News & Events

Hollingshead Barrett Patient First In Idaho To Receive New Lifestyle Lens

Congratulations to Hallie Rowe, who is the first in the state of Idaho to receive the new Apthera lens during her cataract surgery performed by Dr. Barrett here at Hollingshead Barrett Eye Center.

This new corrective lens from AcuFocus uses a “small aperture” technology to filter out unfocused light, which decreases blurriness and expands visual range to provide extended depth of focus. This brand-new technology is state-of-the-art and now available from Hollingshead Barrett for eligible cataract patients.

Hallie Rowe and Dr. Barrett

Flock Cancer Walk in Boise

Flock Cancer Idaho is dedicated to honoring the legacy of and celebrating breast cancer survivors, caregivers, and their families. Several employees from Hollingshead Barrett Eye Center walked in support of breast cancer awareness.


Dr. Barrett Introduces Patients to Leading Cornea Treatment Technology

Dr. Ryan Barrett is the only eye surgeons in the area to specialize in FDA-approved corneal collagen cross-linking. This procedure is the first therapeutic treatment that has been rigorously tested and FDA-approved for keratoconus and other forms of corneal ectasia. Designed to strengthen and stabilize the weakened links bonding the corneal fibers together, corneal cross-linking preserves vision quality and is 92-97% effective at preventing future progression of keratoconus.



Maria R., another happy patient with the results of crosslinking.

Now Offering iStent for Patients with Cataracts & Glaucoma

For patients dealing with both cataracts and glaucoma, Hollingshead Eye Center offers state-of-the-art MIGS technology. MIGS includes microsurgical implants that can be placed in the eye at the time of cataract surgery to decrease eye pressure and thus decrease the need for glaucoma drops or the risk of vision loss from glaucoma. MIGS devices include the iStent inject, the world’s smallest medical implant, and the Hydrus. These are designed to lower eye pressure by improving the eye’s natural fluid outflow and may be inserted during cataract surgery. Covered by Medicare and most private insurance plans, MIGS is a convenient way to receive treatment for both eye conditions simultaneously. It may also reduce reliance on glaucoma medication.

Learn more about glaucoma and MIGS technology, then call to schedule an appointment.

During August Hollingshead Eye Center Observes Cataract Awareness Month

Dr. Mark Hollingshead of Hollingshead Eye Center expects to be handling more questions about what a cataract is - and explaining what it is not during Cataract Awareness Month. Read the full press release.