Meet Dr. Keith Rasmussen
Sioux Falls, SD optometrist Dr. Keith Rasmussen has spent the majority of his vision care career with Vance Thompson Vision. He is a current member of the American Optometric Association, the South Dakota Optometric Society, and the Nevada Optometric Physicians Association. Dr. Rasmussen is highly regarded in his field as an author and researcher. In 2001 – 2002, he conducted and published a study entitled An Epidemiological Overview of Pediatric Visual Impairment in the State of Oregon. Dedicated to helping patients achieve their best vision and eye health, Dr. Rasmussen is generous with his time and talents by helping children with vision screening and more at the Oregon School of the Blind and the Child Services Department in Portland, OR. He is especially 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 residency in refractive, corneal, and cataract surgery at Eye Care Associates of Nevada in Sparks, NV.
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.