Boise Eye Pros Optometry Services
Welcome to Eye Pros in Boise! We believe that life is much more beautiful when you can see without compromise.
Our goal is to provide the best care to our patients, offering complete eye care services, including routine eye exams, as well as treatments for glaucoma and cataracts.
Backed by advanced training, years of expertise, and state-of-the-art technology, our entire team is dedicated to improving your vision and giving you the experience of a brighter world.
Eye Pros boasts some of the top optometrists in the area, and we are committed to providing you with personalized service and quality care. Trust us to be your partners in preserving and enhancing your precious gift of vision right here in Boise.
Minimum Vision Requirements
Everyones’ eyes are different, and there are a number of ways to help correct your vision. Idaho DMV advises that “your vision will be tested and you must meet a minimum standard of 20/40 vision in at least one eye, with or without corrective lenses.” No need to panic if you are not at the minimum standard. The DMV may ask you to complete a further road skills test.
If You Have Them Use Them – Use your glasses or contacts while driving
A large percentage of the population wears glasses or contact lenses. The older you get the higher the possibility of needing prescribed eyewear. Make sure you wear your glasses or contacts when driving. Be aware that “if you wear glasses or contacts during the vision screening, a lens restriction will be placed on your driver’s license.”
We Are All Getting Older – Keep Your Prescription Current
“If a lens restriction is placed on your driver’s license, you must always wear your glasses or contacts when operating a vehicle or you could be cited and lose your driving privileges for a period of time.” You may not be required to renew your license every year but as your eyes continue to change it is important to have your eyes checked regularly. As a patient of the EyePros we will give you an annual reminder for an eye exam. The Optometrist will review your prescription and help you keep compliant with the state vision requirements. Once you are 62 you will be required to apply in person for renewal of your license.
Additional Vision Assistance – We Are Here To Help
There may be times that the DMV will request further information about your vision. Our Optometrists and staff perform many tests that will assist you and we can provide further details as your eye physician. “If you have a visual and/or medical condition that could affect your driving, you may be required to provide a statement from your physician certifying that you can operate a vehicle safely.” If you require further help with vision statements from your Eye Pros Optometrist, “the necessary form may be obtained from the driver’s license examiner at your county sheriff’s office.”
To have your vision checked for compliance please book an eye exam at one of our six offices in Idaho.
*This information is provided to assist our patients and for full details you should always check with your local DMV.
About the Eye Pros Boise Clinic
Discover exceptional eye care at The Eye Pros in Boise, Idaho! Nestled in the picturesque Treasure Valley, Boise stands as the dynamic and vibrant state capital, offering the perfect backdrop for our commitment to your vision health.
Our team at The Eye Pros understands the importance of clear vision in enjoying the activities that the city of Boise has to offer. Our Doctors will do their best so that you are seeing your best, ensuring that you are able to visualize and experience this adventurous city.
Here at the Boise office, you will be greeted by friendly staff ready to help make your visit as smooth and as comfortable as possible. We pride ourselves on quick but efficient service throughout your eye exam process; getting you with your doctor in a time efficient manner is one of our key principles. Plus our Boise location can offer glasses in about an hour!
We are constantly on the lookout for ways to better and enhance our services so that we are able to stay on the peak of vision advancements; all while staying true to the roots of our establishment. Technology for vision testing and treatment is constantly evolving. The Eye Pros in Boise believe in working with the latest cutting edge technology so you are getting a top tier exam. At The Eye Pros, we are committed to enhancing your quality of life through better vision.
Visit our Boise location, and let us be your trusted partner in preserving and enhancing your precious gift of sight, so you can fully embrace all that this beautiful city has to offer.
Top Vision Services by Our Optometrists in Boise, Idaho
Dr. Lavar Kofoed
Dr. Lavar Kofoed has been practicing Optometry since 1996 and has set up offices in Utah and Idaho. He is the CEO of LWK PC, the parent company of The Eye Pros. He graduated from Fruitland High 1985. In 1992 he received a BS Degree from Brigham Young University and then a Doctorate from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1996. He is a member of the Idaho Optometric Physicians (IOP), Utah Optometric Physicians Association and the American Optometric Associations (AOA). He works with local ophthalmologists in co-managing surgical procedures including LASIK, PRK, and cataract surgery. He regularly consults and is an advisor to national optometric groups.
Dr. Kofoed loves America and the freedom he enjoys as a patriotic citizen. He is married with 11 children and an ever growing number of grandchildren. He spends most of his spare time with his family, who sings and performs on a regular basis. Kofoedfamilymusic.com.
Dr. Erik Thompson
Dr. Erik Thompson is one of the co-owners of The Eye Pros in Boise, Meridian and Nampa. He started practicing with Dr Kofoed in 2012. Dr Thompson is the Chief Medical Officer over all Eye Pros locations in Utah and Idaho.
