|March 19, 2020 - In accordance with CDC guidelines as issued 03/17/2020, Eye Care Associates will be temporarily suspending routine eye care operations starting Thursday March 19th. We plan to be open for normal business hours and operation again starting on Monday April 6th unless circumstances dictate otherwise. Doctors will be on call and available for emergency visits only during this temporary office closure. We thank you for your patience and cooperation. We are grateful for the community that support us as we take necessary measures to reduce the effects of the novel-COVID-19 pandemic. Eye Care Associates of Lewistown Doctors and Staff|
|Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Randall Hoch, Dr. Jason Ricks, and Dr. Paige Nash feel strongly that comprehensive eye care means more than just glasses or contact lenses. At our practice, we emphasize the role of healthy eyes and vision in life-long health. We strive to provide the highest quality of personalized eyecare to each patient - so that you can see your best now and in years to come!
Randall Hoch, O.D.Dr. Hoch graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry after attending South Dakota State University in Brookings. Post-graduate education was received at Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Ocular Therapeutics. Additional certificates have been obtained in Laser Vision Co-management, Paragon CRT, and Glaucoma Management.
Professional interests include ocular disease, surgical co-management, and contact lenswa. Dr. Hoch is a past President of the Montana Optometric Association, and is presently serving on the Montana State Board of Optometry. Outside interests include hunting, fishing, gardening, and wood turning.
Jason Ricks, O.D.Dr. Ricks is a native to Montana, originally from Dillon. He attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho and Montana State University- Bozeman pursuing his bachelors degree in cell biology and neuroscience. Dr. Ricks received his doctorate of Optometry with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. Shortly after graduation from Pacific University he returned to Montana with his wife Britney (native of Fairfield, MT.) to reside and raise their family of four children in beautiful Lewistown.
Dr. Ricks was the recipient of VSP's Excellence in Primary Care Award in 2007 and continues his pursuit of excellence in private practice. He served as president of the Montana Optometric Association from 2016-2017. Dr. Ricks also enjoys serving the youth of our community through his affiliation with the local Boy Scout Troop and youth baseball programs. Outside interests include hunting, fishing, and backpacking. Professional interests include sports vision, contact lens, and ocular disease.
Paige Nash, O.D.Dr. Nash was born and raised in Dickinson, North Dakota but spent most holidays and breaks visiting family in Butte, MT. She studied human biology and played volleyball at the University of Montana for two seasons before transferring to play and finish her degree in zoology at North Dakota State University in Fargo. She received her doctorate in Optometry from Pacific University in 2016 and went on to complete a residency in Ocular Disease/Primary Care at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her residency training focused on both the common as well as uncommon ocular conditions with a specific focus on Glaucoma including involvement in a 10 year research program.
Following completion of residency in July 2017, she and her husband, Jake Rauen, were married in Butte, MT and moved to Lewistown. She has always had plans to practice in Montana and is excited to finally be back in the Big Sky State. In her spare time, she and Jake enjoy attending local sporting events, traveling to see family in Butte, and spending time outdoors. They look forward to being able to take advantage of the hunting, fishing, hiking, and skiing that Lewistown and all of Montana has to offer.
David Boes, MD.Dr. Boes is among the most experienced cataract and LASIK surgeons in the Northwest. He is the co-surgical director of the TLC Laser Center in Billings. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle as well as Glaucoma Fellowship in Philadelphia at the Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Boes provides consultation and treatment for patients with cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, and other medical eye diseases. He offers monthly satellite clinics in Lewistown, Shelby, and Helena.