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Our Team of Optometrists



Dr. Kurt Blades and Dr. Michelle Botner serve the Whitefish community and surrounding area in all aspects of eye health and vision care with compassion and outstanding service. They strive to meet and exceed the eye care needs of all -  from infant to golden ages. The goal of the Whitefish Eye Center is to provide each patient an experience worthy of your trust and referral.

Dr. Kurt Blades


Dr. 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 following and supporting local sports teams, biking, hiking, skiing and being an active member of the community.

Dr. Michelle Botner


Dr. Michelle Botner  received her Bachelor of Science from Montana State University and her Doctorate from Pacific College of Optometry.  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


Contact Us:

Whitefish Eye Center
346 Central Ave
Whitefish, Mt. 59937



Office Hours:

Monday though Friday  - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday - 9:00am - 12:00pm

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