WHAT Does an Optometrist (Eye Doctor) Do in Boise, Idaho?


An optometrist is a type of eye doctor who specializes in primary eye and vision care. They are the first line of defense when it comes to your eye health, so they perform several kinds of regular eye checks to make sure you are seeing your best. 

Dr. Blake Bingham's eyecare services includes:

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Comprehensive Eye Exams check for overall eye health, maintain eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions, and prevent or detect common eye disorders.
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Many people don’t realize that diabetes can make it more difficult to have healthy eyes. See our page on diabetic eye exams to learn how Dr. Bingham helps with diabetic eye care.
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If your routine eye exams show a need for prescription eyeglasses, Dr. Bingham helps you arrive at an accurate prescription for crisp, clear, corrected vision.
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Like eyeglass prescriptions, routine eye exams are essential to making sure your contact prescription is accurate and that your contact lenses are working well for your eyes.
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While Dr. Bingham does not perform actual surgery (An ophthalmologist is required for that.), he is unique among optometrists because he does enjoy educating patients to reduce pre-surgery anxiety and continuing to see these patients regarding their LASIK recovery.
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There are many progressive and degenerative eye conditions--like macular degeneration or cataracts--that are best managed with regular care from a good optometrist. Dr. Bingham is among the best of the eyecare specialists in the Boise area to help you with these conditions, including glaucoma.
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Maybe your eye or the area around your eye is pink, swollen, or irritated. Maybe your eyes are watery and/or itching. Whatever the symptoms, eye infections are better treated sooner than later. You can make same-day eye appointments with Clear Eye Total Eye Care to have your irritated eye(s) checked and receive proper eye treatment.
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This includes foreign body removal. Getting anything stuck in your eye generates an immediate response from your body. Our walk-in or same-day eye appointments are perfect for those times you get something in your eye that you can’t and shouldn’t get out on your own. Call (208) 629-8326 to schedule today.
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Sudden loss of vision, one eye or both eyes, partially or fully, is something you should see an optometrist for immediately. Please call (208) 629-8326 or get a ride to our office for a walk-in appointment.
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A diagnosis of any of the types of glaucoma can be upsetting. Dr. Bingham at Clear Eye Total Eye Care cares as much about reassuring his patients as he does about effectively treating and managing the condition with his patients. 
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Astigmatism is when the cornea or lens of the eye isn’t shaped the same in all meridians. In typical nearsightedness or farsightedness, the eye is either too long (nearsighted) or too short (farsighted). Those with astigmatism may have the appropriate eye length, but the uneven lens or cornea causes blurry vision to still occur. Because of this, a good, local eye doctor is needed for detecting and correcting astigmatism.
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Like it or not, our bodies change as we age! One of the most common causes of worsening vision is presbyopia, or when the eye’s natural lens becomes less elastic with age. An optometrist can help while going through this process.

With such a long list of potential eye problems, let alone the essential, regular attention to keep eyes healthy in the first place, it’s easy to feel financially overwhelmed. At Clear Eye Total Eye Care, we do as much as we can to offer affordable eye care services with and without vision insurance.

This includes accepting some of the most common vision insurance companies and plans such as:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

  • Select Health
  • Coventry
  • Tricare
  • VSP
  • AARP

  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • United Health Group Superior Vision

However, unlike most other optometry offices, we have in-house vision plans to keep eye care costs low for those who need an eye doctor visit without vision insurance.
Eye Test in Boise

We are warmly welcoming new patients to our Boise optometry clinic. Besides the same-day and walk-in eye appointments we have for those with urgent eye concerns or even just tricky daily schedules, we also have an accessible tool to schedule eye exams online, and you can always call us at (208) 629-8326.
Eye Exams for Boise, Idaho

Whatever you are looking for in an eye doctor in Boise, Meridian, and more, Dr. Blake Bingham and the team at Clear Eye Total Eye Care are happy to provide.

If you are ready to make an appointment now, please call us at (208) 629-8326. We can even make SAME-DAY APPOINTMENTS.

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From One of Our Patients

“Dr. Bingham is the best. I’ve never been able to see better than I can now after seeing him. [The staff are] kind and helpful, an amazing optometry practice.”

~Hailey - Google