in every way. From caring and courteous staff, a knowledgeable and expert surgical team, to making me feel at ease and valued from the moment I walked in to the moment I left. And I have the best eye sight I've had in years, and that is priceless. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

February 13, 2024

Only the best !! Everyone is so amazing! Trust your eyes to Vance Thompson - you won’t be sorry!!

February 8, 2024

Top notch Doctors and staff! Your eyes should ONLY be with VTV!!!

December 31, 2023

Professional and friendly staff from the front desk to the techs to the nurses and physicians. The right choice for my cataract surgery.

December 21, 2023

Very positive and competent doctor. Explains everything thoroughly and in easily understandable terms.

November 27, 2023

The results of my cataract surgery were outstanding (with an extreme nearsighted correction to start with along with the cataracts). Professional team, exquisite workmanship on the part of Dr Ryburn, friendly staff and well appointed waiting room. Highly recommend Vance Thompson Eye Center of Billings Mt.

April 3, 2023


March 15, 2023

Great experience from the receptionist all the nurses and Dr Greenwood. I would definitely recommend Vance Thompson for cataract surgery. Thank you to the whole team

January 13, 2022

From Shelly at the front desk to nurse Tracey RN Erica in surgery the anesthesia who I can’t remember at this time Dr. Steiner and Dr. Swann made this southern girl feel so comfortable I would recommend this vision center over and over it was a complete blessing and I never felt like just a patient I felt something more invested in.

July 15, 2021

Dr. Russell Swan at Vance Thompson Vision gave me back my eyesight. I have worn glasses/contacts since age 11 and have experienced worsening vision over the last several years. Dr. Swan performed SK on each eye in April, followed by cataract surgery this week. I can see well without glasses! Dr. Swan is kind, thorough, and very skilled. Dr. Steiner was very professional and helpful at my pre-op and post-op visits. The office staff, technicians, and nurses at Vance Thompson Vision are very friendly and promptly answered any questions that I had. I highly recommend Vance Thompson Vision!

October 1, 2020

My experience with Vance Thompson vision was terrific. I am so pleased with how everything has been. Dr swaun done a fantastic vision is great i can't wait to get the lite treatment. I would also like to thank Dr Steiner and all other personal that work there . It has been a great experience thank you.

December 2, 2020

I was very nervous about scheduling cataract surgery for my mother, who suffers from dementia. However, I was also worried that my mother would lose her sight and with it what little independence she still had. I was finally able to talk at length to Dr. Morledge-Hampton, who reassured me that they had worked with dementia patients before, and that they would be able to take care of my mother. Then the pandemic occurred. I postponed the surgery because I couldn’t travel. When there seemed to be a safer window of opportunity, the staff at Vance Thompson worked with me to find a time to reschedule. The amount of empathy, caring, compassion, and dignity shown by everyone at Vance Thompson to my mother before, during, and after her surgeries went far above and beyond what I was expecting. The level of attention paid to keeping the environment safe in the midst of the pandemic was exemplary, and I felt very safe. More importantly, I felt that my mother was also very safe. Dr. Swan and Dr. Steiner and the entire team at Vance Thompson have my eternal gratitude. Thank you. Highly recommended.

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