Retinal Tears & Detachments

Retinal Tears & Detachments

Learning Resources Retinal Tears and Detachments Retinal tears and detachments happen when the retina (the inner lining of the eye) is damaged. The retina is a layer of tissue that’s light-sensitive and sends visual information through the optic nerve to the brain....
Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration

Learning Resources Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration affects more than 10 million Americans. It is the leading cause of vision loss. This incurable eye disease is caused by deterioration of the retina in a portion of the eye called the macula. The macula...
Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Learning Resources Glaucoma Glaucoma is an eye disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Eye doctors once believed it was simply a pressure problem in the eyes. It is now known to be a complex condition. There...
Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

Learning Resources Dry Eye Syndrome Dry eye syndrome occurs when we are not able to produce enough tears or when our tears are too thin. When our eyes are not properly lubricated, our vision and comfort can suffer greatly. Thankfully, there are treatments and...
Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

Learning Resources Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that sometimes accompanies diabetes. It is the most common diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye disease is a term used for any of the eye problems that may exist as complications of...

West Des Moines

East Des Moines

South Des Moines

Pleasant Hill

Ankeny

To our patients,

The safety and well-being of our employees and our patients is always our priority, and we recognize the important role we play in providing comprehensive eye care throughout the Des Moines area. Given the continued spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) within our community and throughout our nation, we are taking extensive measures to prevent any further spread of the virus. We are constantly monitoring this pandemic and will continue to look for recommendations from the American Optometric Association as well as our local Iowa branch.

To minimize risk of COVID-19 transmission, we are asking any patients with any cold or flu-like symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, sneezing, or fever), have traveled outside of the United States, or believe to have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 to reschedule their appointments. Hand washing, social distancing, and self-isolation are still the best ways to prevent this virus from spreading more widely. We are committed to providing the best care to you and will continue to give you the best guidance we can.

We appreciate everyone's cooperation during this time and ask for your understanding if you are someone who is asked to reschedule your appointment to a later time.

Thank you again and be well!