Vance Thompson, MD is an internationally recognized specialist in refractive cornea, phakic IOL and lens surgery. He is the Founder of Vance Thompson Vision Sioux Falls, SD and the Director of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Thompson also serves as a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sanford USD School of Medicine. As a leading international researcher he has played a key role in the development of the most advanced technologies and techniques for both laser and implant vision correction. He has served as the medical monitor lead or principal investigator in over 100 clinical research trials (over 90 FDA monitored) studying laser and implant surgery. In addition, Dr. Thompson has published numerous papers and book chapters and is co-author of the textbook Refractive Surgery. He has lectured and taught advanced laser and implant surgery to thousands of surgeons all around the world.