346 Central Avenue . Whitefish, Montana . 406-862-2020
The Whitefish Eye Center is a full service Optometry office that has been caring for its patients for over 40 years in downtown Whitefish. It has been and will continue to be a staple and pillar of Optometry in Whitefish.
Our goal at the Whitefish Eye Center is to serve the Whitefish community and surrounding area in all aspects of eye health and vision care with compassion and outstanding service. We strive to meet and exceed the eye care needs of all, from infants to golden ages. We take pride in providing each patient an experience worthy of their trust and referral.
The Whitefish Eye Center provides comprehensive eye examinations, treatment of eye infections and diseases, laser surgery co-management, frame styling and contact lens fittings.
During our examinations we incorporate the latest advances in diagnostic testing and therapeutic treatments. Our doctors and staff strive to meet and exceed the eye care needs of our patients with outstanding service and compassionate care.
The Whitefish Eye Center proudly participates in the InfantSEE program. InfantSEE is public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care become an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program we provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first years of life as a no cost public health service. Bring your infant in today for their first eye health examination.
Our Doctors & Our Staff
Dr. Kurt Blades attended Montana State University for his undergraduate work and received his Doctorate with honors in Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Blades grew up in the Flathead Valley and in his free time enjoys supporting local sports teams, biking, hiking and skiing with his family. He is also an active member on many non-profit boards, raising funds throughout the valley.
Dr. Michelle Botner received her Bachelor of Science from the University of South Dakota while on a swim scholarship and her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College. She has been practicing Optometry in the Flathead Valley since 2010. Dr. Botner is a North Dakota native and is happy to be working and playing in Montana. In her free time she enjoys coaching the local swim team and enjoying the great outdoors with her family.
Many of the Whitefish Eye Care staff have been with us for 20 years. Dr. Blades and Dr. Botner and the highly experienced staff are available to offer expert comprehensive optometry examinations along with providing full service eye care health.
Frames & Lenses
We are proud of our in office frame selection from designers Oliver Peoples, Fusion, Modo, OGI, Dutz, Flexon, IYokoInYake, Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo, Oakley, Smith, Ray Ban and many many more. If you don't see a style or particular frame, just ask and we will order it for you.
All of our lenses are crafted in a Montana lab owned and operated by eye care professionals. We are not striving to be the fastest, just the best. Our warranty program on all of our products includes adjustments and minor repairs at no charge for the lifetime of your eyewear.
We also offer prescription sunglasses, ski goggles and swim goggles. Smith, Maui Jim, Ray Ban, Dragon, Oakley, Nike, Suncloud and many more are also available without a precription.
New Patient Forms
We are accepting new patients! To make it easier for you we have a printable form for you to fill out and bring in with you. The Whitefish Eye Center participates in insurance plans, please contact our office for further information regarding insurance coverages.