Dr. Jon Fishburn

Ophthalmology
Boise, ID
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Boise, ID

Address

999 N Curtis Rd Ste 205, null, Boise, ID
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Coventry

Humana

United healthcare

PacificSource Preferred PSN

CIGNA Health Care

Blue Cross of Idaho

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Wellmark Inc

Medicaid

PacificSource

Regence Blue Shield of Idaho

UnitedHealthcare

InterMountain Eye Centers

Meridian, ID

InterMountain Eye Centers

Boise, ID

InterMountain Eye Centers

Boise, ID

InterMountain Eye Centers

Eagle, ID

InterMountain Eye Centers

Nampa, ID

About

Bio

I am a board certified eye surgeon practicing ophthalmology in Boise Idaho. I've completed fellowship training in glaucoma and ophthalmic pathology. I have a tremendous passion for my profession and compassion for my patients. I also have been a world class and national wild water kayak champion and still compete as a runner in regional races. I am active in numerous athletic events, such as mountain and road biking, Nordic and alpine skiing, tennis, crossfit, rock climbing. I also promote healthy lifestyles through my interests in exercise physiology and preventative medicine.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: Idaho, Oregon

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

1.3K Answers
834 Agrees
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Rhinorrhea: The mere act of inhaling and exhaling cools nasal secretions, therefore when you blow your nose the "snot" is cooler than your body temperature. Also,... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Stye: If this occurred rather suddenly, it probably is a stye, which is a blocked oil gland of the eyelid. It can become secondarily infected and can spread... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
No: Doesn't prevent or treat the flu.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Risk Factors: The most common risk factor for glaucoma is elevated eye pressure (iop), the higher over 21 mmhg it is, the higher the risk. Other important risk fact... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Several: Common eye disorders with home treatment remedies include dry eyes, eyelid irritations, ; allergy- related eye conditions. These conditions are often ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Eyeglass cleaning: There are special glass cleaning sprays you can purchase at an optical shop. They also have special lens cleaning fabrics, that when used together, he... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Usually innocent : Vitreous floaters commonly develop as the eye ages, a process called vitreous syneresis. However, if floaters abruptly occur with/without light flashe... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Better vision : Spectacles, with proper prescription, correct the refractive error of your eyes. The benefits to wearing them is for clear vision. There is no downsid... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Yes: Often caused by allergic or hypersensitivity reactions to medications, but also can be caused b infections like herpes simplex virus.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Corneal abrasion: Depends. If your eye md has cleared you to resume wearing , then yes. Often it takes several days before the eye is fully recovered from a corneal abr... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Typical range: Simplifying this somewhat is to say that an average range of Intraocular pressure (IOP) is 10 to 21 mmHg. This assumes average corneal thickness. To ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Contact lenses: It's not the color of the contact lens, it's how well it fits and how tolerable your eye is to it. Te color of the lens doesn't damage your eye sight... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Well...: Glutamine may provide a roll in repletion of stores of this Amino Acid after strenuous , usually marathon- like events. Depletion usually affects the... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Eye infection: Either is okay. If your health care provider requires help based on the type of infection, a referral may be necessary to an eye md (ophthalmologist).... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Contact lenses. : Not a good idea. You don't want to put expired solutions in your eyes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Dry eyes: Yes. Eye glasses do help shield the eyes from wind, dust, and sunlight. Also the rate at which your tears on the surface of your eyes evaporates is ac... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Variable : Computer eye strain is very common complaint now a days. Also called video or terminal display syndrome results from prolong focus on an electronic di... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Internal eye pressur: The eye pressure (IOP) is measured in mmHg and indicates the internal pressure of the eye. It's influenced by corneal thickness and fluctuates over 24... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Contact lenses: Yes. The foil packet your contact lens came in is stamped with the expiration date for the lens. Now when you where them, you should keep track of the... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Corneal abrasion: Depends. If your eye md has cleared you to resume wearing , then yes. Often it takes several days before the eye is fully recovered from a corneal abr... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are selected based on their spectrum of bacterial infection coverage. The one that eradicates the infection is the correct antibiotic. An... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Eye glasses : Glass lenses are heavier and more durable. Plastic lenses are lighter and scratch more easily. Both have good optical characteristics.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Eye injury: Yes, possibly depending on the nature of the eye injury. Eyes that don't see and function may shrink, may become calcified, may turn painful, and some... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Likely: Yes, likely. There is nothing sterile about tap water. It's also not a good lubricant. For chemical injuries to the eyes, a rapid water flush is adv... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Possible anemia : With your description, pale palpebral conjunctiva (inner part of eyelid) may be indicative of anemia.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Pink eye: Often "pink eye" is related to a viral infection & generally resolve ls in 2 weeks. Some may last longer. Some are much more serious & require... