Avera Medical Group Ophthalmology Providers
Avera Medical Group Ophthalmology offers a complete range of services to meet your eye health needs. Our specially trained team provides the experience, expertise and convenience you need.
Jeffrey Stevens, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Stevens, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with special interest in small incision cataract surgery, medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, and surgical repair of disorders of the eyelids. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Stevens received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. After a University of Washington Preliminary Medicine Internship at the VA Hospital in Boise, ID, he completed an ophthalmology residency at the Drexel College of Medicine where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Stevens is committed to giving back to his community and in high school attained the rank of Eagle Scout. During college he served on a two year service mission in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. It was during his time in underdeveloped Mexico that he was inspired to become an ophthalmologist. “There were so many people debilitated by treatable eye disorders that the idea of preserving vision became a passion.”
Meet Dr. Stevens (video)
Watch Dr. Stevens in Avera Medical Minute: Cataract Surgery
Gregory Hill, OD
Gregory Hill, OD, is an experienced optometrist, with over two decades of practice in the region. At Avera Medical Group Ophthalmology in Sioux Falls, S.D., he provides comprehensive eye care for patients and specializes in:
- Examining eyes for both vision and health problems
- Diagnosing and treating eye disease
- Prescribing medications
- Correcting visual problems by prescribing eyewear and contact lenses
He also works closely with Ophthalmologist Dr. Jeffrey Stevens for patients needing further treatment and surgical co-management.
When it comes to eye care, Dr. Hill recommends a child’s first complete eye examination prior to the preschool years to rule out problems with eye alignment, coordination, nerve development and health. Thereafter, examinations every 1-2 years are recommended, depending on the individual, for the same important reasons that you have a routine physical with your primary care physician – prevention and early detection.
Dr. Hill received his undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University and his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry. He has also volunteered his expertise several times as a mission participant for Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. In the future, Dr. Hill and Dr. Stevens are excited to coordinate a mission trip that combines primary and surgical eye care.
In his free time, Dr. Hill enjoys being outside – fishing, camping, and participating in water sports – and playing the trombone and bass guitar.