About Us

The doctors at Downtown Eye Care provide comprehensive eye care for your
entire family – including children! We provide eye exams for routine vision
care as well as ocular medical conditions. We have an optical shop with a wide selection of frames including designer brands and the latest technology in
digital lenses. Downtown Eye Care is located on the skywalk level in
Capital Square in the heart of downtown Des Moines at 4th and Locust.

When it comes to the eye care needs of your family, you
deserve to be in expert hands!

Call today and make an appointment with one of our doctors.



Barbara EvabsDr. Barbara Evans, MD

Dr. Barbara Evans, M.D. is an ophthalmologist certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a proud native of Des Moines having graduated as a Hoover Husky. Dr. Evans received her biology degree from Simpson College where she was class valedictorian. She is a lifelong Iowa Hawkeye fan having graduated from the U of I medical school as well as completing her ophthalmology residency in the shadow of Kinnick Stadium.

Dr. Evans is happy to bring the latest in eye care technology, along with personal service and care, to patients in the greater Des Moines area.

Dr. Evans strives to take care of our patient’s needs with compassion and a cheerful attitude. Laughter and smiles get our staff through a busy day and reassure our patients that we enjoy taking good care of them. She even considers her staff to be her “work family”.



Jennifer DenHartog

Dr. Jennifer DenHartog, OD

Dr. DenHartog received her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology from the University of Iowa. She practiced in an ophthalmology clinic for 14 years, and is excited to be practicing back downtown at Capital Square.

Dr. DenHartog is an active member of the Iowa Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Her practice emphasis includes primary eye care, diagnosis and management of ocular disease, children’s exams, and multifocal, soft, and gas permeable contact lens fits.

Dr. DenHartog enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She is active in her local church and enjoys traveling, photography, and  participating in medical mission trips.

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Dr. Evans, Dr. DenHartog, and all of Downtown Eye Care’s professional staff are thankful for the opportunity to provide for your family’s eye care needs. We recognize that you have a choice of where to go to care for your eye health, and are committed to exceeding all of your expectations!