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An Optometrist Answers Your Questions

An Optometrist Answers Your Questions

An optometrist is uniquely qualified to answer many questions about eyes, eye diseases, eye care and eye health. We would like to share some of the most commonly asked questions and their answers. Frequently Asked Questions Why is an eye exam important? During an eye exam, your eye doctor can prescribe corrective lenses for eyeglasses…

Choosing the Right Sunglasses: What You Need to Know

Choosing the Right Sunglasses: What You Need to Know

Protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays is as easy as donning a pair of quality sunglasses any time you leave the house. If you wear corrective lenses, you can even order a custom pair of prescription sunglasses to suit your needs! Still, with so many options available when it comes…

How to Insert and Remove Contact Lenses

How to Insert and Remove Contact Lenses

Getting new contact lenses is an exciting time. Once you insert them in the morning, you won’t have to worry about fogged or wet lenses, and they are less likely to break if they are accidentally bumped or hit with an object. You’ll also notice that you have your full range of vision, but how…

Contact Lens Options

Contact Lens Options

Eye doctors at Whylie Eye Care Centers in Des Moines and Central Iowa offer a large selection of hard and soft contacts from your favorite brands, including Acuvue, Bausch+Lomb, Ciba Vision and Cooper Vision, so that you can get the right fit and the right type of lenses for your vision and lifestyle. Soft Contacts…

Optical Services at Whylie Eye Care Centers

Optical Services at Whylie Eye Care Centers

Your local optometrist at Whylie Eye Care Centers is an important part of your family’s professional health care team. Our optometrists perform a number of services to make sure every member of your family has healthy eyes for a lifetime of clear vision. These services include affordable and regular eye exams, regular reviews of your…

Dress in Style with Today’s Eyewear Trends

Dress in Style with Today’s Eyewear Trends

Eyewear styles come and go. Throughout the decades, trendy frames included cat eyes, aviators, hipster square, and round glasses. Some frames have even made comebacks recently. The vast selection of frames makes it easier to stay in style, no matter what you wear. Eyeglasses pull an outfit together and draw attention to your face. The…

Keeping Your Eyes Happy and Healthy

Keeping Your Eyes Happy and Healthy

Your eyes play a critical role in almost everything you do. From driving to reading, you use your eyes all day long and in almost every activity. Maintaining eye health can help you maintain good quality of life. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to keep your eyes healthy. Small changes to lifestyle,…

Questions to Ask Your Local Eye Doctor

Questions to Ask Your Local Eye Doctor

When you schedule an eye appointment for an optical service, it is important to have your questions answered both before and during your appointment. Here are a few questions you should not hesitate to ask one of our independent optometrists located throughout Des Moines and Central Iowa. Important Questions to Ask Prior to Your Eye Care Exam 1. How…

Selecting the Right Eyeglass Frames for Your Face

Selecting the Right Eyeglass Frames for Your Face

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to be able to “pull off” certain styles of eyewear better than others? Here’s a secret: it’s all about the face shape. Specifically, choosing eyeglass frames that complement or highlight your own natural facial features is the best way to look and feel your best in your corrective…

Do Your Eyeglasses Make or Break Your Look?

Do Your Eyeglasses Make or Break Your Look?

Whether you’ve recently learned you need corrective lenses or have been wearing them the majority of your life, one fact remains: choosing the right eyeglass frames to suit not just your lifestyle, but your sense of style, can be a challenge! With so many different styles of glasses to choose from, you may have a difficult time…