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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctors:

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Dennis Marshall, OD Vision Center

Dr. Marshall grew up in south-eastern Idaho where he graduated from Shelley High School. He then spent two years in Bolivia where he learned to speak spanish. Then he attended Ricks College where he received an associate degree in general studies. Next he went to Brigham Young University where he graduated with honors receiving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in zoology. After attending BYU he went to the College of Optometry at Pacific University in Oregon where he completed his Doctor of Optometry degree.

After graduation Dr Marshall was excited to return to Idaho to practice Optometry, and raise his family. He has been providing eye care in Blackfoot for over 30 years, where he enjoys providing quality care for patients.

Dr. Marshall offers comprehensive eye exams and treatment of eye diseases, including urgent care for ocular injuries, eye infections, and foreign body removal. He fits a wide range of contact lenses, including specialty lenses for conditions such as astigmatism, keratoconus, corneal ectasia, and presbyopia. He works with local ophthalmic specialists in providing lasik refractive surgery, treating macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, diseases of the retina, and other eye conditions.

Dr. Marshall enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife Paula, five children, and 16 grandchildren. He is an avid outdoorsman, and much of his free time is spent exploring the outdoors and gardening.

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Dallin Boardman, OD

Dallin Boardman O.D., was raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He completed his educational training in Biology at Brigham Young University-Idaho and his Doctor of Optometry degree at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Dr. Boardman is excited to return to Southeast Idaho to raise his own family. He specializes in low vision rehabilitation, ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, and surgical consultation and post-operative care.

In his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three young spirited boys. As a family, they enjoy service in church activities, music, outdoor recreation including backpacking and fishing, and learning about animals. He also enjoys serving in scouting where he himself gained many invaluable lessons as a youth and had the privilege to earn the Eagle Scout Rank.

He is currently accepting new patients and desires to start a long and lasting relationship to care for you and your family’s eye needs.

Medical Training:

Clinical rotations proved invaluable as Dr. Boardman has developed specialties in low vision rehabilitation, ocular disease, contact lenses, and surgical consultation and post-operative care.

His first rotation was at LasikPlus outside of Portland, OR, where he gained critical skills in qualifying and managing patients to undergo Lasik or PRK surgery.

Next, he served in the Veteran’s Affairs hospital in Spokane, WA, which provided crucial experience managing and diagnosing ocular diseases: cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic complications, double vision, and other forms of blindness.

Upon finishing at the VA, Dr. Boardman returned to Pacific University to practice in low vision rehabilitation and ocular disease. Here, he obtained vital experience at the Washington State School for the Blind. In this specialty clinic, he examined and learned the intricacies to prescribe low vision aids to both school children and geriatric patients. From his success here, he received the William Feinbloom Low Vision Award from his university in recognition of his high aptitude in the clinical care of low vision patients.drboardman

During the same timeframe of practicing low vision rehabilitation, he gained competency with neuro-optometry cases and unexplained vision loss or visual disturbances. At the neuro-optometry clinic in Hillsboro, OR, he utilized special equipment (i.e. mfERG and VEP) and ancillary testing to explore unexplained vision loss and other related visual disturbances.

Lastly, Dr. Boardman completed his clinical rotations at Not-Tsoo Gah-Nee Indian Health Center in Fort Hall, ID. The focus included primary eye care, emergency visits, and a high volume of ocular disease cases to the Sho-Ban tribal population including diabetic management and retinal examination.