Meet Our Doctors
Sarah Kuipers, O.D.
Dr. Sarah Kuipers is a Rapid City native who loves being in the black hills. She attended Indiana University School of Optometry, and is a member of the South Dakota Optometric Society, the American Optometric Association, and a proud provider and spokesperson for the InfantSEE program.
She is part of the board of directors for the Northern Plains Eye Foundation, and a member of the American Optometric Society Foundation Scholarship committee, and a presenter for the Beyond the Books program for medical education. Dr. Kuipers enjoys seeing patients from ages 0-100+.
She is trained in pediatric optometry and ocular disease treatment and management.
In her free time, Dr. Kuipers enjoys hiking and kayaking in the black hills, attending car shows, and spending time with her husband, son, and their extended family. She loves working with her grandfather, Chuck.
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Kassy Swanson, O.D.
Dear Independent Family:
I recently was granted an opportunity to practice optometry at Rapid City Indian Health Service Hospital (Sioux San). While I am sad to leave Independent Optical, my coworkers, and you wonderful patients, I will be transitioning to full-time practice at Sioux San late this spring.
Dr. Sarah Kuipers will continue to provide excellent care to our patients at Independent Eyes. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, please call our office at (605)719-9489.
It has been a pleasure meeting so many of you. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!
Kassy Swanson, OD