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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. Dennis Marshall has served Blackfoot and South Eastern Idaho as a Doctor of Optometry for over 25 years. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Brigham Young University, graduating cum laude (with honors). He then attended the College of Optometry at Pacific University near Portland where he graduated in 1981 with his Doctor of Optometry degree.

After graduation, Dr. Marshall was anxious to return to his home state of Idaho. He purchased his practice in Blackfoot from Dr. June Hepworth and has been serving the people of South Eastern Idaho for over two and a half decades. He is a current member of the American Optometric Association and the Idaho Optometric Physicians.

Dr. Marshall is an active member of his community, faithfully serving both in his church and as a past president of the Blackfoot Rotary Club. He enjoys spending time with his family which includes his wife Paula, five children, and 15 grandchildren. He is also an avid outdoorsman; much of his free time is spent exploring the backcountry, Nordic skiing, running, 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.