Best Optometrists near me in Waukee, IA

5 Optometrists near me in Waukee, IA – map location, contacts, real reviews, rating. Eye examinations, a wide selection of lenses and eyeglass frames from the world's leading manufacturers.

Rating updated: October 02, 2023

Elite Eye Care

10 reviews


1350 SE University Ave, Waukee, IA 50263

+1 515-987-3937

EyeQ Eyecare and Eyewear

2 reviews


2157 SE LA Grant Pkwy, Waukee, IA 50263

+1 515-534-1300


1155 SE Alice's Rd, Waukee, IA 50263

+1 515-264-2445


1350 Hickman Rd, Waukee, IA 50263

+1 515-221-9195


1155 SE Alice's Rd, Waukee, IA 50263

+1 515-264-2445

Who is an optometrist and what does he or she do?

Optometry is a branch of ophthalmology that specializes in methods of correcting vision using optometric aids. An optometrist is a specialist who determines the degree of vision impairment and prescribes corrective aids such as glasses and contact lenses.

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist?

What is the difference between the profession of an optometrist and an ophthalmologist? An optometrist only provides initial diagnosis and can only treat refractive errors with conservative methods.

What does an optometrist do?

Functionality: eye examinations, selection of types of vision correction (glasses, lenses), recommendations on eyeglass lens designs and contact lens materials, and advanced medical services. Include: eye examinations, selection of types of vision correction (glasses, lenses), recommendations on eyeglass lens designs and contact lens materials, and advanced medical services.

Why do eyeglasses cost so much?

Eyeglasses are a complex optical device that is manufactured with high-precision equipment. Often expensive materials are used for the glasses. All of this explains why eyeglasses can be expensive.

What should you do before buying glasses?

Let's look at what to look for when buying eyeglasses. The first is, of course, quality. The second is the choice of lenses of glasses. Here we focus attention on the material: they can be either glass or plastic. The third is the choice of frames.

What's the difference between expensive glasses and cheap glasses for vision?

The quality and accordingly the price of the lens depends on the presence of coatings on the lenses. The higher the price, the more coatings on the lens. Coatings make our vision more comfortable. Lens manufacturers do not stand still and improve the quality of lenses.

How do I know which glasses fit my face?

It's best if the width of the frame is equal to or slightly larger than the widest part of your face. The upper line of the frames should coincide with the line of eyebrows. Smooth shapes of glasses will emphasize rounded curves of the face. To emphasize high cheekbones choose the "butterfly" or "cat-eye" glasses.

Where can I see better with glasses or contact lenses?

With lenses, you can see better, so it turns out that extra obstacles don't distort the image. Lenses don't shed dust, don't catch glare from the sun and don't distort peripheral vision-no matter where we look, the image stays sharp.

Top Reviews

Lauren Mccreight  |  Rating: 5  |  Elite Eye Care

Everything they do here is excellent. My visits are always fast and helpful. They have the latest technology which really enhances my experience both from a provider care standpoint and an ease of service standpoint. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! Dr. Huisman is also really friendly and takes an interest in my life!

Jenni Ross  |  Rating: 5  |  Elite Eye Care

I can honestly say this was my best eye appt to date. Everyone I’ve contacted in office - phone calls, techs, Dr. Kelsi, have been friendly, knowledgeable, & very clear about each step in the process. I love that they have great technology & services available, and Dr. Kelsi explained each step, showed the photos and scans and educated me on what she was seeing. I have certainly found our new Eye-care office!

Skylar Henderson  |  Rating: 1  |  Elite Eye Care

I got three phone calls and a super inappropriate text about whether or not I have coverage. After saying multiple times I don’t care about coverage or whether I pay the full balance, they were extremely aggressive and rude to the point I don’t feel comfortable going to them because I no longer feel safe trusting their medical care. That was the most unprofessional experience I’ve ever had with a provider and I didn’t even get a chance to step foot in their office. Good grief!

Joey Sinnwell  |  Rating: 3  |  Elite Eye Care

Been a patient for a few years. Always have had great experiences except for one poor one today, but hoping it’s just an anomaly and we will be back to great service and eye care after this. I just think waiting 30 mins past an appointment time is a little much. I get it, things happen but just not a great experience today. My time is valuable too, and I REALLY needed to be seen today, it wasn’t just a routine check up, so to have that experience when I really needed the care was just additionally frustrating.

Olivia Stone  |  Rating: 3  |  Elite Eye Care

The optometrists are great. The technology they use goddess you a really interesting 3D view of your eyes. I will definitely go back for my eye appointments. I will not order my glasses there ever again. Through a series of weird events, I realized at the end of the appointment that I didn't have any way to pay. They said they'd call my husband and he could just pay over the phone. 5 days later my husband called them finally wondering if they'd placed the order and what was going on. They claimed to have called him 2 days after my appointment. My husband looked on his phone and there was no record of an unknown number for that day, but even if there was why did they wait 2 days to even attempt to finish my order and why wouldn't you follow up the next day. It will be more than 2 weeks before I get my glasses which in my mind is unacceptable. To make matters worse, they entered the wrong prescription for his glasses so he had to wait almost 2 weeks also. For goodness sake, get more organized!

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