About Us

Eye Care of Iowa is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can. From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year! Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. Learn more about our doctors below!

About Dr Jim Blasco

Dr. Jim Blasco

A native of Des Moines, Dr. Blasco completed his undergraduate studies at both Grand View College and Drake University and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Blasco has been with Eye Care of Iowa since 1986. His specialty areas include ocular disease and contact lenses. Away from the office, Dr. Blasco enjoys spending time with his family and attending sporting events.

About Dr Bernard Lee

Dr. Bernard Lee

Originally from Knoxville, Iowa, Dr. Lee attended Iowa State University and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1989. He then completed a residency in hospital-based and rehabilitative optometry at the Westside and Hines VA Hospitals in Chicago before joining Eye Care of Iowa. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Lee’s areas of interest include ocular disease, contact lenses, and low vision. In his free time, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children.

Dr Shane Evans

About Dr. Shane Evans

A native of Creston, Iowa, Dr. Evans is a graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Evans has been with Eye Care of Iowa since 1991. He practices primary care optometry. In his spare time, Dr. Evans enjoys family time with his wife and 3 children.

About Dr Jason Nesheim

Dr. Jason Nesheim

Originally from Mallard, Iowa, Dr. Nesheim attended Central College and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry. His specialty areas include contact lenses and ocular disease. Away from the office, Dr. Nesheim enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children.

 

Dr. Kassandra Mehrl

Dr. Mehrl grew up in the Des Moines area. After attending the University of Iowa for her undergraduate degree, she moved to Boston, MA to complete her doctorate at the New England College of Optometry. Her specialties include pediatrics and primary eye care. In her free time, she likes to read, spend time with her husband and their dog.

Dr. Kreg D. Harper

Dr. Harper is originally from Panora, Iowa. He attended UNI where he graduated with his degree in Biology. From there, he received his doctorate in optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Harper furthered his experience in treatment of eye disease such as glaucoma and managing patients with systemic disease prone to eye related complications such as diabetes, thyroid dysfunction and high blood pressure. He has vast experience having worked in some of the leading ophthalmology practices in the upper mid-west, including the Wolfe Eye Clinic. His practice specializes in eye disease and comprehensive eyecare, including contact lenses. Dr. Harper enjoys spending time with his family and pets, cooking and music.

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