Dr. John Goertz - Optometrist

Meet Dr. John Goertz

Dr. John Goertz loves creating and maintaining relationships with patients and referring doctors. He specializes in the pre- and postoperative management of refractive and cataract surgery patients and corneal disease and glaucoma cases. He brings over 20 years of refractive co-management experience to Vance Thompson Vision.

Dr. Goertz began in refractive surgery practice shortly after the excimer laser was approved by the FDA in 1995 and has been a member of the optometric community in Omaha for 24 years. During this time, he cared for patients of Nebraska Eye and Laser Associates, managing over 60,000 LASIK cases, in addition to serving as the Director of Optometric Services. Dr. Goertz grew up in Hillsboro, Kansas, and attended Kansas State University, where he completed his bachelor’s degree before moving on to the University of Houston College of Optometry to earn his doctorate degree as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society. Dr. Goertz is currently a member of the Optometric Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Society and the Nebraska and Iowa Optometric Associations and enjoys lecturing on refractive and cataract surgery.

Education

  • Undergraduate: Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • Optometry School: University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, TX
  • Fellowship: Baltimore/Fort Howard Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Baltimore, MD

HOBBIES & PERSONAL INTERESTS

Outside of work, Dr. Goertz enjoys home improvement projects with his wife, Kelly, playing golf with (and losing to) their three teenage children, Kristin, Lauren, and Jake, spending time with his dog Milo, and vacationing with his family to their favorite Caribbean beach destinations.

Reviews

"Vance Thompson Vision:    COMFORTIBLE and PROFESSIONAL.    I had eye surgery done at Vance Thompson Vision.   It did exactly what they said it would and it eliminated my need for glasses.    It was very comfortable and professional from the waiting areas  to the finished product.   I would definitely recommend them.   Feel free to contact me.   DEL JOHNKE"

D.J.

Yelp

"Vance Thompson Vision: COMFORTIBLE and PROFESSIONAL. I had eye surgery done at Vance Thompson Vision. It did exactly what they said it would and it eliminated my need for glasses. It was very comfortable and professional from the waiting areas to the finished product. I would definitely recommend them. Feel free to contact me. DEL JOHNKE"

D.J.

Google

"Five Stars - Everyone! Without exception at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls deserves the highest of accolades for their knowledge of eye diseases and the extremely wonderful bedside manner they have all shown me. I have been dealing with glaucoma for over 25 years, seen many doctors and have had countless eye surgeries. Dr. John Berdahl, Dr. Justin Schwietzer, Liz, Laurl and many of the other staff, always, genuinely show caring and empathy for me and my situation. Their surgical staff is also amazing. From pre-op to post, their concern for my comfort seemed paramount. Thank you all so much!"

Anonymous

Vitals

"Highly Recommended Doctor! - My family eye doctor had told me in the past that my vision was too bad for Lasik eye surgery. I then met with Dr. John Berdahl and he had nothing but positive feedback for me. He explained that I was qualified for Lasik and explained how quick and easy the process would be. He could sense I was nervous and did an outstanding job putting my mind at ease. He walked me through step by step of what he was doing and was very comforting throughout the entire process. He called after I was home to talk personally and make sure everything was going smoothly, this made me feel very important as a patient. Dr. Berdahl is an amazing doctor, but an even better person. He is very sociable and knows how to make you feel very comfortable."

Anonymous

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"Cornea and cataract laser surgery - I never had to wait for my appointments. The staff was friendly and put me at ease. They explained each test they were doing as they did it and were polite and helpful. I had no trouble making appointments, the medicine (eye drops) i needed were explained....how to take them, when to take each one and also a form to check as i used each one so there would be no question as to when i used them.John Berdahl, Mitch and Bill worked together very well. They all knew their job and did it without confusion. I felt so at ease and am thankful for such wonderful care! I actually had 2 doctors confer and give the same diagnosis while i had my cataract evaluation."

Anonymous

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