Dr. Bender joined Eagle Vision One as an associate Doctor of Optometry in 2017. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Boise State University where he studied Biology. He then attended Pacific University College of Optometry in Portland, Oregon where he graduated with honors. He was a tutor in optics while attending school, and he was active in many clubs including President of The Sports Vision Club. He also spent time in school helping people in third world countries with their ocular health through The Amigos Club. During his education Dr. Bender was recognized and awarded for his leadership and patient care. Dr. Bender is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Idaho Optometric Physicians. He specializes in diagnosing and managing ocular disease, and performs pre/post-operative refractive surgery care for LASIK, cataracts, and implantable contact lenses. Dr. Bender was born in Boise, Idaho and graduated from Capital High School. He is active in the Basque community where he volunteers his time for The Basque Museum and Cultural Center and other organizations. Dr. Bender is an avid hiker, backpacker, and skier. He enjoys playing basketball, cycling, and attending musical performances.