Idaho Vision Development Center
Idaho Vision Development Center

Your Ammon Optometrist

1536 Midway Avenue, Ammon, ID

  • Onsite Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Business Hours

  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Dr. Daniel Nielson O. D., FCOVD

Dr. Daniel Nielson
O. D.
FCOVD

After witnessing a child go from reading below grade level to above grade level within a matter of months as a result of optometric vision therapy, Dr. Nielson decided to dedicate his professional career to Developmental Optometry and Vision Therapy.... Show More

After witnessing a child go from reading below grade level to above grade level within a matter of months as a result of optometric vision therapy, Dr. Nielson decided to dedicate his professional career to Developmental Optometry and Vision Therapy. Having had vision problems since he was 12 years old and witnessing the impact of vision improvement first hand, Dr. Nielson was on a mission to become an eye doctor.


He is one of two doctors in Idaho who are board certified in vision development, vision therapy and vision rehabilitation. He completed his BS degree from Brigham Young University in both Rexburg and Provo, and then his doctor of optometry at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He went on to complete a residency at Child and Family Eyecare in Wichita, Kansas where he received specific training in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy, and Neuro-Rehabilitation.


Dr. Nielson served as a staff optometrist for a rehabilitation hospital and is educated in treating vision problems associated with concussions, strokes, and acquired brain injuries.


He has sought out additional training with pediatrics and vision therapy because of the positive impact he has seen in patients who have been treated for binocular vision problems. At Idaho Vision Development Center he diagnoses and treats vision difficulties such as tracking issues, double vision, headaches, and lazy or turned eyes. He is passionate about helping others reach their fullest visual potential.


Dr. Nielson is a native of Idaho and is proud to be a part of the Idaho Falls community. He and his beautiful wife Alexis have three charming children who keep him busy when he is not in the office. They enjoy spending time together and outdoor activities in Southeast Idaho.

  • Professional Certification
  • Family Friendly

About Us

Idaho Vision Development Center was founded to help patients in an area that can often be overlooked. The focus during most eye examinations is to check for glasses and any kind of disease which are very important tests needed on... Show More

Idaho Vision Development Center was founded to help patients in an area that can often be overlooked. The focus during most eye examinations is to check for glasses and any kind of disease which are very important tests needed on a yearly basis.

Our visual systems are very complex as over half of the circuits in the brain help us first capture, second process, and then see the world. In the ever evolving world of technology the demands for up close vision is constantly being tested and as vision is a learned skill, it may need some help if proper vision development gets disrupted. There are three pillars of vision which we test at near including:

• Eye Teaming
• Eye Tracking
• Eye Focusing

If just one of these skills is not working correctly, it can cause major problems during reading, schoolwork or other near activities.

Many times problems arise that may not appear as vision related because a child does not know how his or her eyes are supposed to work and assumes everyone sees things the same way.

By improving vision development, we help unlock potential in individual lives. There is no limit on age as the brain is neuroplastic and be trained to find more efficient visual pathways. Call to set up your appointment today.