Having eye surgery is one of the most important decisions someone can make—a choice made easier when the provider is a surgeon you can trust. To provide his patients exceptional vision results, Dr. Bryan Monson combines top medical experience, world-class technology, ultra-modern surgical techniques, and a compassionate and expert staff. He specializes in advanced refractive cataract surgery as well as laser vision correction refractive procedures to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
A leader and innovator in the field of refractive surgery, Dr. Monson was awarded a top research award for his work in intraocular lenses by The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has played significant investigator roles during numerous clinical trials, with his research published in many professional journals.
Dr. Monson pioneered several refractive surgeries in the region, including astigmatic SmILE, TRIFOCAL IOLs, and Light Adjustable Lenses, and he implanted the first TORIC ICLs in the State of Utah. He invented the Monson SmILE fixation device and remains a member of the ASCRS Zeiss SmILE expert panel.
Although Dr. Monson has many professional accolades, his highest priority is helping his patients achieve their best vision—and having undergone laser vision correction surgery in 1998 himself, he understands what it’s like to be the one in the chair. Dr. Monson’s exceptional compassionate care led to him being recognized as one of the Top 10 Doctors Metro Area and Top 10 Doctors for the state of Arizona, as well as receiving the Compassion Doctor Recognition and Patients’ Choice Award from Vitals. Earning his medical doctorate with honors, Dr. Monson then interned at Tufts Medical Center. After serving as chief resident at the New England Eye Center, he completed a fellowship at the John A. Moran Eye Center. Dr. Monson also has an MBA in Healthcare Management from Northeastern University and a Master’s in National Healthcare Policy from Brandeis University. Dr. Monson is active in a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Refractive Surgical Alliance Society.
Dr. Boardman completed his degrees in Biology at Brigham Young University-Idaho and his Doctorate of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. Dr. Boardman specializes in surgical consultation and post-operative eye care. He manages complex medical cases and ocular diseases including cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and double vision.
Dr. Boardman has been trained by some of the leading experts in the field. He completed clinical rotations in the management of surface ablation refractive surgery in Portland, OR, and managing and diagnosing ocular diseases at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Spokane, WA.
He also has training in low vision rehabilitation including specialty care at the Washington State School for the Blind. Dr. Boardman managed diabetic ocular complications and emergency visits for the Sho-Ban tribal population at Not-Tsoo Gah-Nee Indian Health Center in Fort Hall, ID.
After graduation, Dr. Boardman has excelled in clinical and post-surgical optometry, practicing in Southeast Idaho, before joining Monson Vision in 2019.
In his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and participating in athletics, music, outdoor recreation, and rendering service in his church and community.