Gallatin Valley Vision opens eye care center in Three Forks

This time next month, area residents will be able to enjoy the benefits of a full-service eye care center in Three Forks.

Gallatin Valley Vision, currently located in Bozeman, is set to open a Three Forks location at 9 E. Birch on November 1.

Dr. Jessica Lemons and her family moved to Three Forks a year and a half ago, and to be closer to where the kids go to school, they started looking for an option for a local location.

After buying a building in January, her husband started renovating in July. The new location plans to start advertising reservations as early as this week.

“We’re on schedule to start seeing patients in November,” Lemons said.

Like the Gallatin Valley Mall location, Lemons said it’s a full-service clinic with optical, exams for eyeglasses and contacts, and routine medical exams. Lemons added that it’s basically an all-inclusive service where people can come in for their exam, pick up their glasses, and they’ll also do repairs and adjustments.

Lemons will work at both clinics for now, but his ultimate goal is to be at Three Forks full-time and hire a doctor to work at Bozeman.

Being able to help the residents of Three Forks is also huge for Lemons.

“I’m super excited to be able to take care of the people I live with,” she said.

With other health care services based in Three Forks but no eye care clinic, Lemons said that’s one of the reasons she thinks they can do well here.

“It’ll be really good for people not being able to go to the big city if they don’t have to, and I’m super excited about that,” she said.

With two locations coming soon, one thing that Lemons says really makes Gallatin Valley Vision unique is that they literally take all major vision insurance as well as Medicare and Medicaid.

Lemons said whatever insurance people have, they should be able to take it, and if they get new insurance, they won’t have to change doctors.

Gallatin Valley Vision’s Three Forks location will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. With extended hours in Bozeman, Lemons added that if anyone needed to pick something up on a Saturday, they could do it. transport on site. at the mall.

With the new location, Lemons plans to have a lot of similar products, but also plans to expand its inventory.

For more information, visit http://www.gallatinvalleyvision.com or call 406-587-7050.