Dr Thompson is certified in treating ocular diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. He co-manages LASIK and cataract surgery. He is certified in fitting soft, hard, and scleral contacts. Dr Thompson received his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Specialized Mechanical Engineering degrees from BYU Idaho and his Doctor of Optometry Degree from Indiana University in 2011. Dr. Thompson completed several internships in Indianapolis Indiana, Louisville Kentucky, and the Eye institute of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Outside of work Dr. Thompson loves spending time with his wife and 5 children. He likes watching and playing sports, being outdoors, and serving in his church.
Dr. Brett Fredericksen
Dr. Brett Fredericksen grew up in Moses Lake, WA and later received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Exercise Science, and a Minor in Business Management. He then obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry.
Dr. Fredericksen’s areas of specialty include: primary eyecare, pediatrics, contact lens, myopia management, glaucoma, ocular disease, and comanaging Lasik and cataract surgery. When he is not working, Dr. Fredericksen enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. He enjoys sports, hunting, and fishing.
Dr. Chris Robison
Dr. Chris Robison grew up in Rigby, Idaho. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis on Human Biology from Brigham Young University Idaho while also studying music as a guitarist and singer as well as teaching a guitar & ukulele workshop. Dr. Robison began his optometric education at the prestigious Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. While at Pacific University, he acquired additional training in pediatric optometry, vision therapy, specialty contact lenses, & ocular disease.
As part of his clinical education, Dr. Robison trained at the Hollingshead Eye Center in Boise, Idaho. This training concentrated on ocular disease, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, pre and post surgical care, corneal pathology, and retinal vascular disease.
He later trained at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah, where he served members of the United States Air Force, providing them with excellent glasses and contact lens solutions, frequently helping them get better than 20/20 vision. Dr. Robison also trained at the prestigious Eye Institute of Utah, in Salt Lake City, Utah, which emphasized advanced dry eye treatment, a large variety of retinal pathology, & neurological conditions. He then received additional training on diabetic retinopathy, and inflammatory eye disease at the Indian Health Services in Fort Hall, Idaho. Dr. Robison has a whole body approach to eye care and loves to find the underlying causes of eye disease so he can best help his patients.
In his free time, Dr. Robison enjoys being active, hiking, camping, & anything outdoors, as well as going to movies, cooking, singing & playing guitar.
Dr. Christine Chong
Dr. Christine Chong grew up in Washington state. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma with a bachelors of science in biology. Dr Chong then attended graduate school at Pacific University, where she graduated with honors and received her doctorate in optometry. After graduation, Dr Chong practiced optometry in Las Vegas, NV and the Tri Cities, WA. During this time, Dr Chong gained experience in pediatric and primary care optometry and served a diverse mix of patients. Dr Chong is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Idaho Optometric Physicians (IOP).
In her free time, Dr Chong enjoys making things and going on adventures with her husband and their greyhounds.
Dr. Brian Rast
Dr Brian Rast grew up all over Idaho and eventually ended up in Eagle where he graduated from Meridian HS. He then attended Rick’s College in Rexburg, ID, and then finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas- Dallas in Dallas, TX. From 1990-1994 he attended Pacific University’s College of Optometry in Oregon where he earned his Dr of Optometry degree. Dr Rast spent the better part of the last 30 years practicing in the DFW area of Texas. Areas of interest include contact lenses, sports vision, and co-management of cataract and LASIK surgeries.
Outside of the office Dr Rast loves sports, outdoor activities, and spending as much time as possible with family. He is excited to be living back in the mountains of Idaho and taking care of eye care needs here.
Dr. Lance Bloom
Dr. Lance Bloom is a native of Colorado. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from BYU–Idaho in 2009, then completed his Doctor of Optometry at Midwestern University–Arizona College of Optometry in 2013. While in school he completed various internships in pediatric optometry/vision therapy, primary eye care, and ocular disease. Dr. Bloom has practiced in multiple practice settings, including managing his own practice in Colorado prior to moving with his family to Idaho.
Dr. Bloom enjoys working with patients of all ages, but he especially enjoys working with children and youth, and has performed thousands of pediatric vision exams. He also speaks Spanish and loves working with the hispanic community. He will gladly perform your exam in Spanish if you desire. Dr. Bloom strongly believes in patient education and listening to his patients in order to ensure that each patient’s functional visual needs are met during the eye exam.
In his personal time he enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children, singing, playing guitar, and following his sports teams. He’s especially happy that he could move to Boise and still be a Broncos fan.
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Accepted Insurance Plans
At Eye Pros we accept most major insurance plans or offer a similar discount, including the in-network and out-of-network carriers displayed.
- Always Care Benefits
- Best Life
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Cross of Idaho
- Bridge Span
- Davis Vision
- EMI Health
- Insurance Management Services
- SW Service Administrators
- Idaho Medicaid
- Meritain Health
- Moda Health
- Mountains Health Co
- MS Administrative Services
- Opticare of Utah
- Pacific Source
- Regence (Regence Group Administrators)
- Select Health
- Superior Vision
- TPA Allegiance Benefit
- United Healthcare
- Unum Vision