A Team that is centered on patient education and the use of the latest technology to provide superior healthcare.
Dr. Todd Winbigler
After a tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Winbigler decided to pursue a career in Optometry, hoping to give others the same experience in vision that he had had as a young person. Dr. Winbigler earn a B.S. in Zoology from the College of Idaho and a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry.
Dr. Winbigler has an emphasis in Contact Lens Science, all aspects of Refractive Surgery and it's applications and Functional Vision.Dr. Winbigler also treats minor emergencies including foreign body removal, infections and trauma of the eye, as well as pre & post operative care for refractive and other surgeries.
Dr. Winbigler is the first doctor in the Treasure Valley to fit and prescribe Corneal Refractive Therapy, and did the clinical trials in our region for the Johnson & Johnson lenses Acuvue Advance and Acuvue Oasys. Dr. Winbigler specialized in hard to fit contact lenses and custom fits lenses for patients suffering from keratoconus.
“After 30 years of practice in Optometry, I still love what I do and enjoy the many friends of whom I have had the privilege of providing eye care. It has been said that if a person loves what they do, they will never work a day in their life. That saying certainly applies to me. It is an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with the care of our most precious senses-our vision!”
“Providing outstanding eye care and service is priority one. Learning from your mistakes, fixing issues and putting in place systems to avoid those mistake in the future is extremely important. Every day is an opportunity to do things better, faster and more efficiently. This is sometimes hard and a slow go, but the benefits of getting it right are an excellent reward in itself. Happy patients equal a strong, long term practice, which in turn makes you excited to go to work.”
“As a geek at heart, I can appreciate the technological strides being made in our field. Going from a monocle to a soon to be released contact lens that can monitor glucose is just absolutely AMAZING! Being able to call my hobby ‘work’ has been the highlight of my career. ``
“I absolutely love making a difference in people lives, being a part of improving vision and being a part of a wonderful team at Eastgate Optical. I believe that if you go as far as you can see, you will then see enough to go even further.”
“Knowing that I have helped even one person, I can go home happy and ready to come back the next day to do it all over again.”
``Because of my own experience with glasses and contacts, I can relate to almost any issue. I look forward to helping you with yours!``
“When I first started working at Eastgate Optical I had applied for a job. After working with Dr. Winbigler and being at Eastgate Optical for over 20 years as a certified Optician, I have realized that I have a career. I love what I do and I love my clients and the fact that they trust me to help them with their eyewear. Every day that I dispense eyewear to someone and they “glow” it is all worth it. I am truly blessed to love where I work and what I do.”