Dr. Ryan Nielson, Optometrist in Meridian, ID

Dr. Ryan Nielson stands out as a highly skilled optometrist and eye doctor in Meridian, ID, and is celebrated for his expertise in managing complex eye conditions and his proficiency in customizing contact lens fittings. His dedication to enhancing patients’ vision and eye health is backed by over two decades of rich experience in the field.

Experienced optometrist at The Eye Site

About Dr. Nielson


After graduating from Borah High School, Dr. Nielson earned his degree from the University of Idaho, followed by his optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry, where he met his future wife and fellow co-founder of The Eye Site, Dr. Ana Nielson.


As a co-founder of The Eye Site, Dr. Nielson has dedicated nearly his entire career to serving the Meridian community, specializing in advanced contact lens fittings and comprehensive eye care.


Dr. Nielson excels in fitting challenging contact lens cases, including scleral lenses, rigid gas permeable (RGP), multifocal, and soft lenses. His expertise also extends to the treatment of dry eye, diabetic eye care, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

Achievements & Memberships

A proud co-founder of The Eye Site, Dr. Nielson is also a valued member of the American Optometric Association and playfully acclaimed as the most handsome doctor in our office by his colleagues and patients alike.


Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Dr. Nielson’s deep-rooted connection to the area and its community has been a driving force in his dedication to providing exceptional eye care.

Get to Know Dr. Nielson

Outside the office, Dr. Nielson enjoys a variety of outdoor activities with his family, including gardening, camping, hiking, and mountain biking, showcasing his love for Idaho’s natural beauty.

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Dr. Nielson is a prime example of The Eye Site’s commitment to excellence in eye care. His extensive experience, combined with a genuine passion for helping patients achieve the best vision possible, perfectly embodies the qualities we value in our incredible team.
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