“Since the beginning, Glacier Eye Clinic has utilized cutting edge technology to provide high level eye care to the Flathead Valley. We continue to bring the best possible care to Northwest Montana, while preserving the values and spirit of our unique community.”

See How LASIK Could Change Your Life!

LASIK is among the safest elective procedures in medicine, and tens of millions of people have had LASIK since it was approved in the 1990’s. LASIK treatment takes into account specific characteristics of your eye in order to achieve better vision for you individually. This custom technology has improved significantly over the last few years and continues to make strides to make vision better than ever before! The procedure takes approximately 10-15 minutes with significant visual improvement by the next day.



LASIK is a laser vision correction procedure that reshapes the cornea to treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. LASIK reduces or eliminates the need for glasses and contact more


A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside of our eye. This typically occurs slowly, though in some cases can change rapidly for a variety of reasons. Cataracts can have a dramatic impact on our vision and worsen over more

Optical & Eyewear

Glacier Optical is a state-of-the-art optical shop located next to the lobby of Glacier Eye Clinic. Opticians are technicians trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, and other devices to correct eyesight. We boast a wide range of brands for both eyeglasses and more


The cornea is a clear dome shaped structure at the front of the eye. Along with the lens of the eye, the cornea focuses light onto the retina to facilitate vision. Both the shape and the clarity of the cornea are essential to its more

Comprehensive Care

At Glacier Eye Clinic, our goal is to help ensure your eye health, maintain excellent vision, and connect you with the eyecare you may need. Our outstanding and skilled team of board-certified optometrists provide precisely that kind of service, customized to your more

Dry Eye

Have you experienced intermittent blurry vision? Do your eyes feel gritty, scratchy, tired, burn or become painful? Do your eyes or eyelids look red or irritated? Do you experience frequent tearing? These symptoms may be indicative of ocular surface disease, commonly called dry eye more


Glaucoma is an eye disease characterized by damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is the “cable” that connects the eye to the brain and each optic nerve contains over 1 million nerve fibers. When these nerve fibers are lost due to glaucoma, irreversible loss of vision more


At Glacier Eye Clinic, we understand the privilege and importance of taking care of the visual needs of children. We truly enjoy our pediatric clinic days, and while things are admittedly a little louder in the waiting rooms, the days are filled with charm and that special wisdom only children can more


Caring for vision includes more than just the eye itself. Structures around the eye, such as the eyelids, tear ducts, eyelashes, and eye socket (known as the orbit), play a key role in our ocular health. At Glacier Eye Clinic we provide specialty care known as oculoplastics that focuses on these additional more


When the retina becomes damaged our vision can be impacted in many different ways. At Glacier Eye Clinic we provide a full array of retinal care through regular examinations, diagnostic testing, medical and procedural treatments, and, when necessary, more

Surgery Center

Glacier Surgical provides premier surgical services to the Flathead Valley and greater Northwest Montana region. With an emphasis on full range ophthalmic surgery, our modern center gives patients an enhanced surgical experience providing access and comfort in a way never before seen in more

About Glacier Eye Clinic

Optical & Eyewear

Glacier Optical is a state-of-the-art optical shop located in the lobby of Glacier Eye Clinic. Our opticians are trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames for outstanding vision and comfort. We have a wide range of prescription eyewear and sunglasses. Learn more about Glacier Optical by clicking the button below:


Logan Swenson
Above and Beyond
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I did LASIK surgery with Dr. Jessen a couple months ago, and it is one of the best things I have ever done! I can’t recommend the procedure enough. Dr. Jessen does an amazing job. He is extremely patient, kind, calm, and thoughtful. Even calling the night of the surgery to check and see if I was doing well. He and his staff make you feel like they really care. They go above and beyond. My vision is 20/15 now, and it is the most amazing feeling to wake up and see! If you’re considering it. Do it.
Carol Barnes
Very Supportive And Gave Great Information
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Dr. Tyler Ofstad fixed my cataracts this year. The whole team at Glacier Eye is excellent. They were very thorough, examining every aspect of my eyes. They explained everything well from what to expect from the surgery to the cost. They were very supportive and gave great information both verbally and in writing, to help me make the necessary decisions about cataracts (near or far, astigmatism correction or not, etc). I have always been very squeamish about anyone getting near my eyes and was nervous about being awake during the procedure but Dr. Ofstad was very reassuring and fast. There was excellent coordination between the office and the hospital. Most importantly, I got a great result with 20/20 vision and everything looks so much clearer and colorful. I only need readers for glasses now. I would highly recommend Dr. Ofstad and Glacier Eye team.
Milla Koger
Fabulous Outcome
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I had bilateral cataract surgery with long distance lens replacement done in the last month by Dr. Alme. The surgeries were done 2 weeks apart. I cannot describe how fabulous the outcome was for such a short investment of time and eyes drops three times a day or in excess of a month. The preop and after care were beyond reproach. Postoperatively, I saw Drs. Olsen and Remington. Their professional demeanor, making one feel comfortable with a stranger, was quite outstanding. The office help and eye technicians were friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I still thank the Lord and Glacier Eye Clinic for gifting me with such an improvement in my eyesight.
Sarah Mathiason
Best Decision
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Everyone at Glacier Eye clinic was thorough, kind, professional and answered all my questions about before/during and after surgery. No drama, it was all positive. I would (and do) recommend anyone to Glacier Clinic. I don't usually leave reviews, however I feel that if you are on the 'fence' about getting Lasik/PRK than I would suggest that it is one of the best things I have done for myself. I have better than perfect vision after Lasik. No more losing glasses, damaged glasses, foggy glasses, contacts, nose being irritated by glasses. I can hike/swim/snowboard/work freely like I did as a kid. Best decision. Consider it an ongoing investment that rewards you every minute you are awake!

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