Delivering expert medical and surgical eye care in a compassionate and patient-centered environment since 1966. Thank you for trusting us with your eye care needs.

The North Idaho Eye Institute has been providing exceptional eye care in Coeur d’Alene since 1966. We are a trusted resource to the local/regional medical community. As physicians and eye surgeons, we are experienced in treating most medical and surgical conditions of the eye. All of our ophthalmologists are Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Our Focus is You

It is the goal of our physicians and staff to provide compassionate care and an exceptional experience for you and your family from the routine exam to the highly specialized procedure.
Patient Testimonials
"I have been going to North Idaho Eye Institute for years. It's always a good experience. I just had double cataract surgery this month and it went perfectly! So excited to be able to see well again. Dr. Drew Thomas was so caring, taking the time to really listen. Their OR/pre-op staff have everything down to a science. I never felt rushed or like I was just another surgery that day. My experience couldn't have been any better. I knew I was in good hands."
- Latrice S.
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"I had a great experience at North Idaho Eye Institute! I had PRK eye laser surgery done last week, and in total I have had about a half a dozen appointments there and so have met many staff members, all who were friendly and professional. Dr Smith and Elisha were especially wonderful to work with, they were so knowledgeable and kind. I'm so glad I had my surgery done here, I can't imagine having gone anywhere else. 100% recommend!!!"
- Alice V.
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"From my very first LASIK surgery consultation to my follow up appointments, the team at North Idaho Eye provided me with outstanding care. I never once found my wait times to be excessive, and my personal scheduling needs were accommodated with ease."
Google - Rabekah R.
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"We have received excellent, compassionate, competent medical care from the extensive staff. They are organized, polite and efficient."
Google - Jennifer R.
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"I had several eye tests done following a car accident injury. Everyone was kind, efficient and the time passed quickly. Dr Duke did a great job helping me understand my eye issues."
Facebook - Suzanne S.
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"I had Lasik surgery with Dr Smith and it was the best thing I ever decided to do. Dr Smith took great care of me, explaining everything as the process went along and always making sure I was comfortable with my decision. The staff in clinic and in the surgery center were amazing as well, making sure I was well cared for. Having the freedom of such clear vision now is so incredible! I wish I had done it sooner!"
Facebook - Leah C.
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Our ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, clinic and support staff are recognized by patients and primary care physicians for providing kind, caring, ethical, efficient and cost-effective eye care.


While you may call North Idaho Eye your home for all your eye care needs, others visit us briefly for medical or surgical consultation prior to returning to their primary eye care provider or optometrist. We partner with many local optometrists to take care of the needs of the community and ensure the continuity of your care.

North Idaho Eye Institute is proud of its tradition of medical excellence and continuing commitment to community care


In further recognizing that medicine is not entirely contained as a business, we are involved in the communities we serve by supporting activities and by providing educational and other services to patients and medical professionals.

We will continue to provide care to developing nations, and engage in research and other investigations which advance our knowledge and technology. We value and recognize the importance of these activities to our own professional and personal development and the positive impact it has on the quality of our patient care.

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