About Us

Dr. Affleck is confident that his comprehensive treatment is the path to superior optical and overall care for his patients. By utilizing his unique background as a medical doctor, state-of-the-art testing equipment, and superior coordination of care with his staff, patients of all ages in Idaho Falls have overcome a variety of eye conditions. Dr. Affleck’s commitment to providing personalized, exceptional care is a hallmark of his practice, and obvious to anyone who sees him.


Our Doctor



Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Idaho State licensed
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.


Aaron J. Affleck, MD received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School (part of Rosalind Franklin University), which carries a national reputation in advanced medical and healthcare education. He completed his ophthalmology residency training and was honored as Chief Resident at Kresge Eye Institute/Wayne State University in Detroit. This institute is recognized both nationwide and globally for being a leader in the field of medical eye care and training. In addition, this training program focuses heavily on Laser Vision Correction Surgery (LASIK & PRK). His mission throughout residency was to train general ophthalmologists in such a way that their skills would include more specialized care, including pediatrics care, droopy eyelids, blocked tear ducts, lazy eyes, and glaucoma.


Dr. Affleck’s surgical success rate speaks for itself. He has performed thousands of successful cataract surgeries alone! He was the first ophthalmologist in Eastern Idaho to successfully treat patients with dropless cataract surgery, an innovative technique that reduces healing time and yields better results. In addition, Dr. Affleck has performed more than one thousand successful LASIK surgeries and counting.

Dr. Affleck is one of the most trusted area doctors in treating children with eye conditions. Because of his experience treating pediatric eye issues, such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes), many area pediatricians trust Dr. Affleck to treat their patients.

The majority of Dr. Affleck’s patients come from satisfied patients’ referrals. His thorough and compassionate care is comforting and appreciated by his patients.

Aaron J. Affleck, M.D. Forges New Frontier in Eastern Idaho

Dr. Aaron Affleck of Affleck MD Eye Care has forged a new frontier in Eastern Idaho as the first ophthalmologist to offer Laser-assisted solutions for bone blocked tear duct. Now Dr. Affleck continues to expand by bringing benefits to his patients as the first ophthalmologist in the area to offer an innovative technique for removing cataracts, called dropless cataract surgery. link to dropless cataract surgery information. His diversified training has given him the skills to bring meaningful results to his patients, and offer more in the form of Bladeless LASIK and PRK, eyelid tightening procedures, and more. All of this comes together to make him a doctor for and trusted by, area pediatricians for the surgical treatment of their patients’ eye conditions.

Dr. Affleck understands that quality vision is a precious gift, and directly improves a person’s quality of life. By helping patients improve their vision, Dr. Affleck is making a difference that will last a lifetime in every patient. He is dedicated to ensuring his impact can resonate with anyone seeking to improve his or her vision — using extensive training and continuing education to offer surgical and non-surgical services that meet the needs of people in all stages of life in Idaho Falls and the surrounding areas.



One of our most treasured resources at Affleck, M.D. Eye Care is our staff. Each staff member uses their individual skills and talents to provide our patients with compassionate and outstanding care.




Our office is nestled between the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) and Mountain View/Community Hospital.   The location is convenient and just down the road from the facility where  Dr. Affleck preforms his surgical treatments.

Our entry opens to the welcoming area where your information is gathered and our staff greets you with a friendly-smiling; “Hello.” Dr. Affleck personally tiled the receptionist desk and décor purposely reflects our love for Idaho’s nature.

The 4 exam rooms are a short distant from the lobby and all areas are wheelchair friendly.  Please, feel free to ask to use the facility’s wheelchair.  We strive for comfortable exam rooms with toys for entertaining small children and several guest chairs.

In our lobby you have a brief stop.  Our goal is to use your time carefully and avoid long waiting periods for the doctor.

Advance testing Equipment

Ophthalmology is a medical field of constant advancement in technology.  At Affleck M.D. Eye Care we invest in accurate and cutting-edge testing and measuring equipment.  Resulting in elite outcomes of care.

Our office takes advantage of  hi-tech in charting, billing and scheduling.  Therefore automatic reminders keep you informed and our software keeps you safe.  It can recognize when medication you are taking may interact with a medication Dr. Affleck may be thinking about starting.

COVID Safety

Your safety is important to us! You are important to us! We take prevention of spreading illness seriously.  Our disinfecting protocols have always been high.  We diligently follow CDC guidelines and proactively encourage our staff to follow them at work and when not at work.  Here are some examples of our safety program.

  • Added air-filter for scrubbing the air
  • Social distancing
  • Face covering
  • Sneeze/breath guards in receptionist area and exam rooms
  • No charges for no shows for illness
  • Providing patient’s masks
  • Limiting visitors numbers
  • Patient education
  • Screening questions
  • Disinfecting rooms between each patient


Helping Patients Achieve Better

Vision, Health, & Quality of Life!

Committed to Providing Personalized, Superior Eye Care

As a medical doctor, Dr. Affleck provides optometric and ophthalmologic services and can see how a patient’s overall health is impacting their eyes. This comprehensive assessment makes a world of difference, and the results speak for themselves.

Best Treatment

Many patients are quick to recommend the care they receive to friends and family, including area health care providers who trust Dr. Affleck with the care of their eyes!

Careful Surgery

When an eye condition does not respond to less invasive methods of treatment, or there is no other treatment option besides surgery, Dr. Affleck at Affleck MD Eye Care will recommend a surgical procedure. Dr. Affleck has performed thousands of successful surgeries for both pediatric and adult patients in Idaho Falls and surrounding areas.