Eye Exams in Rapid City, SD

Here at Pillen Optical, we are committed to helping you find the prescription glasses or contacts that fit your needs and lifestyle. Our optical offers hundreds of frames at affordable prices. With our “2 for $100” special, we have the frames you want, at prices that fit into your budget.

Committed to Customers

As part of our commitment to our customers, we are proud to have two Board Certified optometrists working full-time out of our office. Both doctors offer full eye health checks and screenings to ensure your prescription is up-to-date and to monitor your optical health.

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Full Service Eye Exams

Receiving regular eye exams are important for achieving and maintaining great eye health. Even if your vision is fine, an eye exam can also help reveal any early signs of eye diseases and conditions that can lead to vision loss. This also gives you a chance to address any changes in your vision with your optometrist.

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Glaucoma Screenings

This eye disease is caused by pressure resulting from too much fluid in the eye. It not only damages the optic nerve, it can cause blindness. Early detection is key in treating and diagnosing glaucoma, as blindness can be prevented if this disease is caught in its early stages. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, our optometrists will work with you to develop a treatment plan which fits your unique healthcare needs.

Cataracts in Rapid City, SD | Pillen Optical


This is the clouding of the eye lens. There are many symptoms of cataracts including sensitivity to light, blurry vision, seeing bright colors as faded, and having trouble seeing well at night. Cataracts develop gradually, and over time it may grow larger and cloud more of the lens.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for eyes to return to normal after dilation?
The effects of the dilation drops vary from person to person. Most people are back to normal within 4-6 hours, while it may take a little longer for others.
My glasses broke and I need them fixed, how long will the repair take?
We understand that glasses are a huge part of your everyday life. Depending on the severity of the break we aim to repair them within 24-48 hours. We’re one of the few businesses in this area that offers such services, so don’t hesitate to stop in if you need help!
Are all of the frames in your store part of the “2 for $100” special?
No, however, we have a selection of over 500 frames to choose from that qualify for this special. All other frames are listed at sales price, ensuring you always receive the best price.
How much do contact lenses typically cost?
In general, the cost of contact lenses may vary depending on your provider, the brand, the quantity, and any other factors. If you’re interested in purchasing contact lenses, please give us a call at (605) 348-2323 (click to call).
How often should I have an eye exam?
Your eyes are the most important part of your body and if they’re not working properly, it will affect everything else in life. This is why we recommend that everyone have an eye exam at least once a year but even more often if you’re experiencing discomfort or loss of vision.

For more information about our services and product offerings, please contact Pillen Optical today at 605-348-2323. We look forward to hearing from you!