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Advanced Eye Care for Your Entire Family

Dedicated Eye Doctors in Rapid City -
Vision Source Specialists

We are dedicated to providing the highest level of eye care to all our patients and provide vision care to your whole family as if they were our very own. At Vision Source Specialists, we offer a wide range of services and perform eye exams, emergency care, vision therapy and manage a variety of ocular diseases. We also have specialized instruments for the treatment of dry eye.

We believe that educating our patients is a key factor in keeping their eyes healthy. Our expert staff takes the time to discuss and answer any questions you might have and supply you with the most up-to-date information to help you maintain excellent eye health.

Call today to book an appointment with Dr. Jared Pearson and Dr. Dawn Wattenhofer and receive the quality attention that you deserve.

Performance Vision Training Center

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Enhancing Vision Skills for Increased Success


Poor visual skills can affect a child's school achievements as their attention, reading and learning are impacted. Vision therapy can help strengthen their visual skills.

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Giving Athletes an Edge Over Their Competition


Sports vision training offers evidence-based exercises to enhance an athlete's vision abilities to help process and respond to what they see faster and better.

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Restoring Vision and Quality of Life


Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is an effective treatment for people experiencing visual problems caused by brain trauma and various neurological conditions.

Our goal in eye care is total-health care. The body’s detox system must work and today’s world overloads it! There are things that we cannot escape such as car exhaust, but there are things we can choose to do such as using clean makeup, reducing the use of plastics/toxic cleaners/unnatural scents, and eating whole food that can support our bodies’ detox systems.
Our mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone.

Macular Program


We are proud providers for a program called the Macular Program, an anti-aging medicine (cellular medicine) specifically for macular degeneration.

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Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Disease Clinic

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Offering Lasting Dry Eye Treatments


Even without knowing the term "dry eye" or "Dry Eye Syndrome", if you suffer from it, then you are all too familiar with the soreness, discomfort, and even the constant misery that can come with dry eyes.

Suffering from dry eye disease can impact your quality of life by diminishing your enjoyment of daily activities such as reading, sports, watching TV or driving.

Meet Our Doctors
Jared Pearson, O.D.
Dr. Jared Pearson was raised in SD and earned his BS in Zoology at North Dakota State University and Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2004....
Dawn Wattenhofer, O.D.
Dr. Wattenhofer is co-owner of Vision Source Specialists in Rapid City. She has practiced optometry in Rapid City since 1998, starting as a sublease doctor next to a national chain....
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Hours & Location


We have convenient hours and are easy to find!

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At Vision Source Specialists - we not only offer comprehensive eye exams and prescribe glasses or contacts, but we take our time to listen to your story and develop a complete picture of your ocular and medical history. Your eye health and peace of mind is important to us.

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