Dr. Keith Rasmussen – Optometrist

Meet Dr. Keith Rasmussen

Dr. Keith Rasmussen has a tremendous heart for both his patients and his family. He has spent the majority of his vision care career with Vance Thompson Vision. He is a current member of the American Optometric Association and the South Dakota Optometric Society. Dr. Rasmussen is highly regarded in his field as an author and researcher. He has participated in nearly 50 research studies and/or FDA-monitored clinical trials dealing with advanced cataract lenses, cataract surgery and post-operative treatment, astigmatism solutions, dry eye disease, presbyopia, cornea diseases, and lens implants. He is specially trained to provide diagnostic services and facilitate treatment for disorders, diseases, and injuries to the eye.

Education & Training

During his undergraduate years in Yankton, SD, Dr. Rasmussen was an award-winning, four-year letter winner on the Mount Marty College basketball team. In 1998 and 1999, he was awarded the NAIA Academic All-American recognition for basketball. In 2003, he continued on to medical school at Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR where he graduated with distinction. Dr. Rasmussen then fulfilled an advanced clinical fellowship in refractive, corneal, and cataract surgery at Eye Care Associates of Nevada in Sparks, NV.

Extracurricular Involvement

Dr. Rasmussen is a current member of the American Optometric Association, the South Dakota Optometric Society, and the Nevada Optometric Physicians Association.

Hobbies & Personal Interests

Dr. Rasmussen and wife Sara have four children (Henry, Ivan, George, and Olive) together. As he enjoys building relationships with his patients at Vance Thompson Vision, this family man also believes it is just as important to strengthen the bond between him and his family. He grew up on a farm in Howard, SD learning to hunt pheasants and waterfowl, fishing in Lake Thompson, and practicing shooting sports with his father. He continues these beloved activities today with his own children as often as possible.


"THANK YOU VANCE THOMPSON AND VISION TEAM! I had custom Lasik with -3.50 in both eyes. I was seeing 20/15 in both eyes within a couple days! Dr. Thompson, Dr. Rasmussen, and ALL the staff were friendly, personable, and AVAILABLE to answer questions. The science and technology is incredible, but the change in how I experience seeing my wife, children, and the environment around me is like a MIRACLE! I highly recommend Dr. Thompson and his Team! My wife is scheduled for PRK next week! We are so excited for her. Thank you ALL!"



"I'm a 34-year old mom of 3 who finally decided it was time to get LASIK! I had both eyes done a month ago, and my experience at Vance Thompson Vision was AMAZING! During my initial consultation, the nurse who I worked with was extremely knowledgeable and friendly - she answered all of my questions and helped me to understand if I was a good candidate (I was!). Dr. Thompson and Dr. Rasmussen were so nice and actually took time with me to answer questions and explain things to me. Dr. Thompson and his nurse were both amazing during the procedure, helping me feel calm and at ease the entire time. It didn't hurt at all, took less than 20 minutes or so, and by that evening I could see really well! It's been a month now of no glasses, no worrying about forgetting my contact case and glasses when we travel, no trying to find my glasses at night when one of the kids wakes up...I'm free! I would highly recommend Vance Thompson Vision for LASIK - you'll never regret it!"



"I had the most incredible experience at Vance Thompson Vision. Everything I had heard about the outstanding patient service played out for me during my consultation. Im looking forward to my upcoming surgery...my anxiety level is zero. Dr. Rasmussen and Dr. Thompson put any concerns I had to rest. Thank you all at VTV!"



"Dr. Thompson and his team performed my LASIK several months ago and I am still blown away by the experience and my current vision. I am so impressed by their attention; during my consultation, Dr. Rasmussen recognized that I probably didn't need to have surgery in both eyes, and recommended LASIK on only my right eye. It worked, and I see better than I could have imagined. Vance Thompson Vision offers truly patient-centric care and I always looked forward to visiting! Their staff is incredibly welcoming."



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