Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctors:

Dr. Heidi Nash

Dr. Heidi Nash grew up in Lemmon, SD. After high school, she attended Northern State University, where she received degrees in Biology and Business. Dr. Nash received her Doctor of Optometry in 2008 at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. Dr. Nash loves working with children and also enjoys fitting contact lenses. She is licensed to prescribe medications for treatment of eye health problems such as glaucoma and various eye diseases. She also treats and manages the various diseases of the eye and its structures including macular degeneration, cataracts and dry eyes. Dr. Nash and her husband George have two children. They enjoy spending their time at all of the different sporting activities that their children are involved in. Dr. Nash volunteers many hours of her time through several different organizations in Belle Fourche.

In Memoriam - Dr. James Trimble

Dr. James Trimble was a native of Pierre, SD. He attended SDSU and received his B.S. in Biology. After undergrad, he moved to Fullerton, CA where he began school and graduated cum laude from Southern California College of Optometry in 1982. After optometry school, he moved to Watertown, SD where he began his practice of optometry. He practiced there for 15 years. In 1997 he bought an optometry practice in Belle Fourche, where he worked until the time of his death in 2023. Jim always strove to provide excellent, state-of-the-art care to his patients. He was well-loved and respected by his patients, staff, and colleagues. Dr. Jim Trimble will be missed by all of us at Black Hills Vision Care.