Dr. Nathan Noakes
Nathan Noakes, O.D., a Boise, Idaho native, received his Doctorate of Optometry in 2008 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to his optometric training he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Science at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Dr. Noakes has been providing care at a large multi-specialty eye clinic in Springfield, Illinois since July 2008 and recently joined our team at Alpine Vision Center.
Dr. Noakes specializes in specialty hard-to-fit contact lenses including medically necessary scleral contact lenses. He provides complete family eye care including pediatric eye exams, contact lens fittings, disease management, diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, and post-operative care.
During his externships in Boise, Idaho he managed pre- and post-operative cataract and Lasik patients and volunteered vision screenings for the 2008 Special Olympic Athletes during the Invitational Winter Games. In Columbus, Ohio, his externships focused on providing vision care to veterans with Ocular Diseases specifically treating: Glaucoma, Diabetes and Vascular Disease.
When not in the office providing outstanding eye care to his patients, Dr. Noakes will be found camping, hiking, and mountain biking in the woods with his family. He has five children who keep him moving. Dr. Noakes has completed two marathons, (Indianapolis and Kansas City) speaks Spanish fluently, and has mastered the art of riding a unicycle. He is an avid gardener and loves a spicy food challenge.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 2004-2008
OSU Specialty Clinic Extern. Columbus, Ohio. 2007.
Primary Care Extern Rotation. Columbus, Ohio. 2007.
Volunteer for 2008 Special Olympics Invitational Winter Games. Boise, Idaho. 2008.
Ocular Disease Extern Rotation. Hollingshead Eye Center. Boise, Idaho. 2008.
VA Ocular Disease Extern Rotation. Columbus, Ohio. 2008.
OSU Scholarship in Optometry, 2004-2008
American Optometric Association
Illinois Optometric Association (IOA)
Board Member Springfield, Illinois September 2011 to 2013
Illinois Midstate Society President Springfield, Illinois September 2011 to September 2012