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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 ?

  • 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.
  • I've been a customer at Vision Source for many years! The staff are so efficient and friendly. Dr. Dawn Wattenhofer is amazing, thorough and very personable. They have a fabulous selection of frames and contacts too. What more could I ask for?

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    Tammy S.
  • I've been with Dr Dawn since 2008, I followed thru her changes & I have been very happy with her all the way! She is very caring & very through. I have been to 1 other eye doctor & I was not very happy with them, I came back!

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    Carol M.
  • After the first start of therapy my daughters reading level went up 3 reading levels. She had more confidence in her reading abilities. That alone made her very happy. The therapy has also helped with her anxiety and has helped her open up to people. The girls that work with her are amazing.

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    megan e.
  • 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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    Richard B.
  • I thank my Father for this place. First and mostly, their customer service is Top Notch Top Hat. They all what you want. Excellent professionalism with selfless patient care that make their mothers proud.
    They stock the best selections on what you need. Sunglasses to contacts.
    I have both now and I could not be happier.
    Time to get the children in next!

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    Faith S.
  • Dr. Wattenhofer is the best. I highly recommend!

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    Whitney H.
  • 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 husband and I both have our share of horrible problems, and each one was addressed by the entire team at vision source. The entire staff was friendly and attentive while still being professional. Highly recommend!

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    Keeley R.
  • 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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    Kimberly C.


  • • 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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