Dr. Dayton has been enhancing the vision of thousands of Idahoans for over 30 years.
Is an Idaho native born and raised Boise. His roots, however, are here in SE Idaho. His father graduated from Sugar-Salem high school and his mother from Ucon high. He attended Ricks College in Rexburg before serving a 2-year mission to Belgium and France. Upon his return he completed his associates degree at Ricks and finished his studies in Biology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He then attended Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon and graduated in 1990 as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honors Fraternity.
Dr. Dayton first practiced in Twin Falls for 2 years and then in the Treasure Valley for 30 years. In 2006 he founded Hometown Family Eyecare in Middleton, Idaho providing full scope primary eyecare services. He also worked part time at The Eye Associates in Meridian, Idaho, a busy ophthalmology private practice for the past 16 years. Working side by side with the surgeons at The Eye Associates was particularly rewarding and landed him here at Premier Eyecare of Eastern Idaho. From 2007 to 2012 he served as a mentor and clinical site preceptor training 4th year optometry students on their 3-month rotations. He has been an invited lecturer at continuing medical education conferences. Since 2010 he has also been one of only 25 consultants and speakers with the #1 contact lens manufacturer in the world. In that role he has lectured and hosted peer to peer doctor events throughout the country.
Dr. Dayton's wife of 31 years, Seleste Summers, is a Rexburg native and they have 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls. Together they enjoy all that Idaho has to offer from hunting, fishing, hiking, cycling, skiing, and all other outdoor activities. Most of all they love helping on grandpas potato farm!
His greatest satisfaction is connecting with his patients and realizing that there is a person behind the eyes. Helping them to see and function better regardless of what they do is tremendously rewarding. He is grateful to be a member of the team at Premier Eyecare and looks forward to meeting you! He is currently seeing patientsIdaho Falls and Rexburg.
Modern cataract surgery involves the removal of the cataract or cloudy natural lens from within the eye and the implantation of an artificial lens.
Diabetes is the leading cause of visual impairment in the United States among patients below the age of 50.
With a careful history of symptoms, the right diagnostic tests, and a thorough eye examination, a treatment regimen can be created to offer relief.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Early diagnosis and treatment for glaucoma is essential in preventing vision loss.
Damage to different parts of the cornea caused by injury or disease can often be corrected with specialized procedures including corneal transplants.
The retina is an extremely important part of your eye and is also susceptible to many different diseases and conditions like retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, and flashes and floaters.
Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in older patients. It results in the loss of central vision due to damage to the retina and the support structures of the retina.
Many people occasionally see some floating material in their vision. This may appear as a dot, a translucent short string, or a “tadpole”. These floaters are often seen only under bright lighting circumstances, for example, against snow or a bright sky or a white ceiling.
Plastic reconstructive surgery of the eyelids is performed by an oculoplastic surgeon and is not only for cosmetic purposes.