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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.

Jason N. Hurley, OD


Dr. Hurley and staff provide the latest in eye care technology and new state 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.

Jerry Carlson, OD

Dr. JerryDr. 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.

Nicholas J. Blight, OD

On behalf of the entire staff at Advanced EyeCare we are happy to announce the addition of Dr. Nick Blight to the Advanced Eyecare Team. Dr. Blight was born and raised in Blackfoot Idaho and graduated from Snake River High School. He attended college at Brigham Young University- Idaho where he studied studio art with a minor in health profession studies. After graduation he completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove Oregon.

During his clinical rotations Dr. Blight gained experience in a wide variety of practice modes. At the Veteran’s Affairs hospital in Spokane Washington he gained skills and knowledge in diagnosis and management of ocular disease including glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and many other conditions. Following his time at the VA, Dr. Blight completed an externship dedicated to vision therapy and rehabilitation. He worked with a wide range of patients, including children dealing with teaming, tracking and focusing vision problems; as well as patients suffering from post-concussive syndrome due to a traumatic brain injury. He then went on to spend a focused rotation on contact lens fitting and evaluation, and learned much about diagnosis and treatment of irregular cornea and therapeutic specialty contact lenses. Finally Dr. Blight finished his clinical rotation experience at an Indian Health Clinic in Oklahoma focused on primary eye care with an emphasis in ocular disease. Having gained important skills and grown as an eye care professional, Dr. Blight is excited to come home to Blackfoot and is prepared to serve his hometown community and provide the highest quality eye care.
Dr. Blight and his wife Chelsie, have two beautiful and energetic children that keep them both busy. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors involved in a variety of activities ranging from landscape painting, hiking, camping and exploring new locations and activities.

Dr. Blight is welcoming new patients and would appreciate the chance to take care of you and your family. Please give our office a call and make an appointment with Dr. Blight in the month of June and receive 20% off a pair of glasses. Dr. Blight and the Advanced EyeCare team look forward to seeing you.