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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Advanced EyeCare of Blackfoot the leading provider of vision care products and services in Blackfoot.

Dr. Jason N. Hurley

Dr. Hurley and staff provide the latest in eye care technology and new statehurley of the art computerized equipment.  Dr. Hurley specializes in adult and pediatric eye care and difficult contact lens fittings; including gas-permeable, toric and bifocal contacts.  Laser refractive consultations are included withe very comprehensive eye exam upon request.

Dr. Hurley graduated from Madison High School in Rexburg Idaho and went on to Ricks College.  He received an Associate of Science Degree from Ricks College in 1998. He then received a Bachelor’s Degree from Idaho State University in 2000. Dr. Hurley and his family then moved to Oregon where he graduated with a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) from Pacific University. He received hands-on training from the Eye Institute of Utah, Salt Lake Veterans Hospital, and contact lens training at the Moran Eye Center. Dr. Hurley is a current member of the Idaho Optometric Physicians Association and American Optometry Association.

Dr. Hurley is an energetic and enthusiastic individual who will do all that he can to serve his patients and community,  He celebrated 10 years of business last spring and is excited to announce the building of his new office coming this fall.  (Check into our blog!) When asked what he likes most about being an optometrist, he will tell you that, “it’s being able to see my patients and their families year after year and knowing that they trust me as their primary eye care provider.”

Dr. Hurley is married and has three beautiful daughters.  He just sent one off to college at BYU Idaho.  He loves spending time with his family going boating, traveling to St. George to see grandparents, concerts and sporting events.  When he can find time to sneak away he loves to fish, bike and golf.



Dr. Jerry

Jerry Carlson, OD

Dr. Jerry Carlson was raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and is a graduate of Idaho Falls High School. He did undergraduate work at Ricks College and Idaho State University in biology. He graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Jerry completed various rotations in Portland, and Salem, Oregon, and in Salt Lake City at The Eye Institute of Utah. He practiced in Utah for four years before returning to Idaho Falls and opening Aspen Ridge Eye Care in December 2006.

Jerry and his wife, Jennifer, have four children. He enjoys music; playing the guitar and piano; watching his kids participate in sports, dance and music; fly fishing; aquariums and spending time with his family.

Jerry sincerely enjoys spending time with patients. It is important to him that they are educated and made aware of their individual options. He offers comprehensive eye exams, diabetic eye exams, treats macular degeneration and glaucoma, manages and treats ocular diseases, performs pre and post operative care of Lasik and other ocular surgeries, treats pediatric and sports optometry, as well as emergency/trauma care. He also assists in dispensing glasses and contacts

 bowmanDr. Kreed Bowman

Dr. Bowman was born and raised in Rexburg Idaho where he graduated from Madison High School.  He earned a BS in Human Biology with a minor in chemistry from Brigham Young University – Idaho.  He earned my Doctor of Optometry O.D. form Midwestern University in Phoenix Arizona, where he was accepted as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa optometric honorary society for academic excellence.  Throughout his schooling he worked as a tutor and lab assistant.  He truly enjoys helping people learn.  He has worked in a variety of settings including private practice and Indian Health Hospitals in Oklahoma, Montana, Arizona, and here in beautiful Idaho.  He enjoys seeing all types of patients, from yearly visual checkups to Diabetic Retinopathy and everything in between.  He  is so excited to be back in beautiful Idaho!

He has been married to the most wonderful woman for 7 years, they have two beautiful daughters ages 18 months and 4 years.  These women are the center of his life.  As a family they enjoy rock climbing, hiking, water and snow skiing, and reading books.  He is very family oriented and loves spending time with parents, brothers, sisters, and in-laws.  

He Is very excited to be practicing near his home town.  He loves the people of Southeast Idaho, they are down to earth and caring!   His favorite part of being an optometrist is spending time getting to know my patients.  “I love to teach and answer questions about the eye.  It’s very rewarding to help patients experience life with clear vision.  I am constantly striving to provide the best care to my patients.”