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Vision Source Specialists

Vision Source Specialists invites you to rethink quality eye care with our highly-skilled optometrists, state-of-the-art vision technology, and educated staff at our two locations: downtown Rapid City, South Dakota. We have been providing vision care services such as comprehensive eye exams, contact fittings, treatment and diagnosis for eye diseases, and optical care in the Black Hills since 1998.

Our optical team can assist all patients in finding eyewear that meets vision and lifestyle needs. We offer eyeglass frames and sunglasses from an array of brands including, but not limited to: Ray Ban, Oakley, Tiffany, Coach, Michael Kors, Maui Jim, and Wiley X. Not only do we strive to provide impeccable patient care to everyone who walks in our doors, but all of our staff are trained in the Essilor Expert Program to ensure top-notch lens selection for all patients. We are also one of the only optometrists in the state of South Dakota who boast dry eye treatment and diagnosis through the latest technologies such as Lipiflow, Oculus Keratograph 5M, and more.

Our Rapid City eye doctors and staff are committed to helping our communities achieve and maintain clear and healthy vision for years to come.

Why are we different ?

  • Drs. Jared and Dawn are really awesome!
    I've been their patient for 5 years. They and their team are always very nice & professional. It's easy to make an appointment that fits with my busy schedule; even urgent ones! I recently had a bit of a scare and I was able to get right. The doctor saw me, prescribed a prescription eye solution and even found a discount coupon and printed it out for me!! They are GREAT! I highly recommended them!
    Richard Ball

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  • Drs. Jared and Dawn are fantastic! They have state-of-the art technology and equipment to accurately detect and inform your vision needs. Their staff are wonderful, professional and easy to work with. I've never worn glasses before and they patiently help guide me to perfect choices for my style and face shape. I highly recommend them!!
    Richard Ball

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  • What a great experience. Nice office staff and VERY thorough eye exam. They take complex subjects and make them understandable. They always take time explaining all the options and their effectiveness.

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    Todd P.
  • My visit today was pleasant as always . The lady at front desk was very friendly. The lady that did my pre test was super nice and very knowledgeable and professional. She explained all of the tests so well and why we were doing them. Taya or something like that. Dr. Dawn is always willing to go the extra mile and is awesome. Brittany did a great job too! And Kendra … what can I say ❤️❤️❤️ Love this place!!!
    I highly recommend this establishment for anyone looking for a positive professional experience.

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  • Dr. Pearson was great. He took time to explain things and was very personable.

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    Holly B.
  • I had an excellent visit here, everyone was extremely inviting and welcoming. Super knowledgable and very professional. They have an large selection of frames and types of lenses to choose from.I would highly recommend there office for any and all eye care needs. Thank you too all who assisted me in the screening and fitting of my new frames I'm excited to see the world through my new lenses!!!!!

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    Christopher C.
  • Dr Pearson and staff are AWESOME. Been a patient of his for at least 8 years and I seriously can't recommend Dr Pearson enough! Very efficient office, genuine concern for me as his patient, and he's a great listener that takes the time to make sure he understands my needs. His staff is the same way! Thanks for the great service!!

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    Chris T.
  • From the moment you walk in the door you get exceptional service. The doctors are extremely thorough. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and gets you into exactly what you need to start seeing better, without the upscale!

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    Tifanie P.
  • Very good professional eye care. I don't trust just anyone with my eyes. These people are excellent.

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    Charles W.
  • Great experience at Vision Source with Dr. Wattenhofer. One of the most thorough eye exams I have ever had and ever was explained to me do that I understood. Will definitely be back.

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  • • Our Focus is Comprehensive Eye Care
  • • Personalized Patient Care
  • • Insurance Paperwork Processed
  • • Latest Eye-Examination Equipment
  • • Friendly, Knowledgeable Office Staff

From infants to great grandparents, the doctors and staff at Vision Source Specialists provides quality eye care that promotes a lifetime of healthy eyes through prevention by focusing on education and specialty care throughout the Black Hills. For more information on how to keep your eyes healthy contact one of our offices to schedule your appointment today with Dr. Jared Pearson, Dr. Dawn Wattenhofer at Vision Source Specialists, the premier leader in Black Hills eye care.


Rapid City Office

318 Mt Rushmore Rd. Suite A
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 399-3937
Business Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

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