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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Vision Source of Hot Springs the leading provider of vision care products and services in Hot Springs.

Dr. DallasDr. Dallas Wilkinson, O.D.

Dr. Wilkinson received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boise State University in 1995 and his Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University in 1999.  In 2016 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He specializes in Glaucoma, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Dry Eye. He purchased his hometown office after spending 1-1/2 years in Boise, Idaho in private practice and is a member of the American Optometric Association, South Dakota Optometric Society, Amigo’s Eyecare, VOSH (Volunteer Optometrists Serving Humanity), the Northern Plains Eye Foundation and Lions Club. He served as president of the South Dakota Optometric Society for 2008-09. He was the president of South Dakota VOSH from 2009-2105 and still serves as its vice president.  As a member of VOSH, he had the pleasure of participating in six medical missions, one to Brazil, three to Mexico and one to the Dominican Republic. During these missions they served nearly 15,000 underserved people, providing eyeglasses and curing eye diseases.

Dr. Wilkinson was born and raised in Custer, South Dakota, is married with two daughters and enjoys backpacking, hunting, woodworking and spending time with family.



DeniseDenise Burtzlaff, CPOA – Receptionist


Denise grew up in Custer, SD. She joined our staff in 2008. She enjoys working with the public and has experience in the tourism industry, bookkeeping and banking. She earned certification as a Paraoptometic Assistant. She learned that optometry is so much more that just testing the eyes for glasses and that eye health exams can prevent many conditions that go unnoticed.

She is glad she lives in the Black Hills where she enjoys her family, hiking, camping, gardening and touring on motorcycle.





Paula Morrow, CPOA – Office Manager

Paula was born in Gillette, WY.  She grew up in Edgemont, SD, where she graduated from in 2001.  After graduating high school, she moved to Rapid City to attend Western Dakota Technical Institute and graduated from there in May of 2005 with an Associates Degree in Business Management and Marketing.  Paula and her family love nature and often camp at Angostura or somewhere in the National Forrests.  She loves watching her husband and son build and wreck demolition derby cars.

She joined our staff in June of 2005 as Office Manager. She really enjoys working with the friendly patients and staff that she encounters every day.


Daniela Malcoci-Optician

Daniela was born in Moldova, a small country in Eastern Europe. She moved to the United States in 2011 when she fell in love with the Black Hills.  Daniela and her son love camping, bicycling and gardening.
She joined our team at the beginning of 2015 as an Optician. She is committed to helping you find the best solution for your eyewear needs.