Eye Exams in Rapid City, SD

At Budget Optical, we are pleased to offer a wide range of optometry services to our community. This begins with an eye exam providing a thorough medical evaluation of the eye, as well as the determination of a prescription for glasses or contact lenses.


optomapAnnual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. Budget Optical offers the optomap® as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap produces an image that is unique and provides our doctors with a high-resolution 200° image in order to ascertain the health of your retina. This is much wider than a traditional 45° image. Many eye problems can develop without you knowing, in fact, you may not even notice any change in your sight – fortunately, diseases or damage such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina. 
 The inclusion of optomap as part of a comprehensive eye exam provides: 
 • A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease. 
 • A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more comprehensive view than they can get by other means. 
 • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam. 
 • A permanent record for your file, which allows the doctor to view your images each year to look for changes. 
The optomap is fast, easy, and comfortable for anyone. The entire image process consists of you looking into the device one eye at a time. The optomap images are shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you. 

Comprehensive eye exams may include:

  • Testing visual acuity or refractive error
  • Pupil evaluation with or without dilation
  • Examination of peripheral visual field
  • Color vision testing
  • Analysis of the visual systems
  • Examination of the external parts of the eye
  • Intraocular pressure measurement
  • Examination of the health of the entire eye

Our experienced optometrists can diagnose and treat eye diseases and identify general eye health problems including diabetes, anemia, high blood pressure, and others. We can also test for and fit specialty eyewear for sports, occupations, other activities and hobbies, and safety glasses.

We offer prescriptions for glasses and contacts including contacts for astigmatism and bifocals treatment for eye infections, dry eye, allergies, and glaucoma. We also provide foreign object removal, surgery consultations, and follow-up care for cataract and refractive surgeries.

Our Optometric Services:

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Contact lens fittings
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye disease
  • Specialized testing and care for cataracts, glaucoma, and others
  • Pre-and post-operative care for eye disease
  • Eye emergencies
  • Foreign object removal
  • Vision services for visually impaired

Speciality Services

The optometrists at Budget Optical are involved in a number of special programs.

  • InfantSee is an American Optometric Association program to provide free eye exams for infants ages 6-12 months. The purpose is to detect eye health and vision problems at an early age before they lead to permanent vision loss.
  • Vision USA is an American Optometric Association program to provide free eye exams for people who do not have insurance and can not afford eyecare.
  • Healthy Vision Week is a Northern Plains Eye Foundation program held each October to provide free vision screenings for children ages 3 to 11 in the Rapid City area. The screenings can detect any vision problems which may cause problems with learning and school.
  • Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity (VOSH) The primary mission of VOSH / International is to facilitate the provision of vision care worldwide to people who can neither afford nor obtain such care. Dr. Brad Moriarty spent a week providing free eyecare in Gomez Palacio, Mexico.
man putting in eyedrops

Dry Eye Treatment

If your eyes water or burn especially with reading or computer use, you may suffer from poor quality tears. We can evaluate your tear production and recommend treatment options to improve your red irritated eyes.

We can answer your questions about optometry services, our eye care practice, eye health products, and more.

Latissee Treatment

Would you like to grow longer, thicker, darker eyelashes? Ask our doctors about prescription Latisse treatment.

Optical Shop

Our optical shop has a wide variety and price range of eyeglass frames and lenses including sunglasses, safety eyewear, and designer eyewear. We specialize in high-quality frames and lenses at competitive prices. We offer one hour or same day service on many prescriptions.

We are excited to announce we are now carrying Raybans!
Mens, Womens, Kids, and Sunglasses.

Schedule your eye exam today by requesting an appointment online, or by calling our office.