Bozeman, MT

The talented team in Bozeman looks forward to welcoming you to its picturesque and state-of-the-art clinic. They take pride in keeping their clinic clean, fresh, and ready to serve all your ophthalmology needs.

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Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 5:00pm


8:00am - 12:00pm

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

This location offers refractive, cataract, glaucoma, and cornea care.

With the beautiful Bridger and Gallatin mountain ranges as a backdrop, our Bozeman clinic is as picturesque as it is state-of-the art. Currently, we call the upper level of the Montana Business Center home, and it’s where we see patients for consultations and post-surgery exams. Surgery itself is performed in the Bozeman Outpatient Surgery Center.


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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Research at Vance Thompson Vision Bozeman

Supervised by Dr. Swan and supported by Vance Thompson Vision’s research department, the team in Bozeman actively studies glaucoma, cataracts, refractive treatments, presbyopia correction, and cornea disease. 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, Bozeman’s team is working on trials that, in the long run, will bring even more advanced care to their patients.

The Bozeman Team

The Bozeman 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. Dr. Swan brings his patients the most innovative, sight-saving technologies available, and because many travel to see him, he will work with your local provider to make post-surgery care convenient.

Dr. Swan works closely with his clinical partner, optometrist Travis Whitt. Along with the rest of the Bozeman team, they offer patients the best possible care, the latest advancements in technology, and a welcoming atmosphere to share their concerns and questions.

Bozeman Patient Ratings & Reviews


June 17, 2024

Engaged expert care. Took the time prior to both cataract surgeries to visit and answer questions. The entire team is top notch.

May 23, 2024

It has been almost 2 years since my PRK surgery and it is one of the been decisions that I’ve made. I highly recommend it, and I am not a fan of anything touching my eyes. The doctors at Vance Thompson - Bozeman are great (I had Dr. Whitt for most of it and Dr. Swan once) and everyone, especially Bri, was helpful when I needed anything!

May 16, 2024

Everybody was absolutely wonderful. I just got my Lasik and the experience was just incredible, every single person is so nice and patient. The surgery was fast and smooth with no complications. I really cannot recommend this place enough, they are really some of the nicest people that I have ever met and Dr. Swann is phenomenal.

February 13, 2024

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

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 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 8, 2024

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

January 4, 2024

The kindest personnel provided a comfortable and pleasant experience for an eye procedure that can often make the client anxious or even frightened. Vance Thompson Vision in Bozeman took away all of the negative and replaced it with expert, reassuring care.

November 7, 2023

They have all 4 essential P’s! Professional-Personable-Prompt-Polite! Their office gets a Perfect score from me! Very Comfortable and Knowledgable environment!!

October 5, 2023

Dr. Swan was amazing to work with. Very personable, knowledgeable, and understanding throughout the whole process. He let me know what would happen and answered every question I had. I would recommend Dr. Swan and Vance Thompson Vision to anyone considering Lasik! I would give 10 stars if possible. Thank you for an unforgettable experience!

March 30, 2023

I was more than pleased by the way I was treated by Drs. Whitt and Swan and their entire staff. From the cheery atmosphere to the professionalism, every aspect of my experience from exam to surgical procedure was the best. Everything went smoothly and was fun!

March 14, 2023

Everyone is very kind and truly care about you as a person. They take the time to answer any question. I have had wonderful experiences here.

December 16, 2022

Everyone from the receptionist, who offered coffee and asked to to vote on the best of Gingerbread houses made by staff members, to the doctor I met for the first time were kind and cordial. Everyone who took part in my appointment was caring and polite as well as very good at their job. I left with questions answered and my fears relieved.

May 25, 2022

Everyone was so amazing, especially Dr. Swan. He made me feel really at ease and comfortable before, during and after my LASIK procedure. I was really nervous and he answered all of my questions. I am healing great so far and I am really thankful they are nice people like him in these positions to help people with their eyesight!!

August 30, 2021

Incredibly kind and attentive, the staff really make you feel cared for and welcome. I’ve had nothing but an amazing experience every single visit, and so far my LASIK recovery has been spectacular. Thanks so much to the incredible Bozeman staff!!

June 10, 2020

Dr Swan is the best in Bozeman. Excellent doctor!

September 5, 2021

The medical staff was so caring and thoughtful. I was filled with a lot of anxiety and the nurse, anaesthetist, and Dr. Swan addressed my needs and helped me to feel calm. The surgery went very smooth! I really appreciated the professionalism of the medical staff as well as the kind lady at the front desk! I would highly recommend Vance Thompson Vision!

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