Our ophthalmology and optometry practice proudly serves Northwest Montana with a decades-long tradition of innovative, high-quality care and a friendly staff. Our ophthalmologists Aaron Alme, Roger Barth, Mark Remington, and Gus Stein, as well as optometrists Chelsea Crandell and Jon Olsen, take great pride in offering every patient the absolute best in vision care.
Our services include fitting for eyeglasses or contact lenses, diagnosing and treating cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration among many other eye diseases, or assessing eligibility for LASIK and other eye surgeries. Our diverse practice includes subspecialists with expertise in glaucoma, retina, oculoplastics, strabismus, and pediatric eye care.
Our expert ophthalmologists and optometrists along with our experienced staff will take the time to answer all of your questions, explain treatment options, and provide the highest quality eye health treatments available.
Built on the foundation of patient-first service, convenience and satisfaction, Glacier Eye Clinic serves all of your family eye care needs under one roof. Come visit our new facility!
Glacier Eye Clinic Kalispell location
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR MAXIMUM EYE HEALTH
Glacier Eye Clinic Services
Glacier Eye Clinic provides a full range of contact lenses for all needs and lifestyles. If you need to re-order new contact lenses or have any questions regarding contact lenses, please contact our office and we will be happy to help you. Contact lenses are among the safest forms of vision correction when patients follow the proper care and wearing instructions.
Low vision services are for those with a permanent loss of eyesight that makes everyday tasks very difficult. When vision cannot be improved with eyeglasses, medicine, or surgery, we can help you learn how to best maintain your existing vision and best utilize the vision you still have through a variety of devices, aids, and practical strategies.
Complete Eye Examination
A complete eye examination does more than determine how clearly you see from a distance and which lens prescription, if necessary, will give you the best possible vision. Your doctor will also run a number of tests to check the health and function of your entire eye.
Treatment Of Eye Diseases
Glacier Eye Clinic is a comprehensive ophthalmologic practice. We have 4 ophthalmologists and 2 optometrists who diagnose and treat nearly all eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, dry eye, eyelid diseases, double vision, and “lazy eye.” Please see the FAQ section below for more details and helpful links!
Unfortunately, injuries often occur to the eye or surrounding structures. At Glacier Eye clinic we see and treat many different types of injuries. Some injuries require surgery while others can be managed with a thorough evaluation, medications, and time.
Glacier Opticians is a state-of-the-art optical shop located next to the lobby of Glacier Eye Clinic. Opticians are technicians trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, and other devices to correct eyesight. Our excellent opticians are always present and happy to help with any questions you may have. We boast a wide range of brands for both eyeglasses and sunglasses. Make sure to stop by after your visit
Meet The Team
Glacier Eye Clinic Ophthalmologists
Aaron Alme, MD
Dr. Alme graduated Maxima Cum Laude from Carroll College and attended University of Washington School of Medicine. He did an Internship at the Boise VA Medical Center followed by a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Nebraska. He also completed a fellowship in VitreoRetinal Surgery at the same university.
Dr. Alme is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Alme is Board Certified.
Dr. Alme joined Glacier Eye Clinic in July 2008.
Roger Barth, MD
Dr. Barth was raised in Eastern Washington and first came to the Flathead Valley on family ski trips as a child. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Washington and continued there for medical school. After medical school he completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Barth culminated his training with a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Iowa.
In 1991 Dr. Barth joined Glacier Eye Clinic. His primary professional interests are cataract surgery, glaucoma and macular degeneration. He is Board Certified in ophthalmology. He has served as president of the Montana Academy of Ophthalmology, The Flathead Medical Society and has been a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Patient Education Committee. He has been Chief of Staff at Kalispell Regional Hospital and continues to serve on several hospital committees.
Dr. Barth enjoys traveling with his wife to visit their three grown children. They have participated in many mission trips providing eye care in South America. For fun Dr. Barth enjoys hiking, skiing, golfing and yard work.
Mark Remington, MD
Dr. Remington attended the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He did his internship at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, and his residency in Ophthalmology at University of Cincinnati. He completed additional training in oculoplastic surgery.
Dr. Remington joined Glacier Eye Clinic as an owner/physician in 1998. He is board certified in Ophthalmology and is a member of Montana Medical Association and American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Gus Stein, MD
Dr. Stein grew up in Coeur d’Alene, ID. He earned his undergraduate degree from Carroll College in Helena, MT, where he graduated with honors with a major in biology as well as chemistry and theology minors. It was during a summer as a counselor at Legendary Lodge that he made his first visit to Kalispell and fell in love with the Flathead Valley. Dr. Stein completed his medical school, internship, and residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He then was awarded a Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus fellowship through Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Stein joined Glacier Eye Clinic in August 2013. His professional interests include cataract surgery, pediatric eye disease, and strabismus. He is board certified in Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Montana Academy of Ophthalmology, Montana Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Previously Dr. Stein has done medical mission work in Ecuador and worked as a habilitation trainer with autistic children. He and his wife, Jen, have two children. For fun he enjoys hiking, skiing, boating, following his favorite sports teams, and attempting to golf.
Glacier Eye Clinic Optometrists
Jonathan Olsen, OD
Positive, outgoing and full of energy, Jonathan Olsen’s cheerful disposition helps him connect with people. Jonathan grew up in a small town in Alberta, Canada. Jonathan and his wife, Amber, have resided in Kalispell since 2004. They have three sons and a daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family. Some of his hobbies include hiking, mountain biking and water activities. He is active in Boy Scouts and church. He also enjoys coaching his sons’ basketball teams.
Jonathan graduated from Indiana University as a Doctor of Optometry in 2001. He pursued specialty training in refractive surgery at the Salt Lake Eye Institute, medical co-management and contact lens training from the Indianapolis Eye Care Center. He enjoys the variety of patients and challenges that are presented on a daily basis. Co-management on a variety of surgical patients are a significant part of his day to day clinic. He particularly enjoys working with younger patients.
Chelsea Crandell, OD
Dr. Chelsea Crandell grew up in Scobey, Montana, just north of the Hi-Line, in northeastern Montana. She recently moved back to Montana to be close to family. Dr. Crandell enjoys hiking, cooking and many water activities. She lives an active lifestyle.
Dr. Crandell graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 2013. Her school rotations included sites such as the Baltimore VA Medical Center and Fort Belknap Health Center. Dr. Crandell completed a residency in ocular disease and low vision at the Tucson VA Medical Center in Arizona. She plans to be eligible for her fellowship to the American Academy of Optometry in the next couple of years. Dr. Crandell enjoys management of complex ocular disease and the opportunity they present to improve her patients’ vision.