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Optical Center

Since September 1989, our optical centerin Rapid City, Optical Works, has promoted personal and professional eye care thru top quality prescription eyewear. Our board certified opticians provide the newest technology of lens products, contact lens training and professional and friendly service. Our staff has a combination of 35 years of experience and our opticians are certified members of the American Board of Opticianry. Optical Works is a participating provider for South Dakota Medicaid and Medicare.




Optical Works has a vast selection of frames with over 900 to choose from. Your individualism is reflected in your choice of eyewear, thru the sophisticated, casual, or just fun frames that we have on display at our optical center. We have eyewear that flatters your fashion sense and enhances your vision needs. Our frame selection at our optical center includes many designer frames including Oakley, Safilo, Ed Hardy, Silhouette, Tura, and Aspex.

Children's Eyewear


Optical Works also has a complete selection of children's eyewear. Our opticians will assist in selecting a frame for your child that is fashionable, durable and fits properly for your child's specific needs. It is our recommendation that all children have their glasses routinely adjusted for best vision and comfort. Our children's frames include frames from Fisher-Price and Jelly Bean Eyewear.


Prolonged exposure to direct ultra violet rays harms your eyes as well as your skin. Wearing sun wear with protection against ultra violet and glare allows us to be protected and have fun in the sun!

Polarized lenses are the lens of choice for reduction of reflective glare. Polarized lenses for driving or outside exposure to snow or water filter the light and reduce glare. Your vision is more distinct with polarized lenses. Stop in and let us show you the difference polarized lenses can make!

Transition lenses respond to changes in ultra violet light and temperatures. The newest technology makes the lens virtually clear indoors and darkens outdoors for a sun wear protection all in one pair of lenses. The plastic material includes a scratch resistant warranty. This lens is ideal for the individual that needs versatility in their eyewear.

Lens Technology

Optical Works has a large variety of choices for the most optically correct lenses for your prescription. Our lens options include the Varilux progressive lenses. Progressive lenses allow the presbyopic patient to make a gradual transition from near to intermediate to distance vision. A progressive lens eliminates the obtrusive bifocal or trifocal line.

Anti-reflective reduces the glare that causes eye fatigue. Reducing the glare and sharpening the visual performance, anti-reflective allows you to see more clearly. Computer glare, fluorescent lighting and headlight glare are all diminished with the use of anti-reflective on your lens. During your next visit, ask us about Essilor and Varilux lens technology.

Contact Lenses

Optical Works inventories a selection of disposable contact lenses including Bausch & Lomb and Acuvue products.

Learn More about Our Optical Center

The optical center at Black Hills Regional Eye Institute, Optical Works, has been offering top quality, prescription eyewear for over two decades. Coupled with our renowned eye care, Optical Works allows us to offer our patients the best lenses and latest styles available. Please contact our optical center in Rapid City to arrange a personal consultation with our optometrist.

The Black Hills Regional Eye Institute has one optometrist, Scott Schirber, O.D. on staff for routine eye exams. Please call the Eye Institute at 605-719-3275 to schedule an appointment.