Billings, MT

The talented team in Billings looks forward to welcoming you to our attractive, clean, and easily accessible facility. Our Billings clinic is designed to make your appointment as comfortable as possible.

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Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 5:00pm

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

This practice focuses on advanced cataract surgery and glaucoma care. Patients seeking refractive procedures such as LASIK will be offered appointments at our Bozeman location and will be cared for with the same time and attention as they would have in Billings.

Flanked by the Rimrocks and the iconic Yellowstone River, Billings is a bustling Montana city. At our Billings location, our staff sees patients for pre-surgery exams on our first floor before they head upstairs to our state-of-the-art surgery center.


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 surgeons have a long-standing commitment to glaucoma research. They’re here to help you navigate this disease.

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Vision Research

At Vance Thompson Vision, we’re serious about research. We’ve seen clinical breakthroughs transform our patients’ vision, their freedom, and their futures.

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Research at Vance Thompson Vision Billings

Supervised by Dr. Swan 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, the board-certified ophthalmologist who oversees both of our Montana clinics. As a former corrective lens wearer, he appreciates how precious sight truly is and loves being able to share it with others. It isn’t uncommon for Dr. Swan’s patients to drive three or more hours to see him, a testament to his surgical skill and excellent patient care.

Dr. Swan is supported by optometrist Ceara Steiner. Along with the rest of the Billings team, they offer patients the best possible care, the latest advancements in technology, and a welcoming atmosphere to share their concerns and questions.

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From the parking lot to the exam chair, the friendly, professional team in Billings aims to make your visit as comfortable as possible. It all begins with a phone call or by clicking the Contact Us button below and filling out the form. We’ll be in touch shortly.

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