Floaters & Spots

Floaters & Spots

It is a normal aging change to occasionally notice a spot, strand, or speck “floating” through your field of vision. You may even notice that they stand out more if you are looking at light backgrounds. These are common findings. The inside of the eyeball is partially...
Lazy Eye (Strabismus & Amblyopia)

Lazy Eye (Strabismus & Amblyopia)

Cross-eyed, or strabismus, is an eye condition in which the eyes are not aligned properly. Normally, the eyes function as a team, working together to maintain focus on a particular object of interest. In this condition however, the muscles that control eye movements...
Keratoconus

Keratoconus

This debilitating condition occurs when the smooth, round, front surface of the eye (the cornea) becomes irregular in shape due to a loss or thinning of tissue. This change in shape, which may be referred to as a “cone”, prevents light entering the eye from being...
Retinal Tears and Detachments

Retinal Tears and Detachments

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. Without it, we are...
Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy

What is Vision Therapy? Vision therapy is similar to physical therapy, but instead of a joint or muscle, it works with the eyes and brain. There is a neurological component with this kind of therapy because the eyes are an extension of the brain. Our eyes help make...

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!