Vance M. Thompson, MD
Alison Tendler, MD
John Berdahl, MD



Vance Thompson Vision
3101 W. 57th Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108

(877) 522-EYES (3937)
(605) 361-EYES (3937)


Dr. Vance Thompson


Dr. Alison Tendler


Dr. John Berdahl



Vance M. Thompson, MD, FACS, Alison Tendler, MD, and John Berdahl, MD, are board-certified ophthalmologists and fellowship-trained corneal surgeons. Dr. Thompson is the medical director and leading expert in the fields of laser and implant vision correction. He has more than 15 years of vision correction experience and has performed more than 31,000 corrective surgeries for patients from all over the globe. He is committed to leading the way for the future of vision correction surgery. In addition to serving as the chief surgeon of his practice, he is a leading international researcher in the field of laser and implant vision correction. He has been an investigator with Alcon Lasers for more than 10 years, during which time he has helped foster the development of the excimer laser for vision correction. Dr. Thompson is an investigator for the FDA approval of Artisan Implant technology.

To schedule a consultation with the surgeons of Vance Thompson Vision to discuss your vision correction options, call (877) 522-EYES or (605) 361-EYES.

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More About Vision Correction at Vance Thompson Vision

Vance Thompson Vision is a state-of-the-art vision correction facility providing high-quality vision care using the most advanced technology. Dr. Thompson, Dr. Tendler, Dr. Berdahl and their team of vision correction specialists have more than 100 years of combined experience. They understand that the decision to take an active approach towards treating vision problems is a difficult one, and are therefore determined to answer any questions regarding your condition and all available treatments.

Vance Thompson Vision offers several technology options for laser vision correction, including LASIK, Bladeless LASIK and Custom LASIK (wavefront-guided LASIK). Custom Bladeless LASIK is their signature procedure. Custom Bladeless LASIK combines Custom LASIK with bladeless technology. Custom Bladeless LASIK uses advanced wavefront technology to measure the individual corneal curvature of each eye to improve vision. Custom Bladeless LASIK is the most advanced LASIK surgical technique available. Patients seeking an alternative to laser vision correction, such as those suffering from extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness, have the option of undergoing one of many implant procedures performed at the skilled hands of the doctors of Vance Thompson Vision. Cataract surgery and refractive lensectomy procedures allow for the replacement of the eye's natural crystalline lens with an artificial one to correct vision problems. The surgeons use the newest "no stitch" "no patch" surgery. They offer the Verisyse intraocular lens (IOL) that allows patients to keep their natural lens while having a corrective device placed on top, making it a completely reversible procedure.

Whatever your vision correction needs, the doctors and staff of Vance Thompson Vision are adept at providing you with results you can see.

More About the Surgeons of Vance Thompson Vision

Vance M. Thompson, MD, received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota before earning his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of South Dakota, School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Thompson participated in a select year-long internship at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia and his refractive surgery fellowship with Dan Durrie, MD, at the Hunkeler Eye Centers in Kansas City.

In addition to founding his own private practice, Dr. Thompson currently serves as an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of South Dakota, School of Medicine. He is a past director of refractive surgery at Ophthalmology, Ltd., in Sioux Falls and serves as a leading researcher in the development and refinement of laser and implant vision correction. Having been published extensively in journals and books, Dr. Thompson also spends a great deal of time lecturing and teaching refractive surgery to thousands of eye surgeons around the world.

Alison Tendler, MD, originally hails from Clear Lake, S.D., and she earned her medical degree from the University of South Dakota, School of Medicine, graduating with honors. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, Department of Ophthalmology and completed fellowship training in corneal and anterior segment surgery with the Corneal Consultants of Albany of the Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y.

John Berdahl, MD, earned his medical doctorate, graduating with honors from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., and finished his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Duke University, where he was named best resident and earned national recognition as first place winner of the Resident Writers Award. Dr. Berdahl then completed fellowship training in cornea and glaucoma surgery with Minnesota Eye Consultants. As a fellow, he received the Claes Dohlman Award from Harvard University, which is given to the top cornea fellow in the country.

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