Dr. Jacob Shipton, O.D.

Dr. Jacob Shipton, O.D., is a highly skilled Doctor at Eye Care Associates of Nampa. He joined the team in June 2021, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and a deep commitment to patient care.

Dr. Shipton began his academic journey at Brigham Young University, where he earned a B.A in Human Biology. He then pursued his optometric education at The Ohio State College of Optometry, graduating in 2021.

His medical rotations took him to several cutting-edge medical eye centers in Columbus, Ohio, including Columbus Ophthalmology Associates. Here, he worked closely with some of the area’s top surgeons, treating and managing patients with conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, and cataracts, among others.

Dr. Shipton has extensive experience fitting a wide range of specialty contacts, including corneal gas permeable lenses, scleral lenses, astigmatic lenses, and soft multifocal lenses. He has also worked in the specialty contact lens clinic at OSU and at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates, where he gained experience in fitting children with soft and hard lenses to help slow the progression of near-sightedness, a topic of growing interest in the optometric community.

As a member of the American Optometric Association and the Idaho Optometric Physicians Association, Dr. Shipton stays abreast of the latest technology in optometry. His innovative approach to optometry earned him the 2021 Rick Bay Innovation Scholarship offered to OSU optometry students.

At ECA, Dr. Shipton loves the access to technology that he can offer to patients. His favorite aspect of patient care is helping patients see more clearly and comfortably.

When not at work, Dr. Shipton enjoys exploring local eateries. His favorites include Holy Cow and Messengers, known for their delicious pizza and fun vibe.

Dr. Shipton and his wife Kelsey are both from Idaho, and they have two children, Harper and Ezra. The family enjoys outdoor activities like going to the park and playing sports. Dr. Shipton also has eclectic hobbies, including disc golfing, wood/metal working, podcast listening, and exercising.

In summary, Dr. Jacob Shipton, O.D., is a dedicated professional who is passionate about providing the best optometric care to his patients. His commitment to his profession, his innovative approach, and his love for his local community make him a valued member of the ECA team.