About Us

A New Horizon in Eye Care
Services Offered by the Idaho Eye Center
Primary Care Physician Network
Communication
Dedicated to Quality Eye Care
Doctors and Staff
Technology and Training
Managed Care and Cost Reduction
Tour Our Facility
Doctors’ Biographies

A New Horizon in Eye Care

Idaho Falls

The Idaho Eye Center (located at 2025 East 17th Street, Idaho Falls, Idaho) was founded and established by Kenneth W. Turley, M.D., in 1986 for the purpose of providing Southeast Idaho and the adjoining states with medical and surgical eye services under one roof.  The physical facilities contain 14,000 square feet of floor space, two-thirds of which are devoted to clinical ophthalmology, business, and reception-related matters.  A major add-on and remodel was completed in July of 2009.

Pocatello

We opened our Ambulatory Surgery Center in Pocatello, Idaho in January 1999.  It is located at 1157 Call Place, Pocatello, Idaho.  As with the Idaho Falls location, the new Pocatello Center has the capabilities to meet your full eyecare needs.

 

Since 1986, the Idaho Eye Center has been dedicated to offering the most progressive treatment and surgical procedures available anywhere. At all Idaho Eye Center locations, we have the newest state-of-the-art instruments, equipment and computer systems to test, diagnose, and treat eye disease and refractive error. 

Rexburg

We opened our newest clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Rexburg, Idaho in January 2009.  It is located at 491 First American Circle, Rexburg, ID 83440.  We are proud to serve the upper valley in this full service ophthalmic clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center. 

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Services Offered by the Idaho Eye Center

The services offered by the Idaho Eye Center include the evaluation and treatment of:

Small Incision Cataracts

The Idaho Eye Center was one of the first facilities in the state of Idaho to use no-stitch, no-needle incisions and phacoemulsification for removal of cataracts and implantation of foldable intraocular lenses after removal of the cataract.

We also treat secondary membrane cloudiness ("Secondary Cataracts") and intraocular scar tissue for which YAG laser procedures are available.

Corneal Disorders for which corneal transplants are performed routinely.

BladeFree LASIK – the Idaho Eye Center uses state of the art lasers to perform fully BLADE FREE LASIK.  We use the INTRALASE FS Laser to create the flap and the Allegretto WaveLight Laser to perform the actual correction.

Refractive Disorders such as myopia and astigmatism for which Excimer Laser and keratorefractive procedures are regularly performed.

Glaucoma for which medical therapy, laser therapy, and microsurgical procedures are available.

Macular Degeneration, diabetic and other retinopathies, as well as retinal tears/detachments and other lesions, for which Fluorescein Angiography and/or argon laser procedures are available.

Dry eye disorders.

Ocular inflammations and infections.

Oculoplastic disorders such as entropion, ectropion, ptosis, trichiasis, eyelid and orbital tumors, etc.

Neuro-ophthalmic disorders.

Ocular trauma.

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Primary Physician Care Network

Aligned with the Idaho Eye Center is a network of competent Primary Care Physicians, which provide our entire service area with primary eye care, including pre- and post-surgical comanagement, refractions, and the latest eyeware, contact lenses, and refractive surgery options. 

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Communication

Communication, both with patients and referring physicians, is key to the success of the Idaho Eye Center.  We use a variety of methods to educate patients on their conditions/procedure choices and to prepare them with consent information for ocular procedures when necessary. Prevention of eye disease is stressed, not only one-on-one with each patient encounter, but also by informing the public in general through the use of community lectures.   We provide free screenings in the community for glaucoma, cataracts, and nearsightedness.  Letters are sent to referring doctors of our findings, and a treatment plan is outlined for each patient encounter.  Communication is assured and arrangements are made for optimal follow-up of patients as they return to the care of their referring doctor. 

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Dedicated to Quality Eye Care

Quality eye care is a top priority at the Idaho Eye Center, where we offer comfortable, safe surroundings for patients in the reception area as well as in each exam room and our operating suites.  A team of anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists provide complete preoperative assessment, as well as local anesthesia and monitoring of patients undergoing eye surgery.  We also provide 24-hour on-call service to our patients seven days a week with nurses and/or doctors available to our patients to allay fears, to discuss questions they may have, or to evaluate them personally as needed.  We accept Medicare assignment, Medicaid patients, and most forms of medical insurance. 

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Doctors and Staff

The doctors and medical staff at the Idaho Eye Center receive continuing medical education annually and offer the most advanced techniques and care available. Our eye care team includes a staff of RNs, LPNs, certified ophthalmic assistants, and the friendliest, most helpful support staff in the country. 

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Technology and Training

The Idaho Eye Center is pleased to be at the forefront of eye care in the intermountain region.  With rigorous continuing medical education programs, our doctors, nurses, and technicians, as well as our business department, stay at the forefront of technology in the use of surgical instruments, lasers (Argon, YAG, and Excimer), computers, and clinical instruments such as computerized/automated visual field analyzers, corneal topography instruments, ultrasound biometry and pachymetry, fluorescein angiography, etc.  At the Idaho Eye Center, patients receive the best possible eye care that is available anywhere. 

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Managed Care and Cost Reduction

At the Idaho Eye Center, we have experience working with managed health care.  We are not only committed to quality, but also to cost savings.  We take the attitude that helping patients save money is very important to them and to us.  Since the Idaho Eye Center has its own free standing surgical center, we can charge our patients less on many surgical procedures compared to a hospital setting.  Our goal is to continue to provide state-of-the-art eye care to our patients in a warm, comfortable, caring, and safe environment. 

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Tour Our Facility

We offer guided tours of the Centers to individuals or groups — please call to make arrangements. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions (208) 524-2025 — Idaho Falls, (208) 232-2008 — Pocatello, (208) 359-1130 — Rexburg, or (800) 233-9336 — Toll Free. 

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