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Meet our optometric team in Rapid City, South Dakota. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages - all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care office, every patient is treated warmly. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We're dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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Jared Pearson, O.D.

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. His passion for optometry is working with children and adults with vision related problems that are associated with developmental delays or traumatic brain injuries. As an avid sports fan, he enjoys working with athletes to reach their full potential by improving their performance through performance vision training. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and playing baseball with his son. 


He is a member of: 

College Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF) 

International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) 

Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) 

College of Syntonic Optometry (CSO) 

Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society (OWNS) 

American Optometric Association (AOA) 

SD Optometric Association (SDOA)

Dawn Wattenhofer, O.D.

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. She spent two years working with an ophthalmologist prior to opening our downtown location in 2011. Dr. Wattenhofer attended Black Hills State University and Pacific University. She graduated with distinction, earning her Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Wattenhofer has dedicated over 500 hours in post-doctoral education at the University of Western States on the overall health and wellness of the body and its effects on the eyes. She attended specialized training at the Dry Eye Institute in North Carolina in 2018 and Dry Eye University in Denver in 2020. She specializes in dry eye testing and treatment through our Ocular Surface Disease Clinic at Vision Source Specialists.


Vision Source Specialists in Rapid City

We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Vision Source Specialists aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.