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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 and Philip, 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, Philip 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.
  • The staff was professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Dawn Wattenhofer was especially helpful with overall health concerns. I had a special therapy for dry eyes and am very encouraged with the results. I highly recommend Vision Source, Dr. Wattenhofer, and her staff!

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    Tonya T.
  • Amazing customer service and very thorough exams. This household highly recommends Vision Source and Dr. Pearson!

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    Jennifer V.
  • 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 definitely had a good experience there! I have no complaints in any areas at all. Very friendly staff/employees and I really like it there. I have been going there for 4+ years or so. So yes if you're looking for a eye doctor this is definitely the place to go!

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    Paige W.
  • I had an eye issue over the weekend. Left a text Monday morning asking to see Dr. Wattenhofer ASAP. They called before they even opened to set up an early morning appointment. I was seen by their quick and efficient staff, and the explanations from Dr. Wattenhofer are ALWAYS so thorough, as was the examination. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Vision Source Specialists!!!!!

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    Deb H.
  • Dr. Pearson is truly a caring, knowledgeable man who demonstrates honest care for his patients. I won't go to anyone else.

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    Mary C.
  • My husband and I are very pleased with our entire experience at Vision Source. The receptionist, vision techs, Dr. Pearson, and eye glass specialist Dan were all kind, helpful, and thorough. The office, patient rooms and eye glass center were clean and attractive. We trust these people with our vision needs.

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    Judy L.
  • The experience at Vision Source is wonderful. All of the "girls" are so helpful and caring and Dr. W. goes out of her way to answer questions, give suggestions and solutions. You can't go wrong making it your Vision Source.

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    Az B.
  • 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.


  • • 2 Locations in the Black Hills
  • • 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


Philip Office

503 W. Pine St.
Philip SD 57567
(605) 859-2120
Business Hours
By Appointment Only

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