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Highlights of Qualifications

Pacific University College of Optometry
- B.S. in Vision Science

Optometry School:
Pacific University College of Optometry

- Ocular Disease – diagnosis, treatment & management
- Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals

- Unites States Air Force (Veteran)
- American Optometric Association
- Idaho Optometric Physicians

- Optos Digital Retinal Scanning
- Contact & Eyeglasses Lens fitting

- Urgent Care, Glaucoma & Cataracts
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Pre & Post-operative care

Dr. Jay Borgholthaus, an optometrist in Pocatello, provides comprehensive eye care and vision services throughout East Idaho.  Dr. Borgholthaus attended Brigham Young University in Provo, then was accepted to Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon where he received his bachelors in vision science and his doctorate of optometry in 1991.

Pocatello optometrist & eye doctor, Jay Borgholthaus is a veteran.Upon graduation, he served for 3 years in the United States Air Force as an optometrist at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. The hospital setting allowed him to work with other health care providers on a daily basis and included emergency room consultations.

Following his honorable release from the Air Force, Dr. Borgholthaus moved back to his home state of Idaho and practiced as an eye doctor at Shopko Eyecare for over 18 years in Pocatello before joining Summit Eyecare.  Dr. Borgholthaus has seen thousands of patients managing their vision as well as eye diseases.  He has aided and co-managed hundreds of cataract and LASIK surgery patients. 

"Dr. B," as he is sometimes referred to, enjoys helping patients see more clearly with contact lenses.  He takes great care in helping those patients who have had  difficulty wearing contact lenses and turning it into a comfortable, clear vision experience.

He has been a member of the American Optometric Association for over 15 years  and is active in his local South East Idaho district.

Dr. Borgholthaus has served in his community and church in the Pocatello and Chubbuck area since his arrival.  He is a father of 3 boys and a daughter-in-law and has been married to his high school sweet heart for 29 years. He enjoys hiking, golf, riding 4 wheelers in the mountains and vacationing in McCall with his family.

Optometrist – Pocatello, Eye Doctor – Pocatello

Call Dr. Jay Borgholthaus for your annual eye exam, in Pocatello and surrounding areas!