There are many different types of vision problems that could be affecting your eyesight, and Vision Source Specialists offer qualified eye doctors and staff that not only take the time to educate you on vision problems, but offer specialty care for various vision problems. Some common vision impairments include by are not limited to astigmatism, far-sightedness, and near-sightedness. Our Black Hills eye care providers at Vision Source Specialists focus on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment with care precision.

Vision Source Specialists has the experience and equipment necessary to provide treatment, consultation and referrals for various vision correction procedures from any of our Rapid City eye doctors and Philip eye doctors. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.


Astigmatism is an uneven or irregular curvature of the cornea or lens, which results in blurred or distorted vision. Other symptoms of astigmatism include the need to squint, eye strain from squinting, headaches, and eye fatigue.

In reality, most people have some degree of Astigmatism, which is usually present at birth and is believed to be hereditary. In minor cases, treatment may not be required but is certainly beneficial. Moderate to severe Astigmatism can be treated with corrective eyewear. Vision Source Specialists offer a wide range of lens options and ways to prevent Astigmatism. For more information on Astigmatism or other vision problems, contact Vision Source Specialists today at one of our four locations throughout the Black Hills.

Hyperopia (Far-sightedness) 

Farsightedness, medically known as Hyperopia, refers to vision that is good at a distance but not at close range. Farsightedness occurs when the eyeball is shorter than normal, as measured from front to back, or when the cornea has too little curvature. This reduces the distance between the cornea and retina, causing light to converge behind the retina, rather than on it. Our Rapid City eye doctors and Philip eye doctors will help you determine the best treatment option for you with thorough eye examinations and specialized eye care. Vision Source Specialists offer various correction options such as contacts and eyeglasses. Learn more about the ways to treat far-sightedness by contacting us today.

Myopia (Near-sightedness)

Nearsightedness, medically known as Myopia, refers to vision that is good at close range but not at a distance. It generally occurs because the eyeball is too “long” as measured from front to back. Near-sightedness is diagnosed during routine eye exams and possible treatments include eyeglasses and contacts. Vision Source Specialists, your Black Hills eye care provider, will suggest the best treatment option for you through empowerment with education and showcasing the various options you have for treatment. Schedule your next eye exam with Vision Source Specialists and gain the personalized eye care you have always deserved.

Presbyopia (Aging Eyes) 

Aging eyes, medically known as Presbyopia, is a condition in which the lens of the eye gradually loses its flexibility, making it harder to focus clearly on close objects such as printed words. Distance vision, on the other hand, is usually not affected but Presbyopia, but reading can be. Unfortunately, Presbyopia is an inevitable part of aging and cannot be prevented by diet, lifestyle or visual habits. However, it is treatable with several types of corrective lenses, including progressives, bifocals and trifocals, single-vision reading glasses, multifocal contact lenses and monovision therapy. Learn more about the effects of aging on vision and ways to maintain clear vision no matter your age, by contacting Vision Source Specialists today.

Vision Specialists will work with you to diagnose your vision problem and suggest the best treatment option for your eyes at our optometric offices in the Black Hills located in Downtown Rapid City, Rushmore Mall and Philip, SD. Schedule your next eye exam with Vision Source Specialists today.

Dr. Jared Pearson O.D.

Dr. Dawn Wattenhofer O.D.