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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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Eye & Vision Exams at Ashworth Vision Clinic

At Ashworth Vision Clinic, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Barbara Scheetz and Dr. Todd Pietig will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination.The doctors will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our West Des Moines optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. The doctors will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, the doctor may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our West Des Moines office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable the doctor to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our West Des Moines optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Scheetz and Pietig evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, the doctor reviews the results and discusses any treatments with you. Contact us at (515) 440-4610 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

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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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