Aaron J. Affleck, M.D.

Aaron J. Affleck M.D.

  • Experience:
    Serving Eastern Idaho since 2001
  • Core Skills:
    Works with infant to adults in both Medical and Surgical Eye Care
  • Certificates:
    Board-Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Idaho State licensed
  • Location:
    2900 Valencia Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83404
    Ophthalmology residency: Kresge Eye Institute/Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, Medical degree: The Chicago Medical School, Bachelor's Degree: Brigham Young University


Aaron J. Affleck, MD, an Idaho Falls native, has served Eastern Idaho since 2001 as a medical physician and surgeon of the eye (or ophthalmologist). Dr. Affleck is  board-certified  by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is Idaho State licensed.  He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.   Dr. Affleck has vast experience in complete medical and surgical eye care.  He has cared for thousands of patients in this community and beyond.

Dr. Affleck completed his ophthalmology residency training and was honored as Chief Resident at Kresge Eye Institute/Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  Nationwide and globally this institute is known for being in the forefront of medical eye care and training. The training includes a strong focus on Laser Vision Correction Surgery also known as Lasik & PRK.  At the time this institute oversaw five different hospitals in the Detroit area.  This coverage granted Dr. Affleck exposure and training to an immense variety of eye conditions contributing to his sizeable knowledge and skills today.  He received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School, which also has a national reputation in advanced medical and healthcare education.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University.

Personal Experience

As one of the leading Idaho Falls surgeons he has also performed thousands of successful cataract surgeries and over a thousand successful LASIK eye surgeries.

He was the first Ophthalmologist to preform the Laser-assisted DCR (Dacryocystorhynostomy) in Eastern Idaho. This advanced treatment allows Dr. Affleck to open the blocked tearing drainage system without creating scars on the face.

Dr. Affleck was also the first in Eastern Idaho to offer the innovated Dropless Cataract Surgery.   The benefits to the patient is outstanding and cost effective.  The technique needs a skillful hand to place the medication correctly.

His success continues in his wide range of eye care services as he is highly recommended and referred to by other doctors in this area for his pediatric skills, to his extensive experience in lid surgeries for seniors.  He treats all ages.

Dr. Affleck has a proactive view in healthcare and its constant advancing technology.  He continually improves his surgical and medical skills through many avenues.  Dr. Affleck is a doctor for the whole family with his wide range of services. He provides each patient with personal, one-on-one, care.  He is thorough and not rushed in his treatment.  He want each patient and their family to have a positive experience.  He strives for each patient to be educated and have a understanding of  their condition with their best option for care.

Dr. Affleck carefully and thoughtfully guides, allowing patients to choose (non urgent) surgical treatment on their own time table.  Dr. Affleck greatly values his patients and feels his highest honor is when a patient refers family, friends and neighbors. He diligently works in providing excellent service which has developed into a majority of his patient base consisting of patient referrals.

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