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Doing near tasks: If you are unable to comfortably see during near-related activities, you are likely having difficulty accommodating. Reading glasses help by aiding yo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Probable pterygium : A growth that may occur from a "clock" perspective at either 9 or 3 o'clock positions on the white part of eye with growth towards & onto clear part i... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Ocular Allergies: Ocular allergies can be treated by avoiding your known causes(modifying your environment), using artificial tears (dilutional treatment), or by taking... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Nasalacrimal duct ob: No not likely sinus problems but more likely a partial or full obstruction of the tear drainage system into your nose. This bump you feel may be the s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Treat: You should make an appointment with a physician to review your medical and family history to see if you would benefit from treatment. Sometimes it's f... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Sulfa, cosopt: Depending on what your target range of pressure is, you could try timolol, alphagan, xalatan, (latanoprost) lumigan, travatan, xioptan, or combigan. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Epididymitis: Not recommended. Best to have infection fully treated and recovery before sex or masturbation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
IOL, cataract: A variety of excellent biocompatible intraocular lens implants are currently available for implantation. The most common type are soft malleable plast... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Jaundice, liver dz: I recommend that you make an appointment right away for an evaluation. You could have anything from liver disease( hepatitis) to biliary obstruction t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Contacts and meds: No. I usually don't recommend wearing contact lenses during the treatment of an eye infection or inflammatory condition. Very few exceptions apply in... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Viral conjunctivitis: Probably not a bacterial infection. Usually a viral infection starts in one eye and spreads to the other by self inoculation. The tears you are usin... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Allergies: "itchy waterey runny" eyes. Some mild redness and puffiness of the eyelids. Often goes hand in hand with seasonal or perennial allergies. Other coexis... Read More
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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Red eye: It sounds like she has a sub conjunctival hemorrhage, a bright red bruise of the whites of the eye. Generally asymptomatic and self limited and usuall... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
No: No. Lasik is to help with refractive errors, whereas serpiginous chorioretinopathy is treated through medical approaches.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Coffee and glaucoma : Presumably your concern is the risk of caffeine causing glaucoma. The eye pressure raising effects of caffeine have been known in the literature, the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Glaucoma: Carbidopa/levodopa are contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma because it may result in acute intraocular pressure rise. In people with open angle gl... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Eye protection: Preventative measures to ward off accidental eye injuries is always a great idea. Wear safety glasses anytime there is risk for a projectile striking ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Glaucoma: Yes. Many afflicted people with congenital glaucoma can lead very productive lives. There may be some limitations if eyesight is affected, but often a... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Anxiety: I never heard of this reaction with prevacid (lansoprazole). Usually the following asverse relations are reported: diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Fundus fluorescein: Yes, it may be necessary if there is concern regarding your retinal circulation. Are you diabetic?
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A female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Rest: Rest is likely all you need. You probably strained or overloaded your muscles and during the sustained contraction of your arm, forearm and other co... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Eye pain: Talk to the eye md. I believe he/she meant that no topical anesthetic eye drops. I'm sure it's ok to take an oral pain reliever. Make sure you are us... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Allergy : Presuming that you are healthy, taking the two medications together is not likely to be a problem. If you are hypertensive, your blood pressure can be... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Yes: Cold remedies include Acetaminophen for the aches and fever. Follow the dose recommendation included with the medication.
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Testimonials
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1.4K
Thank you notes
Feb 21, 2016
I like the way Dr. Fishburn warmly meets patients where they are, as well as how he educates and collaborates well with colleagues. We are lucky to have him here on HealthTap!
Dr Jon Fishburn is a compassionate devoted Ophthamologist who give sound advice and is well respected in his field. I highly recommend Dr Jonas a colleague and as a friend.
Jul 14, 2014
A very knowledgeable physician. I highly recommend Dr. Jon Fishburn!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am following up with an optometrist to start. He gave new Rx for left lens. Now, 1 day later I see the same. Probably put in my old lens into same frame. This is flori...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Dr Jon Fishburn, That is a very interesting concise answer and very helpful too,thanks for taking the time to answer my question with your professional opinion. Regards...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you very much for your quick and helpful advice. i know its very difficult. i am under a glaucoma specialist for the last 11 years.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nevada School of Medicine
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Residency

University of Tennessee

Awards

Many national and international athletic awards
Physician Recognition Award
Diplomat of American Board of Medicine

Affiliations

St lukes boise medical center
Intermountain Eye/Laser Center
American Glaucoma Society
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