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Ashworth Vision Clinic

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5970 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: (515) 440-4610
Fax: (515) 440-4611

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am6:00pm
Thursday9:00am5:00pm
Friday9:00am5:00pm
Saturday*9:00am*1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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The Importance of Regular Eye Exams in West Des Moines

Periodic optometric examinations are an important part of routine preventative health care. Many eye and vision conditions present no obvious symptoms. Therefore, individuals are often unaware that a problem exists. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for maintaing good vision and, when possible, preventing permanent vision loss.

The need for and frequency of optometric examinations vary with age, race, medical history, occupation and other factors. Individuals with ocular signs or symptoms require prompt examination. In addition, the presence of certain risk factors may necessitate more frequent evaluations based on professional judgement.

Patient Age Examination Interval
Asymptomatic/Risk Free At Risk
Birth to 24 Months By 6 months of age By 6 months of age or as recommended
2 to 5 years At 3 years of age

At 3 years of age or as recommended

6 to 18 years

Before first grade and every two years thereafter Annually or as recommended

18 to 40 years

Every two to three years Every one to two years or as recommended
41 to 60 years Every two years Every one to two years or as recommended
61 and older Annually Annually or as recommended

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

Appointments are always on time, the staff is quick to acknowledge you and to then do the testing before seeing the doctor. It would not be possible to receive better eye care anywhere and they care about your healthy eyes!!

- P.S / West Des Moines, IA

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am6:00pm
Thursday9:00am5:00pm
Friday9:00am5:00pm
Saturday*9:00am*1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

*Open Every Other Saturday

Meet The Optometrist

Meet The Optometrist Dr. Barbara Scheetz is a Des Moines native, a graduate of Dowling High School, and Drake University. She received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Houston in 1989. Upon graduating, she returned to practice in the Des Moines area.Read More

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  • (515) 440-4610
  • 5970 Ashworth Rd West Des Moines, IA 50266
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