Choose Eye Care with Your Flex Spending Account

flex spending account_eye care examsIf your health insurance is set to roll over on January 1, you should know that there’s no better time to spend the money you have left in your flex spending account. That’s because any money you’ve contributed to your flex spending account over the course of the year is forfeited once your health insurance rolls over. If you have eye care needs at the close of the year, you should also know that many of services at Downtown Eye Care in Des Moines, IA can be paid for using your flex spending account.

Whether you need a comprehensive eye exam, a new pair of glasses or contacts, or you need eye surgery to correct a vision problem, our team can help you make the most of your flex spending account before the start of the New Year. Our board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Barbara Evans, M.D., can take care of most of your eye care needs in our convenient location in downtown Des Moines. [Read more…]

Why You Should Be Wearing Sunglasses Year-Round

prescription sunglassesPrescription and non-prescription sunglasses, far from being just a fashion statement or finishing touch accessory, are a necessary tool for the health of your eyes. Even if you have sunglasses and dutifully wear them in the summer months, chances are that you retire them during the other seasons, and this can lead to big problems! Sunglasses should really be worn year-round to protect your eyes from UV rays and eye strain from excessive light, and to avoid the complications that can arise from these issues.

Today, our team at Downtown Eye Care in Des Moines will go over the top reasons why you should be wearing sunglasses throughout the year, and tell you how we can help you pick the perfect nonprescription and prescription sunglasses to suit your needs. [Read more…]