The finest in glasses, contacts and optical services To Help You
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Nine convenient locations in the Des Moines area and central Iowa including Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Carroll, Des Moines, Johnston, Pella, Pleasant Hill, and West Des Moines.

Eye Exams

Convenient and affordable eye exams are the first step in ensuring you see your best.
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Eyewear and Contacts

Choose from hundreds of womens and mens eyeglasses, sunglasses and designer frames, along with contact lenses and childrens glasses.
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9 Locations in Central Iowa

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If you live in central Iowa, there's a Whylie Eye Care Center near you.

Not only do we serve the Des Moines metro area, but we also serve other great Iowa cities like Ames, Pella, and Carroll.
About us

Our Story

Whylie Eye Care Centers is Iowa’s largest independently owned provider of prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, contact, lenses, and eyewear accessories. With over 60 years of experience caring for Iowa’s eyes – we’re committed to your eye care and eye health.

It all started back in 1951 when Joe Whylie established Whylie Eye Care. Having grown up with her father and uncle in the optical industry, Lois Copple purchased the business from Joe Whylie in 1970, and over the years, grew the optical business from two to its current nine locations. We’ve helped several thousand customers take good care of their eyes over the years, and we’re proud to continue doing so today.
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Professional eye exams to maximize your vision

Convenient and affordable eye exams are the first step in ensuring you see your best.
Independent doctors of optometry at each location offer friendly, professional and thorough eye exams. You’ll walk out of your appointment with a prescription for better sight.
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Our testimonials

What our customers say about us

Wow! This place is awesome! The entire staff is amazing and they took great care of me. The eye doctor impressed me with his high level of care. I am your newest lifetime client. Would highly recommend Whylie Eye Care to all my friends!!!
Terry A.
I have been a customer for many years at Whylie and have always had great service for my eye care and also excellent help in choosing my eye wear! I would recommend them to any one!
Robert W.
From initial welcome to the very comprehensive eye exam and the help in selecting new glasses, the Whylie team was very impressive. It was recommended from a friend when I said I needed to go to a competitor. "No way, you have to try Whylie!" She couldn't have been more right! Thank you, all!
Mark D.
I have been a customer for 6+ years at Whylie on Ingersoll. Each time I leave with new, stylish frames and excellent customer service. I love walking in the door to people who know my name and my style!
Andrea W.